1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,
4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.
8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
Shame, fear, and let downs seem to creep back into our minds quickly. Yet here in Romans we hear that condemnation is gone for those in Christ. Gone, it cannot co-exist… thus if it is present then the Christ Like-ness is NOT…
I know that challenge is very mental and sometimes very difficult to believe. Yet it is the TRUTH. Christ has eradicated your shame, your fears, and your let downs. You are in the SPIRIT and are now bound by His righteousness. Yes, that is right, YOU HAVE CHRIST RIGHTEOUSNESS. It may be hard to feel, it may be hard to believe, and it may be hard to maintain in your mind but you must. For when we allow that negativism to creep back into our mindset we are removing God from our “thrones”. Think SPIRIT life, think Spirit mind, think Spirit power… the more we focus on the Spirit the MORE THE SPIRIT seems to show up! A life controlled by the God of the Universe is the life capable of breathing that life into others! Kingdom Now!