Archives For Suffering

bound4lifeAs my wife and I stood silently praying in front of the abortion clinic the woman across the street got increasingly agitated. She yelled at us, mocked us and continually called us haters. Over the course of the next hour, she held up signs that read, “Timothy McVeigh Fan Club” and “Haters.” She took pictures of us with the signs in front of us. The entire time, we did not talk or fight back, we simply stood there, silently praying for those entering the abortion clinic.

Ironically, after we finished, my wife said, “I’m pretty sure I know her.”

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Rom 5:1-5  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  2  through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  3  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;  4  and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  5  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

We must comprehend that we have a chosen path, by God, a walk that the Lord has laid before each of us that is intricately designed by heaven to bring us into maturity in love.

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Rom 5:1-3  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  2  through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  3  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;

The truths of these verses all build on one another…
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Rom 5:1-5  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  2  through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  3  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;  4  and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  5  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Continue Reading…

Rom 5:1-2  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  2  through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

By Faith we are Justified, and because of this we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. And by Faith we have obtained introduction and access into grace through our Lord Jesus Christ, the grace that we are standing in. Continue Reading…

Rom 5:1-5  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Justification is the proclamation of innocence by God over your life. Rather than simply being forgiven we are ones who have been acquitted and declared innocent by the blood of Christ.  This is a monumental truth, one that we must take time to meditate on and allow it to change our minds and our emotions.

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Rom 5:1  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ

THE CONCEPT OF JUSTIFICATION – THE PROCLAMATION OF OUR INNOCENCE

The word ‘justify’, shows up in the Scripture about 50 times.  1/3rd of those are in the book of Romans.

The Greek term that we translate justify – is a legal term that was used in Roman courts of law to describe that an individual had been acquitted of the crimes that they were accused of. It was a proclamation of innocence over the accused.

We have not simply been forgiven, we have been justified. Continue Reading…

Rom 5:1-5  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  2  through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.  3  And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;  4  and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;  5  and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Continue Reading…