The Price of No Condemnation Cost a Great Deal; We Have that Great Deal for Free

THERE is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus– Romans 8:1, by no means was God wasting His time having Romans 8:1 written to us because it cost Him everything, including enduring the death of His Son, Jesus Christ, to free our lives from condemnation and to redeem our lives back into the loving and forgiving arms of our Heavenly Father. Rather than thinking on condemnation, on the sin nature, and on our inadequacies, let us ponder on a wonderful section of Scripture that is spiritually awe-inspiring. So, Please – No Condemnation – OK!” ~LMJ~

Thy Words Were Found

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Jeremiah 15:16a:
Thy words were found, and I did eat them . . .

The Prophet did not literally eat the Bible, like a group from Florida I once met who actually ate their Bibles and then went on a walking pilgrimage around the country, thinking that they instinctively knew the Scriptures simply because they ate them. However, in Jeremiah the Prophet realized that his life was spiritually nourished by feeding his mind with the words that came out from the mouth of God. The word “found” means discovered. Rocks are found, but genuine treasures are always discovered. Every Christian who continues looking to the words of God will come to the place in their own understanding that they actually discover for themselves the enormous value of the Scriptures, and when we individually discover the Word of God, the Word will cause our souls to rejoice.

Jeremiah 15:16b:
. . . and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

Within the tremendous joy and rejoicing of our hearts, we can begin to realize that the Lord our God has absolutely called us. As we continue on a daily diet of spiritual food, our understanding of God and His marvelous Word will become the same joy and rejoicing of our hearts as it was for the Prophet. There is no wonder that the words of God are called “wholesome words” in I Timothy 6:3, for the words of God do taste so very good to our spiritual senses, and they are quite fulfilling as well.

I Peter 2:2–3
-2: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
-3: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

As a newborn desires and needs his nourishment to live and grow, we are also to desire in a like manner the sincere milk of God’s wonderful Word, for with the milk of God’s Word we will spiritually grow in the wisdom of God. When God’s words are discovered deep within our hearts and we esteem them like a valued treasure, we then can sincerely and honestly acknowledge the delectable graciousness of our God.

So today as you continue discovering for yourselves God’s own words: may His words be for you the joy and rejoicing of your own heart.

An Appropriate Response

“After you have believed and confessed in your heart as Romans 10:9 and 10 prescribes, then the first thing that God asks you for is to receive rather than to pay out in some way. Honestly, our heavenly Father desires that you begin enjoying His many blessings, His grace, His mercy, His healing Word, and for His children to grow at their own pace with the intended profit, which His Prophets wrote into the Word of life. God’s Word reveals to believers divine promises and these are given to us with His lovingkindness for our believing, and being thankful for these is the appropriate response and conclusion for receiving salvation and the blessings that follow.” ~LMJ~

Romans 10:9-10:
-9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
-10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

The Magnified Word

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Psalms 138:2b:
. . . for thou {God} hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

The Psalmist says that God magnified His Word above His entire name. What is in a name? Well, when it is the name of God Who created the universe, then a lot is in that name. The power, the glory, and the eminence of God Himself is what is in His name. Yet the Word of God is magnified even above God’s good name. For His Word is perfect, greater than perhaps we have ever realized, for it has stood the test of time and it still stands for something. God never magnified the stars or planets, He never magnified any of his created Angels, but He did indeed magnify His precious Word.

John 17:17:
Sanctify them {believers} through thy {God’s} truth: thy word is truth.

We are sanctified through the truth, for the magnified Word of God is truth! To be sanctified is to be set aside, to be cleansed by and for the Creator, and to be His chosen children with access to God through His truth, which is His Word. When the Word of God begins holding us up, when His Word has a place in our hearts, and when His Word becomes our guiding light, then we will begin to realize our unique standing in the household of God sanctified in Him to hold His magnificently magnified Word. The Psalmist further said:

Psalms 119:11:
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

We can hide God’s Word in the hearts of our conscious minds and His Word will help us from falling away from Him. God’s Word is the greatest thing ever given to humanity, and all we have to do is accept it at face value to begin experiencing true confidence and sanctification in His Word. God never said we were perfect, He only asks that we try, and when we do try, God through the Word will do more than we could ask or even think.

Ephesians 3:20:
Now unto him {God} that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

It certainly is wonderful to be learning about the greatness of the magnified Word of God, and it will become even greater the more we begin holding God’s Word high and esteemed as the Psalmist did. Consider that God already knows everything about us and He still loves us! He gave His Word, which is actually His heart laid bare to us so that we can truly know Him, and so that our relationship could be a two-way knowing and loving relationship. These are the keys to true spiritual life with God, and this life is more than abundant, so please enjoy your day knowing that you have complete access to all of God’s perfect truth — the magnified Word.

Knowing This and This Alone Can Help Set Our Lives Free!

THERE is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus– Romans 8:1. This verse does not say there is therefore now condemnation, but, NO CONDEMNATION and this is the will of God. Condemnation also can mean judgment, for there is therefore now NO judgment, and thus no fear of (or for) judgment to anticipate either now or in our future from our loving heavenly Father. Believing this places us in Christ Jesus and permits him genuinely to be our Savior from condemnation and judgment. Knowing this and this alone can help set our lives free!” ~LMJ~