Romans 5:1-5  Benefits Package

Jun 21, 2020 // By:Dave // No Comment

Peace with God

Access to God

Preview of our future with God

Purpose for pain and suffering

 

1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.

3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;

4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;

5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

 

Pastor is asked what he does for a living.“I work for a global enterprise.
We’ve got outlets in nearly every country of the world
(wow)
We’ve got hospitals, hospices, and homeless shelters.
We do marriage work, orphanages, feeding programs and vocational programs …
(do you ?)
all sorts of justice and reconciliation programs.
basically we look after people from birth to death
and we deal greatly in the area of behavioral alteration.
she said “wow … what’s it called?”

He replies: “It’s called the Church !”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6TGxKvSqH8

 

Lets look at Peace with God

1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

does justified mean declared right or made right ?

declared right

justified  G1344  δικαιούμενο  dikaioōmeno

declare establish rightness or correctness, vindication, this usage is passive tense so it means to be declared right by another (not ourselves)

as the RC took over religious affairs, starting in Rome, they obviously are going to rely on latin scripture rather than greek.

Latin word “justificare” (yust-i-fi-car-ae)

Means to make right, (not declare right)

Therefore, means because of or as a result of

because He declared us right with Him, we have …

what is this peace we have with God ?

not a feeling, it is a declaration of cease fire.

Col 1:20a
and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross

we are at enmity with God until we are saved, (covered and redeemed)
Eph 2:2-3
in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience; among whom we also all once had our conversation in the lusts of our flesh, doing what the flesh and the thoughts willed to do, and were children, by nature, of wrath, even as the rest:


Rom 8:7
Because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God; for neither indeed can it be


James 4:4
You unfaithful people, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

This idea is not NT only … lets go back to Genesis but look at it from James writings

James 2:23

and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God

peace with God means He is not at war with us.
(that can result in the other peace … emotional and mental peace)

Isaiah 53

Is. 53:5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, 

He was crushed for our iniquities; 

The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, 

And by His scourging we are healed

well-being translated from “shalom” = peace = contentment from safety and security

Phil. 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Phil. 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

peace (360x)  G1515 (92x)  εἰρήνη, eirēnē, n. . peace, harmony, tranquility; safety, welfare, health; often with an emphasis on lack of strife or reconciliation in a relation, as when one has “peace with God.” 

NT — 3. The Greek word.  The Greek word eirene  originally referred to that orderly, prosperous life that is possible when there is no war. Only much later did philosophers begin to apply the concept to an inner, personal peace. But the NT use of eirene  (90 occurrences) does not reflect the culture of the Greeks. Instead, “peace” in the NT is defined and enriched by the OT’s salom. In every theologically significant use, “peace” is something rooted in one’s relationship with God and testifies to the restoration of human beings to inner harmony and to harmonious relationships with others. Our once-shattered lives are again made whole, and we become in Christ what God originally intended us to be. The vital health and wholeness of a restored humanity is available in Jesus.

Peace with God

Then peace of God

Jesus as savior brings peace with God

Jesus as Lord brings peace of God

Lets look at our Access to God

2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.

Hope of the glory of God ?

Phil. 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

Phil. 3:21 who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.

Hope in the glory

Moses asked to see His glory 

We will someday see His glory 

we will someday share in this glory

1John 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.

compare this to Judaism access to God
compare to Roman and Greek access to God


Let’s look at our Preview of our future with God

introduction by faith into what ?  (grace)

what is justified ?

what is redeemed ?

which saves us from what ?

what is adopted ?

what is friend of God ?

what is sanctification ?

what is our home ?

Lets look at our purpose for pain and suffering

3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;

but wait, there’s more !

tribulations = θλῖψις, thlipsis, n.  trouble, distress, oppression, constrict

4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;

5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

perseverance ὑπομονή, hypomonē, n.  [5679 + 3531]. endurance, patience (33 times in NT)

The Greek word hypomeno  means “to patiently endure.” In the Bible it usually has an active sense. Perseverance is overcoming difficulties: it is facing pressures and trials that call for a steadfast commitment to doing right and maintaining a godly life.

The NT encourages us to value trials and difficulties, for, taken in the right way, they can enable us to develop perseverance (Ro 5:3-4; Jas 1:3-4).

When we are under intense pressure, it is all too easy to become discouraged. At such times we need to remember the words of Hebrews: “Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised” (Heb 10:35-36).

character (3x)  G1382 (10x) dokimē, n.  [1312]. character, test, proof

testing as a means of determining genuineness and thus as a grounds for giving approval. 

hope (140x)  ἐλπίς, elpis,expectation

hope focuses attention on God and fills us with eager expectation. 

patiently enduring proves our faith and relationship as genuine, strengthens our eager anticipation of what is to come

from the message:

Rom. 5:3 ¶ There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us,

Rom. 5:4 and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next.

Rom. 5:5 In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

see. most people see trials as the worst this planet has to offer us

(but once we are no longer at war with God)

these trials become tools in God’s hands to perfect us

the worst becomes the best.

Rom 8:28

Rom. 8:28 ¶ And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Rom. 8:29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;

Rom. 8:30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

now he reminds the reader of his security in this relationship, this convenant with God.
(His questions are sound rhetorical but the answers are absolute, essentially absolute

Rom. 8:31 ¶ What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can stand against us? 

Rom. 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

Rom. 8:33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies;

Rom. 8:34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

Rom. 8:35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

we have:

Peace with God

Access to God

Preview of our future with God

Purpose for pain and suffering

the Holy Spirit of God, given to us

  1. Draws us as sinners to Jesus
  2. Convicts us
  3. Empowers us
  4. Regenerates us
  5. Draws us closer to the Lord
  6. Sanctifies us
  7. Helps us in prayer
  8. Guides us into all truth
  9. Teachs us all things
  10. Anoints us
  11. Helper and Comforter in this life
  12. Provides the gifts of the Spirit
  13. manifests the fruits of the Holy Spirit
  14. Seals us as proof of eternal security of salvation

 

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