I am still meditating and preaching from Romans 8 at the moment, teaching from this passage both “home and away”.
One of the most important truths from this passage is that God is not, and will never, put any condemnation upon us.
Instead we are proclaimed innocent, set free, accepted and blessed.
We receive these wonderful things purely through our position in Christ and nothing to do with our religious performance.
We live under grace and not under law, so it is the performance of Jesus and our faith in this that is now important.
Some may say that it looks like this verse has a measure of performance given that it looks like we need to walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh.
But this part of the verse is not in the original Greek, the original text says the only condition required is to be in Christ.
This means to be born again, saved, a Christian; whatever expression you want to use.
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and have put your trust in him you will never, ever receive any condemnation from God.
This is good news and should be proclaimed from the rooftops; this is the good news that will lead men to repentance.
Proclaimed innocent, set free, accepted, approved and blessed; this is what we receive instead of condemnation!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that as a gift of grace though faith you will never put me under any condemnation”.
Romans 8 v 1…..There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit