Justification is a declaration from God that speaks pardon to the human soul.
Justification is a declaration from God that speaks pardon to the human soul. Justification is a declarative act of God from Heaven. The basis of God’s Justification is the precious blood of Christ who was beaten in a Roman dungeon and hung on the cross to die as a public spectacle. His suffering began after He was treated like a criminal and placed on trial by the Jews who hated him without a cause. By the Romans He was whipped and scourged on two occasions. He was sentenced to death by crucifixion where He died an agonizing death. His body was placed in a tomb but miraculously He triumphed over death and rose from the grave! In His glorified body He walked among men for a short time. Later, He was exalted to Heaven where He now makes His abode for us! From Heaven Christ now speaks to the heart of man. From Heaven Justification speaks to any man who acknowledges the price that Jesus paid when He shed His precious blood. Justification for man was the reason God set forth Christ to be a propitiation for us.
· Rom 3:24-26… 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; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Justification lets man know he’s free from sin and guilt because of what Christ did. Justification lets the sinner know he’s free of guilt from all past sins. Man is declared innocent by God through Justification. How? Christ shed His blood at Calvary but also resurrected from the grave. Christ from Heaven now testifies to the heart of man, “You’re Free”. Justification frees the human conscience from the guilt of sin because of the power of a resurrected Savior! Christ tasted death for every man by the Grace of God. This same Grace takes away the guilt of sin from the human conscience! How? Justification from Heaven speaks innocence to the heart of man! Justification tells the conscience of believer he’s not guilty. Justification tells the sinner he’s declared righteous. Why? Christ was the Just One who suffered and rose from the grave to redeem people like you and me. Abel’s shed blood spoke, “Guilt”. Jesus’ shed blood speaks, “Innocence”. From the presence of Jesus our High Priest who sprinkled His blood in the Holy of Holies, God’s Justification now speaks to the heart of man from Heaven saying, “You’re Pardoned”.
· Heb 12:24-25…And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Justification in a judicial sense lets a criminal know he’s been freed of all charges. Justification in a Christian sense lets a sinner know he’s forgiven and free from all guilt. Christ suffered and died for every sinner personally. Christ did it for me…He’ll do it for you! God declares the truth of Calvary to every human soul that receives Him! Through belief in the person of Christ both forgiveness of sins and removal of guilt from the human conscience are ministered to man through God’s Justification.
· Acts 13:38-39…Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things…
Justification brings peace and contentment to the heart of man. A man without Justification through Christ is a man without inner peace (Romans 3:16, 17). Justification gives man peace with himself through the new nature. Justification gives man peace with all men, but most of all Justification gives man …peace with God.
· Rom 5:1…Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Justification through Divine Grace is given to man “when” he believes. Justification is granted to a man who trust’s in Christ’s redemptive work for the forgiveness of sins. Justification grants innocence and righteousness to the heart of man who by faith accepts the fact that Christ did it all for him. The reason the Bible teaches, “The just shall live by faith” is because a just man is obedient to Christ (in the present tense). A believer in Christ has a responsibility of faithfulness to Christ because Justification is an every minute, every hour, accountability to God. A believer that trusts Christ’s death on the cross for personal forgiveness is obligated to remain Justified. The reason a believer is obligated to Christ is because he knows he’s been pardoned from all past sins. A believer knows by the Spirit’s Holy presence in his life he’s obligated to live a holy life. Justification by faith is not to be taken lightly by the believer.