Baby Boomers Religion

Archive for the ‘Righteousness’ Category

The war between God and man is over

“Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. BEHOLD HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.”

      “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

So what can you say now? Jesus who loves us has released us from our sins by His Blood—Easter is not about the bunny rabbit and eggs whom the world brought to the forefront through deception to keep our children’s eyes off of the cross and the blood shed by Jesus for our sins, and retail who’s millions in sales stuff their registers with money from candy, clothes, and plastic buckets and yard ornaments.

No, no, no; it’s about the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit and giving up His life by His Blood to release us from our sins and rising again if we believe through faith that God is who He said He is and will reward those who follow His commandments living faithful until the end. These truths must absolutely Be taught and especially to our children and grand children and especially on Easter weekend. Easter egg hunts are fun for the kids but they must understand first that Easter is about Jesus dying and rising again so we too can rise up in the resurrection and live forever with God in heaven.

You’ll notice all through the old testament (old covenant) God was angry many times at mankind and was a God of wrath in many ways and even destroyed mankind in a great flood because of the severe and great wickedness upon the earth, but that all changed with Jesus. All God’s wrath and anger was placed upon Jesus on the cross and after Jesus died and rose again, Gods great anger ceased because the price was paid and the age of grace came about. Now we don’t have to kill bulls and goats and sacrifice to God because Jesus is our sacrifice, our forgiveness, our righteousness. Romans says sin shall not be master over us any longer because of grace. Thank you King Jesus, you are worthy to be praised!

Jesus is coming back and will destroy the wicked and cast them into the lake of fire. He said “You must be born again” that is your spirit must be new and your mind renewed. “ He who believes and is baptized shall be saved Jesus said, does that include YOU? Repent and call on Him even today, even right now, come just as you are and God will clean you up when you surrender to Jesus Christ. He alone is the door, the gate, so go in and find peace and joy and love and eternal life in midst of this sick and sinful generation..and this Easter remember to teach it’s true meaning….

Advertisements

Why Believers today are righteous like Abraham

Many people especially Christians, think righteousness is something gained by working hard at it, something you strive for, but it isn’t at all. Sanctification and holiness is something you strive for, but not righteousness.

True righteousness is not something derived from the law, but righteousness is imputed directly to you from God on the basis of your faith in Jesus Christ. In other words if you believe Jesus Christ is Gods Son, the Messiah, the Savior of the world and Lord, God reckons (credits) that faith you have in Jesus as righteousness. And because you are righteous then you are justified. And you are an heir of all the blessings of Abraham. That seems impossible but it is the truth. Let’s take a look…

Abraham was not Jewish at the time when he became the father of faith. He was 99 years old when he was circumcised and God made the old covenant and the nation of Israel began to form. So as God had planned it, Abraham became the father of many nations as a gentile and on the basis of faith God approved him as righteous because he believed God. He didn’t become righteous by sacrificing bulls and lambs, he became righteous by his faith. James 2:23 says “and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,” and he was called the friend of God.

Now look at Philippians 3:9 and notice the Apostle Paul said that he didn’t have a righteousness of his own derived from the Law (the old covenant) but we have through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of FAITH! So you and me are both righteous because we have faith in Jesus. It’s not an earned thing we do, it’s by the Grace of God. Are you getting this? I hope so.

Now the Apostles taught this gospel, this word of faith and said in Romans 10:9,10; “

That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

for with the heart a person believes, resulting in RIGHTEOUSNESS, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in SALVATION.

I am righteous and you are righteous if you believe from your heart in Christ. Isn’t that great news? In the new covenant as in the old God reckons our faith, our belief in Jesus as righteousness. The new covenant is the blood of Jesus, which He shed for all mankind. It was paid once and for all.

“ and having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation , being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek. (Heb. 5:9) THEREFORE He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”(Heb. 7:25) Repent and confess Jesus as Lord if you haven’t already done so and you too will be righteous.

“Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25)

“ And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.” (Heb. 9:27-28)

Now your job is to live a sanctified and holy life free of sexual immorality, to love God and your neighbor as yourself.

“Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” (Romans 4:20-25) Do you now understand how we are saved by grace through our Faith in Jesus? And that faith comes from God and is not of ourselves but freely given to those who believe…Stop trying to earn salvation by doing things from yourself to please God. Have faith and Love Him and your neighbor and abstain from sexual immorality and get baptized as Jesus commanded….

%d bloggers like this: