BECOMING GUILT-FREEAug 18, 2021 2021-08-09 12:55
Read: ROMANS 8:1-17
“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).
Guilt and self-condemnation are two of the strongest weapons the enemy uses to hold you captive. The bible refers to him as the “accuser of brethren” (Rev 12:10). Irrespective of what you have done in the past, if you have sincerely asked God for forgiveness, accepted and confessed Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you are completely forgiven. There is therefore now no condemnation. The blood of Jesus has washed you clean, and you have become guilt-free. Jesus said to the woman who was accused by the scribes and Pharisees of committing adultery; “neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more” (John 8:11).
Don’t let your past poison your future. If anyone needed to feel guilty, it was Saul of Tarsus who later became Paul the Apostle. Saul zealously persecuted the Christians. He held the coats of those who stoned Stephen, the first Christian martyr (Acts 7:58). After his encounter with God, he refused to let his past be a hinderance. No other human impacted Christianity like Apostle Paul.
Decide to move forward today. Resist the devil and his accusations and he will flee from you (James 4:7). Realize that you are completely forgiven and move on to a life of faith, holiness, and obedience. Ever wondered why your car has a very big windshield in front, but a small rear mirror? What is in front of you is more important that what is behind you. Your future is what matters and God has great plans in store for you. The plans He has for you are plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Why not embrace that hope today?
However, if you are still indulging in sin, why not repent today before it is too late. No one is guaranteed tomorrow. Cry out to God for mercy. Free your soul from condemnation. When there is no condemnation in our hearts and minds, we are free to live victorious lives.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?
Jesus says in Mathew 11:28; “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this invitation is for you. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart; all you need to do is invite Him in, by believing and receiving Him.
Are you ready? Here’s a prayer you can say right now:
Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of grace. I believe that Jesus died to set me free from my sins. Thank You Jesus for dying to save me. Please forgive me for all my sins and come into my heart. Be my Lord and Saviour. Fill me with Your Spirit and enable me to live for You from now onwards, in Jesus’ name, Amen
If you prayed this prayer, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know about it. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my eBook; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your journey with Jesus.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at email@example.com
I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.