Hello again! Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I really do love you with the love of God and thanks for reading. Hope you will be blessed.
I want to discuss about our righteousness. You see, many people do not believe that anyone can be righteous apart from God, it doesn't matter if you are a Christian or not because all have sinned.
Well, according to the Holy Bible, that is NOT exactly true. If you have received Jesus as the Lord of your life, you are born again and you are righteous. If you have not yet received Jesus as your Lord, please click HERE. This is very very important!
As you know, anyone born into this world biologically is from the first man Adam and his/her nature is sinful..remember that man is a spirit, that has a soul and lives in a body. The real you which is your spirit has a sinful nature and cannot help himself but to sin. People are not sinners because they commit sin, they commit sin because they are sinners, it is in their DNA. The only way you can change that nature is when you receive Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life. The Bible says in 2nd Corinthians Chapter 5 v 17, 'Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; BEHOLD, all things are become new.'
Question: What became new? It says, "behold, all things are become new," Answer: It is the spirit which is you that lives in your body that became new. That is the real you. When you die, your spirit leaves your body to go either to heaven(if you received Christ) or go to hell if you rejected Him. That Spirit is new and it recreated in the image and likeness of God. That new spirit you have is RIGHTEOUS, it is not righteous because of you did good, it is a free gift from God. The very Nature of God Himself that He gave to you free of charge when you receive Jesus as the Lord of your life. See, 2nd Corinthians chapter 5 verse 20-21 says, '...we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He(GOD)made Him(Jesus)who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God in Him(Jesus).
Jesus came to die for the whole world because He loves us dearly. He saw our helplessness, that's why the Bible said that for God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life..John 3 verse 16.
Jesus is the Son of God, the Word of God made flesh who came, died for us so that we may live. He paid the price of sin and death for us, was made sin for us. Our punishment was laid on Him, He made peace for us and gave us His nature so when we receive Him as Lord over our lives, we become righteous(an exchange). You can never attain righteousness by trying to do good. Actually, your righteousness is like a filthy rag in God's presence...Isaiah 64 v 6...
God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; IT IS A GIFT FROM GOD. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2 verse 8-9.
There's so much to discuss on this topic, but I try to refrain from very long epistles..lol. We will continue with this segment again shortly. I hope you will be blessed and God will reveal more to you as you read this by His Holy Spirit is Jesus name. Feel free to share your thoughts. God bless you real good....Stay Tuned :)