Judith Ward

Watchman for The Lord

Faith Accounted Unto Us As Righteousness

Ah, the beauty of His words written so long ago by His prophets:

Genesis 3:11
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

And,

Habakkuk 2:4
Behold, his soul [which] is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

And again we are reminded by the great Apostle Paul:

Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Hebrews 10:38
Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Also, we see that our father Abraham’s faith was accounted unto to him as righteousness in:

Galatians 3:6
Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

And then we see this great faith lived out by the Apostle Stephen in Acts 7:55-60

Acts 7:55
But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

Acts 7:56
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

Acts 7:57
Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

Acts 7:58
And cast [him] out of the city, and stoned [him]: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.

Acts 7:59
And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [God], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

Acts 7:60
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

To hear and see and know the Lord Himself standing up to speak to our hearts that our steadfast faith like the Apostle Stephen’s in the face of persecution is accounted unto us as righteousness by Him our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!! WOW!!! What a crown of glory awaits us?!!!

Dear Saints on this Labor Day I encourage each and every one of you to stand firm in your faith when witnessing to others. Let them see His glory in your heart and on your face as you may be the only Christian witness they ever truly encounter and to know He has stood up to honor your faith to honor you!!!! What greater reward do we have than His honor bestowed on us?!

He set the example for us by steadfastly full of faith going to the cross and laying down His own life how much more should we lay down our’s for His name’s sake when asked to account for our belief for our faith in Him?

Please dear saints never back down when asked by the world or anyone for that matter to give an accounting for your faith in Him and watch and see if He stands up off from His thrown to say well done my good and faithful servant.

May He richly bless you today with His bestowing Honor…

Happy Labor Day!

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