Therefore being justified by faith (Christ), we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus ChristRom. 5:1.
Because of all that Jesus Christ is (1Tim. 3:16), because of all that He has done for His covenant children (1Tim. 1:15), the blessed fruit of His accomplished salvation shall be enjoyed and experienced in the heart and lives of His sheep (Eph. 1:3; Rom. 8:32). Being justified, declared and made righteous in Christ (2Cor. 5:21), is saying the same as what Paul says to the believers at Philippi, “….and be found in him” (Phil. 3:9). Notice the fruit of being found and justified in Christ:
1). Being justified in Christ, we have peace with God. Men are not naturally at peace with God (Rom. 8:6-8), nor can sinners make peace with God, “There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked” (Isa. 48:22). This peace, reconciliation is only through the redeeming work and blood atonement of Christ (Col. 1:20; 2Cor. 5:18-19).
2). Being justified in Christ, we have access unto God, admittance and entrance into God’s presence wherein we stand permanently accepted in the Beloved (Rom. 5:2; Eph. 1:6). The Lord tells us He is the Door (John 10:9), the Way (John 14:6), Salvation and Life (John 10:27-30). We are instructed to come boldly to the throne of grace, not in our merit, but rather upon the deeds of our High Priest, Jesus Christ, the Lord our Righteousness (Jer. 23:5-6; Heb. 4:14-16;). 3). Being justified in Christ, we rejoice in hope of the glory of God (Rom. 5:2). What is the glorious hope believers have? It is Christ Himself, the revelation of glory (2Cor. 4:6; Col. 1:27). This hope in Christ produces spiritual and eternal joy in our heart (Rom. 5:11; Phil. 3:3; Gal. 6:14).
4). Being justified in Christ, we glory in the trials that God sends into our lives, “we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope” (Rom. 5:3-4). Trials that God sovereignly sends our way do accomplish the purpose for which they are sent (Rom. 8:28; 1Peter 1:6-9); “patience,” waiting upon the Lord and submitting to His good providence (Psa. 27:14), “experience,” proof of God’s faithfulness to His covenant promise (2Cor. 1:20; Ro. 4:21).
5). Being justified in Christ, we have the glorious hope which will never be disappointed, confounded or ashamed now and through out eternity (Rom. 5:5). A fake and counterfeit hope will always be disappointed and in the day of judgment will be one to be ashamed of (Matt. 7:23). However, in Christ we will never be ashamed now and forever (Rom. 1:16, 9:33; 10:11). “Because the love of God is shed abroad in our heart by the Holy Spirit.”
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