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November 8, 2013
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November 10, 2013

Understanding Condemnation – Part 4

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This doctrine about condemnation is most important because knowing this will reveal how you see God. Is He all loving and always loving or does He sometimes condemn you for your bad behavior? God has forgiven your sins, past, present, and future. Jesus took all of your condemnation on Himself once and for all.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:17-18) God’s whole purpose in sending Jesus was to save us from the condemnation and penalty of sin.

When they brought the woman caught in the act of adultery to Jesus, Jesus told them that the one who was without sin could toss the first stone, which was the law. When they left, Jesus stood alone with the woman. “When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” (John 8:10-11)

When you know you aren’t condemned, you have the freedom and power to go and sin no more. So know that God does not condemn. You can have no accusers. Don’t accept condemnation from anyone.

But if you don’t walk in the power of the Holy Spirit, Satan will bring condemnation and your own mind if not renewed by the Word will condemn you. Never will God.

What if I feel condemned? We will look at that in the next devotional.