Now, if any of you are hearing this with the spirit of condemnation hanging over your head, it’s only because you’re trying to hold on to two radically different propositions at the same time. It’s like trying to travel east and west simultaneously. But trying to do the one while believing we are still doing the other is the very thing that leaves us confused and paralyzed. You see, asking God to help you to remove your sin is built upon the assumption that Jesus Christ hasn’t already done it. source
Do you go through your day hearing a voice that condemns you so that it often drowns out what your Father has spoken to your heart? Do the thoughts that come through seem to validate the fact that your mind is still carnal, fleshly, not of God? You are not alone with that internal conflict, for I know it full well. But the life that has spoken to me in Christ teaches me not to validate the bogus claims of that voice. For to do so is total insanity! I know it seems rational to give that voice of condemnation its due by agreeing with its claims, but it is right there - exactly, precisely there - that the struggle seems to be normal. It also seems honest to agree and confess to what the voice of condemnation demands. Ironically, when I think I understand my sins so as to describe them well is to be caught up in the demand of that condemning voice. When I truly see sin for what it is I see it according to its true futility and deadness; and in seeing its deadness I have seen my true life.
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