Digging Deeper into Lesson 5
Separation from Sin: Head to Heart Guide
As we have examined in this lesson, one reason that the Father sees us as separate from our sins is because He created us good in the womb and never loses sight of who we really are. He has also redeemed us in a way that forever separates us from our sins.
This amazing gift of grace is called justification and it is an immense topic in the New Testament, especially in the letters of Paul.
“In the Lord all the offspring of Israel shall be justified and shall glory." Isaiah 45:25 ESV
He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by the knowledge of himself shall my righteous servant justify many; and he shall bear their iniquities. Isaiah 53:11 WEB
“Be it known to you therefore, brothers , that through this man is proclaimed to you remission of sins, and by him everyone who believes is justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.” Acts 13:38-39 WEB
For there is no distinction,for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; whom God set forth to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness through the passing over of prior sins, in God's forbearance. Romans 3:22-25 WEB
It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Romans 3:26 ESV
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, wehave peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2 ESV
Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God,who indeed is interceding for us. Romans 8:33-35 ESV
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. Romans 8:29-30 ESV
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified,you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11 ESV
So then,the law was our guardian until Christ came,in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. Galatians 3:24-26 ESV
Justification is called the “free gift” (Romans 5:15-17). God has chosen to see us as justified before Him. A catchy turn of words has it that this activity of God justify-ing us means “just as if I had no sin in me at all.”
Through the Blood of Jesus God is able to separate us from our sins and to give us right standing with Him and restore us to favor, now and forever. He literally sees us just as if we were sinless. He places a new sinless nature inside of us and seals it with the Holy Spirit. This is the basis of our new life. This does not eliminate the reality of our sins or their consequences in this life, but it does establish us in a totally different relationship with God, one that is mercy-based and covered with favor.
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