Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Justified By God 2

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Romans 8:34 (NET)  Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.

In common law, there is something called 'stare decisis' which is the principle by which judges are bound to precedents. If an advocate can establish that a similar case with similar facts had been judged in the past, that judgment becomes a basis for the present judgment.

All that Job suffered was because the 'accuser of brethren' accused him before the throne of God. Satan asserted that the reason job feared God was because of the blessing of God in his life; that if the blessing and covering were to be removed,  Job would curse God to His face (Job 1:9-11).

Job suffered a great deal because of the accusations of Satan the accuser of brethren. But today,  we have the son of God speaking for us against the accusations of Satan. Through Job's [court] case, the point was made once and for all that the withdrawal of God's covering and blessing would not separate God's elect from His love(also see Romans 8:38-39). That legal precedent has already been set by Job's case and perfected by Christ Himself,  and because we have Christ as our advocate, the accuser cannot afflict us through the kind of accusation he used against Job or anyone else at that.

Human beings suffer many afflictions because of the accusations of Satan (It's a tragedy for a man not to have an advocate in that realm). There is nothing the devil can do on God's earth without God's permission (either express, inherited or implied). People’s sins are tokens of accusation with which the devil appropriates the license to afflict them. And since all have sinned,  all were under the bondage of the devil. But those who accept the Lord Jesus would receive His deliverance from sin and come under His covering. They are those for whom the Lord makes intercession. No one can bring a charge against them because it is God that justified them (see Romans 8:33).

Go into today remembering that the devil cannot bring any charge against you if you abide in Christ through faith in Him. Thank the Lord for saving you out of the dominion of the devil.

Prayer: Ask the Lord to help you walk in the fulness of the benefits of the redeemed life.
—Pst. Abraham Damilola Arigi

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