There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Religion = Condemnation
Shame, guilt, and condemnation seem to go hand in hand when it comes to religion. Religious people are often the most beaten down and guilt-ridden people around. Religion loves to make you feel ashamed, guilty, and worthless.
So many Christians live with the guilt and shame of their past. They know they are saved but feel like second-class citizens in the kingdom of God. It might seem strange, but God hates religion. Religion is about man being good enough for God. Religion is man’s attempt to reach God. Jesus is all about God reaching down to man.
Do you ever struggled with shame or feeling unworthy when you come to God in prayer? Do you still feel guilty and sinful even though you know you are forgiven? Do you feel like God is disappointed with you because of the sin? I have great news.
There is no shame or condemnation for the followers of Christ. All your shame, guilt, and self-reproach disappeared when you made Jesus your Savior and Lord.
Condemnation is a legal term and means the penalty that comes after a guilty verdict. As a Christian, the penalty for your sin has been paid by Jesus. You don’t have to pay for your sins of the past, the ones you commit today, or any in the future. Your sin no longer condemns you before God.
Pure and Clean
Pure and ClaIn Christ, you stand before God clean and pure. There is no need for shame because your sin has been erased. Any shame or guilt you experience now comes from the lying whispers of Satan, the father of lies. He loves to deceive Christians into believing they are unworthy and guilty before God.
You can stand strong knowing you are no longer under any condemnation before God. Your shame and guilt have were removed by Christ.
Look at that promise once again.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.– Romans 8:1
Make these confessions.
In Jesus Christ, my sin is paid.
There is no condemnation on me.
I am free from the shame and guilt of my past.
Praise God, Jesus has taken away all my condemnation.
In Jesus Name,
Never allow the condemnation of religion to overshadow the forgiveness you have found in Christ.
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