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by: Don Carmichael

09/13/2021

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Do ends really justify the means?  Does the end result justify the methods of obtaining that result?  Not normally, unless it’s from our own perspective; and yet, that does not mean absolute truth.  In fact, we have closely come to the point as a nation of acting as though truth is what we think, having no connection with the One Who is Truth personified. 
The spiritual DNA of Adam, which each of us has, one of rebellion toward God Himself through disrespect and disobedience, must be reconciled before we can approach Him in His holy Presence.  Logical, yes?  No different from any other crime or infraction of law.  So how does this happen, this act of justice, without all of the “legalese?”
God has recorded this as truth, “Know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ (we must remember God, not us, is the Judge).  And we have believed in Christ Jesus so that — we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no human being will be justified.  And I no longer live, but Christ lives in me (hence the term, “in Christ”).  The life I now live in the body (physical) I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.  I do not set aside the grace (gift) of God.” That’s a lot to swallow before breakfast!  But that’s God’s way of connecting us with Him.  Simple, like baby steps.  Herein is the point: we are justified, our infractions against God Himself are fully satisfied by the Cross, a gift for the receiving, taking, believing.
Father, oh that You provided a solution that satisfies our legal freedom to be with You, through the Cross!  Free from the power of oppression and the oppressor to belong even to You and Your family; justified to be in Your holy Presence. 
Justice served.  “God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ is to all who believe,  justified freely by His grace (again, gift) through the redemption (debt cleared) that is in Christ Jesus (a state of being, eternally secured, adopted). God presented Him as a propitiation (full substitute) through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed.”  Justified.  Now “caped” with His righteousness and able to be in His Presence. So have a little faith, baby!
Galatians‬ ‭2:16, 20-21, Ephesians 1:5, Romans‬ ‭3:22, 24-25‬ ‭HCSB‬‬ ‬‬
Do ends really justify the means?  Does the end result justify the methods of obtaining that result?  Not normally, unless it’s from our own perspective; and yet, that does not mean absolute truth.  In fact, we have closely come to the point as a nation of acting as though truth is what we think, having no connection with the One Who is Truth personified. 
The spiritual DNA of Adam, which each of us has, one of rebellion toward God Himself through disrespect and disobedience, must be reconciled before we can approach Him in His holy Presence.  Logical, yes?  No different from any other crime or infraction of law.  So how does this happen, this act of justice, without all of the “legalese?”
God has recorded this as truth, “Know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ (we must remember God, not us, is the Judge).  And we have believed in Christ Jesus so that — we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no human being will be justified.  And I no longer live, but Christ lives in me (hence the term, “in Christ”).  The life I now live in the body (physical) I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.  I do not set aside the grace (gift) of God.” That’s a lot to swallow before breakfast!  But that’s God’s way of connecting us with Him.  Simple, like baby steps.  Herein is the point: we are justified, our infractions against God Himself are fully satisfied by the Cross, a gift for the receiving, taking, believing.
Father, oh that You provided a solution that satisfies our legal freedom to be with You, through the Cross!  Free from the power of oppression and the oppressor to belong even to You and Your family; justified to be in Your holy Presence. 
Justice served.  “God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ is to all who believe,  justified freely by His grace (again, gift) through the redemption (debt cleared) that is in Christ Jesus (a state of being, eternally secured, adopted). God presented Him as a propitiation (full substitute) through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed.”  Justified.  Now “caped” with His righteousness and able to be in His Presence. So have a little faith, baby!
Galatians‬ ‭2:16, 20-21, Ephesians 1:5, Romans‬ ‭3:22, 24-25‬ ‭HCSB‬‬ ‬‬
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