No Condemnation

READ:   Romans 8:1-2 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.

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I remember talking to a man once about Jesus and he thought he had done too many bad things for Jesus to accept him as a child of His.    I tried to explain to him that this is just not possible.  Even the filthiest murderer - that serial killer  who "we" think is horrible - Jesus died for him.  All sins, no matter how gruesome or awful, were forgiven by Jesus when he did on the cross.    What was very sad in my conversation is that the man would not give his heart to Jesus.   Whether he did sometime later - I can only hope so!!      Salvation is ours if we ACCEPT IT.   If we refuse - we will not receive. 

Are you saved and yet living your life each day in condemnation because of sins you committed in your past or even just yesterday?      Romans 8:1 tells us that THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO BELONG TO CHRIST JESUS.   Jesus does not desire that we walk around condemned and defeated.  When that happens we can't be used by Him the way He wants to use us.     If you are walking around holding onto guilt of your past - let it go.  Jesus already did!     You are forgiven and condemnation should have no part in your life. 

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;                                                        but that the world through him might be saved.  John 3:17   

Dear Jesus - Thank you for forgiving me of my sin.   Thank you for dying on the cross for me.    Please help me to learn to walk in the gift of your forgiveness.   I want to be ALL that you have planned for me.  I want to walk in your power and authority and I cannot do that when I am defeated and condemned.   Help me to understand more fully the forgiveness, grace and mercy that you have given to me just simply because you love me.    I love you too Jesus.   Amen.