“No condemnation now hangs over the head of those who are ‘in’ Jesus Christ. For the new spiritual principle of life ‘in’ Christ lifts me out of the old vicious circle of sin and death.” (Romans 8: 1-2, JB Phillips New Testament)
Break that unkind cycle with your awareness. Step out of the story of a life that is fraught with sin and punishment, with sickness and death. That is not your story and it does not have any validity. The Christ brought us the Truth, the consciousness that we are not sons of matter and therefore built to break, falter, and deteriorate, but in fact the sons of God, of perfect Spirit, Life, and Love.
That bell tolling condemnation does not ring for you. It is silenced by the spiritual principle of life that Jesus preached and demonstrated. We are children of God and made like Him, with His infallible and unopposed intention, and we are worthy of Love and not condemnation.
That doesn’t mean we may not make human mistakes. But just as a child, we are not condemned to misery for our ignorance. We are instructed into understanding; to knowing why we are better than the errors that would tempt us. We are daily led out of the belief that we are guilty and fearful into the realization that we are, in fact, good, because God made us so. It is natural for us to behave in accordance with our true selfhood.
We are not groveling our way out of sin, hoping to prove our goodness so we can escape the final judgment in some future experience. We are not condemned, but blessed. So let us realize this true humility that isn’t about humiliation but is about yielding to God’s design, His authority, and being the loved children of God that we are. Let this be your true story and live it boldly and gratefully!
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