Are we Righteous? 2. theunfetteredpreacher

Are we Righteous? Again the short answer is yes. Only when we Believe and Confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior. (Romans 10:9-10)

The Blessings of the Righteous, from Proverbs 11.

“Righteousness delivereth from death.” (4)

“The Righteous is delivered out of trouble”(8)

“The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them:” (6)

“The seed of the righteous shall be delivered.” (21) (Noah’s family, Acts 16:31)

Who shall deliver us? (Romans 7:24, 2 Timothy 4:18, only Jesus)

“The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way:” (5)

“When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth:” (10)

“By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted:” (11)

He will direct our path, when we have a Righteous leader, we will be blessed.

“To him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.” (18)

“The desire of the righteous is only good:” (23)

“The righteous shall flourish as a branch.” (28)

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;” (30)

“The righteous shall be recompensed in the earth:” (31)

The Blessings are for today… as well as the future.

Proverbs 15:29
The Lord hears the prayers of the righteous.”

Acts 13:39
“Everyone who trusts in him is freed from all guilt and declared righteous—something the Jewish law could never do.”

Hosea 10:12
Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will reap a crop of my love; plow the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower salvation upon you.”

He hears us, frees us from guilt and sin, calls us to share, the Blessings of Knowing and Trusting in Him, and doing His will.

Do we believe? Do we walk in Righteousness, by listening to that still, small voice, and sharing Him to those He directs us to.

By praying for the sick, and expecting them to be healed. (We must pray a prayer of Faith).

This hurts me to admit, but it is easier to believe for the healing of the young, than for the old.

Being old, I realize my condition was self made… no one to blame but myself.

Can the Lord heal me anyway? Yes, do I believe it? Sadly, probably not, it is what I deserve.

Is this a correct belief? Absolutely Not.

“Lord, help my unbelief.” (Mark 9:24)

I am the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. These promises are for me today, tomorrow and forever.

God has Saved me, He will direct, deliver, hear, and answer, my prayers. He loves me, and only desires good things for me.

I must share His love, comfort the brokenhearted, heal the sick… bring life to those Spiritually Dead.

Raise the dead, when the Gift of Faith is present. Obey the Holy Spirit in all He teaches.

He will guide, direct and protect those who allow Him. We must surrender to His will, and deny ourselves.

Are we Righteous? theunfetteredpreacher

The simple answer is yes, but is that enough? Do we understand what it means, (to be Righteous?), the Blessings we should be Walking in?

Our Righteousnes comes only from God, it is not something we earn, or can mold ourselves into.

Webster’s defines Righteous:

1 : acting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin
2 a : morally right or justifiable, a righteous decision
b : arising from an outraged sense of justice or morality, righteous indignation.

A great definition, but not the Bible defination.

When we look to the first mention of righteous, is in the life of Noah.

“And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” (Genisis 7:1)

What did the Lord see? A man who heard from God, and acted on it.

Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.” (Genesis 6)

Noah believed God, and acted on that belief. (He built the Ark). His Faith was seen, and recognized as Righteousness.

We see this definition confirmed, in the life of Abram, and Saria. Old, beyond childbearing age, yet when told they would have a son, Abram.

“He believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” (Genesis 15:6)

This to me, is the true definition of Righteousness.

Believing God, Confessing it with our mouth. (Romans 10:9,10)

This is what causes us to be Blameless in God’s sight, Forgiven, Justified, covered by the Blood of Jesus.

“Justification is not the forgiveness of a man without righteousness, but a declaration that he possesses a righteousness which perfectly and for ever satisfies the law, namely, Christ’s righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 4:6-8).” Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Just as if I had never sinned.

That is what simple belief and confession of Jesus as Lord and Savior gives us.

It is the start of many Blessings, the Lord has for His Called, Chosen and Faithful. (Revelation 17:14).

A good start to understanding His Blessings can be found in Proverbs 11.

Thanks for reading, Watch this space.