Justification - You Are Not Guilty!!!! Says God

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Justification is the “Act of God” by which (according to His promise) He approves us based on His own standard of righteousness. This He can legally do without compromising His divine righteousness because of the finished redemptive work of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary. This justification can only be obtained through the grace of God and not by our works.

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Justification - You Are Not Guilty!!!! Says God

  1. 1. JUSTIFICATION - You’re Not Guilty!! Says God ―But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets: Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.‖ (Romans 3:21-25) Righteousness Grace Grace Justice Not Guilty Grace God Grace Grace Grace Grace Grace Grace Grace Grace Grace Mercy Grace Grace Grace Grace Grace Truth Grace Grace Grace Grace Grace Main Evidence Grace Grace Grace Grace Man Righteousness Justice Truth Mercy Righteousness Justice Truth Mercy “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long, And in Your righteousness they are exalted.‖ (Psalm 89:14-16)
  2. 2. Intro The promise Regeneration? why? The Gospel of Jesus Christ? (Link at end of this presentation) (Link at end of this presentation) Main Evidence Propitiation? How possible? Aspects of Justification Forgiveness Imputation Perfection 2 Glory (Link at end of this presentation)
  3. 3. Justification Justification is a doctrine that is a legal matter to the core; as the word infers, It describes a sinner under trial before the tribunal of a God who is: Life – He is the essence of the breathe of life Spirit – It is impossible to see Him with human eyes, but through the eye of the spirit Omnipotence – He has the ultimate power to do whatever He wills. Omnipresence – He fills the whole of creation which makes it possible for Him to be present everywhere at once Omniscience – He knows all things that can be known in the past, present, future, so nothing can escape His knowledge Infinity – He is, if I may say, interwoven into all things. Nature of – God‘s love for us is just as His attribute of being immutable, it cannot Love change Immutability – God cannot change because He is the beginning and end ‗Alpha & Omega‘ "If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, ...who could stand?" (Psalm 130:3). Apostle Paul gives us the obvious answer : "There is none righteous, no, not one...." (Romans 3:10). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  4. 4. Justification Dictionary Says of Justification: A good reason or explanation for something So in other words, Justification is: The Act or a good reason or explanation for Making Man Right with God by grace through faith In Jesus Christ Justification is the ―Act of God‖ by which (according to His promise) He approves us based on His own standard of righteousness. This He can legally do without compromising His divine righteousness because of the finished redemptive work of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary. This justification can only be obtained through the grace of God and not by our works. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  5. 5. The Promise ―Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the Lord of hosts.‖ (Zechariah 7:12) ―And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.‖ (Ezekiel 11:19-20) ―And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.‖ (Revelation 21:5) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  6. 6. Justification (during regeneration) is an aspect of: GOD‟S FULL SALVATION • God justifies us through propitiation by Christ Jesus and regenerates us in our spirit with His life by His Spirit. It involves: Propitiation, Redemption, Justification, Forgiveness, Imputation, Sanctification (Positional), Sanctification (Experiential), Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Reconciliation to God REGENERATION TRANSFORMATION • Freedom from the dominion of indwelling sin. It involves: Freedom from Sin, Sanctification (mainly dispositional Roman 6:19,22), growth in life, transformation, building up and maturing. • Redemption of our corrupted body (Roman 8:23) and transfiguring into Christ‟s glory (Phil. 3:21). This is the inheritance of God‟s Kingdom and participation in Jesus‟ Kingship. CONSUMMATION Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  7. 7. Regeneration Of Man Man Father Propitiation (1 John 2:2) Redemption (Romans 3:21-26) (Rev. 13:8) Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Forgiveness Mark 2.5; Luke 7.47-50 (Romans 3:28; 4:5; 5:1) Positional /P / (Experiential) Imputation Sanctification (Rom. 8:29; Heb. 10:10; 13:12) 2 Cor. 5:19-21; 1 Pet. 2:24 Repentance (Isaiah 55:7) (Mark 1:15) Justification (redemption applied) Believe (Faith) (Mark 16:16) Baptism Acts 2:38 Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  8. 8. Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them.
  9. 9. Why???????? Regeneration Of Man??????? Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  10. 10. Because ―And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, ―I will never again curse the ground for man‘s sake, although the imagination of man‘s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.‖ (Genesis 8:21) The gospel of Christ Jesus is the singularly most important communication of God to man. In Jesus, who is God the Son, we have the revelation of God‘s love and sacrifice that saves us from God's righteous judgment upon sinners. Sinners????????? Yes, because: Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  11. 11. COMPONENTS OF and Fall of Man The Temptation REGENERATION And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, ―Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.‖ (Genesis 2:16-17) Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, ―Has God indeed said, ‗You shall not eat of every tree of the garden‘?‖ And the woman said to the serpent, ―We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‗You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.‘‖ Then the serpent said to the woman, ―You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.‖ So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. (Genesis 3:1-6) So the serpent (or Adam‘s indifference) put Eve in a position to disobey God and subsequently made her husband Adam do the same. This marked the beginning of sin in mankind. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  12. 12. Fallen Adam (Unregenerate Man) Is Apart From God ―for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.‖ (Romans 3:23) ―For there is not a just man on earth who does good And does not sin.‖ (Ecclesiastes 7:20) ―As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God.‖ (Romans 3:10-11) God Man ―But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.‖ (Isaiah 59:2) ―These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.‖ (2 Thes. 1:9). ―For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.‖ (Romans 6:23) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  13. 13. Thus the need for The Gospel of Jesus Christ ??????? Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  14. 14. Thank God, He did not give up on man. Out of love, He came in His Son to accomplish an eternal redemption for man. Jesus Christ is the provision God has made for the blunders he had perceived that man will make along the way. ―In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. …..And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.‖ (John 1:1,14) The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:8) For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Cor. 5:21) Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ―Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree‖ that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Galatians 3:13-14) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
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  16. 16. Jesus said to him, ―I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.‖ (John 14:6) ―This is the ‗stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.‘ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.‖ (Acts 4:11-12) ‖For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.‖ (John 3:16-17) Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. …. so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. (Heb. 9:12; 28). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  17. 17. God justifies us through propitiation by Christ Jesus and regenerates us in our spirit with His life by His Spirit. It involves: Propitiation, Redemption, Justification, Forgiveness, Imputation, Sanctification (Positional), Sanctification (Experiential), Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Reconciliation to God Redemption Redemption is the English translation of the Greek word ‗agorazo‘, meaning "to purchase in the marketplace." In ancient times, it often referred to the act of buying a slave. It means Jesus Christ, through his sacrificial death, purchased believers from the slavery of sin to set us free from that bondage. (John 3:3; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 1:7-8; Psalm 111:8-10; Romans 8:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13-14; Titus 2:13-14; Zechariah 12:10; 1 John 5:6-8) Justification Justification is the ―Act of God‖ by which He approves us based on His own standard of righteousness. This He can legally do without compromising His divine righteousness because of the finished redemptive work of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary. This justification can only be obtained through the grace of God and not by our works. (Psalms. 49:7-8; Romans 3:10; 2122; 1:17; 10:3; John 1:12; Philippians 3:9) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  18. 18. Main Evidence Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  19. 19. Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them.
  20. 20. Propitiation Propitiation is the work Jesus did on the cross to appease and satisfy God's wrath so He would be able to pardon sinners who trust in Christ. It is God‘s way of making amends for our sins. This He does by a process in which the guilt or innocence is transferred from one person (Jesus) to another (man). The guilt or the bad actions of one person is attributed or imputed to another. So that when it comes to punishment, the person who is the substitute bears the brunt, and that the person substituted goes away free. This way God made reparations for our sins by transferring them to Christ‘s account as He hung on the cross at Calvary. The absolute sinless life of Jesus Christ makes this transaction possible as His innocence is transferred to those who believe and follow Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:2; Isaiah 53:4-6; 1 John 5:6-7) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  21. 21. Propitiation ????? How possible ???? Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  22. 22. PROPITIATION sins Wrath of God The unregenerate man lives with the consequences of his sins. Jesus bears the sin of those who have made a conscious decision to believe in Him; and His finished work on the cross at Calvary sin ―For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.‖ (2 Corinthians 5:21) My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (1 John 2:2) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com © Sabaoth 2013
  23. 23. REDEMPTION ―Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statues, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them‖ (Ezek 36:25-27). God‟s Righteousness Through Faith – it is by Grace!!!!!!!!!!! Grace!!!!!!!!!!! Grace!!!!!!!!!!! In that day a man will look to his Maker, and his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel. He will not look to the altars, the work of his hands; he will not respect what his fingers have made, nor the wooden images, nor the incense altars. (Isaiah 17:7-8) So he answered and said to me: ―This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‗Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,‘Says the Lord of hosts. ‗Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”‟” (Zechariah 4:6-7) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  24. 24. By Grace NOT By Works For by grace Are ye saved Through faith And that not of yourselves it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  25. 25. Aspects of Justification There are two distinct aspects of justification: Forgiveness This is God‘s act of pardoning and releasing us from our mistakes or wrongdoings and actually ‗wiping them off the slate‘. (Jeremiah 31:34; John 3:18; 5:24; Acts 10:43; 26:18; Hebrews 8:12; 10:17). Imputation This is the application of the righteousness of Jesus Christ to us in our sinful state. (Romans 4:4-6; 5:1, 19; 8:1; 10:4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 3:8-9) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  26. 26. Justification Of Man Man Father Propitiation (1 John 2:2) Redemption (Romans 3:21-26) (Rev. 13:8) Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Forgiveness Mark 2.5; Luke 7.47-50 Justification (redemption applied) (Romans 3:28; 4:5; 5:1) Imputation 2 Cor. 5:19-21; 1 Pet. 2:24 Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  27. 27. Forgiveness The promise of Forgiveness ―Who shall bring a charge against God‘s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.‖ (Romans 8:33-34) ―Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, ―Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.‖ (Revelation 12:10-11) ―He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. Surely the Lord God will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed they will all grow old like a garment; The moth will eat them up.‖ (Isaiah 50:8-9) ―And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, ―In you all the nations shall be blessed.‖ (Galatians 3:8) ―There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[a] who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.‖ (Romans 8:1) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  28. 28. Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them.
  29. 29. Forgiveness The promise of Forgiveness ―No more shall every man teach his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, ‗Know the Lord,‘ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.‖ (Jeremiah 31:34) "And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him ." (Isaiah 30:18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:18) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (John 5:24) To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. (Acts 26:18) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  30. 30. Forgiveness This is God‟s act of pardoning and releasing us for our mistakes or wrongdoings and actually „wiping them off the slate‟ The Prodigal (wasteful, reckless, dissolute, profligate, extravagant, uncontrolled) Son One story that adequately describes God‘s love, acceptance and continual forgiveness for us in Jesus‘ illustration of the prodigal son in Luke 15; in this parable Jesus told us of the son who took half his fathers's money and ran away, then returned home and his father saw his son and was moved with compassion. But in Luke 15:20 it tells us how the father received his son, "And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him." That is how our heavenly Father sees us, welcomes us, forgives us and loves us even after we've really messed up, and then turn back to Him! He is moved with compassion and welcomes us with open arms. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  31. 31. Other examples in the Bible of our Father‟s love as shown through His forgiveness are: Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman (Luke 7:37-50) "Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little." (Luke 7:47) Woman caught in the very act of adultery (John 8:3-11) "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." Each one of them were convicted in their own consciences, and walked away. When Jesus and the woman were the only ones left, He said unto her, "Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more." (John 8:7-11) On the cross at Calvary, criminal next to him confessed (Luke 23:4042) Jesus said unto him, "Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43) The great joy in heaven when a person turns from their wicked ways and turns to God! "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.― (Luke 15:10) Jesus Prays for our forgiveness while He Himself hung on the cross "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  32. 32. Imputation ―Man‘s action should not be governed by the knowledge of good and evil; IT SHOULD BE MOTIVATED BY A SENSE OF OBEDIENCE. The principle of good and evil is to live according to what is right or what is wrong. Before Adam and eve ate the forbidden fruit their right and wrong where in God‘s hand. If they did not live before God they knew nothing at all, for their right and wrong actually where in God. By taking the fruit of tree of the knowledge good and evil, they found a source of right and wrong in other than God Himself. Consequently, after the fall men need not find in God the sense of right or wrong. They have it in themselves. This is the result of the fall. The work of Redemption is to bring us back to the place where we will now find our right and wrong in God.‖ (Watchman Nee) The Humbled and Exalted Christ Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  33. 33. Imputation In Him is the power to obey and no one comes to the Father but through Him: Jesus said to him, ―I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6) So we have no other option NO OTHER OPTION!!!!!!!!!! NO OTHER OPTION!!!!!!!!!! “But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, THAT I MAY GAIN CHRIST AND BE FOUND IN HIM, NOT HAVING MY OWN RIGHEOUSNESS, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith‖ (Philippians 3:7–9) ―Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ‘s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.‖ (2 Corinthians 5:20-21) But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30, Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  34. 34. Imputation ― Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) In other words - ―Now (IF) faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].‖ So faith in these scenario is, The assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of our righteousness and sanctification and redemption (that we cannot physically see) and the conviction of the reality (perceiving as real what is not revealed to the senses) of this fact being made real to us by our seeing ourselves hidden in Christ Jesus who became for us wisdom from God. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  35. 35. Substance of Things Hoped For Evidence of Things Not Seen Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  36. 36. Imputation Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:20) God‟s Righteousness Through Faith But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (Romans 3:21-26) Boasting Excluded – Not Possible Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also, since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law. (Romans 3:27-31) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  37. 37. Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them.
  38. 38. Imputation Abraham Justified by Faith What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? ―Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.‖ (Romans 4:1-3) David Celebrates the Same Truth Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works. (Romans 4:4-6) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  39. 39. Imputation ―Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ‘s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.‖ (2 Corinthians 5:20-21) But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30, knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. (Galatians 2:16) ―There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[a] who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.‖ (Romans 8:1, 2) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  40. 40. Imputation Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you. (Psalm 143:2) Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses. (Acts 13:39) Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. (Romans 3:20) This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, (Romans 3:22) What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; (Romans 9:30) Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because "the righteous will live by faith." (Galatians 3:11) So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. (Galatians 3:24) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  41. 41. Imputation Positional Justification It is impossible for any mortal man to keep the law; in fact no mere man has ever kept the law; the law viciously demands absolute obedience and offers zero mercy so man has to run from the law to seek and obtain salvation by the grace of God in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Because, ―Therefore, there is now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live and walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.‖ Through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:2) Grace SinDeath SinDeath SinDeath SinDeath SinDeath Grace Grace Grace Grace SinDeath Grace Grace Grace SinDeath SinDeath Grace Grace SinDeath SinDeath Grace Grace Grace Grace Grace Law Grace Absolute Obedience Zero Mercy Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st Grace Grace Grace Grace © Sabaoth 2013
  42. 42. Imputation Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man's sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. (Romans 5:16) You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. (Romans 8:9) And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. (Romans 8:11) Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died-more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. (Romans 8:34) Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  43. 43. Walking In The Spirit I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Galatians 5:16-18) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  44. 44. Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them.
  45. 45. Imputation So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36) For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:14) You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. (Romans 6:18) But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. (Romans 6:22) So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. (Romans 7:4) So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. (Romans 7:21) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  46. 46. All so easy until the No. 1 enemy SELF shows up SELF ―Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.‖ (Galatians 5:19-21) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  47. 47. Imputation For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed--a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." (Romans 1:17) Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD. (Leviticus 18:5) And you will know that I am the LORD, for you have not followed my decrees or kept my laws but have conformed to the standards of the nations around you." (Ezekiel 11:12) "Yet you ask, 'Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?' Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. (Ezekiel 18:19) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  48. 48. Imputation Experiential Justification (Sanctification) Even in the life-long struggle against No. 1 enemy SELF “He follows my decrees and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous; he will surely live, declares the Sovereign LORD” (Ezekiel 18:9). “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32). “But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18) SinDeath SinDeath SinDeath SinDeath SinDeath Grace SinDeath SinDeath SELF Grace Grace Grace SinDeath Grace Grace SinDeath SinDeath Grace Grace Grace Law Grace Grace Absolute Obedience Zero Mercy Grace Grace Grace (Amos 5:4b) Grace Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com “Seek Me and live” “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12b) Grace www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  49. 49. Imputation Perfective Justification (Christian Liberty) “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” (Galatians 5:13) “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free,and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1) “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:17-18) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  50. 50. Perfection 2 Glory ―Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long, And in Your righteousness they are exalted. For You are the glory of their strength, and in Your favour our horn is exalted. For our shield belongs to the Lord, and our king to the Holy One of Israel. ‖ (Psalm 89:14-18) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  51. 51. Most Importantly!!!!! You might say – "Why do I have to know and experience this Jesus you are going on about?" Here is why, when and how you can get to know Him. Admit your spiritual need. We all are sinners: nobody likes that title “SINNER”, but the bible says in Romans 3:23 that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. What is the result of sin? In Romans 6:23 we read “The wages of sin is death…” in other words, every sin is another step towards death. One thing that we need to remember is that God never sends anyone to hell; one can send himself there by rejecting the truth. Since we can never measure up to God’s standards by our own strength; God has reached out to mankind. In Romans 5:8 we read, “God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. It is Jesus, after all, who is the source of life’s greatest high. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17). What must a person do to accept this gift? Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  52. 52. Most Importantly!!!!! Simply receive it! Matthew 11:28 states –“come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…for my yoke is easy and my burden is light”. Revelation 3:20 says, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me” Jesus stands at the door of your heart and knocks, seeking entrance into your life to give you peace, change you for the best. John 1:12 says: “For as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God”. If you haven't already received Christ as your Saviour, don't put it off another day! Take time right now to reflect on the state of your life, how does Romans 3:23 apply to you? Ask God to empower you to see the true state of your heart – “The heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) then when enabled, invite Jesus into your life. Confess your sins. Receive His forgiveness and the gift of eternal life. You might pray something like this: Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner in need of a Saviour. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. Thank You for giving me eternal life. Help me to live my life in a way that pleases You, for whatever time You give me here on earth. I look forward to living forever in Heaven with You. Amen. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  53. 53. PROPITIATION Next - Look out for the next component of Regeneration: Faith (Hebrews 11:1) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
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  55. 55. Why???????? Regeneration Of Man??????? Click on slide to see presentation on regeneration Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
  56. 56. Thus the need for The Gospel of Jesus Christ ??????? Click on slide to see presentation on The Gospel of Jesus Christ Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2013
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