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January 31, 2013

When the Devil Reminds you of your Past

Romans 8

Therefore, 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[a] free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[c] And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

We need the law to show us how sinful we are. Our sin leads to our death and our death leads to God sending His Son on a rescue mission to redeem and reconcile the world to himself.

In Christ Jesus, we are no longer condemned. We are saved from condemnation. What is to condemn when we have been set free from the law of sin and death.

As Christians, we don’t need to be condemned when somebody or even Satan accuses us of sin. In fact, we can actually admit our sin and confess our sin and our need for Christ. That is why it is crucial to preach the gospel to yourself everyday to daily remind us that apart from Christ and his work at the Cross, I am still condemned.

You heard the saying when the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future. It is actually cute. But when the devil reminds you of your past, then be reminded of what Christ did for you and rejoice that there is no longer any condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

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