Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay:but by the law of faith.
There is a such thing as “The Law of Faith”
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
God never told me to work for my righteousness. Abraham is my example of this.
Abraham simply believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness.
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
At the point Abraham made up in his mind to believe God ; that decision changed his position with God.
God said, “you’re righteous” Not because of anything that you’ve done but simply because “you believed me” His faith in God changed his status with God.
My God! That’s powerful. God just wants us to believe Him. To trust Him.
Now who did Abraham believe?” but believeth on him? Him who? God!!!!
He believed God!!!
And the next part of that verse says, ” He believed in God who justifies the ungodly.
Abraham simply believed in God, who says you don’t have to work for it. You don’t have to sweat for it. You don’t have to labor for it. Just simply believe me!!!! And He did all this for an ungodly man.
After Abraham’s status was upgraded, God didn’t speak to Him about his sin.
And then David in the office of a prophet seeing into the future wrote about a generation that would be blessed because God would impute righteousness.
That word impute means to credit to a person. So David spoke of a generation of people who would be blessed because God would credit to them righteousness without works!!!
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
Wait a minute!! Did you see that? Blessed is the man, whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered! What!!!! So that means iniquities and sin are two distinctly different things.
I had to know the difference and here is what I learned:
Iniquity-gross immorality or injustice, wickedness
Sin-an offense against religious or moral law
I asked God if my iniquities are forgiven and my sins are forgiven then why am I always talking to you about them? Why am I continually asking you to forgive me for something
that you’ve already taken care of and forgiven me for?
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
This tells me if I confess my sin you are faithful and just to forgive me.
So am I understanding this to mean that I just come to you and confess my sin, thank you that I’m already forgiven; I’m simply to receive your forgiveness .
It felt like Holy Spirit breathed on me. It’s like I could see God smile.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
Remember the word impute means to: credit to a person.
That means that God does not credit sin to me. I’m born again!!! I’m a believer!!! When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior my slate was wiped clean. My sin debt was PAID IN FULL!!! At Calvary God poured out all His wrath on the body of Jesus so that I can stand RIGHTEOUS. He turned His back on His only Son for me!!!!
I have a better covenant! With better promises!
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
I’m in the house!!!!!!!
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
The Israelites made a choice. They chose to be judged by their works!!! Not by the goodness of God. Not by His grace. They turned their backs on God’s best for them!!!
At that point, He stepped back from them and handled them by their own wishes. Through the Law!!!!
They removed the intimacy they had with God.
And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.
I have a new covenant with God!!! Under this new covenant God said that He would be merciful to my unrighteousness; my sins and iniquities He would remember know more!!!
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
My part of that covenant is just to BELIEVE it!!!! Believe that He has been merciful
to my unrighteousness and my sins and iniquities He remembers NO more !!!!
He’s not going to bless me according to what I do or don’t do. He’s just going to bless me because He’s good!!!!
That’s His mercy!!! That’s His grace !!!!! That’s The Gospel of Jesus Christ !!!!
He will remain faithful to me regardless of my unfaithfulness to Him.
2 Timothy 2:11-13
It is a faithful saying:For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him:if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful:he cannot deny himself.
HALLELUJAH!!! My God!!!!
I’M SO IN LOVE WITH JESUS!!!!!
I’M GOING TO SERVE HIM THE REST OF MY LIFE!!!!
I don’t want to sin. I don’t want to do the things I used to do. I don’t want to go the places I used to go. He’s been to good to me. He’s done to much for me.
He’s my savior and I LOVE HIM!!!! I chose His best for me.
For sin shall not have dominion over you:for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Jesus did to much for me to. He was the only sacrifice. I will never again return to bondage.
Holy Spirit is my teacher. He leads me. He guides me. He directs my path.
Even if its not written in the bible He will speak to my heart and tell me how to live!!!