Last week during the week I was feeling rather condemned by something and had a tough time dealing with the forgiveness that God has given me through our Lord Jesus Christ. Then on Sunday when I got to church, my pastor was teaching on forgiveness. That was a love story of God to me. Forgiveness has been dealt with by the purifying blood of Jesus. Redemption is in his blood and by grace we have been reconciled unto God by the redemption that is in Jesus Christ.
So through the week when I was feeling rather condemned and beating myself down, I was not able to have the freedom that I have in God through Jesus. Not that the freedom was not available anymore but me being conscious of my wrong, ripped me off the peace and freedom that has already been provided for. As I felt a bit uneasy about what I did, I could hear God in my spirit saying in my heart that if I am going to let myself be condemned about that, I should not let myself be condemned, if He would condemn me, He would not only condemn me of that one thing but many other things I was not being conscious of. We turn to elevate our sin consciousness more than we elevate the cleansing blood of Jesus.
Romans 6:5 “For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.” So let’s look at the form in which Jesus died in, He died having being burdened by the sin of the world. All our sins were flung on Him. All our sins taken together swirled like a hurricane, swirling and absorbed into Him. He became like a vacuum cleaner. Sucking all the sins of the world, sucking us clean. In that moment, the only thing that was left was for him to resurrect, defeating death and the sting of sin. Romans 6:11 says, “Likewise reckon ye also yourself to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” This clearly encourages us to be living with deliberate head knowledge and be firm about knowing that we are indeed dead to sin, we are now in the perfect state.
If God has the decency to intentionally decide to go amnesia on our sin, why do we repeatedly punish ourselves or let ourselves to be condemned when we fall short. I do agree that when we do something wrong or sin, we should be aware of it and acknowledge that we screwed up but we should not dwell in it and make condemnation our habitation. 2 Corinthians 5:9, “Namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” God has really reconciled us to Him because of the justification that He set for us through our Lord Jesus Christ. If only we could be aware of the permanent saving Grace of Jesus and willingly think on it, our spiritual life would take a major toll.
Jesus didn’t only take our sin to be reconciled unto God but also to enjoy a life of a totally free condemnation conscious. Whenever we feel the need or that urge that comes to condemn ourselves, we should know that is totally not from God but from the enemy. John 3:17, “For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” This is the real purpose why Jesus came in the world.