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“Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.  Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.”

Romans 8:33-34

 So… Who is it, that will bring a charge against us? Well, Satan will do that, the world will do that, even some among the church will do that… But that doesn’t matter, for we are God’s elect, His purchased possesion. Indeed it is God who has justified us from all the charges that could be held against us. It was Christ who died, suffered God’s hatred and judment of sin, who endured the wrath for the joy set before Him. It is Christ who sits at the Father’s right hand who pleads our case, who washed us clean and defends us in the holy court of God. O, Praise Him all you peoples, for His love has conquered sin and death! Praise Him for His sacrifice is enough! Praise Him for He has risen victoriously!

J. C. Hahne

“…knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

– 1 Peter 1:18-19

Just a few things I think worthy to point out…

1. Before God’s effectual call upon our lives we lived in “aimless conduct”. This aimless conduct was inherited and passed down by our fathers, being born under sin. Indeed we were “slaves to sin” (Romans 6), and “children of wrath” (Ephesians 2).

2. We weren’t redeemed by something corruptible, but with the perfect eternal sacrifice of Jesus Christ. He was the spotless Lamb of God and was the ultimate sacrifice to appease God’s holy wrath which hung over our heads.

Oh what sweet news! We have been redeemed! Made new… able to enjoy our Creator!

J. C. Hahne

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:8-9

The truth is that the more we comprehend the perfections of God’s holiness and justice, the more we will see the miserable state of our sinfulness. Yes, God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. On the other hand we were born in sin; in darkness and deparvity. We were slaves to sin…

But God who is rich in mercy, gave us Christ the redeemer as a perfect, everlasting sacrifice for our sins, so that He could justly forgive us and cleanse us from all our unrighteousness. Oh what beauty there is to be found in this gospel truth! He is faithfull and just to forgive for Christ suffered the wrath that we deserved!

J. C. Hahne

Here’s your daily does of what you need… Gospel!!!

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” – Ephesians 1:7

Rejoice for you have forgiveness and redemption by his blood through the riches of His grace. It is not by works lest any man should boast. Just think that the enmity between you and God has been done away with. No longer are we at war with one another but we are friends because Christ spilled His blood. All by Grace! All for His glory!

J. C. Hahne

“ Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven,
And whose sins are covered;
Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.”

-Romans 4:7-8

The good news is that the blessed man described here, is not one who has striven, overcome, and lives in perfect holiness. No, The blessing comes upon one who has practiced lawlessness, one who really does have sin in his account. However, the key words here in these verses are “Forgiven” and “Covered”.

Who is righteous? Who can stand? No one, no not one! We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God, but in Jesus Christ we have redemption! His atoning death covers our lawless deeds and sins. Furthermore His righteousness was imputed to us as Christ bore God’s holy wrath against our sins, and thus the blessing is upon us! We are His children, His beloved bride. We are blessed more than all peoples!

J. C. Hahne

I figure that it’d be good from time to time to just share some great verses from the Holy Scriptures that are full of Gospel. I always say that the Gospel not only justifies us but sanctifies us as well. The Gospel keeps our hearts humble and enables us to glorify and enjoy God. It also keeps us from falling to legalistic service, and thus it’s necessary to be constantly reminded of what God has done for us. So here’s our first Gospel truth…

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God…”

-1 Peter 3:18