Reality is 90% perception and 10% what you say and do.
For the last couple of weeks I have studied this topic. In my studied time I found some very interesting and very radical things. For a while it was hard for me to believe what was revealed to me but I am so thankful for the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
The first thing that was revealed to me is that men and women that have accepted Jesus Christ into their heart are all connected, literally, together by one source. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus ushered in this connection. This connection placed us back in right standing with the Heavenly Father and He through Jesus has sanctified and justified us to the point of appearing as if we have never sinned. Sin is no longer the issue. Condemnation is the issue and condemnation kills.
Condemnation is to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; to judge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service. Condemnation is like poison to the mind it destroys men from the inside out. The mind (the ability to perceive) is the arena for all life’s situations and circumstances.
If I can get you to believe you can do a thing, you can do it. If I can get you to believe you can’t do a thing, you will not be able to do it.
Condemnation is the very act of destroying a person’s ability to do anything different. It is mental bondage. The interesting thing about condemnation is that condemnation is most damaging when it self-inflicted. Many have heard the saying that “we are our own worst critic or enemy.” It’s true we are our own worst enemy. This must stop!
The root of every sickness and every disease is condemnation. Condemnation establishes a pathway that people subconsciously follow to destruction. Condemnation affects everyone different but leads to the same result, death.
To overcome the effects of condemnation we must become better stewards over our minds and hearts. We must first understand that just as a salary is too regular work equals a pay check, condemnation is to sins consciousness equals death. From this insight on wages we must consider Jesus. Jesus on the cross paid the recurring payment that was due for our sin (past, present and future) with His life so that we didn’t have to produce the payment ourselves. With this awareness sin is not the issues but condemnation is still present. Just like a salary is still a salary while on vacation still yields a paycheck, condemnation without the penalty of sin still results in death.
As a steward over our mind and heart we must renew our mind to what God has stated in His Word about us. We are conquers, world overcomers, we have the victory in every area and we have the mind of Christ. God is not condemning us. If we make a decision that may appear to be bad or good it’s just that, a decision. All the decisions we make has consequences. Own the consequences of that decision but don’t allow the decision to determine who you are, your worth or importance. We are not defined by our actions or decisions. God defines us.
We are who God says we are and we can do what God says we can do.