Righteousness–this is a word that finds much attention among the children of the Kingdom. Do you truly understand what it means to be righteous? For I see many striving to be righteous, and many in sorrow that they are not. Do you then know that righteousness is not obtained or earned, but only given by the one who gave Himself for all.
I AM the one who holds the key to righteousness and when you receive from Me, My gift of Love, you must understand that you will never be able to increase that gift by anything you do to make it more than it is–righteousness. It is the pure and holy gift of Love–My gift to you when you didn’t deserve it. Why then, do you think something you do can deserve more? I have more for you, there is always so much more; for I AM so vast and deep, no man can fathom, but the gift of My Love is complete and, in that, no man can compete.
And why do you try so hard to increase that which is already? Simply rest in the truth that you are completely loved–cherished as no other can cherish you, and then when you have basked awhile…
smile and say–My Daddy Loves me; He sent Jesus–just because He Loves me.
He made me righteous.
He made me complete.
I am completely righteous, therefore I am completed in righteousness.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, ‘He who through faith is righteous shall live.'”
“If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:17
“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For no human being will be justified in his sight by works of the law, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction; since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:19-26
“For what does the scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ Now to one who works, his wages are not reckoned as a gift but as his due. And to one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness. So also David pronounces a blessing upon the man to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works: ‘Blessed are those who iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not reckon his sin.” Romans 4:3-8
“The promise to Abraham and his descendants, that they should inherit the world, did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.” Romans 4:13
“Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2
“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11