John 5:24 – Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
I love the Word of God. It is my life, my healing and health, my deliverance and freedom, my provision and prosperity, my victory and reward. I love the Word of God. I am so thankful that the matter of condemnation is clearly, distinctly, and definitely completely covered. I have taken the time to study the line drawn through the Scriptures that set forth my freedom from condemnation. Our Text for Today speaks so clearly to this wonderful truth. When one is born again, when one has “passed from death unto life,” one “SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION.” I don’t see how that could be made any clearer. Yet the Word speaks to this issue again and again with the life-giving breath of God.
Romans clearly states that for those who are IN Christ Jesus, “there is therefore NOW NO CONDEMNATION.” It is Satan who is the author of condemnation, but even Satan himself CANNOT place condemnation on any believer who knows his/her place in covenant. If the believer will allow the Word of God to stand true in every arena of his/her life, whenever judgment comes against him/her, he/she shall be “justified.” Satan may bring it, but when one is fully justified in Christ, all condemnation must fall by the wayside. And one of the key revelations that every believer should embrace is that of Matthew 12:37. Jesus said, “By YOUR WORDS you shall be justified; by YOUR WORDS you shall be condemned.” Please not where the current true power of justification or condemnation lies. It flows from your mouth by the words you speak, and it rests in your heart, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
So the question of condemnation is, in reality, settled in your heart. What is in your heart in abundance? Is it the truth of God’s Word, or is it the feelings, emotions, and evidences presented by the world about you? Go to the Word, my friend. See what Father, Son, and Holy Spirit say about you. In Their saying, there is absolute agreement on words that are settled forever in heaven, words that cannot fail, words upon which you should meditate so you can observe to do all that is written in them, and then, have good success.
Manna for Today – John 5:19-29; Romans 8:1-2; John 10:10; Matthew 12:34-37; Romans 3:4; Psalm 119:89; Joshua 1:6-9; Isaiah 55:11; 1 John 5:7-8