“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1
Condemnation, what does this word mean to you?
God uses the word condemnation when we sin against Him. In the Old Testament people gave Him burnt offerings to atone for their sin. But in the New Testament Jesus makes the ultimate sacrifice for us. He died for us to atone for our sins and to be able to truly be with Him.
Can you imagine if Jesus hadn’t come down to earth and died and rose again. What we would still be doing to repent for our sins. We would still be giving Him burnt offerings. But even with all the offerings we could give we would never truly be able to have a relationship with Him. Why is that? Because we wouldn’t have the Holy Spirit with us. When Jesus died for us He made way for the Holy Spirit to be with us. When you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior He forgives all your sins. No condemnation, all’s forgiven.
Does this mean you will never sin again? No. We all fall short of the Glory of God. But He does forgive us when we repent and come back to Him.
The gift of His Spirit helps guide us after we accept His sacrifice for us. He is a sweet whisper or a quick warning when we need it. He gives comfort while we’re hurting and strength during times of weakness. He is everything we need and more.
We have no condemnation in Him because of Jesus. We continue to have no condemnation in Him because of His sacrifice and forgiveness.
There is truly no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.