Word of Life Study Series

Our Glorious Inheritance: Our Glorious Redemption

October 02, 2021 Brice C. Craig Season 5 Episode 2
Word of Life Study Series
Our Glorious Inheritance: Our Glorious Redemption
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Welcome to Word of Life Study Series- Our glorious inheritance! What Jesus accomplished for all mankind through His death, burial and resurrection was planned in the heart of God since the creation of the world. God’s plan of redemption was spoken about thousands of years before Jesus even came to earth in order to consummate God’s plan upon the earth. In fact, the entire Bible is a written record of God’s glorious blue print to redeem humanity from Satan, Sin and the Fall through Jesus Christ- the Father devised it, the Son fulfilled it, and the Holy Spirit enforces it today when we act upon God’s Holy Written Word- 1 Corinthians 8:6.


1. Justified Before God

God’s act of remitting the sins of guilty people, and accounting them as righteous. As a free gift, by His grace and through our faith in Christ. Not on the grounds of our own works, but on the basis of the law-keeping and redemptive blood-shedding of our Lord Jesus Christ on our behalf. Justification confers a legal status upon the believer by canceling all legal liability for past, present and future sins. Thus an open door is provided by which Gentiles and Jews alike stand on equal footing, as adopted children of God; heirs of God and co-heirs with Jesus Christ- Romans 8:17;Titus 3:7.


2. The Resurrection of Jesus

We know according to Scripture that Jesus bore our sins upon the cross, but He also suffered in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights- Matthew 12:40. Jesus bore the punishment of our sin, having been subjected to the horrors of hell on the behalf of all humanity. In other words, our sins sent Jesus to hell, and in hell He paid for our eternal punishment in three concentrated days and nights. Through Jesus Christ there is absolutely no reason for anyone to go to hell, since Jesus went there for us as our substitute. 


3. The Blood of Jesus

Blood sacrifice to our western thinking is a foreign concept for sure. However, from the beginning of time, it was God’s method of choice in dealing with the sin problem. The best definition for sin is, “to miss the mark;” in other words, it means anything less than perfection. Sin has a horrible consequence called death as mentioned in Romans 6:23. The blood of a living creature is a powerful thing according to the Bible, the blood of a human being is even more powerful, but the blood of Jesus is the ultimate statement. According to the Bible, the blood has a deep spiritual meaning.


4. The Gift of Righteousness

Righteousness is all God, it is nothing we have earned! In biblical usage, righteousness is rooted in covenants and relationships. For biblical authors, righteousness is the fulfillment of the terms of a covenant between God and humanity through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. The Hebrew mind did not understand righteousness to be an attribute of the divine that is a characteristic of God’s nature. Rather, God’s righteousness is what God does in fulfillment of the terms of the covenant that God established with the chosen people, Israel.


5. The Force of Righteousness

When God becomes our righteousness, we become so righteous that Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” belongs to us. And who can forget Romans 8:33-34. Satan is a liar, when he comes to falsely accuse (even if it was true at one time, but now has been put under the blood of Jesus, so it becomes non-existent), we can overcome him by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony- Revelation 12:10-11. 

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Justified Before God
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