It is what you used to be under
but because of the weight of the cross
and the pain He endured
you no longer have to be
And if you feel as if you are,
even though Jesus saved you
Open your eyes to freedom
The enemy is a tyrant
and he will heartlessly
try to convince you
that your actions will earn you
a sneer from God
and a turning of His back,
leaving you alone
Truth tells us
the love of the Lord for YOU is eternal
and there is absolutely no condemnation
for those who are in Christ Jesus
So don’t tolerate the weight of it
For every rule God put before you
is there for your good
not to harm
or stifle you
Walk in the absolutely
no strings attached
of the One who chose
to set you free of condemnation
– Susie Stewart
…there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
– Romans 8:1,2 (NIV)
With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.
– Romans 8:1,2 (MSG)
Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
I will not be disgraced.
Therefore have I set my face like flint,
and I know I will not be put to shame.
He who vindicates me is near.
Who then will bring charges against me?
Let us face each other!
Who is my accuser?
Let him confront me!
It is the Sovereign Lord who helps me.
Who will condemn me?
They will all wear out like a garment;
the moths will eat them up.
– Isaiah 50:7-9 (NIV)
The Lord will rescue His servants;
no one who takes refuge in Him will be condemned.
– Psalm 34:22 (NIV)
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
– James 4:7 (NLT)
This is how we know we’re living steadily and deeply in Him, and He in us: He’s given us life from His life, from His very own Spirit. Also, we’ve seen for ourselves and continue to state openly that the Father sent His Son as Savior of the world. Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God. We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God.
God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.
– 1 John 4:15-18 (MSG)
Photo by Susie Stewart