You Are Justified Through the Blood of Jesus

The story is told about a man who called the Rolls Royce Company when he had a breakdown of his car in his European Tour. The Company flew a mechanic in a helicopter and repaired his car. When the man asked what the bill amount was; the mechanic told him that he will be informed later. After his tour got over the man contacted the company to know the bill amount for the repairs done. He got this reply: “Dear Sir: There is no record anywhere in our files that anything ever went wrong with a Rolls-Royce.” That is justification.

It means that God sees you as if you have never sinned. It is a judicial or legal term. You are given a brand new beginning. The board has been rubbed clean and you are given a new clean unwritten surface to write on and begin again.

God looks at you through the blood of Jesus. He then sees you as entirely righteous. This is because the righteousness of Jesus has been put into your account (to use a banking terminology).“ In 2 Corinthians 5:21 Paul says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

This is the power of the blood of Jesus. This doesn’t mean we take God’s grace as a license for immorality (Romans 6:1, 15). No. Instead as our love for God increases we make it our goal to do what pleases God (Ephesians 5:10). Therefore we say no to ungodliness (Titus 2:12).

Having been justified by his blood we have peace with God. See the millions of people around you who go for pilgrimage, offer penance, and sometimes undergo severe hardships inflicted on their bodies to find peace. The Bible says, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1).” “The punishment that brought us peace was upon him” (Isaiah 53:5). Colossians 1:19, 20 speaks of peace in universal scope, height, depth and breadth: “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through the blood, shed on the cross.”

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