Quotes and Notes for the Day
JUSTIFICATION OF THE BELIEVER.
“Much more then being justified by his blood we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Romans 5:9
Justification is a legal term used in a court of law in which a judge officially declares an individual’s record to be cleared, who previously had been declared guilty. We have heard many well meaning preachers say, that “justification” means, “just as if I have never sinned.” Now that certainly sounds nice, but that is not what it means. It simply means “ to be declared righteous”!! In the act of justification God takes a believing sinner and declares him to be righteous before the whole world, and in the sight of a God; on the basis of Christ’s sacrificial atonement on the cross who paid the sinners debt in full.
On this matter of “Justification by Faith“, rests the eternal destiny of a soul. Now man as a sinner against God has enormous guilt that needs to be removed; at the same time if he had the guilt removed, he would still be devoid of righteousness, with no title to heaven and he would also be certain to fall again into sin and condemnation. If Christ only cancelled out guilt, He would merely return the sinner to Adam’s original state-innocence!! But, oh! Justification, has the “double cure”; it consists at once of the removal of guilt and the granting of righteousness. It rescues the sinner as a brand from the burning, ans at the same time gives him a title to Heaven. In addition to that The justified sinner has many benefits and blessings bestowed upon him.
1.The Justified Believer Has Peace With God: ” Therefore being justified by faith , we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” First of all this peace ” with God” is, that peace, which marks the end of hostility between God and the sinner. And then,the believer also has “the peace of God“, as given in Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your heart and minds through Christ Jesus.” This “Peace of God” has to do with the inner tranquility which God grants the believer in the midst of the storms of life.
2.The Justified Believer has Direct Access to God: “By whom also we have access by faith in to this grace wherein we stand and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:2. Here the believer through Christ as his mediator and intercessor could boldly come to the throne of grace; at any time and anywhere! The privilege of direct access to the throne of God was forfeited When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, and sin entered in to the world.
3.The Justified Believer awaits A Prospect of Glory: Again in Romans 5:2, we read, “… and rejoice in the hope of the glory God.” Yes, the believer has a glorious end granted to him in this justification by faith through Christ. This rejoicing the Bible speaks of is what the justified sinner can experience because he has this settled hope; that he will be restored to perfection and glory that Adam forfeited.
4.The Justified Believer has the Promise of Tribulation: Romans 5:3-4, “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation works patience; and patience works experience and experience hope...” This is where many young Christians (new Born babes in Christ) stumble and led to confusion. The sinner saved does not mean, that he is now free from any trials, tribulations. “Yea, and all that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” 2nd Timothy 3:12. For the believer tribulations and trials are no longer meaningless and unending. God has a purpose “and that all things work together for good to them that love God, and to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
5.The Justified Believer is Preserved from Wrath to come: ” much more being justified by his blood we shall be saved from wrath through him.” The justified believer is shielded from the wrath of God-The Great Tribulation, which is to come! He is either ushered in to the presence of God passing through death; or at the rapture when Christ comes to His blood bought Church. The justified believer is awaiting “… for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” 1st Thessalonians 1:10
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from the Peoples Gospel Hour Staff
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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff.