It Is God That Justifieth
||Rev. Ronald Van Overloop
||59, 180, 302, 354
- The figure of speech is that of a courtroom trial before a judge.
- Questions (cf. Isaiah 50:8,9)
- Is there an accusation (Romans 8:33)?
- And is there a charge which would stick, making one worthy of condemnation (Romans 8:34)?
- It is the “elect” about whom this question is asked.
- The only correct answer: “It is God that justifieth” (cf. Isa. 50:8,9,7).
- This is an activity of God!!
- To justify is a legal declaration by the divine Judge about our legal position before Him.
- It is God making the judgment about someone that they are holy and righteous.
- This divine pronouncement was made once and it lasts forever, not matter how many times we still sin.
- Into this divine court no one can bring an accusation which will stick.
- The evidence that God has justified us is provided in the four things Jesus did and does to accomplish this for us.
- First, “Christ died.”
- Second, “yea rather, that is risen again.”
- Third, Christ “is even at the right hand of God.”
- Fourth, Christ “also maketh intercession for us.”
- God’s conclusion is that no one and nothing can take from us the salvation Jesus accomplished for us.