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No Condemnation For Those In Christ Jesus Part III
3/18/2009

No Condemnation For Those In Christ Jesus
    Part III
    
    
    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 (NKJV)
    
    
    Weve been looking at this verse in Romans 8:1, and, so far, weve discussed the differences between condemnation and conviction. Weve noted that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. But, weve also noted that even though there is no condemnation for those in Christ, there will be a conviction by the Holy Spirit to guide and lead us in living a righteous life according to the will of God.
    
    In todays devotional, I wanted to look at the next part of this pivotal verse, In Christ.
    
    Q:What does it mean to be In Christ Jesus?
    
    A:Well, it means that when we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are now hidden inside of Him.
    
    I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, Isaiah 61:10 (NKJV)
    
    When God looks at us, He doesnt see us as sinners, He sees us as righteous, because He sees His Son, and the sacrifice He made on the Cross of Calvary.
    
    We see in the 6th Chapter of Romans, Paul says, Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus or Lord (See Romans 6:11).
    
    In Christ! Thats the answer
    
    Our sins have been nailed to the Cross of Calvary. We see this as recorded in the Book of Colossians.
    
    ...He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Colossians 2:13-14 (NKJV)
    
    He doesnt see you in your sin.
    He sees you in His Son.
    
    Therefore, there is no condemnation whatsoever.
    
    "It doesnt matter where youve been.
    "It doesnt matter what youve done.
    "It doesnt matter who you are.
    "It doesnt even matter where you are.
    
    Q:But what about the last part of Romans 8:1, where it says, Who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit?
    
    A:Well address that in our final part of this series of devotionals written about one of the greatest truths, as recorded in the Word of God.
    
    Hey Christian, There is now no condemnation for you since you re in Christ Jesus! Remember, weve been robed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
    
    
    STUDY QUESTION: What can we learn about how God views us as Christians according to the verses above in Isaiah, and Colossians?
    
    PERSONAL INVENTORY: Do you now see how God sees you after reading these passages of Scripture?
    
    APPLICATION: Walk confident, knowing youve been forgiven. Live humbly and gratefully, acknowledging what Jesus has done for you. Share it liberally with all whom God places in your life.
    
    Father, Thank You for allowing me to be robed in the righteousness of Your Son. Thank You for allowing me to be seen as righteous by You. I give all glory to Your Son for His payment upon the Cross of Calvary. Help me to share this simple truth today Lord. In Jesus precious name, amen&
    
    Be Blessed, Pastor Scott
    
    

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