Jesus is God’s Righteousness

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Did you just farted while preaching in front of the congregation? Lo and behold! You remained Righteous.

What is Righteousness? right thinking? right living? right doing? they are all right. It’s alright to do right. But that is not what Righteousness is.

Righteousness is a person. His name is Jesus.

Keeping short account of sins? Confessing sins everyday? ooops, missed one sin. You are doom!

NO! You cannot become Righteousness even by confessing only the sins you remembered and telling God to forgive you of sins you do not remember.

Brothers, Sisters. Righteousness has nothing to do with good works. Again I say, we are Righteous because Jesus is our Righteousness.

Not only that, Jesus is also our Advocate, Defense Lawyer.

1 John 2:1-2 (LEB)

My little children, I am writing these things to you in order that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one

Why do we need Defense Lawyer? Because the Devil is the accuser and accuses us of our sins.

Revelation 12:10 (NIV)

10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:

“Now have come the salvation and the power
  and the kingdom of our God,
  and the authority of his Messiah. 

  For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
  who accuses them before our God day and night,
  has been hurled down.”


The Sheep and the Goat

Matthew 25:37, 40 (LEB)

37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?

40 And the king will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.’

Did you see what Jesus said to those on His Right side?

‘as much as you did it to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.’

How about those on the Left? They also did all the good works why can’t they be Righteous? Why were they prohibited from entering the Kingdom of God? Because they were not on the Right side.

If you put your Faith in Jesus, then you are on the Right side of God, as Jesus is. If you are on the Right side, then you are Righteous.

The good works done by those of the Left side are considered right. They did the right but cannot enter the Kingdom of God

In contrast, those on the Right side entered the Kingdom because they are Righteous by Faith. And are not aware of doing right.

Therefore, You also are Righteous. Because you are Seated with Christ, who is Seated at the Right side of God. As Jesus is Righteous so are you.

Jesus Is, Because He doesn’t change, You Remain Righteous

1 John 4:17 (LEB)

17 By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as that one is, so also are we in this world.

You cannot lose Righteousness. If you can lose righteousness, How can you have Confidence in the day of Judgment? On the day of Judgement when the accuser accuses you of sins, have confidence because you are Righteous as Jesus is.

The Right side of God is a place of Justification, not condemnation.

YOU are Righteous because you are at the Right side. NOT because you did good works.

So the next time you read your bible and you see the word Righteousness in it, remember Jesus and remember you are Righteous. Put your Faith in Jesus.

Matthew 6:25, 33, 34 (LEB)

25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life

33 But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow, because tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Do not worry BUT do something. Do what? Seek HIS righteousness

33 But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

What is the kingdom of God?

Romans 14:17 (LEB)

17 For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

The kingdom of God is Righteousness

We Seek what? HIS Righteousness. NOT our Righteousness. NOT our Sin or Sinfulness.

Therefore

Seek first the Righteousness of God and His Righteousness

– The Righteousness of God is Jesus
– His Righteousness is Jesus

Now that you are established in Righteousness, You can stop worrying about tomorrow.

34 Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow, because tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

– Amen

Righteousness is a matter of where you are Seated not a matter good Standing

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