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DAILY DEVOTION


HI!

"...here is 'positional holiness.' In this life, we are not
(and never will be) without sin.
Yet, in Christ, our soul and spirit, the eternal part of an individual,
is cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ forever, declaring us
'holy and without blame' in Christ.
Realize and understand also that God, in Christ, has done for
man what man would not have done for himself even if he
had the opportunity."

("Ephesians: Wealth of the Believer" (Editors.: Truman Dollar,
Jerry Falwell, A.V. Henderson, page 19)
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Rom 5:1-2
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein
we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
KJV
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THOUGHT________________________________

LIGHT from the WORD.

We can not come to God every day and be in a right relationship
with Him unless Jesus lives in us and opens the way for us.
But because of His indwelling presence, we are justified
to approach the Holy God.

Because of the indwelling presence of Christ in us we have
the privilege and honor of being able to go to God at any time
with our heart's desires and make them known to Him.
(Of course, He already knows them!)

And even though a saved person is still a sinner, he can go to
God and ask for help, just as a child could to his parents.
"Justified" (Greek - dikaioo) is a verb used to mean
"declare one righteous."
When this verb is used of God declaring man righteous it is
in the present continual mode, and literally means that God
(through Jesus) declares a believer in Christ "justified" as a son.
And that person who is "justified" can come before God without
condemnation and be declared in a right relationship with God.

Since Jesus has paid the price for our sins (all of them),
and He is perfectly just, God accepts the believer on the basis
of what Jesus has done.
God's acceptance of the believer is not based upon the person's
righteousness, but upon Christ's righteousness.
It is by "forbearance" that God looks beyond the
believer's sin to the blood of Christ, and God accepts the
person who comes believing in Christ.

Again, it is an act of God.
It is not based upon how good a person is, but upon WHO JESUS is.

Christian, REALIZE what God has done for you!
Through your surrender to Jesus as Lord of your life,
you have received JUSTIFICATION!

Now, you and I are God's CHILD!
As a child, you and I are sinners every day.
We desire to fulfill our own objectives.

Our sins do not take away the sonship!
But they do strain our relationship with our Father!

Let us ACT in JUSTIFICATION!
But, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

(1John 1:9)

PRAY DAILY!
You cannot restore JUSTIFICATION!
It is an ACT OF GOD!
But you can, and should, seek to restore the RELATIONSHIP!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce