Condemnation is an act which will not make a Christian to receive that which he desire of the Lord. It ranges from personal condemnation to the condemnation of others. We are in a world full of condemnation in one form or the other. And even most times, we condemn ourselves too because of error, mistake or sin we might have committed.
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. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin. He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit – Romans 8 : 1 – 4.
Donald Miller an American born on August 12, 1971 in America said that “If we hear, in our inner ear, a voice saying we are failures, we are losers, we will never amount to anything, this is the voice of Satan trying to convince the bride that the groom does not love her. This is not the voice of God. God woos us with kindness. He changes out of character with the passion of his love.”
Condemnation means an expression of strong disapproval,.
The condition of being strongly disapproved.
The bible says in John 3 : 17 that, ”For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Condemnation can make you to distant yourself from God and Jesus Christ came to reconcile us to the Father.
Condemnation will affect your faith.
Condemnation will not bring blessing but rather failure.
Condemnation will not make you to love your brother.
Condemnation will make you to loose confidence.
Condemnation will make you to live without freedom
Brethren, if your heart is condemning you because of your error, sin or mistake, remember that God’s love is greater than that.
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God – 1 John 3 : 20 – 21.
If you are being condemn, do not kill yourself because you have an intercessor sitting at the right hand of God the Father.
Who can bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us – Romans 8 : 33 – 34.
Are you being condemn because of the work you do? Remember now that there is no more condemnation in Christ Jesus.
Are you being condemn because of your financial life? Remember now that there is no more condemnation in Christ Jesus but rather God will provide all your riches in glory because He is the owner of silver and gold – Haggai 2 : 8.
Are you being condemn because of your sickness? Remember now that there is no more condemnation in Christ Jesus but rather healing.
God want to correct your past no matter how you feel about yourself, no matter your errors, no matter your mistakes, no matter how people condemn you that will not change the plan of God for your life. He want to open a new chapter, a new book for you so don’t be discouraged about your situation that was why He said in Matthew 11 : 28 that, ‘‘come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest”. All you have to do is let Him know that you cannot carry the load anymore.
Come now and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool – Isaiah 1 : 18. Are you ready to reason with Him?
There is a story about a man in the bible in the book of Luke 19 : 1 – 10. About Zacchaeus, he never allow the voices that was condemning him to hold him back and because of his courage, he received the greatest visitation which many were waiting for but could not receive.
This man was faced with many challenges and condemnation which includes:
- His master.
- His job
- The crowd
- His stature
- He climbed without the fear of falling
- He was not afraid or discouraged to come to Jesus despite the fact his people hated him
- He came down without fear or shame of what the crowd was going to say
Despite the fact that he was rich, but his life was full of emptiness and through Jesus Christ visitation, the emptiness was taken away from him, the people’s condemnation could not stop Jesus Christ from salvation to him.
The woman with the issue of blood for twelve years was condemn but she never allow condemnation to hold her back because God has a plan for her health which she received – Luke 8 : 43 – 48.
When the whole world condemn you, monk you, accuse you, laugh at you, God’s love is sufficient for you.
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me – Psalm 27 : 10.
Even when the problem seems not to go, trust in the Lord because His love for you will not fade.
Even when there is darkness around you, His love will bring the sufficient light that you need.
Even when the battle is strong, trust Him because His love will not fade.
If you have been fighting any issue within yourself and it seems not to go and you want us to pray with you, trust Him.
PRAYER : Thank You Lord, for sending Jesus Christ to bring freedom to us through which we are no more children of condemnation but rather children of grace and the love of God. Help us to trust Your promises in the name of Jesus Christ.