But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Roman’s 5:8-9
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
June 18, 2019, was a blessed day for Bunnie Marie, my wife and me. The Lord brought a husband and wife into our lives to witness and testify of His work in their lives. The testimony was from the Husband Terry who over the last eight to ten years has had possibly four scrapes with death if not more. Each event revealed the hand of God was upon him. I am not going to relate details, but it started with a visit to a dentist. I am encouraging Terry to publish his detailed story on Watchmen’s Trumpet as testimonial chapter’s of how the events occurred. Stay tuned. This article was inspired by one statement within our conversation.
Actually, it was a question which went as follows: “How can you justify walking with Yeshua, when there are so many people becoming affluent and reaping benefits from their wealth? And as they vacation sitting on sandy beaches or cruising the world, laughing at those who follow the tenets of Yeshua’s lead and teachings? How can you justify that?
My answer was simple, and it is a quote from a small message I read on F.B. which went like so. “A homeless man at the curb on his knees was praying and giving thanks to the Lord as heartfelt praise.” “A passerby heard his prayer, stopped and questioned him, “How can you be praising God when you have nothing, no home and no money?” “How can you be so joyous?”
The homeless man turned to the passerby and said “I am one of the richest people there is, through God’s Grace, I have been rewarded the greatest gift a man can receive, “Salvation” which to me is priceless and more magnificent than any riches I may receive here in this world.” “Knowing through my Salvation, I will have a life with Yeshua in Eternity, sharing my eternal life with him and being filled with peace.” “The riches of this world means nothing to me compared to the gifts in heaven I will receive.” “By the way,” the Lord provided this answer not that believers need to justify their walk with Yeshua, however, in some circumstances we can as an analogy to lift the blinders from their eyes or a fiery-dart from the heart of the questioner.”
In this article, the Holy Spirit is going to share what the homeless man was giving thanks for. We will find how he was maintaining his walk through God’s Grace and Love.
OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Father in heaven, as a humble servant I place before your throne this petition to break the bonds of error from the minds of those in the darkness shrouding our world. I petition Lord, for the breaking and removal of the blinders from their eyes so they may see your truth. Lift them out of the darkness, so they realize they are journeying to the pit of eternal damnation. Father fill your flock with wisdom and determination so they might recognize your justification through Grace, Love. Forgiveness and Salvation. Bring them spiritual strength so they may go forward as warriors in your name. All this I pray in the name of Yeshua, Amen and, Amen.
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
Most have heard numerous times as believers we are not citizens of this world and are only passing through. One thing I have maintained and wrote about is in working out our Salvation, we are actually finding what is required to reconnect spiritually with God.
The time allotted here is for that task, the trials and tribulations we suffer while doing so are small teaching objectives through the Holy Spirit’s messages. We will find through the sacrifice Yeshua made in obedience to His Father the importance of the justification which went along with the sacrifice.
The apostle here describes the fountain and foundation of justification, laid in the death of Yeshua. The streams are very sweet, but, if you run them up to the spring-head, you will find it to be Yeshua dying for us it is in the precious stream of Yeshua’s blood that all these privileges come flowing to us: and therefore he enlarges upon this instance of the love of God which is shed abroad. Three things he takes notice of for the explication and illustration of this doctrine:– 1. The persons he died for, (Romans 5:6-8) 2. The precious fruits of his death (Romans 5:9-11). 3. The parallel he runs between the communication of sin and death by the first Adam and of righteousness and life by the second Adam, (Romans 5:12-21).
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father, thank you for your Laws. Thank you for the strength to live by them, Lord. Thank you for your protection, Justification and Reconciliation, thank you for discernment to light our way. Thank you, Father, for filling our hearts with courage and understanding so we may use our will to choose the direction of our walk as one of the few who has found your narrow path and strength to continue. Thank you, Father, for healing our spiritual wounds as we continue our battles against sin and those within it. This, we pray in the name of Yeshua, Amen, and Amen.
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
The carnal mind is not only an enemy to God but enmity itself, (Romans 8:7; Colossians 1:21). This enmity is a mutual enmity, God-loathing, the sinner, and the sinner loathes God, (Zechariah 11:8). And that for such as these Christ should die is such a mystery, such a paradox, such an unprecedented instance of love, that it may well be our business to eternity to adore and wonder at it. This is a commendation of love, indeed. Justly might he who had thus loved us make it one of the laws of his kingdom that we should love our enemies. II. The precious fruits of his death 1. Justification and reconciliation are the first and primary fruit of the death of Christ: We are justified by his blood (Romans 5:9), reconciled by his death, (Romans 5:10). Sin is pardoned, the sinner accepted as righteous, the quarrel taken up, the enmity slain, an end made of iniquity, and an everlasting righteousness brought in. This is done, that is, Christ has done all that was requisite on his part to be done in order hereunto, and, immediately upon our believing, we are actually put into a state of justification and reconciliation. Justified by his blood. Our justification is ascribed to the blood of Christ because, without blood, there is no remission (Hebrews 9:22). The blood is the life, and that must go to make atonement. In all the propitiatory sacrifices, the sprinkling of the blood was of the essence of the sacrifice. It was the blood that made an atonement for the soul, (Leviticus 17:11 2.) Hence results, salvation from wrath: Saved from wrath (Romans 5:9), saved by his life, (Romans 5:10). When that which hinders our salvation is taken away, the salvation must needs follow. Nay, the argument holds very strongly if God justified and reconciled us when we were enemies, and put himself to so much charge to do it, much more will he save us when we are justified and reconciled.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient unto our Lord Yeshua as a Watchman. This I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua. “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength.