Here is what I have for today:
Imagine two chairs sitting across from one another.
One one side you have the seat of "Condemnation". On the other side you have the seat of "Justification". IN the middle between these two chairs is THE CROSS OF CHRIST. To get from the seat of "Condemnation" to the seat of "Justification"... the person needs to go through the Cross of Christ!!
Condemnation is not a feeling. Condemnation is our standing, our position. It is a sentence. Condemned = GUILTY!
Justification is not a feeling. Justification is our standing, our position. Justification is a sentence. Justified = INNOCENT!
Notice I did not use the words, “not guilty”. Justification is better than “not guilty” – If you are Justified, you are INNOCENT. If you are IN CHRIST then you are JUSTIFIED, INNOCENT.
A criminal can be guilty of his crime, but in court be found “not guilty” even though he is indeed guilty of his crime. The blood of Jesus and what He did on the cross makes us better than “not guilty” – it makes us INNOCENT of all charges!! We are JUSTIFIED!!
16Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Romans 8:1 says,
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit"
Are you IN CHRIST?
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
26That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
The word “IN” =
G1722 (taken from Strong’s Hebrew & Greek Dictionary)
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state)
This relates right back to JUSTIFIED IN CHRIST!
Your POSITION is IN CHRIST.
Your POSITION is JUSTIFIED.
If you are IN CHRIST, you are JUSTIFIED.
Made whole IN CHRIST!
Ok, it’s YOUR turn now.
Grab the button above & write a post about Him.
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