Christ’s Precious Blood part 2
Christ’s precious blood justifies us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5:9 KJV
So what does justify really mean?
From Webster’s 1828 Dictionary justify means:
- In theology, to pardon and clear from guilt; to absolve or acquit from guilt and merited punishment, and to accept as righteous on account of the merits of the Savior, or by the application of Christ’s atonement to the offender.
Being justified means we are considered righteous in God’s eyes. So what does righteous really mean?
From Webster’s 1828 Dictionary righteous or righteousness means:
- just; accordant to the divine law
- it denotes one who is holy in heart, and observant of the divine commands in practice
- conformity of heart and life to the divine law
- nearly equivalent to holiness
We are considered righteous, accepted as righteous, not necessarily perfectly sinless in our entire lifetime. It is on account of Jesus’ righteousness and His shed blood in the atonement that we are justified, cleared from guilt and considered righteous.
This also means that since we are made righteous and are cleared from guilt then we cannot be rightly condemned.
[There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1 KJV
The devil has no right to condemn us. ALL of our sins, past, present and future have been taken care of by the blood of Jesus.
Hallelujah!! I am justified! I am righteous! I am cleared from guilt! The devil can’t condemn me anymore! Thank you Jesus!!
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