Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross atoned for our sins, removing the condemnation and power sin had over us. But when He rose from the dead He took His rightful position at the right hand of God becoming then our advocate, mediator, and champion. I John 2:1 reminds us, “We have one who speaks to the Father in our defense – Jesus Christ.” Remember, you have someone who is ever-present at the elbow of God appealing on your behalf…intervening for your good…defending your case – Jesus Christ is His name.
The Lord saves us from what? In a single word – condemnation. John 3:18 tells us that from the womb we are condemned already…destined to Hell. No amount of good works will ever save you. Nor will you ever make it to Heaven on your believing Grandmother’s shirt-tails. But most strikingly, you will never be able to save yourself. Only the Lord Jesus Christ can deliver you from the wrath that is to come. Only He can offer you freedom from an eternal sentence of Hell.
Satan uses shame to shackle many a person and render them useless for the Kingdom. Feelings of condemnation from others can cause such emotions as unworthiness, humiliation, and guilt. But Jesus Christ did not come to condemn us,but to save us…and once we have confessed our sins and asked for forgiveness…all condemnation is gone. The moment we are forgiven, we are forgiven…even if the Devil whispers in our ear otherwise.