Justification by Faith in Christ

What a beautiful early morning sunrise. A nice but cool morning as I look into the Word of God.

In Galations we read how the grace of God truly is remarkable unto man. For I believe God sees man through the blood of Jesus Christ and grace is given to man. This is why no man can have eternal life and be saved “except” through an individual belief, faith in the risen Savior, Jesus Christ.

We can have a relationship with God through our belief in who Jesus Christ was and is today, the Savior of the world, given to all whom will believe and receive.

As the scripture state in Galations 2:16, “a man is not justified by works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ”.

Did you get this…”we are justified (made righteous) by the faith of Jesus Christ” as we believe in Jesus Christ.

IT IS HIS FAITH that is working out in us but it will take us believing by faith in Christ Jesus. We cannot make it happen. Our faith in Christ and His faith working in us!

In other words, it takes both our faith in Christ and His faith, His righteousness, working in us. It is not by our works but it is all about the Spirit of God working good things in us. His love, His mercy and yes, His grace in the believer.

So you might say, that the very key to receive anything you may ask for, lies in these questions: “Are you in Christ Jesus? Are you a believer? For here lies the very fundamental beginning of our faith. It is to the one whom believes who will recieve.

As a believer (a follower of Christ) verse 19 and 20, “I am dead to the law that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

How exciting it is to know that we are not made righteous by the law or you might say, by works, but through God’s grace and faith in Jesus Christ; for if righteousness cometh by the law (works) then Christ is dead in vain.

This is the very secret of the of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – Christ in me. As stated in John 14:16-17,23, Christ lives in us by His Spirit.

Yes, He is continually present in and with the believer, He knows all that we say, do, hears our prayers and guides our step, as we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, His will working in and through us.

Let me state, this faith we exercise in Christ is the faith of Christ in the believer. It is His faith which He lives out through us as we live a life in Him through faith (as a follower): Christ working in and through us.

“It is not I but Christ in me.” Yes, we receive Christ by faith and we continue in Christ by faith: for all we do in this life must be done by faith in Christ, Christ working in and through our lives. This is truly the working of the grace of God.

Throughout the New and the Old Testament alike, the great men of the ages, were justified by “their faith” in God and God’s Word.

As always, love in Christ Jesus,
Paul Lundmark

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