God Declares His Elect Not Guilty

Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Romans 8:33-34

The Apostle asks the question; “Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?” If God justifies His elect, then who can revoke His verdict? He has declared us righteous through faith in His blood. {Romans 3:24-26} God justifies. God declares His elect not guilty and no one can ever condemn us again. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” {Romans 8:1} How is this? How can God declare a guilty man not guilty? A monarch or a government official may grant a guilty man a pardon but only God can declare a guilty man not guilty. His elect have been justified, that means declared sinless or totally righteous. A risen Christ makes intersession for us. We deserve the wrath of God but instead we have been delivered from His wrath. {1 Thessalonians 1:10} The Bible tells us that His righteousness was imputed to the Old Testament saints and “… for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” Have you believed on the risen Saviour? He is real. Have you trusted Him as your Saviour, as your deliverer? Do you know Him or do you only know about Him?

Are you able to say as the songwriter?

“When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.” – The Solid Rock

He “was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification”      {Romans 4:25}

I am thankful for a risen Saviour!

Shawn

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