Prophetic Revelation: Networking the Nations
ظ£...there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus...ظإ Romans 8:1(NIV) God says that to me again and again ظô thank you, God! It seems this lesson is not an easy one .... there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!
Condemnation does not exist for us! There is no condemnation for those who have found their home in Jesus. God has NO condemning thoughts about us!!! His entire wrath was laid on Jesus as He died for us on the cross. Yet God wants to help us to become more like the image of Jesus and has ظô not only for that reason ظô sent us the Holy Spirit. Our Comforter and Helper ظô the power of resurrection!!
The Holy Spirit has a very particular way of convicting us of our mistakes, sometimes gently, sometimes strongly ظô without any condemning thoughts ظô and He always shows us a way out. I once saw this picture in prayer: Through the offering of Jesus, God has clothed us with a clean garment. It is clean and it stays clean. Sometimes dirt is thrown onto it (by whomsoever or whatever), but the dirt just doesnظآt stick. This garment is like a brand new Teflon - coated pan to which nothing can stick. And that is the great thing about it: Jesusظآ sacrifice is not only valid for our past, but also for our future. Whatever it is that we do, we have the status: ظ£washed cleanظإ(or Teflon - coated).
If an inner voice accuses you and pulls you down more and more, thatظآs not like the Holy Spirit and that voice does not come from God. As soon as we have recognised the source of that voice, it is no longer so difficult to hold up this phrase against it, along with a forgiving attitude towards ourselves: THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST!
We just canظآt say this sentence often enough. Thatظآs because we are tempted over and over to stumble into this trap, in which we often become stuck and donظآt even realise. It is as if we pull a wall around ourselves. We are then so caught up in ourselves and suffer and we are hardly available for others or for God anymore
We then donظآt hear the healing words that the Holy Spirit is whispering to us. We donظآt speak in other tongues which build us up. We donظآt encourage others who might urgently need our help. We are trapped in ourselves.
Are they there again, those condemning thoughts? NO! We will not let ourselves be told a lie. We will hold up the truth against them: THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST!ظ£ 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, wonظآt he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one ظ¤ for God himself has given us right standing with himself.ظإ Romans 8:31- 33 (NLT) Isnظآt that wonderful?
On Sunday, a sentence from our pastor really touched me: May the Lamb of God receive the reward for His suffering! When we donظآt let ourselves be lied to anymore and so withstand temptation, we gain back a bit of freedom that Jesus Christ won for us. Oh yes ظô I really want that, to contribute what I can so that the Lamb of God receives the reward for His suffering!!!
Let us discover the complete freedom that Jesus bought for us at great price. This is how we can serve Him without getting in our own way and eventually even missing the works that He has prepared for us. In Jesusظآ name, we reject all thoughts of condemnation and accusation and proclaim: There is no condemnation for those who are in ChristJesus !!!
I wish you all a blessed time and wonderful experiences with our loving Father.