Thursday, 7 April 2016
Devil accused the high priest Joshua in Zechariah 3, who here represents the nation of Israel of adorning filthy cloths. But God in his mercy rebook Devil and declared Israel not guilty.
God’s solution that is available for us all regardless of our past sin or background is justification. Devil might have been hunting you as a result of your past, making you to carry burden of guilty in your heart. I want to tell you, there is hope for you in Christ only if you believe.
Justification is being declared righteous and is the judicial act of God, in which the sins of all those who believe in Christ Jesus has been forgiven by God. This simply means, the justified person has complied with all the law’s demands, all the claims and expectations of the law are satisfied in respect of the justified person.
And now, the justified person is declared to be entitled to all the advantages and rewards arising from perfect obedience to the law. It means acceptance and an entitlement to all the blessings promised to the just.
Also, to be justified simply means to be declared not guilty. When a judge in a court of Law declares the accused not guilty, all the charges against the accused person are instantly dropped, it’s like the accused person has never commit any crime before.
Our accessibility to God becomes confidence because, we rely on Christ’s perfect life to make us right with God and not our record, and that makes us to have a bold and confident entrance into God’s presence. Rom 5:1-2.
Our boldness is because of Christ’s shed blood on our behalf, not our own merit or works. Eph 3:12 says, “in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.”
Justification is God’s declaring those who accept Christ lordship to be righteous based on Christ righteousness being imputed in them. The sinner is divinely declared innocent. Whenever Devil accuses us, Jesus, our advocate always stand at God’s right hand to defend our course. You don’t need to continue carry the burden of your sins anymore. Surrender your life to the Lord Jesus and receive God’s Justification by faith.