November 10th, 2019
Romans 8:1 (KJB) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
A person in this world accused of a crime must have their day in court and allow a lawyer to plead their case before the judge. If found guilty, he or she will be formally sentenced by the presiding judge for the crime.
Whether it be a contested parking ticket or a more serious charge like murder, a person must face a judge to prove his innocence or to plead guilty as charged concerning his breaking of the law.
Did you know that a sinner willfully breaks the law of God?
A sinner naturally chooses to sin rather than to be submissive and obey the law of God. No person can meet God’s Law on his merit. Fulfilling God’s Law requires the supernatural power and presence of God and agreeing with Him about the nature of sin and death.
One day soon upon physical death, every sinner will face The Judge and sentenced for his willful crime spree in this world. Jesus Christ is the judge and jury and will sentence every lost and unrepentant heart concerning his or her crime spree in this world.
However, no spiritually regenerated person must face God in court concerning forgiven sin.
Why? Because Jesus Christ already went to court at Calvary shedding His precious blood pleading guilty for sin. The work of salvation has already been accomplished, providing the removal of sin and resulting in eternal relief from the condemnation of sin without distinction or merit. Jesus Christ simply wiped the sin slate clean for any person willing to apply His gift of eternal life through faith.
Jesus Christ pleaded guilty before The Judge and died for sin. If your spiritual heart is right with God, then Jesus Christ was judged guilty in your place. A repentant heart has applied God’s grace, the only thing that can remove sin and provide limitless relief from the condemnation of sin.