Monday, June 19, 2017
No Condemnation In Christ Jesus
"There is therefore no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit." (Romans 8:1)
To be in Jesus Christ requires genuine conversion of heart. To be converted means to be born spiritually into the kingdom of God. To be born spiritually means to have a genuine relationship with God. It means to have fellowship with the Spirit. It means having fellowship with the Light. We should possess a conviction from the heart that Jesus is Lord and Savior. To walk after the spirit means being gradually conformed to the character of Jesus Christ. To act in accordance to the precepts of the gospel requires trusting in the divine providence of God. It requires standing for what is good. It requires standing for what is true. It requires standing for what is right. The people who give themselves to God are the ones who walk after the spirit. On the other hand, the people who walk after the flesh are the ones who have given in to fleshly lusts. They serve the kingdom of darkness. They stand for evil and falsehood. The god of carnal people is their own bellies. Their current spiritual destination is condemnation in hell. Christians have reason to be at peace, as they have been forgiven of their sins and reconciled to a holy God (Romans 5:1-2).