Condemnation is the deadly and awful bullet that Jesus took for us, and I don’t think we can entirely appreciate this unless we realize the immensity of this extraordinary gift. Condemnation is being on the receiving end of the just wrath of an infinitely-powerful God. Hell is where there is a fire that shall never be quenched and where the worm will never die. Hell is a place of torment, an outer darkness where there will be constant weeping and gnashing of teeth. And there are chains in this darkness. And it is forever.
Condemnation is the just punishment for preferring the fleeting pleasures of sin over fullness of joy.You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11). If we can grasp the magnitude of our frequent offenses against God, only then can we appreciate what Jesus did for us in taking the full fury of the wrath of God upon Himself, and rescuing us from the punishment we deserved. When it dawns on us that there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, there should spring from our souls a flood of gratitude and praise to God for the glory of His grace.