The blessedness of the man to whom God will not impute iniquity
It is amazing how the thrice-Holy God has chosen to justify and pardon the depraved, fallen humanity. The LORD God chooses very simple parametre for putting mankind in right standing with Himself through the faith of the individuals. Despite the three levels of man’s moral bankruptcy: (1) TRANSGRESSION (2) SIN AND (3) INIQUITY, God chooses to justify the ungodly by faith. Romans 4: 5 “But to him that worketh not, BUT BELIEVETH ON HIM THAT JUSTIFIETH THE UNGODLY, his faith is counted FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS”. There is a man in the sight of God unto whom He will not credit unrighteousness and punishment. God has no other parametres for justifying the sinners that are morally destitute and bankrupt other than THE FAITH of the same fallen humanity. Genesis15: 6. Abraham believed God and it was credited to him for righteousness.
Hebrews 11: 6 “But WITHOUT FAITH, it is impossible TO PLEASE HIM: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him”. According to Psalm 32, Who is the man that God will not impute transgression, sin and iniquity? It is obvious that all our human righteousness is a filthy rag before God. Isaiah 64: 6 “But we are all as an unclean thing and all our righteousness are as filthy rags”. It is the man who lives in transparent trust and faith in the Almighty God, who does not walk in deceit, guile or self-righteousness.
We are never to stand before God with a holier than thou attitude of the Pharisees (Luke 18: 11-12) but with a humble disposition, pleading the Mercy of God through the Blood of JESUS. 1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the Blood of JESUS CHRIST His
Son CLEANSETH US FROM ALL SIN”. Psalm 24:3-5 “Who shall ascend into the Holy hill of the LORD, or who shall STAND IN HIS HOLY PLACE? He that hath clean hands and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, not sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the God of his salvation”. The justification, which we receive from God by Grace, comes through the shed Blood of the LORD JESUS. Ephesians 1: 7 “IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION through HIS BLOOD, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His Grace”.
Romans 3: 24 “BEING JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE through THE REDEMPTION that is in CHRIST JESUS”. On a daily basis, we can experience God’s justification just as if we have never sinned, as He imputes His righteousness unto us. Romans 4:24-25 “But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe in Him that raised up JESUS our LORD from the dead; JESUS – Who was delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification”. Under the New Covenant, God has promised to always forgive our sins, as long as we have fellowship through the Blood of the Lamb. Hebrews 8: 12 “For I will be MERCIFUL TO THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more”.
Hebrews 10:17 “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more”. 2 Corinthians 5:19 and 21 “To wit that God was in CHRIST, reconciling THE WORLD UNTO HIMSELF, not IMPUTING THEIR TRESPASSES unto them and hath committed unto us the Word of reconciliation. For He hath MADE HIM to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM”. What a wonderful Grace, everyone in CHRIST is the Righteousness of God. We are as Righteous as God in CHRIST JESUS. There is, therefore, now no condemnation to those who are in CHRIST JESUS! Halleluyah.
PRAYER: Father God, thanks for justifying me by my faith and trust in You. I trust in JESUS, the Messiah, the Son of God for my salvation. I make JESUS the LORD of my life. I am the Righteousness of God in CHRIST JESUS.
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