JUST LIKE ABRAHAM WHEN HE BELIEVED GOD, HIS FAITH WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. LIKEWISE, WHEN WE BELIEVE IN CHRIST, OUR FAITH WILL ALSO BE CREDITED AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
(Rom 4:3-5) “What does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, HIS FAITH IS CREDITED AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
THIS “GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” WE RECEIVED AFTER WE BELIEVED IN CHRIST WILL EVENTUALLY PRODUCE THE “FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” IN OUR LIVES. (Php 1:11) “Filled with the FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.”
NOT ONLY SO, THE “GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” AND THE “ABUNDANT PROVISION OF GRACE” WE RECEIVED IN CHRIST, WILL EMPOWER US TO REIGN IN LIFE. (Rom. 5:17b) “How much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.”
BECAUSE OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS FROM THE LORD, NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US SHALL PROSPER.
(Isa 54:17) No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from me,” says the LORD.
ACCORDING TO THE PROPHECY OF DANIEL, CHRIST WILL BRING IN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS. FOR THIS REASON, THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WE RECEIVED BY FAITH IN CHRIST IS EVERLASTING.
(Dan 9:24b) “Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, TO BRING IN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS,”
OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IN CHRIST DOES NOT LAST UNTIL OUR NEXT SIN; IT IS EVERLASTING AND IRREVERSIBLE!
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!