The gift of Righteousness ?

robes of righteousness 2The Gift of Righteousness –

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith . . . to faith.” Romans 1:17.

Faith is complete dependence upon the Word of God, expecting that Word to do what the Word Itself says. Is there, then, righteousness spoken by the Word of God, so that people can depend completely upon that Word, that the Word shall accomplish what the Word says? 

     There is. . . . Indeed, that is the very object of the gift of Christ. For Him “God hath set forth . . . to declare His righteousness (faithfulness) for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.” Romans 3:25.

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The Work of Faith ?

mountain2     “To HIM that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth (to render, show or regard as innocent, just and righteous) the ungodly, his faith is counted for (as) righteousness.”     Romans 4:5

 Salvation is not a thing which we earn by our own good works, but rather it is a free gift from our Father in heaven, through Jesus Christ . . . . and the works of righteousness are but the fruits of the indwelling of His promised Holy Spirit . . .

And this greatest of gifts is given us through faith that He will fulfill that which He has promised !

For it is God Who works in you, both to will, and to do of His good pleasure . . . !” “For Thou also hast wrought all our works in us . . . O LORD our God !”   Philippians 2:13 & Isaiah 26:12
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The Word Alone !

Bible - Jeremiah_32-17     “Blessed be the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), that hath given Rest unto His people Israel . . . according to all that He hath Promised . . . . for there hath not failed One Word of all His good Promise, which He sware by the hand of Moses His servant . . . !”   I Kings 8:56 and ref: Hebrews 4:2

The centurion desired that the Lord should do for him a certain thing. The Lord said, “I will come,” and do it. But the centurion said, No; “speak the Word only,” and it shall be done ! The centurion, then, expected “the Word only” to do the work. He depended upon “the Word onlyfor the fulfilment of his desire. And Jesus said that that is “faith,” even “great faith.”
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Justified (righteousness) by Faith ?

Alps 24     “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from Faith to faith: as it is written . . . the Just shall live by faith !” Romans 1:17

Faith is the depending upon the Word of God only, and expecting that Word only to do what the Word says. Justification by faith, then, is justification by depending upon the Word of God only and expecting that Word only to accomplish it.

“Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all them that believe . . . !”   Romans 3:22

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The Gift of Righteousness !

     “For if by one man’s offense (Adam’s transgression) death reigned by one; much more they which receive (by faith) abundance of Grace (the Divine Influence) and the Gift of righteousness shall reign in Life by One, even Christ Jesus ! . . . For as by one man’s disobedience many (all together) were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous . . . !”     – Romans 5:17-19

“To believe that righteousness is given for your sin, when you ask forgiveness, and thankfully to receive that righteousness as the gift of God –this is what it is to exercise faith. Yet how true it is that “we suffer much trouble and grief because of our unbelief and of our ignorance of how to exercise faith . . .”
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The Prayer of Faith – part 1

     “Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy (through the merits of His Son) of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of His goodness, and the work of faith with power !”                    II Thessalonians 1:11

     Faith is complete dependence upon the Word of God only, for the accomplishment of what that Word says. This being so, it must never for a moment be forgotten that where there is no Word of God, there can not be any faith. Continue reading

The Two Covenants –

What was done away at the Cross ?

“For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the Second. And finding fault with them, He saith, Behold, the days come, saith the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), when I shall make a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah . . .”
Hebrews 8:7-8

Witten not with ink, but with the Spirit of the Living God; not in tables of stone, but in the fleshly tables of the heart . . . !”   II Corinthians 3:3 Continue reading