What is Justification by Faith ?
by Dionne Sabbay Thompson December 27 2008
The precious message of JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH presented at the General Conference in Minneapolis in 1888 set forth the beginning of the THE LOUD CRY OF THE THIRD ANGEL and the Latter Rain; the Holy Spirit’s outpouring (Hosea 6:3; Joel 2:23; Zech 10:1; James 5:7; Romans 5:1; Review & Herald, Sept. 3rd, 1889; Nov. 22nd, 1892; Testimonies to Ministers p. 91,92). Thus we understand that exactly fourty-four years following Christ’s entrance into the Most Holy Place (Oct 22, 1844), at the end of the 2300 year prophecy, we were sent a POWERFUL message from God. Undoubtedly, we are in the anti-typical day of atonement: Christ is our Passover Lamb (1Cor 5:7). Such a message, represented at a Camp Meeting in Rome, New York, is a message of God, bearing divine credentials ” for its fruit is unto holiness” Review and Herald Sept 3, 1889, 1 Selected Messages 359.1). To Sanctify means to make Holy, thus God expects nothing less than our advancement in holiness, through the Righteousness of Christ (Phil 3:9).
The Review and Herald (Sept 3,1889) described God’s Justification by Faith Message, as WATER, quenching the thirst of those who eagerly sought the Messiah’s provisions, highlighting the fact that “the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us, not because of any merit on our part, but as a free gift from God…”. Such a blessing to know that our (Food) Manna, the Word of God, is sure, as we, God’s children are promised coriander seed, honey wafers (Exo 16:31, John 6:58, Rev 2:17). Thus, we being fed the Heavenly MANNA must develop a geniune hatred or abhorrence for sin (Review and Herald March 18, 1890).
The entire world will be taught about the precious message of Righteousness by faith: every nation, kindred, tongue and people will know of the eternal power of the Everlasting Gospel, LESSONS ON FAITH (Romans 1:16,17; Phil 3:9; Rev 14:6,7). God, in all fairness, will allow this precious message to reach all, even those who are in distant societies, not well known to mankind (Isa 45:21). The continents of: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Antarctica will be exposed to this precious light, as the Messiah wishes that none were lost (John 3:16,17). God’s work will not return to Him void, as He promises that there will be a remnant, manifesting His character and fruits (Exo 20, Isa 55:11;Matt 5:48. Gal 5:22,23; Rev 14:1-5). Let us be found blameless and faultless, guile-free, manifesting unstained, mark-free garments for our Savior who overcame the world for all mankind (John 16:33, 1Thess 5:23, Jude:24,25; Rev 14:1-5). Be encouraged saints, as we advance in Sanctification, looking unto Glorification, when our Savior shall return, crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords, promising overcomers a seat at His throne (2Peter 3:12-14, Rev 3:21,19:11).