Wednesday, August 6, 2014

JUSTIFIED FOR GRACE

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Rom 5:1-2

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have* peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

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The reason we are justified is because of our faith in Christ Jesus (we have received Him as our savior and lord). Because of this justification we have peace with God. We can now approach the throne of God the father and obtain grace to help us in time of need. Grace is divine enablement and divine life, it is spiritual light; it is a manifestation of eternal life helping us fulfill destiny; living righteous lives before God.

Humans didn’t always have peace with God because we didn’t always have righteousness before Him; we just couldn’t because we were flesh and God is spirit. Flesh always works contrary to spirit (see Gal 5:17) so we were by default at enmity with God. Jesus came to give us right standing with God by being a replacement for our sins and receiving the just recompense for our iniquities upon himself. He now gave us new life in Himself; this life is the life of the spirit and not the life of the flesh again, that is why when a man is born again he is also said to be born of the spirit (see John 3:5,6). Your relationship with God is now based on that new birth you have in the spirit. This is the reason why you can only please God and live the Christian life when you walk in the spirit and not in the flesh.

Go into today determined to walk in the spirit and not in the flesh; let your spirit man control your actions and never your flesh. Let pleasing God and not yourself be your utmost priority.

Prayer: father I thank you for this day you have already made beautiful for me. I pray you help me walk in faith and live by grace. I ask that the Holy Spirit will empower me to deny the flesh today and walk in the spirit. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

By SD Abraham

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