No More Condemnation

Like Paul, we all feel condemned and powerless under the demands of the law, for there is no one that could fulfilled them except the One Who established it in holiness. Trying to fulfill the law so to enter heaven, is to bypass and ignore the sacrificial work already done for us, for there is no other name on earth or in heaven that can save, only through the name of YAHSHUA; it is not by good deeds of the flesh, but by the spiritual deeds of faith.

In the Garden of Eden, when the heavenly court entered in session for the first time, Adam and Eve stood condemned before their Creator. They were guilty, no doubt about it. But at that moment of judgment however, God’s mercy surfaced toward them, first by providing them long tunics of skins to cover their naked bodies and by promising them redemption from death unto life. The Bible does not say if the skins God dressed Adam and Eve with were from animals. Although, men did not eat animal’s meat in those days, we read in chapter four of Genesis that Abel raised sheep for sacrifice. Supposedly the tunics God provided for them came from animals’ skins, it is very much in line with what God established for the priests in the wilderness found in Leviticus 7:8: Also the priest who presents any man’s burnt offering, that priest shall have for himself the skin of the burnt offering which he has presented. There is in the fact of animals being killed to dress Adam and Eve a symbolic picture of our Savior as the Lamb of God, Who was to come and fulfill the promise of redemption to Adam and Eve through His own sacrifice as the Lamb of God to atone men from sin and dress them with  the righteousness of God. “without the shedding of blood there is no redemption of sin.” God’s promise of salvation stood firm for four thousand years, when in the fullness of time, God sent His Son to be the sacrificial Lamb He had promised at the first court session in the garden of Eden.

After that, God directs judgment to the serpent by saying,  And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise his heel (Genesis 3:15). The statement given the serpent, “And you will lie in wait and bruise his (YAHSHUA’S) heel,” is worthy considering in light of Jacob’s prophesy of his sons before he died. Of Dan he said,  Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel; Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a horned snake in the path, that bites at the horse’s heels, so that his rider falls backward. I wait for Your salvation, O Lord (Genesis 49:16-18). YAHSHUA’S heel has been bruised by Satan, when he entered Judas to betray YAHSHUA as it has been prophesized in Psalm 41: 9, Even my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me; the prophecy, Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a horned snake in the path, that bites at the horse’s heels, so that his rider falls backward  is in my mind, fulfilled through Judas as an offspring of the tribe of Dan, the only person YAHSHUA called the son of perdition, besides Satan.

The chastisement, the punishment necessary for our peace, our deliverance, our joy and salvation He took upon Himself; He took our position of condemned and suffered the humiliation of a condemned man before the whole nation of Israel and the entire world of yesterday. They witnessed Him paying the price for their redemption while He hang on the tree from noon until three o’ clock. At the end of His ordeal, He said, It is finished!  For this reason, no one can ever condemn us; no more charges will be brought against us; no more accusation will be brought forth against us, for YAHSHUA has acquitted us, and He has provided the bridge that will always connect us to Him- His love and no suffering or distress will ever separate us from Him; no more condemnation; He has sealed us with His love, His Holy Spirit. The battle has been won, Satan has been defeated and his head will someday be crushed with the wound of eternal death and he will be sent to the place prepared for him.

Under no more condemnation, we look forward to the promise of the completion of our redemption, when we will be glorified and when we will be eternally abiding in the shelter of the Most High, eternally being holy, as He is holy and eternally gazing at the beauty of God’s holiness in eternal adoration to Him, Who is forever loving, forever good, forever merciful and faithful.

 No more condemnation, Praise God!

THINK ABOUT IT!

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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