No Condemnation

Ro 8:1 ¶ There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

The last part of this verse was added by the translators evidently because they thought it to good to be true
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus…

This is the fact If you are in Christ God is not condemning you. You have to go somewhere else to get condemnation. When you condemn a building you are saying it is no longer fit for life to dwell there. God says to you because you have believed He raised Jesus from the dead for your justification. To be justified is to be without fault in the eyes of God. The resurrection of Jesus is Gods message to you that He is no longer looking at you as a condemned building but one made fit for Him to dwell in.
Get this. He will fix up His house. You rejoice that He has chosen to move in and fix it up. He has the resources. Let Him move in and let Him Fix it up. Grace is God saying to you I want to move in . I see you don’t have the resources to fix this place up like I am used to . Just give me permission and I will come and do it up right and we can dwell here in style. All I want is your permission to start renovation .

Your part — believe I raised Jesus from the Dead.

Allow Him to be Lord of your life as He is rightful heir to all of Creation.

Ro 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

You are not a condemned building. You are one God sees great potential in as His Dwelling place.

Richard Chambliss 2010


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