God’s Amazing Grace through Justification by Faith

Posted: April 22, 2010 in Blessings, Christian Beliefs, The Bible

Justification by Faith

In John 3:16 it says: “…whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

Jesus Christ was crucified to take on the sins of everyone who had lived before His time, was living at the time, and would live after His time. He took on Him every single sin of every single person for all time, even those who hate His guts and don’t believe in Him at all. His sacrifice was the only way to save us from eternal damnation to hell, only a perfect life given up to cover our sins could fulfill justice.

We should have died for the sins we committed, we shouldn’t even have been given another chance. Our sins should have damned us for all eternity to a place alongside the Devil and his Angels in a place not designed for human suffering.

Instead we become justified, by grace through faith in Christ’s sacrificial death for us. We become redeemed, fit for eternal life, because of God’s unending grace.

Once we accept this gift by faith, we will want to continue to grow in a relationship with God through prayer and study of the word, for what kind of adopted son does not build a relationship with his heavenly father.

Below I’ve taken Romans 3 verses 21-30 and expounded upon them to help you understand the type of grace that is being bestowed upon one who believes.

Rom 3:21 But now apart from the law a righteousness of God hath been manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Here Paul is relating the fact that because of Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross there is a way to righteousness that is not based on the Law (Ten Commandments) or the Prophets. Yet was shown beforehand in the Old Testament. (See Isaiah 53)

Rom 3:22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ unto all them that believe; for there is no distinction;

This righteousness of God comes through faith in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ unto anyone who believes. In other words anyone can take hold of this promise simply because…

Rom 3:23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

Each and every one of us has sinned; in fact we were all born with a sin nature because of the first sin in the Garden of Eden. Since this sin is ingrained in us we all fall short of the unreachable standard set at an unimaginable height by God.

Rom 3:24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

However his own Grace, available through the sinless sacrifice of His only begotten Son Christ Jesus, justifies us in God’s sight.

Rom 3:25 whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God;

Jesus Christ who was sent by God to this earth to become a perfect sacrifice, through faith in the blood that was shed. This was to be a proof of God’s righteousness because it would bring about total remission, absolute removal of our sin all of it, a permanent satisfaction of justice.

Rom 3:26 for the showing, I say, of his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus.

To show that His righteousness is Just and that He can be the Justifier of those who have faith in His Son Jesus Christ.

Rom 3:27 Where then is the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of works? Nay: but by a law of faith.

Well then should we boast? Of course not, by the nature of the gift it is excluded. So then is it a byproduct of keeping the law, or of works? Of course not is it simply by an act of faith, followed by God’s grace to you.

Rom 3:28 We reckon therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.

It is simply that a person is fully justified by their simple act of having faith in the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. There is no law or works needed to justify it.

Rom 3:29 Or is God the God of Jews only? is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yea, of Gentiles also:

Perhaps God only cares about the Jews. No, surely he is the God of the Gentiles also. Yes indeed. In other words this gift of Grace through faith is available to anyone who believes.

Rom 3:30 if so be that God is one, and he shall justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through faith.

Both the Jew and the Gentile are considered to be equal in the eyes of God, therefore through this gift we can all be justified.

God doesn’t want us to miss out on His amazing Grace, He doesn’t want to loose any of you reading this post. It’s astounding how much Love He has for us, and the most absurd thing is that God is the same “yesterday…today…and forever” and His love is always overflowing.

Turn to God, pray to Jesus Christ, and accept the gift of God’s amazing grace through faith. Once you give everything to the Lord, all your sorrows, all your pain, hate, loss, hopes and dreams He will flood you with the Holy Spirit. And seal you for Heaven and an eternity with Him.

I pray that you’ll make the choice, I want to see you in Heaven and worship with you as Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

In Christ,

Ross

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