“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:1-2, Holy Bible, King James Version). When the law condemns a guilty person, a sentence is required, from a short incarceration to a death sentence, depending on the crime. A parole or reverse ruling for a new trial brings hope of a better life but does not absolve the guilt. When a pardon is handed down, the prisoner is free as though the crime never happened. Jesus never paroles, only pardons with full freedom that leaves no condemnation—no guilt trip.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for my proclamation of pardon. You have erased my past and given me a future. Amen.