Repentance Isn’t Condemnation
Have you ever wonder why God never condemn a man?
It is because He sees you with the eyes of love than humans do. Today, I’ll share with you little thought about repentance and condemnation, if you might have condemn yourself for something wrong you did.
You know sometime in our life, we could feel we are condemned by God. And most people in such state feels they are suffering in life because of their past sins. And God is punishing them for their past did with sickness, poverty and whatever things that contradict who God Is.
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God Is Love
Well God is not the devil! And He would not make you suffers the afflictions of the devil if you confess your sins and accept His repentance. For in 1 John 5:3 which say: “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”
“It happened on one of those days, that Jesus Christ was teaching; and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was with him to heal them. And these men brought a paralyzed man on a cot, and they sought to bring him in to lay before Jesus.
Not finding a way to bring him in because of the multitude, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with his cot into the midst before Jesus. Seeing their faith, he said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.
The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered them,” Why are you reasoning so in your hearts? Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you;’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk?’
“But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (he said to the paralyzed man), “I tell you, arise, and take up your cot, and go to your house.”
If perhaps you feel condemned by your past, or your spouse, family or a friend and that has made you feel like you are a sinner who God can never forgive; I want you to understand that God is love personified.
What is repentance?
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
Repentance simply means make a change to the ways: to feel regret about a sin or past actions and change your ways or habits.
This is to say, as long you are in Christ Jesus, God doesn’t bear any record of your sins or past doing. He gives you the grace to turn from wrong ways and sees you as unblameable. And when you have adjust your ways, you should learn to move forward.
Revelation 12:10 says, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”
We have seen the first way we feel condemned and that comes from our hearts or you can say our conscience. But that isn’t the only place the Christian is condemned.
The highlighted parts of the scripture above says; Revelation 12:10 for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Showing us that the Christian have an accuser. And the scripture didn’t give us his name here, but in Revelations 12, we see the name of the accuser that was cast down.
Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon;
9. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
So, we see that the accuser or the one which condemns the Believer is Satan, Not GOD. And Satan condemns believers through People and thoughts. He does it through those around you and those who think you’re supposed to be perfect and when you make a mistake, they cannot even believe you should. He also does it through your thoughts. Jesus told us that thoughts are spirits and they’re spiritual passages.
But know God never condemns any Christian, cause He knows the Christian is a work in progress both in his attitude and soul. And that is why He gave us Ministry offices to help the Believer come into perfection. Ephesians 4:11-14. Hallelujah!