Walk in His righteousness! Romans 5:17-19 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
Are you righteous? If you are truly a believer in the Lord, then you HAVE received His gift of righteousness! Righteousness is a gift we receive when we come into saving faith. Righteousness is not something we earn, but rather it’s a gift to be received from our Messiah! According to this passage, you have received the gift of righteousness through Him. Not because we have kept the “law” or lived a holy life. It can’t be bought with money, or earned through self-effort, or by doing “religious” works. It’s a gift! And in His free gift of righteousness, we have right standing with God! When you walk in His righteousness and make Jesus your LORD (Master), then you can approach His throne boldly – expecting the Lord to answer! The devil would love to bring up your sins and keep you bound thinking you can’t come to the Lord, however the Scripture is clear, “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS!” [1 John 1:9] Don’t let the enemy bind you in sin – but claim fresh and anew today His gift of righteousness, approach His throne with boldness, and expect the Lord to answer – because you are walking in His gift of righteousness!
Your family in the Lord with much agape love,
From: George Baltimore, Worthy Brief <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1/16/23 <email@example.com> (World news from a Christian view point.) More concerning “Blackout Day.”
Ken’s Notes: The understanding of God’s gift of righteousness brought me into salvation 4/28/55 as being guided through 1 Cor.3:11-15 with Floyd Ayers when I was at 23 working in the Eng. Dept. of the City of Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. and supporting a wife and 1 & ½ kids. The truth of that message totally changed my life, which deeply needed changing. But the predestination concept can make us into robots. Our Creator’s absolute foreknowledge needs to also be considered in the equation. (Rom.8:29.) Love can not exist outside of free will. Our loving Creator God has invited us to join HIM in HIS eternal Kingdom as HIS elect, ( Rev. 22:17) , if we are up for it, and are willing to repent and to make the needed changes to become like HIM, Rom. 8:13.) So predestination is totally illogical, how could a just and loving God ever judge for doing what was programed by HIM to do? Atheism is also illogical as you must know all about everything we were to KNOW that something does not exist. Our eternal soul, at the present time, is locked into a temporary body in a temporary time dimension and we only know about in part, 1 Cor. 13:12. Our Creator is not going to allow the puss of rebellion and pride on earth loose to mess up the rest of HIS creation. Look what pride and rebellion has done to this planet.
Hindrances To Revival
We cannot emphasize too strongly our conviction that all hindrances to revival in the Church are due to sin! The appalling fact is that every sin found without the Church is found also within the Church although perhaps to a lesser degree. It is sin in individual Church members, whether at home or on the foreign field, which grieves and quenches the Holy Spirit! I imagine that we would lose much of our self-righteousness if we were to find that pride, jealousy, envy, greed, bad temper, backbiting, gossip, talebearing, and all their kindred are just as heinous in God’s sight as the so-called grosser sins. All sin in the believer, of whatever kind, mars the redemptive work of Christ. The filth and blood guiltiness of the churches can only be swept away by the Spirit of Judgment, and the Spirit of Burning. In view of the prominence that is given to confession of sin in this article, perhaps I ought to make plain my own views on the subject. We have a strong feeling that sins committed before conversion are under the blood of God’s Son and never should be confessed. To do so is to bring dishonor upon Christ’s Calvary sacrifice. We believe that as regards secret sin, that is sin which is only known to the individual soul and God, to confess it at the private altar is, as a rule, sufficient to ensure pardon and cleansing. Yet there are times when secret acknowledgment of secret sin is not sufficient and public confession is the only way to secure relief… As to sin against an individual, the Scriptures are quite plain. “Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift” (Matt. 5:22,24). It is vain for us to pray while conscious that we have injured another. Let us first make amends to the injured one before we dare approach God at either private or public altar. I am confident revival would break out in most churches if this was done. Then again, as regards public sins, experience has shown us that those can only be swept away by public confession. True, this amounts to crucifixion; but by our willful disobedience, we have put the Lord of Glory to open shame, and it is the price we must be willing to pay if we are to see revival sweeping through our churches. ~Jonathan Goforth.
So if we really want to see the Holy Spirit bring a full revival it will need to start some where. Why not with you? Like to experience God’s supernatural Joy? Then we are going to need to go by HIS rules and commandments for it to happen. The Holy Spirit can not confirm traditional lies of vanity, hypocrisy nor lies of any kind and bring a powerful revival into existence as it would only end in becoming a basket of rotten fruit in no time at all. Sometimes sin is obvious and sometimes sin is traditional vanity (pride) and not clearly seen. Sometimes it is just being stupid and untrained. But sin always ends in pain. It never deliverers the Love, Joy & Peace as promised. We are being given the opportunity to get ready to jump to light speed and to live with our Creator. But we need to be willing to make Jesus LORD and change to become like HIM, it is up to us. But the decision that we make while on earth is eternal to live in Light with our Creator or to live in absolute darkness for eternity as an eternal soul without a body. Think about it, no body for eternity but with a perfect recording of every thing done or said and opportunities lost to replay for eternity. As for me, I want to enjoy a full on God Powerful, Holy Spirit Revival one more time prior to graduating.
Yours, in HIS great Love and Wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
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