Saturday, 1 July 2017
It is fundamentally very important to Seek (and to Pursue) to be (being) Right before The LORD: Righteousness.
Many a time, People seek to be Right before their own self (Self-Righteousness) or before their fellow Human Beings (Human Approval), without Caring (bothering) whether they are Right before The LORD or Not.
We need to separate ourselves from sins (the lustful desires of the World) and seek to Pursue Righteousness before The LORD. As we do this, we need to note that Faith in the LORD and in His Word (and Promise) to us is paramount in us attaining the Stature of Righteousness before The LORD. This entails having Hope & Trust in The LORD, and Believing in His Word (as is written in the Bible) and as He Speaks to us through other avenues (Dreams, Visions, Open Voice, Manifestations etc.).
Having Faith in the Promise of God in His Word is actually a Credit (a Plus), accounted as Righteousness in the Books of Account of The LORD. Meaning that those who Believe (Have Faith) in The LORD and in His Word are considered to be Righteous before The LORD. Abraham is a Classical example of One to whom The LORD credited to for being Righteous, as a result of His Faith in The LORD and in His Promise. Faith (Belief) is thus an essential key of (and to) Righteousness.
It is actually through the Standard of Righteousness, that the World will be Judged.
It is also very important to note that Righteousness (being Right before The LORD by having Faith in Him and following His Ways and His Requirements) goes hand in hand with Holiness (Separating Oneself from the Lures-the Sins of the World; for The Glory and Honour of The LORD). For without Holiness, No One will see The LORD (i.e. No one will enter into the Kingdom of The LORD God Almighty in Heaven).
Repentance is to ensure that we Submit and Surrender before The LORD and plead with Him for mercy, and to ask Him to Forgive us our sins through the Blood of The LORD Jesus Christ; that now we be Spotless, Blameless, pure and without Spiritual Wrinkles.
Therefore, Repentance, Righteousness and Holiness are the epitome (pinnacle) of the Lifestyle of a Truly Born Again Christian: The Holy Church (The Hot Church/The True Church). For this is then indeed The Bride of Christ: The Wise Virgins.
Noah was a Teacher of Righteousness, and He lived in Righteousness before The LORD. He pursued Holiness and Repentance. Noah (and His Brethren) Believed in the Word (the Promise) of The LORD, in the midst of a generation that Rejected The Word of God and wallowed in a lifestyle of Sin. Noah and His brethren entered the ark of God for their salvation, while those who rejected The LORD were all swept away when the Flood came. So just as it was during the time of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of The LORD Jesus Christ to take His Bride (those in the ark) into Heaven. During that time of Noah, the benchmark was Repentance, Righteousness and Holiness; and so shall it be at the Coming of The Messiah Jesus Christ to Rapture His Bride into Heaven.
2nd Timothy 2:22 ‘“Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue Righteousness, Faith, Love, Peace with those who call on The LORD out of a pure heart.”’
Genesis 15:5-6 ‘“Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in The LORD, and He accounted it to him for Righteousness.”’
Romans 4: 1-4 ‘“What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for Righteousness.” Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.”’
Hebrews 12:14 ‘“Pursue Peace with all people, and Holiness, without which no one will see The LORD.”’
Acts 17: 30-31 ‘“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to Repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in Righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”’
John 3: 16-19 ‘“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”’
Mathew 24: 36-39 ‘“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”’
PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN ABSOLUTE REPENTANCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, TRUTH AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA/YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH). TIME IS ABSOLUTELY OVER; THE MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST IS IMMINENTLY COMING TO PICK HIS BRIDE!!!
I acknowledge today that you are LORD and Savior of all mankind,
and today I have recognized my shortfall,
I Repent and turn away from all Sin.
Please cover me with your Precious Blood,
and establish your Word in my life,
that I may be found in Righteousness and Holiness
and write my name in your Book of Life
and Baptize me with the Power of The Holy Spirit
in The Mighty Name of Jesus Christ.
Your Brother in Christ Jesus, and a Shepherd of The LORD,