The accuser of the brethren has been working overtime and My people are feeling condemned. This is not right.
Romans 8:1 “Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.”
These are more than just words. Paul himself cried out to me on more than one occasion to remove the thorn from his flesh – his sin, his ungodly desires, those that he just couldn’t stop doing!
“O unhappy and pitiable and wretched man that I am!” Romans 7:24
“For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds that I do not desire to do are what I am ever doing.” Romans 7:19
My people believe that because they carry My Spirit that they are to be perfect – they should not do or think the evil ways that they do. I am here to say that is simply not truth. You are becoming perfected…you don’t start out that way!
Understand that there is much more going on in the spiritual world that filters into your natural world than you will ever know or understand. In fact, it would take all eternity to figure it out. All of it impacts your thought life, your actionable life and your spiritual life…even your prayer life.
I know these things and I do not fault you, and here is proof, for my friend Paul experienced and wrote about what I want you to KNOW in your heart:
“14 We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am a creature of the flesh [carnal, unspiritual], having been sold into slavery under [the control of] sin.
15 For I do not understand my own actions [I am baffled, bewildered]. I do not practice or accomplish what I wish, but I do the very thing that I loathe [which my moral instinct condemns].
16 Now if I do [habitually] what is contrary to my desire, [that means that] I acknowledge and agree that the Law is good (morally excellent) and that I take sides with it.
17 However, it is no longer I who do the deed, but the sin [principle] which is at home in me and has possession of me.
18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot perform it. [I have the intention and urge to do what is right, but no power to carry it out.]
19 For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds that I do not desire to do are what I am [ever] doing.
20 Now if I do what I do not desire to do, it is no longer I doing it [it is not myself that acts], but the sin [principle] which dwells within me [fixed and operating in my soul].
21 So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its insistent demands.
22 For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self [with my new nature]. [Ps. 1:2.]
23 But I discern in my bodily members [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].”
And here is how you are judged this day:
“Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”
She answered, “No one, Lord!” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go. From now on sin no more.” (John 8:10-11)
Before I came to earth you would have been stoned for your sins. But since I have come – and am still here now – I forgive you, even before you become perfected!
I say to you today, “Go and Sin No More.” I know you cannot be perfect, and I do not expect that. One day you shall be, when you sit with me in my temple in heaven. Then, sin will have no more rule or reign over you, because you will have no more earthly bodily members (see Romans 7:23 above).
Until then, know I love you! There has never been a moment when you were unloved – even AS you were sinning, I still loved you, and I ever shall. You are mine. You are branded. You are my child and I will NEVER change my mind about you.