The Lord our Righteousness

One of the names of God is “The LORD Our Righteousness” (Jer. 33:16).

Jesus Christ is our righteousness (1Corinthians 1:30). We cannot have a right relationship with God in our own righteousness because our self-righteousness is as filthy rags. The translation for fithly rags is actually ….a menstral cloth. Do you see how the Lord views human acheivements? He is discusted by them!

We are guilty sinners in the need of a perfect righteousness from a perfect Saviour(Rom. 3:23; Jer. 17:9; Mark 7:20-23).

Christ our righteousness is a forensic term referring to our acquittal by God. All that we have as true Christians we have received as a FREE GIFT of God through Jesus Christ. We are justified ONCE AND FOR ALL for all by grace through faith in Christ. It never has to be repeated because it is a non-repeatable event. When we are untied to Christ, we have a righteous and holy standing before God. We are “in Christ.” We have a SPIRITUAL union in Him. We have a right relationship with God because of the finished work of JESUS CHRIST on the cross. Christ is the basis of our perfect acceptance with God (2 Cor. 5:21).

God has robed us with the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ. He is the basis of our acceptance with God and nothing else. To add human effort to the cross is a slap in the Saviour’s face. It is taking your filthy rags and offering them to him as he handg on the cross in his suffering.

Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:12 that we are declared by the atoning death of Christ righteous before God. This “righteousness” of God in Christ is that quality, which is ours when God acquits the believer, based upon the finished death of Jesus Christ (Rom.4: 22-25). God acquits the believer for Christ’s sake, not ours.

This righteousness, like justification, is always forensic. God is Judge, and we must stand before Him. We can only plead guilty because we are guilty. God treated Jesus Christ as if He were the guilty sinner, and deals with the believing sinner as though he or she were righteous. Christ did not deserve the curse; we did. The IMPUTED righteousness of Christ to the sinner is a demonstration of the wisdom of God. It is a display of His justice, mercy, grace, love, and power as would never enter into the mind of men. It is a manifestation, “The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (I Cor. 1:25).

The cross and the resurrection is the power of God unto salvation. Therefore we should glory in the cross of Jesus Christ and God’s saving grace alone.

Because our right standing with God IS HIS WORK, He alone gets all the glory, praise and honour. God pronounces the verdict based upon whether we have accepted or denied Jesus Christ as our Savior.

Man cannot satisfy the Judge unless he is righteous. Man cannnot produce the righteousness God requires. It has to be given to him by the Saviour. Faith is counted to Christians as righteousness (Rom. 3:23; Gal. 3:26). Christ Himself becomes our righteousness , (2 Cor. 5:21). God the Righteous Judge views us not as we are in our sinfulness, but IN CHRIST. He is our perfect standing before God.

If you break even one of God’s laws then you have broken them all and are condemned to die.
It is only the righteousness of Christ that can possibly satisfy the law which demands PERFECTION.
Christ is our righteousness; nothing else will will satisfy God. It is the blood of a perfect sacrifice that atones for sin. Jesus Christ is the lamb of God who takes away our sins and his sacrifice alone that can save us from death and hell fire.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 1For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

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Author: Kim Balogh

I am a minister (servant) of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Grace ministries • Evangelism • Teaching • Children’s ministry • Apologetics • End times I have a BA in History and Anthropology/Sociology combo Paralegal Diploma (specialty Research, Writing, Critical thinking & argument & Instruction) Paralegal Instructor-taught paralegal for 1 year Diploma in Physical Education ( Fitness, nutrition, coaching, ) Faith based Social Work (almost completed degree) Certificate in Personal Ministry (Intercession, deliverance) 1 year (independant) bible college (concentration area, intercession, deliverance,) Ministry Experience : Evangelism ministry 20 years (preaching, intercession,deliverance, apologetics ) Ministering and serving low income families,single mothers, marginalized. Child Evangelism in different communities. Ministering Evangelism through music (vocals and guitar) Administration; started church support groups, started various different outreaches over the years, Internet ministry. My ministry gifts are Prophetic Evangelism and Teaching (apologetics and end times revelation in particular). My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. I am a bond servant of Jesus Christ and am called by him to preach the gospel of grace through faith in Jesus Christ apart from the deeds of the law. My Statement of Faith I believe that Jesus is God's son and is himself God, the third person of the Godhead, (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) I believe the bible says YOU MUST be born again by the Holy Spirit to enter into the kingdom of God. I believe Jesus died for the sins of all that have been called out of darkness into his glorious light. Heaven is for the redeemed and hell is for reprobates. The death of Jesus Christ is the substitutionary atonement. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Jesus sent the holy Spirit to comfort, teach, build up, edify, consecrate, and seal God’s people until his return. Jesus will return to the earth to rule and reign for 1000 years on the earth. I believe we are in the end times and anti christ will soon be revealed. I also believe that we are living in the last days of the great apostasy and falling away from the truth of God's word but God has a remnant,( his elect, chosen before the foundation of the world,) that have not bowed the knee to Baal. These sheep will soon face great persecution that God will allow to take place before the return of Christ. This persecution which will be worldwide will be what separates the true Christian from the false apostate. Those who love not their lives to the end will be shown to be the true church of Jesus Christ but the compromisers of the integrity of God’s word, who choose the spirit of error, worldly doctrines of men, the works of the flesh and the works of the law will be shown to be apostates like Judas and will die in their sins. No one can come to Jesus unless the Father gives him the ability to do so. No one will seek after Jesus unless he is drawn by the Father according to scripture but all whom God calls by his Holy Spirit will come to Jesus and be saved from their sins and be given eternal life for he who has promised is faithful to perfom his promise. The Lord is calling his church to come out of Babylon : Come out of false new age teaching, Come out of legalistic adherance to OT laws to save you, Come out of false signs and wonders that have no scriptural basis, Come out of witchcraft and the doctrines of demons, Come out of humanism and the promotion of man by self help principles and RETURN TO THE PURE UNADULTERATED WORD OF GOD ! “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. Revelation 18:4 Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. My ministry gifts are Evangelism and Teaching My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. If you would like to join some of my FACEBOOK pages and groups here are the links. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christian-Apostacy-and-the-One-World-Religion-Last-days-false-church/155312074516011 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spiritual-Warfare-and-Intercessory-Prayer/420608491355232 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christians-Growing-in-Grace/176425872403539 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eternity-Time-without-end-Where-will-you-spend-eternity/173770605984810 http://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-GOSPEL-OF-GRACE-MINISTRIES/206256094640 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Humanism-and-Atheism-vs-Biblical-Fundamental-Christianity-PAGE/232041916818313 http://www.facebook.com/groups/116453808366860?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/kimbalogh?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/43663287699?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/192486972999?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/60064614668?ap=1 Favorite Quotation Ephesians 2:8-9 (King James Version) "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

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