“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, ho walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit – Romans 8:1
LIGHT FOR NOW: We have now come into at-one-ment with God through Christ.
We have been reconciled back or united with God through Christ. We are no longer enemies of God. We have now come into at-one-ment with God through Christ. Condemnation is a legal word used in passing verdict. It means to be damned. To be condemned is to be judged as guilty. It is to be sentenced to serve the required punishment as written in the law. When we come into Christ, we have passed from judgment. The moment you arrive in Christ, you have been passed from judgment; you become translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. You have been declared right and not guilty. Jesus brought righteousness. Through righteousness, justification was imputed on all men who believe in Him.
Righteousness is the state of being right. It is to be treated as someone who has not done any wrong. If you have received Christ, then you must live your real life which is a life with a not-guilty verdict. Righteousness is not an act; it is a gift. No man can earn it. Just as you don’t have to pay for a gift; you cannot pay to earn righteousness. Righteousness is not given because one stops doing something wrong but because he has believed the gospel. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation. When you receive the gospel; you receive the power that saves you and keeps you saved (Romans 1:16). There can be no salvation without the gospel. The gospel is the good news because it tells about the remission of sins. The gospel brings the gift of no condemnation into your life.
INSTRUCTION: Stay Justified.
Prayer: Father, I thank you for reconciling me back to you through Christ Jesus, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: No condemnation. You have been declared right.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 16; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 16