Faultless


By definition, Faultless is being without fault, flaw, defect or blame i.e. perfect. That being said, we can be confident that faultlessness does not apply to mankind, but it was not supposed to be that way. We were made in the image of the glorious God. Genesis 1:25-27 tells us about man being made in the image of the triune God, but the fall of man is captured in Genesis 3 where Adam and Eve chose to disobey God. Not only them but all of mankind exchanged God’s glory for idolatry (Romans 1:23) and distorted the divine image. Now people are morally and spiritually ugly and depraved. Romans 3:23 says, “or all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. They were guilty of Turning Away from the Living God not experiencing a unified loving relationship with God as He desired. We were a long way from being Faultless.

If we did not know that, Paul tells us that “If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven.”(1 Corinthians 15) Adam is the first man where fault was assigned to man. Christ is the second or last Adam through whom life is given.

Through Christ, God made provisions for forgiven man to be Faultless2 Corinthians 5:21 says that “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Ligonier Ministries presents this as an important summary of the gospel message. The verse explains how God imputed our sin to Christ. God as judge assigned the responsibility of our sin to Christ, making it possible for Him to be punished justly for that sin (Is. 53:6;1 Pet. 2:24). The verse shows that Christ was our substitute, accepting the penalty of sin in our place. See “The Sinlessness of Jesus” at Heb. 4:15. Not only did God impute our sin to Christ, He also imputed Christ’s perfect righteousness to us (that is, He counted it as belonging to us). This imputation is the basis for the progressive realization of God’s righteousness in our moral character. Our thoughts and deeds are sanctified in increasing measure until we receive perfect righteousness in heaven.

Through the forgiveness provided by Christ’s sacrifice, God declared that we are holy and blameless. Christ is the one that makes us acceptable to the Holy God. Through the blood of Jesus Christ, God saved me freeing me from the eternal consequences of my sins. This is reiterated in Jude 1:24-25 which says, “24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.”

With all the things that we think, say and do that violate the will of God and the Word of God, imagine that, through Christ, we are declared and seen as Faultless. When I pondered that thought, I cried. I know how vile I am. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, jointand marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Romans 3:12 says, “All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” As I read God’s Word, as the Holy Spirit reminds me of the Word, I am faced with the error of my thoughts, mouth and actions. When you know that there is no good in you but you are considered good, it is very humbling. I am just taken away by the fact that Christ will present me before his glorious presence without fault.

Do you want to be FaultlessYou must trust Christ as Lord and Savior as He is the only one who can provide God’s forgiveness of sins. Acts 13:38 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you”.  Ephesians 1:6-8 “7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,” Colossians 1:13-15 “13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” OMG! Just SMH at God’s grace and mercy.

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