NO CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE IN CHRIST!
“The bible says in Romans 8: 1-2 that; “Therefore, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”
The bible calls the devil our adversary in 1 Peter 5:8. What this means is that, every problem that we have to go through in life is caused by the devil; that financial problem, that feeling of inferiority, that opposition formed against you, that marital problem, that negative thoughts trying to remind you of your mistakes and pulling you into condemnation , the list could go on and on but one thing we shouldn’t forget is that it’s all caused by the devil. He is our main enemy.
One significant thing is that, the moment you start to know who your real enemy is, that’s when your victory starts. That way it gives you the chance to fight the right battles. As already stated above, you cannot fight the devil through physical battles. You may try to fight the people he is using, but that does not solve the problem, as he can always get a different person to use. However, when you tackle the devil through prayers, word of God, your faith and in the name of Jesus, it causes the devil to flee. Even the bible has given us power to resist the devil, in Christ Jesus. And it carries on to say, that, if we resist the devil, he will flee from us. This can be seen in James 4:7. That means, we don’t have to live our lives been oppressed by the devil because our good God has given us power to be over-comers in Christ Jesus. We cannot achieve it in our own strength but in Christ, we can do all things. As the bible says in Philippians 4:13 that, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Let me just say, the devil knows how effective it is for believers to know who they are, and the authority given to them in Christ Jesus. Oh yes, he is very much aware, and he hates it. Because he knows that, once you know who you are, that is the starting point of your freedom from his shackles.
To prevent this from happening, he works overtime, trying to pull people into condemnation. He will try so many strategies in order to achieve this. However, his main strategy is through people’s minds; feeding them with negative and defeated thoughts causing them to live inferior, discouraged and give up in life.
But thanks be to the Omniscient, Omnipresent and All-powerful God, who has made it possible for us to overcome all the strategies of the devil through his word. He has given us a lot of verses in the bible to condemn every negative thought, the devil will feed us.
Friends, the word of God has got power in it, it has got solution to every problem that we may encounter in life. Hence, the reason why as believers, we need to find time and read the bible. It gives us guidance; it teaches us what to do in times of troubles and also how to overcome all the tricks and schemes of the devil.
It is my prayer that, we take time to study the word of God, so we can realise and understand that, there is no condemnation for us who are in Christ Jesus. And always remember, Jesus has paid it all for us, so we don’t have to live condemned. AMEN!