KEY SCRIPTURE: John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.
Our Lord Jesus declared that He is the way. He is our righteousness. Through Jesus Christ any man who believes in Him receives God’s righteousness and has a right standing before the Father.
The Bible declares, for all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. This makes everyone guilty and therefore unacceptable before God. The scripture says in 2nd Corinthians 5:21 “For He has made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him”. When the Lord died He become sin for every one of us. The scripture also said, God was in Christ Jesus reconciling the world unto Himself, not inputting their sins unto them…. “. Jesus is our sin bearer, we shared His righteousness.
Jesus is the only way for man’s righteous standing before God. Romans 4:25 says “Who was delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification”. The word justification also means our righteousness. It explains the fact that in His resurrection we resurrected with Him with a completely new nature which had no relation with the one which was crucified with Christ. If anyone be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things have passed away behold all things has become new”. This new man is one with Jesus and shares His righteousness.
Romans 10:4 says “our Lord Jesus is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes”. This means all the demands of the Law were fulfilled in Him. He was the consummation of all requirements of the law. Any man who accept Him as the Lord and saviour has automatically fulfilled the law. The ability to honour the righteous demands of the law is set up within us who believe in Him (Romans 8:3, 4). To be made righteous means we have the ability to live rightly unto God. That righteous nature has become our very nature.
Dear brother or sister without Jesus no man has God’s righteous nature. Please surrender your life to Him today and receive His righteousness.
I am the righteous of God because my Lord. Jesus became sin so I could become the righteousness of God. I have the ability to live rightly every day. My righteous nature gives me boldness daily to stand against any rebellion of the enemy and overcome him.
Romans 8:3-4 ” For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”.
Philippians 3:9 ” And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith”: