You see, we are justified by the grace of God, the grace that brings a total transformation of the heart as the power of God brings our inward parts to life.
Tit 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
We are justified freely by the grace of God THROUGH the redemption that is IN Jesus Christ. Paul here is speaking of the transformation wrought through abiding/walking/living in the Spirit of life IN Jesus Christ.
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Rom 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
This is why Paul would write…
Rom 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Paul understood the transformative dynamic of “by grace through faith”
Tit 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Tit 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Tit 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Tit 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Jesus Christ truly sets us free from ALL INIQUITY and PURIFIES US UNTO GOOD WORKS.
Has this happened to you do reader? Or have you fallen for the “confess your sinfulness” and “trust in a provision” whereby you “wait on God to change you” ?
If you have not been redeemed of all iniquity and made pure, whereby you are walking in purity and holiness, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust, where you no longer sin for you have been born of the incorruptible seed, then dear reader, consider if you have really repented or not, consider whether you have wholeheartedly yielded to God, whereby a true transformation will be wrought within you.
2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1Jn 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1Jn 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1Jn 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
1Jn 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.