What Does Romans 8:1 Mean?

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in union with the Messiah Jesus.

Romans 8:1(ISV)

Verse Thoughts

There is not even the slightest, tiny crumb of condemnation at all those who are in Christ Jesus - those in UNION with Christ – those that have been placed IN Christ at rebirth – those who have been born-again – those that have been sealed by the Spirit - those that have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour.

The judgement that we rightly deserve has already been paid in FULL – paid with the blood of the Lord Jesus. Our judgement took place at the Cross and the punishment we deserved was paid in full by Him.

The wrath of God was poured out upon the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary in payment for your sin and for mine and for the sin of the whole world, so that those that believe would not be placed under condemnation. THEREFORE, there is now no condemnation for those who are in union with the Jesus, Who is the Anointed of God. 

Condemnation is a punishment that comes from a judicial sentence, and everyone that does not believe in the Lord Jesus as Saviour are already condemned, simply because they chose not to believe on the name of the only begotten Son of God –

This is How the Lord Jesus put it - because God loved the world so much He gave His one and only Son. that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Jesus goes on - God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

This is the crux of the matter - Whoever believes in Him, (i.e. whoever is in UNION with Christ – whoever has been placed IN Christ at rebirth – whoever has been born-again – whoever has been sealed by the Spirit - whoever has trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour) are NOT condemned.

Whoever believes in Jesus is not condemned, but whoever does not believe in Jesus, stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's only begotten Son. If God has said it, I think that should be good enough for us – don’t you?

Condemnation before God or justification by God comes from the choice we make about the Lord Jesus Christ. If we trust Him as Saviour there is no condemnation. If we do not trust Him as Saviour there is condemnation.

My Prayer

Thank You dear heavenly Father that there is no condemnation in Christ - thank You in His name I pray, AMEN.

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