JESUS HAS MADE US RIGHTEOUS
Brothers, all who know Jesus as Lord and Savior are righteous. We could never have attained righteousness without Jesus. His life, and death for us has made us righteous. Praise God!
Now follow with me as Paul is once again teaching the Romans here in the book of Romans.
ROMANS CHAPTER 5 Sunday, January 24, 2016 10:36 AM
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Brothers, we have already been justified by our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We now have peace with God. Please see that our faith in Jesus has justified each of us, and also has given each of us peace with God.
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
We can stand, and rejoice in our hope of Gods Holy Word. We now have access by faith into God's grace.
Let's review these first tow verses of Romans 5.
1. We are justified by our faith.
2. We have peace with God through Jesus our Lord.
3. We also have access to God by our faith.
4. We stand in God's grace.
5. We rejoice in hope.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Brothers, let me say here that I sat under preachers in my early years as a Christian, and was taught never to pray for patience. I was taught that if you prayed to be more patience that God would bring you enough trouble to either make you patient. This could not be farther from the truth. Read verses 3 and 4.
4 And patience, experience; and experience hope:
Do you see that when tribulations come we know that this will work patience in each of us. Patience will then work experience in each of us, and experience will then bring hope into our lives.
Take a moment to look back on an event that made you very worrisome, but you walked through that event, and when you looked back on it you saw that you had actually learned from the experience. When the next time an event came into your life you worried less about it, and walked through it even easier.
Do you see here that with that trial or tribulation God was showing you to be patient, and allow patience to do it's work inside you. After these events you gained experience, and by this experience you walked in hope each time that an event came into your lives.
Brothers, patience works experience, and experience works hope in our lives. Thank God for these trials, and tribulations which serve to teach us patience. For we must all patiently wait upon the Lord.
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
We are not ashamed in our hope. Trials do not make us ashamed because we walk in faith, and hope.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit of God to dwell inside each of us His children. It is He who gives us our strength.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus died for us who were, and are now in sin.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
We are justified by His blood. We are saved from wrath. Tribulations will not beat us down because Jesus took that beating for us. Our patience, experience, and hope will deliver us every time.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
We are saved my brothers. Saved.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Because of Adam's sin then sin entered into the whole world.
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
Adams was a figure of Jesus who was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Just as the offence of one (Adam) death reigned. But, much more by grace, and the gift of righteousness reigned unto us by the one Jesus Christ.
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
We are justified by Jesus.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
We are righteous because of Jesus.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
The grace of God abounds this day because of His Holy Spirit, Jesus our Lord and Savior.
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are righteous by our faith in Jesus Christ.
God Bless you my brothers who are made righteous.
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