“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:1
LIGHT FOR NOW: Now that you have been justified, you have no record of sin.
To be justified is to be discharged and acquitted. Being justified means to declared ‘not guilty’.It also means to have a right standing with God. To be justified is to be united, to be in union with God. This means that we are no longer enemies to God. Christ was made to be sin for us. David spoke about Christ and gave a good report about Him (Hebrews 11:23). In Christ, we have been declared free and acquitted. The Old Covenant exposes and institutes all forms of legislations. The Old Covenant was anti-human, but in the New Covenant, there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Hebrews 8:10 says, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more”. This simply means that you have been found not guilty and discharged and acquitted accordingly. Yes, you do not have any record of sin anymore. It would therefore be a serious violation of agreement and gross injustice to repeat a punishment that was already served by someone.
Life is now strictly based on faith in Christ. Faith in the finished work of Christ is what makes life beautiful. Jesus is not just sitting on the Mercy Seat, rather, He is the Mercy Seat. The confession and belief that Christ was raised from the dead is what guarantees your redemption and it is your redemption that guarantees your justification. The work is grace is possible only because Christ made Himself available. Until your belief system is established in Christ, you cannot be justified. Therefore, you need to have an honest belief in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
INSTRUCTION: Believe in Christ and you are justified.
PRAYER: I am in Him justified and He is in me glorified, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Until you are justified, you cannot be glorified.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 17; EVENING: ACTS CHAPTER 17