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23Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him,24but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead,25who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.

The knowledge of our faith grew to a full assurance, with respect to the revelation to Abraham. Today, God does not only show himself as almighty, great, and hidden, but has sent us his Son Jesus that we might recognize in his love the fatherly God. What seemed to be impossible happened, and the only Son of God died to wipe out our sins. The holy God did not destroy sinners because of their crime, but he destroyed himself, that we who are evil might be saved. This kind of merciful, loving, self-sacrificing, giving, and patient God is our God.
When Christ had risen from the dead, the triumph of his sacrifice appeared. His Father did not leave him, when he had poured out all his anger on the crucified lamb, but he rose up his innocent Son, and clearly proved that his unique sacrifice was in conformity with his divine will. Thus, the resurrection of Christ confirms the truth of our justification. It is impossible that Christ ascended to heaven before his burial, and became a close companion of God. No! God raised him up from his death that we might see and be certain that the reconciliation between God and the world was accomplished on the cross.
Today, our only Intercessor sits at the right hand of God. He mediates between the Holy One and us, and carries out the results of his sacrifice, that we may not be restless, but instead continue in our faith, and believe that Christ is able to save to the utmost those who come to God through him, since lives eternally to make intercession for them.
So, where is your faith in all problems, fears, and dangers? Where is your hope concerning the coming of the kingdom of God today, and the second birth in millions? Christ has reconciled us to God, and today he lives to prove our justification by his intercession. Believe that streams of living waters flow from your faith to the barren, dead hearts. Believe and never doubt, because Christ lives indeed.

O Lord God, You live and you send us forth to preach to the world. Your servant Abraham believed that he, and Sarah, in their old age, could give birth to a child of your mercy through whom all the peoples might be blessed. Overcome our little faith, and strengthen our trust that we may trust you against our temptations that your power may be perfected in our weakness. Thank you because you confirmed to us that millions would be born again in these days, since you live and reign forever.
What do we learn from the faith struggle in Abraham?