We are looking at an important concept in the Kingdom, The concept of Righteousness. The misunderstanding of this has been a very big hindrance in the lives of many who would have been doing exploits for the Kingdom. Many feel that God is not really happy with them and that He can vex at any time, so they try as much as possible not to vex Him. To approach Him freely is a big problem. Therefore, when we speak of Righteousness, know that it is a basic principle of the Kingdom; Approaching God.
There is no more condemnation for you
Guys, let’s get this straight
You cannot be free with someone you fear his anger…And as much as you try to do good, it seems the occasional bad stuff keeps weighing you down, such that you cannot call yourself a spiritual giant
Right now, we break that jinx!
Let me re-introduce “God” to you. He is a Loving Father and King who created us for manifesting His Domain upon the earth. However, when man fell we lost Righteousness
Righteousness is the ability to stand before God without feeling guilt
Our inherent nature always wants to be accepted, to please God, there is a vacuum in our hearts and that is the cause of many religions of today
Check it, any religion seeks to be at peace with God
Am I right??
So, today many of us want to do things to please God. We want to abstain from sin to please God
When we try again and again and fail, then we conclude;
abeg nobody ft dey 100% holy jare (nobody can be 100 % holy)
Does this sound like what we’ve been through?
The reason for this is because we miss the original intention of God in the plan of salvation.
Come to think of it,
Did you initiate your salvation?? Why then do u think u’ll be the one to make it work out?
Jesus said I came to call the guys who have missed it, not the ones who are okay (Matt 9:13)
God knew man would fail, so He had a plan to rescue us – He delivered Jesus up as a Ransom, a Propitiation, an atonement for our wrongdoings
And please note, His plan of salvation was not just to cancel your sins of the past, the ones you committed before you accepted Him. He made provision for the wrong stuff you’ll do now and later in the future
He already planned for it all!
Let’s do a quick reading
19 For just as by one man’s disobedience (failing to hear, heedlessness, and carelessness) the many were constituted sinners, so by one Man’s obedience the many will be constituted righteous (made acceptable to God, brought into right standing with Him). AMP
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. KJV
Adam sinned we all became sinners! And you couldn’t be called a good man because you did one or two right things while you were still constituted as a sinner
By the same token, Jesus did the right thing and you were constituted as a righteous person! If I become a sinner because I miss it at one point or the other, then I’m saying was Jesus did is substandard
Friends, you are righteous because of your faith in Jesus
And you are pleasing to the Father. God is not angry at you because you miss it at one point or the other
In fact this is what He says to you;
1 John 2
1 MY LITTLE children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God’s law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father–[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father’s will in every purpose, thought, and action].
2 And He [that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world. AMP
In the next session of this exposé as, the Spirit leads us; we’ll examine how He took your place, becoming the Sacrifice,
But let me hit a home note on this
10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His [ resurrection] life. AMP
God already has a plan for the wrong stuff you find yourself doing. You think that when you were a terrible sinner He saved u, He’ll now leave to to perish now that you are His son?
I tell you, if you know how much He loves you, you’ll not run away from Him
The concept of hearing from God personally on a daily basis is foreign to many believers; they feel that they must qualify to win His heart. They feel they are not spiritual enough to communicate with the Holy Spirit on a daily basis.
This is because there is a lack of understanding of sonship.
See! The day you realize that you are a son of God, that day, you’ll start gisting” with God!
You’ll be so free with Him you can tell Him anything,
Ask Him about anything
I tell you, such a relationship is unspeakable
Imagine God tell u, “I missed you yesterday ” maybe you could not gist with Him the previous day.
Guys, there is nothing like it.
I leave you with this Scripture
THERE IS THEREFORE NOW, NO CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.
We’ll continue this session next time.
Then, you’ll understand how this came to be, how that you can always have a free flow with God
🕊🕊sweet Holy Spirit we bless you for this time, You are the Teacher, unveiling the King’s Mind to us. We acknowledge you. Thanks Dear🕊🕊