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THE CHANGE OF JUSTIFICATION
IN order to be saved one must be justified this is a putting off of the old man and putting on of the new man who is renewed in all things. Ephesians 4:22-24:
"22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.. The question now rises in my heart is this, how is this done? We are told in Ezekiel 36:25-27, verse 25, "Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean from all your filthiness and from all your idols will I cleanse you."
What we are seeing here teaches us the way of JUSTIFICATION- the putting off of the old man. Note that it is firstly a work of God. He is doing the action he is doing the sprinkling of the clean water (God action direction). The clean water is the doctrine of Christ, the plan of Salvation, the word of God. John 15:3, "Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you." Also Ephesians 5:26, "That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word." The word is being used to cleanse. Thereby we are sure the water spoken of is indeed the word of God. The sprinkling of it is a washing taking place in the heart /mind of man and this takes away all idols and filthiness which we can identify as sin in the heart.
The work is not yet completed. God then must give to us a new heart which we can identify as the putting on of the new man. Ezekiel 36:26, "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh." This is the imputation of God's own Righteousness or God himself which given into us, causes a real change in the man- MAN's TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE. This is the work of true justification and the experience which is sinfreeness in the man. We are then able to live in faith and thus we are not only justified but we are sanctified by God's own truth, the Spirit of Truth that continues sanctifying us as we continue in a sinfree experience. Ezekiel 36:27 "And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them." Grace and peace!
By Sis. Ashaki Johnson
3/31/2016 12:27:34 pm
Amen true justification what a wonderful knowledge to hold.
3/31/2016 01:13:22 pm
Thank God sis. Ashaki for your experience. Not only do you now understand it but can explain it so succinctly using scriptures to help others. This is what our church Thusia has learnt from YHWH to help others do. May God bless the readers of your writing to be saved and to come to know these truths as you have done.
3/31/2016 01:14:28 pm
I love this article; it shows the science of sinfreeness systematically. God deals with the heart first by taking away the stony heart and giving the man a new heart, God grants the man His Spirit in his heart which will bring about a change in behavior and experience or lawful living. We need not fear the great Physician can stop us from sinning by circumcising the foreskin of the heart. Praise God for His pure faith.
3/31/2016 02:59:17 pm
Amen, Amen Sis. Ashaki ! You have clearly shown what 'the NEW life' is all about.Indeed, It is a CHANGE from sinfulness to sin-freeness. You have(through the Gift of the Holy Spirit) what the whole world needs. Give it to them continually my sister through your living testimony of sinfree living and preaching. God bless you and thanks for sharing.
3/31/2016 03:36:05 pm
So profoundly beautiful sis,easy to understand and on point. My dear sis Ashaki I have witnessed your rapid growth in the Truth and have seen you gobble up the Truth with a voracious appetite and I said to myself..... Self here is a sister indeed chosen by God to do His good work. May YHWH bless and keep you sis as you continue on you upward journey with faith.
4/12/2016 09:31:00 pm
Very well explained , especially the emphasis on the work that God does and the change in which man receives, indeed Justification is God imputing Righteousness through the Imputation of Faith and thus man being changed because that righteousness through Faith is in his heart, giving a new experience... So then for us to identify Justification we must show a Work that God does and we must identify man being changed by that very work which God does ... eg. if someone says that God justifies and the righteousness of God goes on an account in heaven it means that, that is not true justification because, there is no change in the man... True justification is God justifying and Man being Justified .... Amen
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