Jesus died for the breaking of the law in my life. As we believe that, there is no more condemnation, there is an absolute freedom from the condemnation of the law. We are receiving the righteousness that Jesus kept the law by. Not by our own righteousness of keeping the law by. This is justification. I have been smitten, I have been hurt, my heart has been overwhelmed by my gross sin. It was God that has actually wounded the soul by the revelation of the law that was broken by me after I promised. He causes us to promise him as he knows we are going to fail. To help us to understand our weakness, he has hurt me by making me promise to keep his law knowing I’m going to fail.
I have been bruised and smitten, I am at the bottom of the pit. Jesus came to the bottom of the pit and he died my death. He died the death that I was meant to die as I broke my promise to keep his law. As he is there with me at the bottom of the pit, it says it so plainly, after two days in the third day he rose. You and I in Christ who surrender ourselves to the sacrifice made for me after I promised and failed, we live together with him in his site. This is justification. I am lifted by the sacrifice of Jesus. I am lifted up to the top straight away. To the very path of perfection. The miles stones of justification when you are lifted out of the pit to the top of the ladder because Jesus has done that for me. I am now walking rejoicingly along the path to perfection.
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