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01/26/2021

Joyfully Forgiven

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:1-4

Now that you are a born again believer, if you have put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ, there is no condemnation to you. Once we have fully trusted in Jesus Christ and have been born again, we are given a fresh start to walk in the Spirit. We have the forgiveness of sins that we now no longer have to carry around our past sins because we can now cast them at Jesus' feet and ask Him for forgiveness. God loved us so much that we now can walk in His Spirit, which doesn't mean we won't sin anymore, but we now have Him to help us and give us strength. If you find yourself still feeling guilty about the things you have done in the past that you have already asked God for forgiveness, it is not of God but rather the devil trying to get you discouraged and distracted. God has taken all guilt, shame, and fear away from us and replaced it with His love when we receive His forgiveness. We may regret the things we have down in our past, but we no longer have to live in that condemnation because once we have been forgiven, we will always be forgiven because God forgets our confessed sins (Psalm 103:12). You can now walk in the joy of the Lord because of the Jesus who now dwells within us, guiding us and giving us strength.

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