Are you legally clean?
The Bible tells us that all governments are established by God for our good!
Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. Romans 13:1 NLT. (Please read Romans 13: verses 1 to 7)
God is the only truly righteous Judge, because of man’s fallen sin nature from Adam not all judges rule justly. Those (Not knowing Christ) who do not will be judged themselves at the Great White Throne Judgment Seat of God.
God is the judge of the whole earth; many will stand before him during the “Great White Throne Judgment Seat” and be judged by their deeds during their life which are recorded in Books. They will have no Attorney to protest what is written in the books as God cannot lie! They all will be found guilty as their names are not found in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Their sentence is eternal punishment and separation from God.
Those in Christ are legally clean in God’s sight, the just died for the unjust.
God gave the Law to men to reveal his Holiness, righteousness and justice, if anyone could keep the whole Law perfectly they would be acceptable and righteous before him. We know from God’s word that no man can keep the Law, it was not God’s intention that anyone would be justified through the Law. It was given to show us how sinful we are, it is a “Schoolmaster” as the Apostle Paul wrote that would lead us to Christ. He was sinless, kept the Law perfectly, and even magnified it as foretold by the Old Testament. (Jesus told those of the Law that eyes would need to be plucked out, hands cuts off in order to keep the Law. Even thoughts only would condemn a person without the act itself!). When he died on the cross he gave his righteousness to every believer so that the Father looked upon them as if they never sinned! (All their sins were blotted out and God cannot ever remember them). Therefore they all have no legal charges against them, they are legally clean! The only judgment they will have is of their works (Never sin as some have suggested falsely) done for Christ, receiving rewards or not. Believers will judge the unsaved and even the fallen Angels because we have the righteousness of Jesus Christ, with whom we will live and reign forever!
Call upon Jesus to save you and write your name in his Book of Life and be legally clean.
January 15, 2013