Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
I give you insights that you should give attention to about the way the devil operates against you so that you are prepared for them when they come. And you will save a lot of your precious time and keep peace of mind this way.
For just as the Holy Spirit taught Jesus how to overcome the tactics of the devil, so He also shows you. He teaches you all things and reminds you of all I said. He also guides you to all truth and tells you what is coming. And He testifies to you and witnesses with your spirit.
I call the devil the accuser of the brethren who accuses them day and night, the thief who comes only to steal, kill, and destroy, and a liar and the father of lies. I also call him a murderer.
It is the devil who enticed Adam and Eve to commit spiritual suicide, which went out to the physical death as well for them and all their descendants. They put you under the master they chose and the jurisdiction in which they lived—the futile way of many of your ancestors.
The devil has been working with those born of the corrupted seed of Adam’s descendants and has managed to make many of them into murderers as well, like he did with Cain and in a different way with people like Judas, whom the devil entices into sin and then accuses and reproaches them, and if they do not know how to recognize and deal with the devil, he will push them to spiritual and physical suicide.
The devil does this through lies and accusations that have truth in them in the flesh but not in the Spirit. To take him down and not be oppressed by him you must be aware of how he works.
And today we are considering Lie No 3 that you all will be hit with at some time in your life, and if you do not take this one down, it will oppress you, torment you, and depress you for years of your life. It will not let you be confident in My presence or go forward with My plans for your life. Even if you let this lie stay one hour it is too long.
In this lie the devil accuses you with YOU. Your past, your present, and your future. Lie No. 3 of the devil is “You are under condemnation for your sins and failures, you cannot rise above them, you wasted your life, and you missed your promised land.”
In this lie he makes you disappointed in yourself and makes you feel that you are displeasing to Me. In other words you have ruined your life and it is too late to go back and rectify it as well as too late to go forward and make it better.
First of all I want you to know that with Me it is never too late. I am from everlasting to everlasting and I am the ancient of days. We have eternity but we also have NOW. Remember, I can make the water wine in less than one second and change you in the twinkling of an eye. Nothing is impossible for Me, nothing is too hard for Me, and nothing is to wonderful for Me. And all things are possible for those who believe that.
Next, just because you are not a big success in the eyes of the world does not mean you are not a success with Me. What man holds in importance most of the time I hold in contempt.
But I said, “I have toiled in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my judgement is with the LORD, And my reward with my God. . . He formed me from the womb . . and I am honored in His sight and He is my strength. Isaiah 49:4-5.
And now I want to address the part that is the major evil in this lie. And it is self-condemnation. This is very serious. Self-condemnation makes you self-centered. It continually holds yourself in front of you. Condemnation cripples your faith and closes your door to Me no matter how much I knock. You block yourself from receiving from Me.
To fail to forgive yourself is to doubt I forgave you. And I tell you to forgive as I have forgiven you in Christ. And that includes YOU. I forgave you and everyone only one way, and it was not by their good actions, their penance, or by their suffering, it was by the Blood of Jesus and nothing else will do.
If you have repented and confessed your sin to Me, and yet you keep allowing Satan to accuse you of that sin and you are overwhelmed with regret, remorse, and grief, you do not understand what I did for you in Christ Jesus. You have no consciousness of the Blood of My Son. I have washed you in the Blood of My Son and as you walk with Me in the Light, I continue cleansing you day and night. His blood is an eternal redemption and it is on the Mercy Seat in Heaven ever pleading for you.
In Jesus you have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of your sins, according to the riches of My grace which I have lavished on you. And because of this new and living way to Me you can come to Me with confidence and I see you as holy, blameless, and beyond reproach in Jesus.
The Blood of My Son puts you back into the place of perfection and starts you anew as a new creation in Christ.
For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14.
Quit talking to yourself and others about your sins and failings, about how bad you feel, about how condemned you are, and stop calling yourself a failure. Stop degrading yourself and instead treat yourself as I do. With honor.
You are precious in My sight, you are honored and I love you. Isaiah 43:4.
I so love you that I gave you My Son, not to condemn you but to save you. John 3:16-17.
I have given you the tremendous honor of sacrificing My Son to make you holy, blameless, pure and beyond reproach before Me. Make the choice to agree with Me, your LORD God, and forgive yourself, shake off the dust of death, that is, depression and move on to great things.
“I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Put Me in remembrance, let us argue our case together; state your cause, that you may be proved right. Isaiah 43:25-26.
Plead the Blood, plead the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, your Lord and redeemer who took all your sins and unrighteousness and gave you His purity and My righteousness. And though your sins are red as crimson, I wash you white as now.
It is time for you to rise up and shake off the chains of the devil—for if he can hold you in condemnation by his continual bombard of fiery arrows concerning your sins and failures he knows your ability to resist him and hear from Me is very limited. He will define you as unfruitful and if you pick that up you will see yourself that way as well. And that is what you will be.
When these thoughts of condemnation, fear, torment, shame, regret, hopelessness, depression, and whatever else self-condemnation releases, you must answer, refute, and cast out these unclean spirits. For none of these are from Me.
Do not harbor them for even a moment and tell them there is NOW no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus, answer them that your sins and offenses I remember NO MORE, they are gone. Answer them with that Jesus is the resurrection and the life, even now each day I am raising you up and have seated you with Him already in the Spirit with the devil beneath your feet, answer that My Son has set you free from the law of sin and death and took all your sins, illness and pains away from you in His own body and you are free.
You must start feeding your mind Spirit food rather than flesh food. Renew your mind to righteousness. My righteousness as a gift to you.
If you really understood what I did for you in Jesus you would not be under condemnation but in celebration! Like the prodigal son’s coming home party and Jesus announcing in the synagogue at Nazareth that He had come to set the captives free and proclaim the joyful year of restoration and freedom, when all debts are written off as paid in full, properties and lands restored and slaves set free—Jubilee! And it still is, the age of grace. The age of the church on earth as the body of Christ.
The devil accuses you day and night so that you will pass the sentence of condemnation on yourself, from your own mouth. It is by your words you are acquitted (declared righteous) and by your words you are condemned.
I invite you to fellowship through My Son.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Revelation 3:20-21.
It is overcomers that sit with Jesus and with Me. And Jesus is the leader and perfecter of your faith and He tells you He overcame and sat down with Me on My throne and you must be an overcomer as well to sit with us.
What is an overcomer? And what are you overcoming? And how do you overcome?
First, you really only have one adversary. He uses people, yourself, storms, accidents, famines and various other means but you really only have one you are overcoming and that is the devil.
And Jesus overcame the devil and divested him of his power over you. He came to undo the works of the devil and to free you who had been held in bondage by him all your lives.
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, Jesus Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. Hebrews 2:14-15.
The devil is not of flesh and blood but a spirit being, but he uses the flesh to fight you, but to overcome him you can only do it in the spirit arena.
This is the Word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts. What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the cornerstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” Zechariah 4:6-7.
So to be an overcomer you must be walking in the spirit and not according to the flesh, but let us continue along this treasure vein of the overcomer.
After Jesus had successfully taken back the throne of the son of man from Satan, who had snatched it from Adam when he sold his birthright to the devil, He cleansed it with His blood and knocked Satan out of My Kingdom for good, and the heavenly host fought with Him. And Satan now is only upon the earth trying to get as many humans under his control as possible before his sublease that Adam gave him is over. He is still hoping to somehow get his seat back in Heaven through you. But that cannot happen now for Jesus is seated there and you in Him. And Satan has no place in Him.
“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony. Revelation 12:11.
Jesus came preaching to repent and believe the gospel for My Kingdom was at hand. He was making it available to you now. But you had to change your mind from your old ways of thinking, seeking your own righteousness by your works, and believe the good news of the gospel that Jesus came to take away your sins and give you My righteousness by faith.
And Jesus gave you power to tread on the enemy. That is an overcomer. And how do you tread him down? By the Blood of the Lamb and the words of your testimony.
This is a courtroom scene.
Satan means “prosecutor” or “accuser.” He is accusing you to yourself but this passage of the Book of Revelation also establishes that Satan accuses you before Me day and night. I am the just Judge and he is trying to make his case before Me by reminding Me and you of all you have done wrong. He is examining you before Me to try to make you testify against yourself and plead guilty and condemn yourself before Me so that I must justly, if you only plead in the flesh, judge you condemned. FOR BY YOUR WORDS YOU ARE AQUITTED AND BY YOUR WORDS YOU ARE CONDEMNED. Dominion authority again.
You will establish the verdict. So as he is accusing you and examining you must not agree as you have been doing, but you must overcome and come out the victor.
And do not worry about making the defense, let the Holy Spirit in you speak for you because He testifies to you that your sins and offenses I remember NO MORE. Testify with Him. For He testifies of Jesus and you must as well. And He witnesses with your spirit that you are My children and free from condemnation and that you are joint heirs with Christ. The wages of sin is death but My free gift to you is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You must plead the Blood of the Lamb as the law upon which you base your case. By the law of redemption by the Blood of the Lamb, signifying that Jesus is the fulfillment of the Passover Lamb, whose blood sealed all the homes it covered from entrance by the destroyer and took all who partook of the supper, the body and blood of the Lamb, out of slavery healed, rich, and victorious. And under the Law of Moses, and even before the Law in My covenant with Abraham, it was the unblemished lamb that was the burnt offering and the sin offering that removed the guilt of your sins and covered them on credit by faith until Jesus came to fulfill and be the substance that the shadow of the unblemished lamb had fallen from. Abraham prophesied that I Myself would provide the Lamb for the burnt offering that transfers your sins to the lamb and his purity and righteousness to you.
And it is by the Bloody scourges of Jesus you were healed, by the Blood of Jesus your sins are washed away and you are made pure of all sin before Me, and it is by the Blood of Jesus that you are shielded from My just wrath and from condemnation. For by the Blood your sins are eradicated by a perfect atonement that paid for all your sins and the loss of the eternal life by Adam, all the debts you owed Me are paid in full by the Blood of Jesus and you are set free. It is Jubilee. You answer the accusations of Satan accordingly with the Word of YOUR testimony and told to you by My Spirit. Not by might or the power of human weapons of the flesh BUT BY MY SPIRIT.
For the weapons of your warfare are not carnal (of the flesh) but spiritual for pulling down strongholds and taking every thought Satan fires at you captive by the obedience unto death for you of Christ. Your kinsman redeemer and lamb of sacrifice, your burnt offering, your sin offering, your peace offering, your grain offering, and your guilt offering. Your eternal redemption by eternal blood.
Declare yourself NOT GUILTY for it is no longer your sin or your fault because I accounted and imputed all your sins to Jesus, your precious Lamb of sacrifice, for you had all gone astray like lost sheep, each following your own way, put I laid upon Him the sins, guilt and shame of you all. Therefore there is NOW no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For what you could not do in the flesh, I did for you in the Spirit.
Case closed. You are acquitted by the Blood of the Lamb (the Law of justification upon which you plead your case) and the words of your testimony which match that which the Holy Spirit is testifying and witnessing with your spirit.
And now you have joined the ranks of the overcomers with the One who conquered all and overcame the world. And He is knocking at the door of your heart and when you hear His voice and let Him enter He will sit down and dine with you and you with Him. He will break bread with you as He did with the disciples on the way to Emmaus on the very day I raised Him from the dead as your great good Shepherd and your great High Priest.
You see that with Satan, the prosecutor and accuser, it is a battle of words for the control of your mind. Like he did with Eve. Are you going to believe his words or Mine? Why would you want to believe lies that condemn you when you have such beautiful Words of truth that have eternal life in them that acquit you? Death and life are in the power of your tongue, speak life that you may live.
Let Me help you control your tongue, but you will have to be diligent about screening what you listen to and agree with. Keep My Word ever before your eyes and store it in your heart.
And become one who is like a champion boxer who loves a good fight for the more formidable the opponent the greater his victory. I reward you who are overcomers. Not cowards. And not those who surrender to the enemy when I have equipped you for battle.
But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise. Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for me . . . He pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me out to the light, and I will see His righteousness. Micah 7:7-9.
And you will trample Satan like mire beneath your feet. Micah 7:10.
I love you. There is much more to say about this but I think you understand that you must never again condemn yourself by agreeing with the lies of the enemy and spend your days in regret and sorrow under guilt and shame. That is very selfish and makes Me lose the joy of rewarding you for all the great things I have planned for your life that are all prepared in advance in Christ Jesus for you to walk in. Forgive as I have forgiven you, and that goes for YOU forgiving yourself and everyone else too. The Blood is MORE than enough. And that is the standard. Not what you did but what He did for you. No condemnation once you have repented and taken Him as LORD. No condemnation just celebration. Rejoice in Me, pray without ceasing and give constant thanks for this is My Will for you in Christ Jesus and it defines the life of an overcomer. No crawling around depressed for you, that is how the snake, that ancient serpent, the devil, lives do not join him. I have seated you in Heavenly places in Christ with Satan beneath your feet. Keep him there.