Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Halleluiah! What a blessed truth! No condemnation to any true child of God!
Brother Webster tells us that condemnation means: 1. The act of condemning; the judicial act of declaring one guilty, and dooming him to punishment.
Nothing, by which we can be found guilty, not even the slightest offense, how could this be? How long would be the list of offenses, if we were speaking only of our lives being reviewed by family and friends? This scripture, is not however referring to our standing with mankind. It is clearly saying we stand uncondemned, even before an all-knowing, ever-present Holy God, who knows and sees everything, including our very thoughts!
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
If we were to honestly examine our hearts, what would we find? Therefore, when the eyes of our Holy and Righteous, Eternal Judge penetrate deep into our souls, how could He possibly return a verdict of innocent and without fault?
Notice in Romans 8:1, He begins by saying “therefore now.”
Meaning that because of something that happened, though we were once absolutely condemned, the sentence of “guilty as charged,” has been somehow changed.
Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
What could have possibly changed Gods’ righteous verdict in our lives from GUILTY WITHOUT QUESTION to COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY INNOCENT AND UNCONDEMNED?
Praise God, there could be but one answer! Someone had to take our place. And it could only be one who was not of this already condemned world. You know of course, who I’m talking about. There has only been One who walked in flesh, who was sinless and spotless. His name is Jesus Christ, our Blessed Redeemer!
2Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
To even to attempt to describe such grace and mercy is far beyond me! I am totally overwhelmed at the thought that my entire sin debt has been paid in full by the precious Lamb of God!
1Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Praise God, there is therefore NOW NO CONDEMNATION!!!!!