The Holy Spirit Frees Believers from Condemnation
Imagine yourself in prison for committing some crime and awaiting the day of your execution. Your final meal has been served and soon you will be placed on the stretcher and brought into the gas chamber. But as the final strap is being buckled, a man appears and announces he has just received a letter from the governor of the state to drop the charge against you; that you’re not to die but be freed of the charge.
While living in sin and condemned to die, Christ died for you and me. Now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8: 1-2
Heavenly Father, though one hundred years of age, I have not forgotten the misery of living outside of Christ, and I thank You for continuing to allow Your Spirit to convict me of my need of salvation. And I thank Jesus who made my salvation possible. Amen.