NOT EVEN AN ACCUSATION

Greg Elmquist



"Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth." Romans 8:33

Believers know and understand that by Christ they are justified firom ALL things, from which they could not be justified by the law, (Acts 13:39). Justification is that act whereby God declares His elect righteous, by the perfect obedience of the Lord Jesus Christ as their Representative. Because of Him, their sins are forgiven, and God the Father looks on them as if they had always obeyed. All this being true, consider further how in ALL things, the believer in Christ is justified before God. No one can even bring an accusation against the believer which God will hear or consider. "Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect?" literally means "to call in." None can call in the believer before God with any charge against him, without the Lord Jesus Christ taking his defense. Believers are "blameless" before Him (I Corinthians 1:8) or "above reproach" (Colossians 1:22).

The believer's hope and assurance is that this standing is not affected by what he or she does or doesn't do. God's attitude toward believers is not based upon any goodness or weakness in them. Because of the Lord Jesus Christ as Mediator and High Priest, the believer has a permanent standing in the love, grace, and mercy of the Father. At no time will any believer ever be called into God's court of justice to defend his position, because that position is always one of "blamelessness" because of the Lord Jesus. It is because of this that all who are in Christ will be found blameless before Him at His coming, 1 Corinthians 1:8. The believer in Christ, according to God's Word, enjoys this 3-fold blessing.

· NO CONDEMNATION- Romans 8:1

· NO SEPARATION- Romans 8:38,39

· NO ACCUSATION- Romans 8:33

Do believers abuse this privilege as a cover for their sin? God forbid! Hear the Word of the Lord. "The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity." 2 Timothy 2:19


Pastor Greg Elmquist
Grace Gospel Church of Orlando
Florida