Free of Condemnation 23 February There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Theres one serious mistake we often make that trips us up and keeps us from winning our victory…its letting the devil put us under condemnation. The condemnation of the carnal mind will weaken the spirit man. Yet we use condemnation on ourselves and each other all the time. Thats what happened to me. I fought cigarettes with everything I had. I threw away more than I smoked. I knew I ought not be smoking those things, but after I got saved, I went from 1.5 packs a day to three packs a day. Some people would say that was proof I wasnt saved, but theyd be wrong. I was born again. I knew it! Two and a half months later, I received the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and spoke with other tongues. Still, I was fighting those cigarettes with both hands and feet. Why? My spirit was trying to get me to believe God and quit, but my body was fighting to keep doing what it had been trained to do. Every time I lit a cigarette, it would tear me up inside. Yet I was walking in all the light I had. I went to a meeting in Houston and heard godly men preach under the Anointing of God that Jesus was coming back. You know, the Word says when a man puts his hope in the return of Jesus, it will purify him, and thats what it did for me. (See 1 John 3:2-3.) I walked away from that meeting without any desire for tobacco. Years have come and gone since then and I havent had any desire for it at all. If youre struggling with something, you need to develop your own spirit and become skillful in the Word of righteousness regarding condemnation. Learn to confess, There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesusand thats me. Therefore, there is no condemnation to me, praise God. Im walking after the dictates of my spirit, not after the dictates of my flesh. Before long, youll be free of that thing…and free of condemnation.Leviticus 25-26; Luke 18I am in Christ Jesus. I do not walk after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Therefore, I am free from condemnation. Romans 8:1
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10:1-17