There is neither speck, nor spot, nor wrinkle!

(Charles Spurgeon)

"All who believe are justified." Acts 13:39

The believer in Christ receives a present justification. Faith does not produce this fruit by-and-by, but now. So far as justification is the result of faith, it is given to the soul in the moment when it believes in Christ, and receives Him as its all in all.

Are those who stand before the throne of God justified now? So are we-as truly and as clearly justified as those who walk in white and sing melodious praises to celestial harps!

The thief upon the cross was justified the moment that he turned the eye of faith to Jesus; and Paul, the aged, after years of service, was not more justified than was that thief with no service at all.

We are . . .
  today accepted in the Beloved,
  today absolved from sin,
  today acquitted at the bar of God.
Oh! soul-transporting thought!

There are some clusters of Eshcol's vine, which we shall not be able to gather until we enter Heaven; but this is a bough which runs over the wall. This is not as the grain of the heavenly Canaan, which we can never eat until we cross the Jordan; but this is part of the manna in the wilderness, a portion of our daily nutriment with which God supplies us in our journeying in this poor world.

We are now-even now pardoned;
even now are our sins put away;
even now we stand in the sight of God accepted-as though we had never been guilty!
"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1

There is not a sin in the Book of God, even now, against one of His people. Who dares to lay anything to their charge? It is God who justifies! There is neither speck, nor spot, nor wrinkle, nor any such thing remaining upon any believer in the matter of justification in the sight of the Judge of all the earth.

Let present privilege awaken us to present duty-and now, while life lasts, let us spend and be spent for our sweet Lord Jesus!

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ!" Romans 5:1