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Believing unto Righteousness

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to everyone who believes.

9 That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

10 For with the heart there is believing unto righteousness, and with the mouth there is confession unto salvation.

Romans 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “And Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness.”

Genesis 15:6 And he believed Jehovah, and He accounted it to him as righteousness.

 

*I Apologize to everyone for not posting in a while.  We had a death in the family last week and had to take care of some things.

 

Where would we be without Romans chapter 10?  The christian life would be quite different.  But thank God for this chapter in the bible!  In the old testament in order to be right with God you had to follow or keep the ten commandments.  If you did so you were righteous.  However in the New Testament faith in Christ is the requirement to be right with God.  That’s why Romans 10 tells us that Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to everyone who believes.  Praise the lord for Christ!

 

 

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We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things I write to you that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous;

2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for those of the whole world.

 

 

Have you sinned yet today? It’s not a matter of if but of when.  Don’t worry you have an advocate with the Father! We not only have a wonderful provision for our sins (the blood of Christ) but we have what the bible calls our Advocate.  A wonderful person to plead our case before God.  Here the Advocate is our legal help, attorney, one called to assist us in our affairs.   We have a spiritual Attorney! Jesus Christ the Righteous!  He is pleading our case right now before God.  Even before you sin he is interceding on your behalf according to his redemption to the Father.  Splendid!

 

 

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The Lamb of God Slain from the Foundation of the World

 

1 Peter 1:18 Knowing that it was not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, that you were redeemed from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers,

19 But with precious blood, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot, the blood of Christ;

20 Who was foreknown before the foundation of the world but has been manifested in the last of times for your sake,

 

Revelation 13:8 And all those dwelling on the earth will worship him, every one whose name is not written in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain from the foundation of the world.

 

Acts 2:22 Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man shown by God to you to be approved by works of power and wonders and signs, which God did through Him in your midst, even as you yourselves know —

Acts 2:23 This man, delivered up by the determined counsel and foreknowledge of God, you, through the hand of lawless men, nailed to cross and killed;

 

 

The redemption of Christ was not an accident or a reaction to something that God didn’t plan.  It was according to the awesome determined counsel of God according to Acts 2:22.  When Peter was preaching the gospel to the Jewish people he spoke of this matter very boldly.  In other words,  it wasn’t an accident.  He was delivered up to be crucified by the foreknowledge of God and even in Revelation 13:8 says that he was even slain from the foundation of the world!  How could you be slain from the foundation of the world?  He wasn’t born yet.  We are looking from the viewpoint of time.  God is eternal and quite difficult to fathom.  WOW!  The point is that the Lamb (Christ) was foreknown by God before the foundation of the world and slain for our redemption before the foundation of the world!  Wonderful!  That means before you existed God had determined that Christ would be the Lamb of God with precious blood for our redemption!

 

 

 

 

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God has Amnesia when it comes to your Sins

Hebrews 8:12 For I will be propitious to their unrighteousnesses, and their sins I shall by no means remember anymore.”

Hebrews 10:17 He then says, “And their sins and their lawlessnesses I shall by no means remember anymore.”

 

God has amnesia when it comes to your sins according to Hebrews!  This is based upon the precious blood of Christ for our eternal redemption.  However we are still to confess our sins once by faith applying the blood and continue enjoying the Lord!  Isn’t that sweet and wonderful!  Its hard for us to forget our failures and mistakes.  But on God’s side he doesn’t remember those sins because they have been blotted out by the blood of Jesus!

 

SweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Christ in Action

Hebrews 9:28 So Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time to those who eagerly await Him, apart from sin, unto salvation.

Thank you Lord for offering yourself up for our sins!

 

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Justification is unto Life to all men

Romans 5:8-9  But God commends His own love to us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us Much more then, having now been justified in His blood, we will be saved through Him from the wrath.

Romans 5:18 So then as it was through one offense unto condemnation to all men, so also it was through one righteous act unto justification of life to all men.

 

We have been justified in the blood of Christ!  And this Justification is unto “Life”.  It is for the purpose of our receiving, possessing, living, and enjoying the eternal life! Whew!

 

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Righteous before God

Romans 3:21-22 But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been manifested, witness being borne to it by the Law and the Prophets; Even the righteousness of God through the faith of Jesus Christ to all those who believe, for there is no distinction;

If man believes into Jesus Christ he is righteous before God, and God reckons his faith as righteousness.