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Romans 5: 1,2: “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Peace here is not a subjective feeling of peace. Rather, this peace is the state of being “at peace” instead of “at war.” The hostility between God and the believer has ceased. The believer has been reconciled to God. To have access means to approach as if by introduction to a king’s throne room. Believers have been granted admission to stand before God. Rejoice means to boast and hope means expectation. Believers boast in the sure expectation of the glory of God. We are confident for God Himself has placed the Holy Spirit in our hearts.

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