Have you read of the story of the woman who was caught in adultery? You can find the story in the eighth chapter of the Gospel According to Saint John. I’d like to share few nuggets of truths with you from this story. As soon as the woman in question was caught, her accusers brought her before Jesus condemning her according to the Jewish law.
Here was a woman who found herself unable to meet up with God’s just requirement of the law, not because she wouldn’t but because she couldn’t. The reason why she couldn’t was because of the weakness of her sinful nature; which made it practically impossible to keep God’s commandment.
According to the law, the penalty of her sin was death. Jesus however, had a different view. John tells us that “Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman ‘Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you? ‘No, Lord,’ she said. And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I. Go and sin no more” [John 8:10-11 NLT].
What of Zacchaeus? Due to the nature of his job, he wasn’t loved by most people. In spite of that, Jesus made a public request to be a guest at his house. The people’s reaction showed their opinion about him: “And when they (the people) saw it, they all murmured, saying, that he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner! [Luke 19:7].
The opinion of the people about Zacchaeus was different from Jesus’ opinion about him, because being God, Jesus saw him differently [Read more on this from my post God Sees Differently]. “Jesus responded, ‘Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham’” [Luke 9:9 NLT].
From these two instances, Jesus’ reaction leaves us with a blue print of God’s stand in His relationship with mankind: He doesn’t condemn you, so don’t condemn yourself. Stop building your thoughts outside God’s Word. Irrespective of the devil’s suggestions, tell him that Jesus has never condemned you, so he (the devil) can’t condemn you.
My dear friend, your responsibility is to live a life on earth that depicts absolute triumph over condemnation, because that’s why Jesus came, died, resurrected and ascended into the heavenly Holy of Holies. I’d like to show you four  ways to overcome condemnation.
- Rely on the truth of God’s Word concerning your complete victory over condemnation
“of course not! Though everyone else in the world is a liar, God is not. Do you remember what the book of Psalms says about this? That GOD’S WORDS WILL ALWAYS PROVE TRUE AND RIGHT, NO MATTER WHO QUESTIONS THEM” [Romans 3:4 TLB].
2. Be quick to Act on the Word of God any time that You Miss the Mark
“My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous” [1 John 2:1 NLT].
3. Accept and Recognize that God’s Love and Mercies never End
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease” [Lamentation 3:22 NLT].
God’s mercy is bigger and greater than every sin that has ever existed. Did you hear that?
4. Realize that God is Still Working in You
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” [Philippian 1:6 NLT].
I don’t mean to give you a license to sin, but you should remember always that God’s still working in you. People may see you falling and rising, they won’t understand. Some will even ask “What’s wrong beloved? Simply tell them, “God hasn’t finished with me”.
The reason why you’re still standing though you have fallen several times is because God’s still working in you. Know this today. As long as He continues to work in you, whenever you fall, don’t forget that the price for your complete victory over condemnation has already been fully paid; so don’t condemn yourself, get up and keep moving while relying on the help of the Holy Spirit, through the Word, to take you to a place of full maturity. That is when He would have finished working in you.
Don’t give up on yourself because God hasn’t given up on you. I’m happy to announce to you that God hasn’t yet finished with you.
You see dear friend, condemnation brings fear; and such fear pushes you to think you’re no more important; loved; useful or trustworthy. It distracts you from reaching into the supernatural purpose of God for your life.
It wants to stop the perfect will of God for your life. It wants to limit you in life, your marriage, business, career, etc. Condemnation exerts a paralyzing effect over the life of its victims.
I praise God for this good news for all of mankind; it’s what the Holy Spirit is declaring: “SO THERE IS now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit – and this power is mine through Christ Jesus – has freed me from the vicious circle of sin and death” [Romans 8:1-2 TLB]
No more Condemnation! All you need is that you have to belong to Jesus. It’s your supernatural relationship with Jesus that grants you access into this new life that endows you with God’s supernatural virtues to live beyond sin, limitations, setbacks, impossibilities, sickness, poverty, failure, etc. Alleluia!
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Jesus Is Lord!