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Case Closed

Jesus grabs his gavel and loudly hits the desk in front of him, his voice rings throughout the court as he pronounces: “Case closed!” The enemy shirks away defeated before there was even a chance to protest.

So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice to condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One.

Romans 8:1

I love the image of Jesus in the heavenly courts when the enemy of my soul brings a case before him. The enemy is passionately accusing me of my many faults, he drags the case on as if he must say at least one more thing to fully convince the Holy One. Then, Jesus grabs his gavel and loudly hits the desk in front of him, his voice rings throughout the court as he pronounces: “Case closed!” The enemy shirks away defeated before there was even a chance to protest. 

When the voice of condemnation races through your mind; it is a sure thing that the enemy is saying way too much. Remind yourself that your case is closed; it is GONE because of the blood of Jesus. Nothing could be more definite!

The law of the Spirit of life has liberated us from sin and death. Jesus was the sin offering so that sin could once and for all be conquered. Yes!

Now, we have the freedom to live by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit, and that is a lot of power. When we live by the Spirit we are motivated to pursue spiritual realities. What are spiritual realities? Christ in you. Christ empowerment. Resurrection power. Acceptance. Abundant life. Freedom. Death to sin, and so on.

I think we forget sometimes the gift we have, the immense freedom of Spirit life, and the hope it offers. Just imagine if we were to all live out this truth every single day.  “Now Christ lives in you! And even though your body may be dead because of the effects of sin, his life-giving Spirit imparts life to you because you are fully accepted by God. Yes, God raised Jesus to life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, he will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you!” Romans 8:10-11

So friends, when you hear that accusing voice of the enemy and you feel like there is no way out, remember that you have that resurrection power deep inside of you, and the King of Kings is saying: “So now the case is closed!”

The enemy has no claim over you—none at all. Do not allow the spirit of religious duty to tell you that you are not enough, for the Holy God of all has proclaimed otherwise. He fully accepts you, enfolds you, and brings you into his family. You are not an orphan, his Spirit joins with our spirit and we hear him say that we are his beloved, his true treasure, heirs of his kingdom.

We can live unveiled, that is to say, we can live with his glory magnified within us. The Holy Spirit is there to empower us in our weakness. He rises up within us and intercedes on our behalf. 

God is determined to stand with us. This means that we can stand against anything that tries to destroy us. We can stomp out the condemning voice that lies about who we are. We can move in love and win the battles that face us each day. God stands with you through it all, and there is nothing that can separate you from the love he has for you. Nothing! His passionate love is lavished upon us through Jesus, and there is no case against us. Amen!


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