Justification, Machaira with Apostle Bennie, series

EPISODE 368 – JUSTIFICATION 1

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Friday, 26th January, 2024
 

JUSTIFICATION



“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” 

Romans 5:1 (NKJV)



Justification is God’s own action to make you righteous.

Justification is not your performance of righteousness by grace.

Justification is not what you do to be righteous.
It is not how you try to be righteous or morally upright.
You cannot be righteous by your own effort. Your own righteousness cannot be good enough.

Every form of righteousness must be measured by a standard.

You can determine your righteousness by your own laws. But is that not enough to determine the righteousness which God requires?

The Jewish leaders felt righteous in their own eyes. They justified themselves by their own moral standards.

Jesus gave a parable (an allegorical narrative) to explain how Justification works.

“He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves and were confident that they were righteous [posing outwardly as upright and in right standing with God], and who viewed others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple [enclosure] to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood [ostentatiously] and began praying to himself [in a self-righteous way, saying]: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men—swindlers, unjust (dishonest), adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would not even raise his eyes toward heaven, but was striking his chest [in humility and repentance], saying, ‘God, be merciful and gracious to me, the [especially wicked] sinner [that I am]!’ I tell you, this man went to his home justified [forgiven of the guilt of sin and placed in right standing with God] rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself [forsaking self-righteous pride] will be exalted.” Luke 18:9-14 (AMP)

We still have these two groups of people. There are some who still think they are righteous or justified by their works or self-efforts.

And others who acknowledge that they cannot be righteous by their works. They look to God for the supply of His mercy. This is true faith.

Faith is not trusting in your effort. Faith is confidence in God’s ability. It is the confidence in God’s endless ability to love, to care, to be merciful, and to preserve.

Therefore, justification is only by faith in Christ Jesus.

God’s requirement of righteousness is perfect righteousness without any stain.

This means, no man by his effort can have this “perfect righteousness”.

That is why God made His provision of righteousness in Christ Jesus. You can only be justified by faith in Christ Jesus.

Justification is not worked for; Justification is imputing righteousness.

To be justified is to be declared not guilty. It means you are acquitted and discharged in the account of what Jesus has done. It is to be declared righteous.

This is not according to what you did, it is according to what Jesus did.

You are not justified by your own perfection. You are justified by the perfection of Jesus. Your boast is in who Jesus is, this is your faith.

Praise the Lord.

DIG DEEPER
(Luke 18:18-27; Romans 1:16-17; Romans 4:1-25; Ephesians 2:8-9)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that in nothing shall we boast in our own efforts but will always rejoice in God’s free gift of righteousness through faith.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Exodus 31 – 33
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:

– I am justified by faith.

I rejoice in God’s free gift of Righteousness through faith.

– The life of Christ is my life.
 
– I am perfected by faith in Christ not by my deeds.
 
– My boast is in the Lord’s finished work of Christ.
 
– I have no sense of guilt and condemnation, I am justified.
 
– I have a right standing with God.
 
Oh thank you Lord Jesus!!

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Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
5 months ago

I have a right standing with God.

Faithful Adwoa Annobil
Faithful Adwoa Annobil
5 months ago

I rejoice in God’s free gift of Righteousness through faith.

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
5 months ago

I forsake my thoughts and pick up the thoughts of God.
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, in its power is my salvation.
I am of the faith of Abraham

ohh! Thank you Jesus

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
5 months ago

Not being weak in faith, I staggered not in the promises of God.
Righteous is imputed unto me also.

I boast not of my works but In Jesus Christ.

Glory to God

Emmanuel Nanor
5 months ago

Thank you dear Lord Jesus.
Not by my works
I am justified by faith in Christ Jesus

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
5 months ago

Ayayaaaa. I know my stand in Christ Jesus. I am justified by and through faith.
I boast only in Christ Jesus ‘s justification. Glory to God..
I am blessed by this message. I have the right justification mindset. Gloreeeeeey to God.
I am not condemned. Hallelujah.
God bless you more Apostle Sir.

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
5 months ago

My boast is in what Christ has done for me on the cross

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
5 months ago

Who then can condemn me

Dorcas
Dorcas
5 months ago

In the Name of Jesus
I am who I am because of Jesus, not by my might neither is it by my strength.
But by the Spirit of the living God whom I have faith in.
Than you Jesus ????????????

Addenilla Ennin
5 months ago

Thank you Lord!!!
I’m justified freely
Thank you Jesus
Oh boi!!!
He made me like him

Eyram Amoah
Eyram Amoah
5 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus
For justifying me and making me righteous
Thank you Lord for this free gift

Gloreyyyyyyyy

JOA
JOA
5 months ago

Thank You Lord Jesus…

Bumbede
Bumbede
5 months ago

Ha!
Thank you Lord Jesus
Not of works lest any man should boast.
My boast is in the righteousness by faith

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

I rejoice in God’s free gift of Righteousness through faith.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

I have no sense of guilt and condemnation

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
5 months ago

No voice of accusation shall stand

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5 months ago

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Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
5 months ago

Hey I’m declared justified and righteous
For what Jesus completed in me not by my efforts

Nuel
Nuel
5 months ago

Glory to God

I am not justified according to what I have done.

I am justified according to what Christ did for me

Hallelujah

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

Praise the Lord!
God has declared me not guilty of my wrongs

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

My righteousness is not according to what I’ve done, It is according to what Jesus has done.


Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

I am acquitted and discharged in the account of what Jesus has done.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

I’m justified by the perfection of Jesus.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

The life of Christ is my life.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

I am perfected by faith in Christ not by my deeds.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

I have a right standing with God.

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
5 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for declaring me NOT GUILTY.

In you alone is my boast and confidence

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3 months ago

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