Romans 5

Romans 5

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Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
  • There is no other way to have this peace with God other than through Jesus Christ in accepting and understanding the full truth.
  • John 8:22 As Christ stated, learn the truth and it shall make you free.
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
  • Note the qualification.. access through faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Everything God plans for us we attain through this grace which comes from faith, faith from the heart and from the very soul.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
  • As Christians, we glory in tribulation, understanding that from tribulation comes patience and strength of character.
  • Tribulations rise because we are Christians.
  • Patience in a sense means endurance.
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us.
  • We are never disappointed in our hope, because God's love floods in our hearts.
  • A gift from the Holy Spirit or the Comforter.
  • Even when we have this hope and faith, many of us fail to realize what this gift means.
  • It means we can lean on the Comforter, share our burdens and our disappointments with Him; whereby He will lift them from us, as was promised.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
  • There would be no need to die for a righteous man.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • God proved His great love for us even while we are sinners, by giving His only begotten Son for our redemption.
  • Are we truly grateful?
  • Are you?
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
  • If we have this hope and faith, we are saved through Jesus Christ.
  • Even though we sins in the flesh, if we believe in Him and love Him, He lifts the burden of sin from us when we repent.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
  • If God loved us that much, because all have sinned.
  • How much more now are we saved by His life?
  • The elect who stand on the side of God will be saved, and you who study the word of God and have the deeper understanding are the elect.
  • He even is in you and you are in Him.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
  • We have received the atonement, or reconciliation, you might say, through Jesus Christ.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
  • Not forgetting that Lucifer brought sin to Adam, what it's saying here is that after Adam, all sinned; then age and disease came into being and men knew death, because all have sinned.
13 For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
  • For sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not counted when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
  • Moses was the lawgiver yet death reigned from Adam to Moses.
  • All died because of Adam's sin.
  • Now the phrase "who is the figure of Him that to came" shows us Adam was a Christ figure, but of course without the perfection of Christ.
  • The next verse shows the tremendous difference between the two.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
  • Adam brought us death; Christ brought us forgiveness.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
  • You will note in your King James version that from verse 13 to and including verse 17 is in parenthesis.
  • He has made a special explanation there, and now we pick it up in verse 18.
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
  • Now the deeper students, who study the plan of God as it was before the foundation of this world, find in the scripture that it is God's plan that all men should have the right to choose between God and  Lucifer.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
  • Without the law, one cannot break the law, but with the breaking of God's law, sin abounds; yet through Christ, there is forgiveness of sin and you see and you see His precious grace in the gift He offers all men.
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • So we see the gift of eternal life is made to all men; not only to the lost sheep of Israel, not only to the elect, but to all men who believe in Him and partake of this gift from the heart.
  • No one fools God, but those who really love Him, want to follow Him and do His bidding, certainly they are the inheritors of this gift, which is forgiveness and eternal life.
Exactly 2520 years from the exile of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
  The first tribe to be conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh, in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
• Study the book: Abrahamic Covenant, (A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt - page 25

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