Do Not Live Like A Prisoner

By admin Aug 25 2021

v1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

v2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

v3. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

v4. That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

A condemned person or a Prisoner is strip of all rights and privileges in the society at the time of his/her captivity. In the time of Jesus, it was so, such that their future was devoid of hope, as if they were the living dead. Paul, a follower of Jesus became aware of this fact and wrote that “there is no condemnation for people who surrender their lives to Jesus Christ” (Romans 8:1). 

 

When it comes to hopelessness and death, we are free. Our pasts fall away, and we are given a renewed future. 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.

 

The simple declaration of no condemnation comes to those who are in Christ Jesus. Since God the Father does not condemn Jesus, neither can the Father condemn those who are in Jesus. 

 

In the time of old, when God gave His law to Adam and Eve, and those after them, it was a standard none of us could obey perfectly.  God’s law was like a mirror reflecting our inability to obey Him, pointing toward our need for a Savior. Even the best of us couldn’t live by the principle of God’s perfect law.  Then Jesus came and was punished instead of us, paying our debt and freeing us from condemnation under the law.

God would never condemn Jesus, so He will never condemn those who are seen by God as being in Christ.

(Romans 5:1).

As a result of this, the follower of Jesus is free from the shame of his or her sins and is no longer guilty before God. This is because such a person has come out of his /her sins, and has moved out of that, as we moved out of this prison of guilt. We are given rights, privileges, and the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide us. We are children and heirs of God, sharing with Christ all the joys and freedoms of that inheritance (Romans 8:14-17). If you have been living as if you’re imprisoned, accept your freedom and run out of that cage of condemnation today!

 

Been in Christ Jesus, entails that God will never, ever condemn you for any sin whatsoever. The condition of this statement, however, is crucial in the sense that salvation is for those who place their faith in Christ and live their lives for Him. (Romans 3:23–26). 

So if God is judging us on the basis of Jesus’ righteousness, we could never be condemned

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