Knowing, Brethren Beloved, your Election of God : The Gospel of Grace with Kim Balogh

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“Knowing, Brethren Beloved, your Election of God.” 1 Thessalonians 1:4
Paul exhorts believers to know or to be certain of their election of God that has come to the believer through the word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.

The bible makes it clear that salvation is of the Lord and is not a man made decision.

“Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.” 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6

What exactly is election you may ask. According to the bible election (eklogē) is the act of picking out, or choosing of God’s will which before the foundation of the world in which he he decreed his blessings to certain persons. This decree made from God’s choice in which he determined to bless certain persons through Christ by grace alone without works. (effort is works…… decision is effort. Act of man’s will is effort) STRONGS CONCORDANCE.

Here are some confirmation verses.

Romans 9:11 “(For the children being not yet born (but in the family), neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

Timothy 1:9 “Who hath saved (in the family) us, and called (out of the family) us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,”

Romans 9:12-14 “It was said unto her, The elder (firstborn) shall serve the younger (last born). 13. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. 14. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid

Matthew 20:15-16 “Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16. So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen (elect).”

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

True believers receive the word through much affliction,( trials persecution) they do no “accept” the gospel for fame, money, personal advancement…those who do that are false brethren and in these last days there are many false brethren who are really enemies of the cross.

True converts are born of the Holy Spirit and with joy endure all things for the joy of eternity with the Lord! Do you know your election in God through his Son Jesus Christ?

2 Corinthians 13:5-6
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. (adokimos – not standing the test, not approved)

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Salvation is a divine work of God:The Gospel of Grace with Kim Balogh

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Salvation is a divine work of God. Man does not cooperate with God in his own salvation. God alone determines who shall be saved, and God alone accomplishes the work of salvation.

Salvation is of the Lord. The will to come to Christ is the outcome of God’s unconditional, free and Sovereign election.

God determines Sovereignly who shall be saved, and who shall not be saved. Salvation is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy and according to His Sovereign good pleasure, God is merciful to whom He will be merciful, and whom He will He hardeneth.

Gods Sovereignty is not limited by the will of man. God performs his will and does not need to depend on man. Yes, indeed he uses vessels meet for his use refined in the fire but these vessels are also a divine work of God. Prepared for glory. Only through the Sovereign, irresistible grace of God in Christ, that draws the sinner does he give eyes to see and ears to hear, and a heart to desire after Him. So that no flesh will ever glory in His presence!We have nothing to boast in…no works of any kind. Just to be blessed by God’s mercy to the undeserving sinner. That is why it is called AMAZING GRACE !

John 6:44
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him.
John 6:65
And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
The term “whosoever” has been interpreted by some to mean that a person can accept Christ simply if they so chooseto do so and just say a sinner’s prayer and they are saved. However, the word “whosoever” is the Greek word “pas” which is used about 1,200 times in the New Testament.
The term simply translated means “each, all, everyone, every.” There is absolutely no implication in the word “pas” of “anytime, anywhere, or choice.” This word does not endorse any idea of a person having a free will to make a choice for his salvation.

There is no sinner that is willing to come to Jesus without the power of the holy Spirit enabling him. Only those that God calls are able to come to God. Man’s nature is sinful and in enmity with God according to scripture. He does not seek after God for God is not in his thoughts. He by nature hates the gospel and cannot will to come to the truth. Only God can set the captives free from Satan’s dominion.Salvation is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy, Rom. 9:16

The will to come to Jesus is the fruit of the drawing of the Father. And the number of the “whosoever will” is therefore limited to those whom it pleases the Father to give to Christ, to give them a new heart, and to call them out of darkness into His marvelous light. And preceding this drawing of the Father, there is no saving activity on the part of the sinner whatsoever.

Grace is granted to a man by faith and this faith comes by hearing and being given ears to hear from God’s word and therefore even faith is a divine attribute.

Luke 24:45
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

Romans 10
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Biblical repentance, in relation to salvation, is changing your mind from rejection of Christ, to faith in Christ. Repentance is not a work we do to earn salvation. No one can repent and come to God unless God draws that person to Him. Repentance is a gift granted by God to the sinner.

Romans 2:4
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

2 Timothy 2:25
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth. And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Acts 5:31
Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins
The sinner is dead in trespasses and sins.

Eph.2:1 “The thoughts and intents of his heart are only evil continually.” (Gen.6:5) He is the slave of sin (John 8:34), the servant of the devil, (Eph.2:2).

The only way a person can desire the things of the Lord is if God opens their spiritual understanding. A dead man cannot raise himself from the dead nor do anything except remain dead. When God resurrects us with our resurrected spirits, we then will have a desire for the things of the Lord since we are called to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.

Romans 8:9
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

The Bible does not teach synergism which is the belief that salvation is a cooperative effort between God and man,but rather that salvation is an act of God. Salvation is not found in ones own self. Man has no ability whatsoever to save himself. Unregenerated man is dead in his sins, blind to the gospel, in enmity(having a deep hatred) with God, not subject to God’s will and never can be. Without God’s Soverign grace through faith in Christ given to him by the Father, man would die in his sins and be eternally lost.

Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.
John 6:37
All that the Father giveth me shall come unto me; and he that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

WHOM HE PREDESTINED : The Gospel of Grace with Kim Balogh

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Did Jesus intend to save ALL individuals of the human race by his work of redemption or did he intend to save his chosen and elect whom he forknew and predestined ?

The Christian humanists say that Jesus Christ died for all, but only those who accept him will receive eternal life, however let us examine Romans 8:28-30.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according go His purpose. 29) For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren; 30) and WHOM HE FOREKNEW HE ALSO PREDESTINED AND WHOM HE PREDESTINED,THESE HE ALSO CALLED AND THESE HE ALSO CALLED, and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

So we know from this scripture that “THOSE HE PREDESTINED,them he also called.”

God has ordained that the gospel be preached to all but only those for whom Christ died,( his elect) through the proclamation or preaching of the gospel will have ears to hear the truth because God will exercise His sovereign power to save them by giving them divine revelation of who he is. The Holy Spirit will CALL them out of the world AND translate them from the power of darkness into the kingdom of his dear Son.

Since man is totally depraved, that is dead in trespasses and sin, he has no ability on his own to come to God. God is not in his thoughts. In fact the bible says that the unregenerate or carnal man is in enmity (has a deep seated hatred)with God. How then can one who by nature hates God come to him? He cannot!

A spiritually dead person cannot give himself spiritual life anymore than a physically dead person can give himself physical live. That requires a supernatural act on the part of God, for God alone has the words of eternal life! Jesus said that “no one can come tome unless the Father enaables him.” John 6:65

We get into the family of God in the same way that we get into our human family, by being born into it. By the supernatural act of God Himself, one becomes born again, born from above, born of God, through His Holy Spirit. This act takes us out of the kingdom of Satan and places us in His spiritual kingdom by a spiritual rebirth.

John 6:44

No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him.

No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (Joh 6:44)

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you. (Jer 31:3)

And you hath he quickened, who were DEAD in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were DEAD in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus

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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:1-10

All that the Father giveth me shall come unto me; and he that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37

In conclusion, Jesus came so that he could save those whom the Father, by his Holy Spirit calls and draws to Jesus, who have been predestined (predetermined) to salvation.

As scriptures say, “God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.” Acts 15:14

HE THAT HAS EARS TO HEAR LET HIM HEAR

The bible says that unless the spiritual ears are opened by the Holy Spirit one cannot understand the gospel for it is God who gives understanding by revelation of the word (bible-logos (written word) becoming rhema (living active word). Unless the Father grants a person ears to hear they will not hear his word because they cannot hear. Let us examine Mark chapter 1 and compare it with other scripture.

Mark 1: 10-10-12

 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them

Jesus taught in parables on purpose and many did not understand what he was talking about because it was not given unto them to understand.

Mark 1: 1

And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

God told Isaiah that he would save some but he would also harden the hearts of others.

Isaiah 6:9-10

And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

When the Lord preaches through his people the word of God it is not always to get them saved. Sometimes it is to bring judgment in their lives. The preaching of God’s word may actually harden the hearts of those who have no ears to hear.

For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. 2 Corinthians 2

Let’s look at the parable of the Sower and examine the hearts of those who had heard Gods word.

Mark 4 : 3,4 , 15

Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

vrs 15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

Satan comes to take away the word that was preached, the thief steals it. Why? It was sown in a heart that was living in the WAYSIDE- The side or edge of a road, way, path, or highway, fall by the wayside-To fail to continue, to give up, go by the wayside- To be set aside or discarded because of other considerations. So we can see that these hearts did not continue in what they heard because they loved this present world, they were busy, preoccupied with other things. Something like Esau, they preferred world’s affairs to the gospel and so they could not hear.

Timothy 4:10
For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica.

1 John 2; 15-17
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Vrs. 6,7 the word was sown on stony ground. There was not much soil, so the seed was sown on the surface, a surface conversion is not a real conversion. When persecution and trials come these fair weather friends take off. They want all the blessings but not the cross. They get offended when you preach about suffering for Jesus and about being persecuted for his sake.

And some fell on stony ground where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. Vrs. 16,17 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.

Then we have the heart of thorns in vrs 7,18,19

And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
vrs 18,19And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Self explanatory really, the heart who loves riches, praises of men, position, power, worldly ambition. These hearts hear the word but they do not receive it. They are of the world and belong to the world, and that is why you will see no spiritual fruit in these folks.

Finally we have the good soil. What exactly is good soil? In the natural good soil is filled with nutrients and has a good texture. Bad soil is acidy, filled with rocks and weeds and cannot grow the seed which was planted. So in other words the heart must be without impurities to receive the word of God. How can this be if all hearts are desperately wicked as scriptures teach?

Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Matthew 15:19
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

Mark 7:21-22
For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.

Matthew 13:15
For this people’s heart has become calloused;(HARDENED) they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’

The heart or spirit of man must be made new by God, transformed, born again. Then the soil is able to hear and receive because the heart is a converted heart. God created man as a spirit which lives in a physical body and has a soul; (psyche, mind, brain function) The soul (personality, mind will intellect are all stored in the brain) was the issue of the breath of God entering into the nostrils of the body of dust. But the spirit is the life of God. When Adam fell and the sin nature came upon all men, all men became corrupt (totally depraved) body, soul, and spirit. He in effect became dead in sin, dead to God, a child of the devil, having the devils heart.

Psalm 53;1-,3
The fool hath said in his heart,There is no God. Corrupt (DEPRAVED) are they, and have done abominable iniquity:
there is none that doeth good.The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

John 8:44

Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Romans 3:10-12
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

That is why God gave the law, not to eradicate sin but to control sin until Christ should come. When a person becomes born again he then gets a new heart and has ears to hear what the Spirit of God says through the word, he is now reconciled to God!

God’s breathing into man the breath of life produced man’s spirit. Heart and spirit in scripture are interchangeable.

Genesis 2:7
Jehovah God formed man with the dust of the ground. And breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.

Breath comes from from the Hebrew word neshamah which, means “spirit”

Proverbs 20:27
The spirit [neshamah] of man is the lamp of YHWY.

Ezekiel 36;26-27
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

Luke 6:45
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

John 7:38 Anyone who believes ( pisteuo- to have faith, to trust in. Is different than simply to believe in something. The devils believe and are not given new hearts)in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.

Ephesians 1:18
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.

Vrs.8 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. Vrs.20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

If you have spiritual ears, then you will be given understanding by God through revelation of his holy Spirit concerning the scriptures and the more you have the more you will get, you will always grow and keep on growing but those who have hard unregenerate hearts not born again and made new will hear the word and misunderstand it, distort it, flee from it, hate it, reject it and in the end be judged by it, unless the Lord by his grace grants repentance, faith, conversion.

2 Timothy 2:25
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure(PERHAPS) will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth

Vrs 23-25 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

 In Conclusion, the salvation experience comes only through the power of the Holy Spirit transforming the heart. Intellectual belief is not salvation, rather a new born again heart is what is required in order to inherit eternal life and that occurs only as the Lord wills.

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The Reward is Reckoned of Grace and not of Debt :The Gospel of Grace with Kim Balogh

 

According to Romans Chapter 4, Abraham believed God and his belief was counted as righteousness.

Let us examine this statement. The word for believe is the Greek word, pisteuō, which

by definition means to give credit, have confidence in, to have conviction and trust in, to acknowledge.

Notice that it does not just mean to acknowledge as true BUT to put one’s trust and confidence in. So then to believe in God, or have faith in God is to have relationship with God.

In other words one is entrusting himself to God for his whole life. This relationship is what constitutes salvation AND accredits to the believer Christ’s righteousness.

Counted is the same word as imputed (logizomai)

  which means to to pass to one’s account, determine, purpose, decide. 

 So what is righteousness? According to the bible, righteousness which in the Greek meansdikaiosynē, approved of by God withintegrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness correctness of thinking feeling, and acting just and virtuous.

“For what saith the scripture?  Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.” Romans 4: 3

“Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Galatians 3:6

“And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.” James 2:23

Romans 4: 4,5 says that to him who works for his salvation the reward is of debt and not grace. In other words if we work to try and attain God’s righteousness we are in a state of debt. WE OWE. How can we pay? Well, scriptures say that in order to work for our salvation we must keep ALL THE LAW. That means we cannot break even one and scriptures tell us that no one has ever been able to do this except Jesus. The bible says that  ALL have sinned and fallen short. There is NONE THAT DOES GOOD!

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3: 23

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10

The good news is that for those who believe (have relationship) with God through Jesus Christ, they are justified and made righteous by faith through Grace(God’s mercy)

This means that our reward of eternal life is of grace and not of debt. God imputes Christ’s righteousness and does not hold our sins against us they are forgiven and forgotten!

“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” Romans 3:24

“ Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” Romans 4:6-8

By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ  ONCE FOR ALL.” Hebrews 10:10

Grace Reigns Through Righteousness::The Gospel of Grace with Kim Balogh

 

 

 

 

 

Romans 5: 21 tells us that grace (undeserved mercy and favor from God)  reigns (basileuō-to govern, rule, to exercise the highest influence, to control, through righteousness (dikaiosynē the condition acceptable to God which is virtue: integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting)and this righteousness is A GIFT from God (Romans 5: 17 )

A gift cannot be earned or it is no longer a gift but rather a WORK. (to toil and labor in order to achieve)

Now let us learn a little more about righteousness according to scripture. First of all Jesus tells us in John 16:8-10 that the Holy Spirit’s job is to is to reprove (elegchō conviction to bring to the light, to exposeto find fault with, correct, to call to account, show one his fault, to chasten)  and in Matthew 6:33  Jesus tells us to seek righteousness. In other words seek God’s free gift of virtue and purity which comes by salvation, the blood covenant of Jesus Christ.

 

Romans1:5 tells us that righteousness is received by faith. In other words we are to believe if we are truly saved that we are righteous because of Jesus and not our own works of righteousness.

 

Romans 3:21,22 says that the righteousness of God comes to God’s elect WITHOUT THE DEEDS OF THE LAW or in other words without any works. We cannot earn kudos with God. Nothing can win his approval except Jesus’ blood..NOTHING! This righteousness is received by having faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God and nothing else.

 

Romans 23 tell us that FAITH IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins makes us righteous before God. That alone is the requirement for righteousness…virtue and purity …..with God.

 “Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,” Romans 4:6

Romans 4:13,22 says that righteousnss is IMPUTED (logizomai-ACCREDITED TO ONES ACCOUNT) THROUGH FAITH IN Jesus Christ’s blood alone without the works of the law.

 

Romans 5:17-21 says that Abundance of Grace and the gift of righteousness comes unto God’s elect (all in Christ)unto JUSTIFICATION which means the act of God declaring men free from guilt and acceptable to him and that this gift of righteousness reigns (rules and governs) the elect in life.  

 

Romans 6:16 says that those who yield their bodies to God’s Holy Spirit for his use are his servants but those who use their bodies for wicked purposes (SELF: passions, lusts desires of every kind) are not his servants.

 

 Romans 8:4, 10 says that the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in those who walk after the Spirit. Those who have Christ living in them.  

 

Romans 10:3 says that those who are going about to establish their own righteousness (trying to be accepted by God through works of the law)HAVE NOT submitted to the righteousness of God which comes by having  faith in the blood of Jesus.

Romans 10:4,10 says that CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW for everyone who believe in the heart or spirit born again (trusts in,clings to, relies upon Jesus the Savior)

 

1 Corinthians says AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS ….SIN NOT…DON’T SIN BY REJECTING HIS RIGHTEOSUNESS AND TRYING TO GET YOUR OWN. Jesus BECAME SIN so that we could be righteous IN HIM

“For 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 5:21

 Peter 2:24 tells us to be DEAD TO SIN …and alive to righteousness. Sin does not reign in us any more…..grace reigns through righteousness!

1John 2:29 says that if we are really born of God we will do righteousness. In other words if you are righteous by faith in Jesus Christ you will live like it. How? By the same Spirit in you that raised Christ from the dead. Not by trying to keep the law but by walking as the Holy Spirit leads and guides you. As you pray for his help he will do his job. That is why he is called “the helper”

“So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:6

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”  John 14:26