Living Without Condemnation
Updated: Mar 10, 2020
Condemnation: a sense of guilt, being the guilty party, deserving of whatever wrong is happening to you. You might feel unworthy of love or affection or of goodness. In the most extreme case, you may even feel like you deserve death.
For example. A woman named Susan commits adultery or another sexual sin. This then leads her to get a divorce. She is now experiencing condemnation. That condemnation opens the door to sickness, unemployment, or a car accident. The door that has been opened is not necessarily the sinning; the door that has been opened is condemnation itself.
What Jesus Christ has done for believers is remove our sins completely away from us and He took away the condemnation or penalty. However, it's possible to still feel condemned and guilty, which is what opens the door to worse things.
The handwriting written against us was nailed to his cross.
Colossians 2:14 NKJV - "having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross."
In Him there is no sin (sin is unbelief)
John 16:7 NKJV - ""Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you."
John 16:8 NKJV - ""And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:"
John 16:9 NKJV - ""of sin, because they do not believe in Me;"
if you say you have no sins…confess your sins and he is faithful and just to forgive and to cleanse us.
1 John 1:9 NKJV - "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
I’ve only been born again once but I’ve had to believe many times that the handwriting written against me has been nailed to His cross.
1 Peter 1:23 NKJV - "having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,"
He made Him who knew no sin to become sin for me, and then He was nailed to the cross. (2 Cor 5:21).
Psalm 85:2 AMP covered all His people's sin
"You have forgiven and taken away the iniquity of Your people, You have covered all their sin."
Psalm 86:5 AMP letting them go completely and forever
"For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our trespasses, sending them away, letting them go completely and forever]; and You are abundant in mercy and loving-kindness to all those who call upon You."
Righteousness consciousness: I believe it has been nailed to the cross
Sin consciousness: robs you of boldness
(heaven is drawn to boldness).
See how boldness is described in the New Testament:
Acts 4:29 NKJV - ""Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,"
Acts 4:30 NKJV - ""by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.""
2 Corinthians 3:12
2 Corinthians 3:12 NKJV - "Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech--"
Hebrews 10:19 NKJV - "Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,"
1 John 4:17
1 John 4:17 NKJV - "Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world."
Don’t try to stop the bad, rather believe. When you try to stop, you do it more.
Read Galatians 5:16-25 to discover how Paul teaches us to not be overcome by the flesh.