Justified and Made Right
To be justified means to be acquitted. To be put right with God. You have been judged guiltless. It means you now have a right standing with God. If you’re born again then know it very well today, that you’ve been justified from all things – all wrongs, sins, errors, mistakes, shortcomings etc (Acts 13:38-39).
[All] are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus (Rom. 3:24 [AMP]).
You were legally declared acquitted and free from all wrongs because of what Christ Jesus has done. It was not by your works or your strength. It was all by His grace.
God has declared you not guilty from all the charges (sins and wrongs) against you. Even the devil knows this truth. It doesn’t even matter what you’re feeling guilty about. By reason of the blood of Christ you’ve been declared not guilty. You’re justified totally and forever.
You were justified not by your good works, not by your strenuous efforts, not by your ability to keep the laws. The law cannot justify you (Acts 13:39).
We were justified freely by the redemption that Christ himself provided for us (2Cor.5:18). Your justification is in Christ not in yourself.
You were justified FREELY and GRATUITIOUSLY by his grace (unmerited, unearned favor). You didn’t contribute anything to get justified. It was a free gift from our ever ready, and willing to give father.
There may be many redemptions, but only the redemption in Christ can free you from sin and satan. Any redemption outside Christ is religion and it will take you nowhere. Jesus is the only route to God. The only true freedom from sin.
We were sinners by our actions and sinners by the imputation of what Adam did. We were sinners by deed and sinners by nature and so were short of God’s glory or standard (Rom. 4:23). But by the gift of redemption in Christ we are now justified or declared NOT guilty from ALL sins (our own deeds) and sin (the nature of sin inherited from Adam). The good news is that, it was all for free. Christ paid all the expense. In truth, he actually overpaid.
You were redeemed – set free, liberated, delivered, bought back, by the unblemished, holy and spotless blood of Jesus not by corruptible things (1Pet.1:18-19; Rev. 5:9).
In-Adam all have sinned and in-Christ all are justified. If you’re born again you’re in Christ and therefore absolutely justified from all things.
If you were asked to pay for our justification like the Old Testament saints were to do, we all would fail like they did. That’s why God gave it to us all for free.
Stop trying to redeem yourself, stop trying to justify yourself. Start today to enjoy what Christ has already done for you.
Redemption means you’ve been made free forever from sin, death, sicknesses, curses, poverty (Gal. 3:13-14) and all works of darkness. You have been bought by blood from the kingdom of darkness and transferred right into the kingdom of Christ, the place of abundance, power and wealth.
You cannot merit been redeemed and justified. Don’t try to merit it. Just believe and receive it.
Kevin Ashwe is a Pastor, teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is also a man power developer. He has been involved in training the work force of churches and ministries in Nigeria.
He is the husband of Deborah and senior pastor of WORDLife Assembly, Nigeria.
You can reach him through the channels below.