Did you know through Jesus Christ that all that is due to you, all that was stolen is yours? For 2 days I have heard the Word “No Condemnation.” The Scripture is in Romans 8:1 “Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are IN Christ Jesus. In another version it reads: So now there is no condemnation for those who BELONG to Christ Jesus.
I have seen it over and over again with Believers. They get Freedom but fall back into bondage…. For many reasons really. Maybe the cares of the world pull them back. Or they get afraid about being alone. Or even they feel uncomfortable and the bondage is all they know, so they go back to the very Egypt that sold them out.
We have all done it. So, no condemnation from me. I’m just sharing my heart about it all. This morning while driving to work, I was reminded about the demon possessed man in the grave yard. Jesus got out of his boat and went to the man. He spoke to the strong man that was in control of this man who was cutting himself and wondering around the dead. He spoke to the strong man to expose it’s name. Because of the Authority in Jesus all knees must bow and tongues confess that He is Lord. So yeah, they HAVE TO obey. The strong man obeyed, gave his name then Jesus, in all His Righteous Judgement sent them back to the place where they belong. Not in the man, but to the pit.
The Word says He cast them into the swine, who then in-turn jumped off a cliff to drown in the lake.
So, the man is free. He is FREE!! What did he do? He gave Jesus praise! He gave Him credit for setting him Free! He went out to share his testimony of how Jesus set him free! He didn’t go back to the dead place where dead things live. He went to where life was to share the Good News of the Healing Power of Jesus. He didn’t wallow in sorrow about how he was but Walked in his Freedom, he Spoke about his Freedom to the 10 towns.
Yesterday I was having a conversation with a lady about a situation that everyone else has an opinion about. First of all, no one’s opinion mean anything when you are in Christ Jesus. When you Walk in/with Him, He guides you. He makes the crooked path straight. He is the lamp unto your foot and light unto your path. I mean, how can you go wrong!? That’s a Faith Walk. And while that is sometimes uncomfortable because you may be used to another way, His Way is always the Right Way.
Back to the conversation…. The lady expressed how everyone’s opinion sounds different then what the Lord shows her in the Word and through her prayers and fasting. During our talk I said “so what are you supposed to do? Sit in the dust defeated with no place to go when the Lord has opened doors of deliverance? We are Called to Walk not sit and die among the dead.” We are Called to Live. Live life more abundantly.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ. If you are IN Him, then you are not called to sit and die, but to Live.
Shake thyself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem. Remove the chains from your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion. For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money. Isaiah 52:2-3