“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” Romans 5:1 NLT
The great doctrine of "Justification By Faith". To be "Justified" means "to be declared righteous". It is, literally, beyond our ability to comprehend how God would cleanse us from sin by our simple trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, yet it is utterly true. Only through trust in the shed blood of Jesus Christ can we be declared righteous!!! The very thought of looking at ourselves as righteous is difficult, yet so profoundly true! 2 Corinthians 5:21 says: “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” NLT. Each of us should shout, to the very top of our lungs, the praises of Our Almighty Lord Jesus Christ for who He is and what He has done for us.
Psalm 107:2 says “Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.” NLT. Speak out brothers and sisters. He is worthy of praise. Revelation 5:9-13 says it like this: “And they sang a new song with these words: “You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it. For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. And you have caused them to become a Kingdom of priests for our God. And they will reign on the earth. Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. And they sang in a mighty chorus: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered— to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.” And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang: “Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.” NLT. Praise Him today! Give Him Glory. He has ransomed us from satan, sin, sorrow, and eternal suffering.
Rev. Curtis Norris