Romans from God's Point of View, Part 1.

Col 2:13-14; Isa 48:2-11; Joh 17:1-5; Rom 1:16-17; Rom 3:21-26; Isa 46:8-13

ROMANS-4-090916 - length: 61:24 - taught on Sep, 16 2009

Class Outline:

John Farley
September 16, 2009

God the Father imputed or assigned the sins of the entire human race to Christ on the cross. He judged every one of those sins in Christ.

God the Father ripped up the certificate of debt, thereby canceling the guilt and penalty that you and the rest of the human race owed.

God the Father is completely satisfied with the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross as a Substitute for the sinful human race.

Thus we see the pattern that will mark the entire life story of the Christian, from his election in Christ in eternity past, the provision of grace blessings that stagger the imagination, the moment of spiritual rebirth, all the way to eternal glory:

Not I, but Christ.

Not my body of work - Christ’s body of work!

The one who believes in Christ places his destiny wholly in Christ.

Therefore the justice of God is free to not only apply the complete salvation work of Christ to the believer - the benefits of redemption, expiation, propitiation, and reconciliation - but now also on top of that God is free to shower on this sinner the gift of righteousness and the abundance of grace, finally bringing that son or daughter to glory, complete in Christ.

We need to consider this great book of Romans from God’s point of view.

ISA 48:11 “For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.”

Ultimately, the book of Romans and all that it accomplishes has one purpose, and it is the same reason that you and I were created - to glorify the LORD our God.

Our Lord Jesus Christ went to the Cross in order to glorify His Father.

The central theme of the book of Romans is the Good News of what God has done in His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the Gospel.

The most profound aspect of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ is that it vindicated God!!!

We need to consider this great book of Romans from God’s point of view.

That is especially true of believers, because He dedicates a special part of His omniscience to us, and we call that foreknowledge.

The One who has the greatest resolution is the LORD God.
He sees the end from the beginning. Then He goes one better and actually declares the end from the beginning.

So God sees the big picture. He has the mile high view. And He has always had that seat. He sees your whole life before Him, and He has known all about you since eternity past.