Thursday, May 25, 2017

"FAITH = Righteousness and Justification"

“FAITH = Righteousness and Justification”


The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.  He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.      Romans 4:23-25


Because of Abraham’s FAITH, “it was credited to him” the “IT” is RIGHTEOUSNESS.  God credited Abraham with RIGHTEOUSNESS because he believed in God and His promises.  But the phrase “it was credited to him” was not written for Abraham alone, it is also applicable to us, today, at least to those who BELIEVE in God and His power to raise the Lord Jesus from the dead.


There can be NO redemption of mankind without the DEATH and RESURRECTION of Jesus our Lord. We must have FAITH like Abraham in order to have RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTIFICATION credited to us.  We must BELIEVE that Jesus was delivered over to death for OUR sins and was RAISED to LIFE for our JUSTIFICATION.  JUSTIFICATION is the act by which a sinner is freed from their sin through their faith, and credited to them by God as RIGHTEOUSNESS.


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you have NOT been credited with RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTIFICATION, but are condemned to an ETERNITY in Hell because of your UNBELIEF.  However, God is giving you the opportunity NOW, to turn AWAY from your SINS and to turn to Him, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and have RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTIFICATION credited to you, and escape the HORRORS of HELL.  Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!


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