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No longer condemned

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. Romans 8:1-3

There is this great promise that when one surrenders his or her life to Christ, there is now no condemnation. Once a sinner trusts Jesus Christ for salvation, He provides deliverance from sin. “Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:25). His completed work on the cross provided the righteousness that satisfies the payment for sin. This righteousness of Christ is now what gives those that believed in Him the access and perfect position before the sight of God. God no longer sees them as sinners but righteous because of His grace. This is their true identity in Christ. If you have repented of your sin and surrendered your life to Christ, He blotted out your sins. “Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away” (Acts 3:19). Now ponder on this amazing truth! You are made righteous before God not because of your meritorious acts but your position in Christ was given because of His grace. “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it” (Ephesians 2:8-9). When you get frustrated for the times you are falling short to live a life pleasing before God, do not fret but instead asked Him to guide and strengthen you through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. “The Holy One has given you his Spirit, and all of you know the truth” (1 John 2:20). The Spirit of God will give you the help you need so you can live in a way that pleases God. As you yield to His leading, He will help you obey God. Do not let Satan condemn and lay accusation on you when you find yourself struggling to follow God. Remind yourself of your identity in Christ and by faith believe in Him that through the Holy Spirit, you will overcome because you allowed Him to fill you. “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25).


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