Justified by Faith Alone !

bethesdaBut it is a faith which works by love . . .  

Now it was not written for his (Abraham’s) sake alone . . . But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed (reckoned), if we believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord (Sovereign King) from the dead . . .      Who was delivered (given up) for our offenses,* (ref: Romans 8:31-34) and was raised again for our justification. Therefore . . . being justified* by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ !”                                                    Romans 4:17-25 and 5:1, 12-19 and 6:1-6

Justified (H6663) = to make clear, to cleanse, to make righteousness
(G1344, 1342) = to render, declare just, innocent, free, holy, and righteous !


The Lord would have His people sound in the faith– not ignorant of the great Salvation so abundantly provided for them. They are not to look forward, thinking that at some future time a great work is to be done for them; for the work is now complete !

The believer is not called upon to make his peace with God; he never has nor ever can do this. He is to accept Christ as his Peace, for with Christ is God and peace.      Christ made an end of sin, bearing its heavy curse in His own body on the tree (II Peter 1:24), and He hath taken away the curse from all those who believe in Him as a personal Saviour (Galatians 3:8-14). He makes an end of the controlling power of sin in the heart, and the life and character of the believer testify to the genuine character of the grace* (G5485) of Christ.

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The Open Door – Our Atonement at Calvary ?

resurrection2     “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He first loved us . . . and sent His Son to be the propitiation* (atonement) for our sins . . . !”
I John 4:9-10 and 4:19


The Mercy Seat is Opened to All

Christ was nailed to the cross between the third and sixth hour, that is, between nine and twelve o’clock. In the afternoon He died. This was the hour of the evening sacrifice. Then the veil of the temple, that which hid God’s glory (ref: Exodus 33 and 34) from the view of the congregation of Israel, was rent in twain from top to bottom. 

     Through Christ the hidden glory of the holy of holies was to stand revealed. He had suffered death for every man, and by this offering (II Corinthians 4:4-6 & Hebrews 10:10-20) the sons of men were to become the sons of God . . . Continue reading

Christ our Righteousness !

A Stone of Stumbling ?

“But Israel, which followed after the law of Righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by Faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that Stumbling Stone . . . . and that Rock was Christ !”                                    

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