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Thursday, July 28, 2011

We Are Justified Already!

Our sure standing in God is explained in detail in Romans 4 and 5. The last verse of chapter 4 says that Christ was delivered up for our offenses. Not His offenses but ours; every one of our sins. And the pouring out of His soul on our behalf was accepted by the Father. He was the perfect Lamb of God.


In the same way that His sacrifice on our behalf was accepted, He was also raised for our justification. OUR JUSTIFICATION! We are accepted in God. Chapter 5 says that we have peace with God through our LORD Jesus Christ. We have full access to the Father by faith in this position of grace on which we stand. It is a strong platform on which we stand and we need to be more than confident of our position not only in the future but right now!

We are seated in a spiritual kingdom in heavenly places. Christ told Peter that He would give him the keys to the kingdom of heaven and whatever we bound on earth would be bound in heaven; and whatever was loosed on earth would be loosed in heaven. This is a powerful set of keys! Do we use them?


We have been given the authority by Christ through the Holy Spirit of God to rebuke the devil and he has to flee. It is not our power but the power of the Spirit of God working in and through us. We have the keys, we have the power, we have the position of authority and the justification to use these tools because we are now justified in the Father through Jesus Christ.


The most beautiful prayer I have ever read is in John 17 where Christ prays to the Father that we would be one with Him and the Father. He did not ask that we be removed from the earth yet but that we be one with God now. This must be possible or He would not have made the request on our behalf. I remind myself quite a bit that the problem is not on His end; it is on my end. The problem is my difficulty to actually realize my position in Christ.


He was raised for our justification! He did not have to be justified, He was sinless. We are justified in Him. We need to realize the power, the keys and the great authority we have in Him. The world will see, experience His favor upon us and ask us what makes us so different. This is our opportunity to lead others to the realization of who Christ Jesus really is! We are justified in the Father through, and by, and because of Christ sacrifice on our behalf.

Our Justification ~* HE AROSE!


" Low in the grave He lay,
Jesus my Saviour!
Waiting the coming day,
Jesus my LORD!


Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o're His foes;
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign,
He arose!
He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ Arose!


Vainly they watch His bed,
Jesus my saviour!
Vainly they seal the dead,
Jesus my LORD!


Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o'er His foes;
He arose a victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign,
He arose!
He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!


Death cannot keep his prey
Jesus my Savior!
He tore the bars away
Jesus my LORD!


Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o'er His foes;
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign,
He arose!
He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

* Robert Lowry, 1826-1899

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