PT. 9 (THE END) YOU ARE JUSTIFIED IN CHRIST

PT. 9 (THE END)… UNDERSTANDING GOD THROUGH YOUR POSITION IN CHRIST
 
YOU ARE JUSTIFIED IN CHRIST
 
JUSTIFIED
 
To declare free from guilt or blame (Webster)
 
Once we have accepted Christ as our personal Saviour, we are
justified by His grace, which is His undeserved kindness
toward us. In other words, God forgets all that we ever did and
we start off with a nice, new, clean slate. It is just as if we had
never sinned.
 
Romans 3: 24 (KJV)
Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that
is in Christ Jesus.
 
Redemption – a buying back. (Webster)
 
Adam was the first man that God ever created. He was perfect
and he belonged to God. He is the root from which we all
came. He sinned by giving in to temptation. As a result of his
sin, the root of our heritage became contaminated and we were
all born with his sinful nature.
 
In order for mankind to get back to the place where he was in
God before Adam sinned, we had to be redeemed or bought
back by God. The price for our redemption was the sacrifice or
death of a human being who had never sinned. In other words,
this human being had to be perfect, as the animals sacrificed
for the sins of the people in the Old Testament were without
any kind of physical defect and therefore perfect. (See
Leviticus 4)
 
There wasn’t one perfect human being on the earth so Jesus
Christ, the perfect Son of God, experienced life as a human
being so that He could sacrifice his life for our sins. Even
though He was tempted or tested, just like we are tempted—
He never sinned. (Hebrews 4:15)
 
In experiencing life as a human being, He is now able to
identify with our needs because He experienced life from our
perspective. This is so very important for us to understand
because since His death, burial and resurrection, He is now in
heaven interceding or talking to God on our behalf. Now when
we go to God in prayer, we can go with confidence, knowing
that He hears us, He will be merciful to us and we will find
grace or undeserved favour from him to help us in our time
of need.
 
Hebrews 4: 14-16 (KJV)
14) Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed
into the heavens, Jesus Christ the Son of God, let us hold fast
our profession.
15) For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched
with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points
tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16) Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that
we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
I pray that you now have a better understanding of your
position in Christ, and that you lead a life worthy of your
calling, for you have been called by God. (Eph. 4: 1)
 
I pray that you now have a better understanding of your
position in Christ, and that you lead a life worthy of your
calling, for you have been called by God. (Eph. 4: 1)

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