The Righteousness of God – how It is obtained ?

Abraham's prayer     “Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted unto him for (as) righteousness . . . Know ye therefore, that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham !”   “And if children, then heirs . . . heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ . . . !”   Galatians 3:6-7 & Romans 8:17

Righteousness is the “state of him who is as he ought to be,… integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness,
correctness of thinking, feeling, and acting” (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon). This is a high standard to live up to. Paul calls it something we hope for. He wrote, “For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith” (Galatians 5:5).

We can hope to have righteousness, but it only comes by faith.

Righteousness is the state of being pure; of thinking, feeling and acting correctly. Jesus put it this way, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). This is a seemingly unreachable goal. How can you be as perfect as our Father in heaven? The Bible tells us, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” (Isaiah 64:6). There must be something more to this picture . . . ?
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The Fulness of His Blessing !

light on mountaintops     “That ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”
Ephesians 3:14-19

     Do we really believe the Bible? Do we really believe that we may attain to the knowledge (knowing) of God that is presented before us in this text? Do we believe every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God? Do we believe the Words that have been spoken by prophets and apostles, by Jesus Christ, Who is the Author of all Light and Blessing, and in Whom dwelleth all richness and fullness? Do we really believe in God, and in His Son ? Continue reading

Seated in Christ ?

ark of covenant 2       “That ye may know what is the hope of His calling . . . . And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His Own right hand in the heavenly (heavens) places . . .

For GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), Who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us . . . . Even when we were dead in sins,  hath He quickened us (raised to new Life) together with Christ . . . and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavens, in Christ Jesus !”     Ephesians 1:18-20 & 2:4-6
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