"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."(Romans 8:1)
"No Condemnation". If you are "in Christ" then you are a child of God, saved to the bone, washed in the Blood and sealed by the Holy Spirit!!
"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,"(Ephesians 1:13) If you have believed the word of truth then you are a recipient of Salvation and Sealed by the Spirit!!! Bro Scott, what do I do when I fail God? First let me tell you what most people do, they condemn themselves, hate on themselves, beat themselves to a pulp until they are so distracted with a past failure that they can't focus on God's purpose for their lives and the devil has won! Does God's Word instruct you to do all that foolishness to yourself, to self-inflict punishment upon yourself for your sin? Jesus was punished for your sin so you are instructed in the Bible to REPENT OF YOUR SINS, not replay them over and over until your batteries run down in your mind. "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to FORGIVE us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."(1 John 1:8-9). If you feel like a failure today, get up on your feet, dust yourself off and believe that you are a child of the King with a purpose!!
God has great plans for all of us so lets not let self-condemnation take the joy out of serving God. If you sin, I promise you that the Holy Ghost will let you know in a very clear voice so you will not be in the dark but be able to repent with understanding so you can move on with your life in Jesus!!
Scott L. Boatner
Scott Boatner Ministries International
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