Daily Devotional – Not Guilty

By on January 15, 2020
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from John 8: 35-36. First in the natural and then the supernatural, the Old Testament required payment for the sins of the people, through the blood of sacrificed animals. This ritualistic method had to be performed yearly. Jesus became our eternal sacrifice and in the spiritual realm did once and for all that the old system could not accomplish. Thus, such a sacrifice of animals was an imperfect shadow of what was to come. Jesus offered a better sacrifice.

A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free!

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Apart from the shedding of Blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.

The Blood of Jesus results in the deliverance from the power of sin, deliverance from the presence of sin, and deliverance from the permanence of sin. Herein lies the Good News; we have been delivered. As Christians, we have been delivered from the corruption of sin, its power, its presence, and its permanence. We are freed from any hold it has on us. It is, however, our responsibility to confess and repent from sin that we participate in once we have been saved. It is also our responsibility not to become entangled with sin and its author again. We have been bought back, purchased from the kingdom of darkness, where we were because of our sin. We belong to the kingdom of light, therefore, we are to walk as children of light and no longer allow sin to rule our lives in any area! Praise God, it is only by His grace that we can walk as children of the light.

We are justified by the Blood.

 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him (Ro 5:8-9 NAS).

The word, justification, means the act of pronouncing righteousness. It is a legal term referring to the state of being in which one is pronounced as being in right standing before the Lord. It is not a process by which sin is overlooked or ignored. The term simply signifies that the legal demands have already been met and one must acquit the accused. God is a holy God and man is inherently unrighteous, born into sin. Therefore, God has provided a means by which we can stand before Him. He made a covenant in the Blood of His own Son, which puts us in right standing.

We are justified, by Him and through His Blood, once we accept Him into our hearts by confession; therefore, we no longer need to carry the guilt and shame that was produced in us through sin. We can boldly approach the throne of grace with the understanding that we are fully justified by His Blood. Hallelujah. Condemnation and guilt no longer have a place and must leave.

If you are a believer, you are justified. That means when God looks at you, He sees you as NOT GUILTY.

Now determine to walk as one freed by His precious Son.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you that I am justified. Thank you that when you look at me you see the righteousness of your own Son. Help me God to see myself as you see me. Help me to understand that all my sins are washed away and I now stand as Not Guilty in your righteous court of Heaven.

In Jesus name
Amen

EncouragementRobin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

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Daily Devotional – Not Guilty