Justified

Romans 4:25 Jesus was raised for our justification. Close your eyes for a moment and experience the burden of sin: the hopelessness, the shame, the guilt, the darkness. Through identification with Christ, we step out of the tomb and into freedom. Col 1:13 New Living “God rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His dear Son.” The cross brought forgiveness but still guilty, still on my record. The resurrection brought justification, not guilty, case dismissed. How does that feel? Not a suspended sentence, not probation. Wiped off the record as though it never happened. Judge: “The charges say you hit Mr. Smith with a 2×4.” “Yes, your honor, he was coming after me with a baseball bat.” “Justified. Case dismissed.”  When the judge looks at your rap sheet, what does he see? When God looks at your rap sheet, its blank.

Jesus on the cross said, “Into Your hands I commend My spirit.” Trusting the Father for the resurrection. What an incredible act of trust! Jesus paid for forgiveness, the Father gave us the free gift of righteousness, right standing before Him. I can imagine Jesus saying, “Wow, You went way beyond what I could have done.” The biggest obstacle to experiencing God’s love is often our relationship with our natural father: distant, abusive, self-focused, absent. Experience today your heavenly Father of the Bible, the one who raised Jesus out of death so we can stand before Him justified.

1. Psalm 106:1 His steadfast love endures forever.

2. Hebrews 13:5 He will never leave you nor forsake you.

3. Jeremiah 33:1 He loves you with an everlasting love.

4. Psalm 118:6 God is on your side.

5. Romans 8:38-39 Nothing can separate us from God’s love.

6. 1John 3:1 The Father has shown His love by calling us His sons.

What does justification do for me?

1. Justification means no condemnation Romans 8:1 When I feel condemned I need to recognize whose voice I am listening to. Titus 3:4-7 I can’t be justified by the law, by my actions. It is a gift. Luke 15:11-24 Prodigal son.

2. Justification means a new future, a new destiny Proverbs 29:18 Without a vision people wander aimlessly/ perish/ throw off restraint. In other words lose their way. 2Cor 5:17 New creation. Jer 29:11 a future full of hope. Get a hold of hope. Heb 11:1 Faith is the substance of things hoped for. Without hope, faith has nothing to work with. Fight for your dream. No hope in the future means powerless in the present. Do you get discouraged because you feel like you are moving backwards? A slingshot must pull back before it can launch forward. Phil 3:7-14 Eye off the past. Eye on the prize.

3. Justification means I have something to give to others. Mat 28:18-20 Go into all the world. The same power that conquered the grave lives in me.

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One Comment on “Justified”

  1. pastor asher john Says:

    I am a member of the Lord’s chosen church.


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