Jesus Christ’s Righteousness

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” For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.” Psalms 5:12

A soldier never goes into battle without the breast plate because it protects the vital organs. Today we use the modern version, the bullet proof vest. One of the main tactics of our enemy, the devil, is to shoot his fiery darts or bullets at our heart where we are born again, metaphorically speaking.

When we do not fully understand our spiritual position in Jesus Christ then we become easy prey for the devil to wound us and make us ineffective in God’s kingdom. We must therefore understand what “righteousness means” and why we need to be protected by it!

What righteousness is not is, a ticket to walk around like super heroes putting the devil in his place and shouting up a storm, which is a common misconception among some Christians. Rather, righteousness is an imputation of Jesus Christ’s attribute of ethics, morals, and keeping of the whole law. In other words righteousness is accredited to our account. The righteousness of Jesus Christ is based on the free gift of grace and not one’s own behavior, moral or otherwise.

Legally speaking, righteousness is where the guilty party is judged as guilty, but then are deemed righteous based on the clemency of the king, ruler, or authority. In other words the guilty party is acquitted of guilt based on the mercy of the court and not on facts or evidence of their guilt. That is why we cannot bring any righteousness of our own before God; we are all condemned guilty under the law and in God’s holy court of justice.

Jesus told the people in his word “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:20

The church rulers of the day were righteous in the eyes of men. They did good works, adhered to every jot and title of the law and even added some of their own rules to make themselves look real good. However, Jesus said that inside they were like old tombs filled with dead men’s bones. They looked nice on the outside like monuments,shiny all white and pure, but inside the heart they were dead- dead to God’s righteousness, dead to God’s life- just empty vessels filled with old dead laws that had no power to give life.

Jesus said that in order to enter into God’s kingdom one must be born again, born of God, filled with his Holy Spirit ,made alive, raised from the dead! In this way they could be accounted righteous, acquitted of sin and considered holy unto God.

You see religious church going folks look pretty good on the outside, by being righteous according to the law and men’s standard, but God’s standard is absolute perfection and unless one can achieve this high level of goodness then he is not able to attain salvation through the law. Salvation is a free gift bestowed by a merciful king and judge.

So as we can see the breastplate of righteousness is a powerful piece of amour in spiritual warfare for unless you are clothed in the devil will take you out! In fact he already has you!

How is this righteousness attained? The Bible says righteousness is attained through faith in Jesus Christ. Not just head belief but the Faith of God imparted by his grace. Do you desire this kind of righteousness? The righteousness that comes only by faith ? Then pray for it, for as many as thirst for this righteousness from God provided through faith in Jesus Christ, that is apart from the law, apart from works, apart from self achievements of any kind shall be filled!

“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
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6

“For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way you will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven” Matthew 5:20

“But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith in Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; to declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him who believes in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.” Romans 3:21-27

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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. 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