the Universe, the word of God also is now finished-(John
5:34,36);-and shortened to the righteousness
of Christ, available to all who believe in Him, thanks to the
gift of righteousness to us and to Him abolishing the rigmarole
of the over 600
Mosaic laws. God has His plans complete for mankind.
5:21 "For he-(God)-has
knew no sin to be sin for us, so that we might-('might'
not in original)-be
made-(original Greek for 'made'
'to cause to be in us the
awareness of our exchange' – His life for our death)-the
righteousness of God in-('in',
or 'through' or 'by means of')-Him."
1:30 "But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us
and righteousness and sanctification
32:17 "And the work-(original
here in Old Testament,
before Christ came in the flesh, was 'work', as it then referred to the
application of the Old Testament laws)-of
'shall' not in original Hebrew or Greek anywhere in the Bible)-be
and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever."-But
the people back then never had the continuous heart to apply all these
burdensome laws -Deuteronomy 5:29.
Thankfully they are now all
gone, thanks to Christ. A relationship with God the Father now is based
not on keeping all the Old Testament laws, but made possible and based
upon the righteousness of Christ in us, given to us as a gift when we accept
Him (what he did for us).
Jesus life was His righteousness. The
word righteousness in the original Greek (the New
Testament) means 'the accompaniment of justice in character and content'
and in the original Hebrew (the Old
Testament) meant 'to be right'.
so He could give His life today to those
who believe in Him, believe that He was indeed the Son
of God here on Earth, in the flesh some 2000 years ago, for the purpose
of reconciling -Colossians
1:20 "And, having made peace through
the blood of His cross, by
Him to reconcile-(word
'reconcile' here means 'to
change from all things, to Him', or-–-His
way of thinking -Philippians 2:5,6,
elsewhere the word means)-all
things unto Himself, by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or
things in heaven." Then
He made peace with God the Father for us, so that we could
be brought into a relationship
with the Father.
The-righteousness of the
law (Mosaic Law including the ten commandments)
was in doing it all correctly -Romans
10:5. The righteousness of God is in those whose 'robes' have been
made white in the blood of the Lamb
This righteousness is of faith and
is different -Romans 10:3-10. Verses
6-8 here are saying that Christ
is in you; that His righteousness is in you, by belief. It's not doing
good so that Christ, somewhere apart from you, notices you. He's in us!
By knowing the impact of what He has done for you, you become "washed"
-again, Revelation 7:14.
We are admonished to hold fast to
this righteousness made possible because of the grace of God -Hebrews
It is the grace
of God that is salvation -Titus 2:11.
It is in grace, we should become strong -2Timothy
2:1. Grace is abundant when you have faith
and love -2Timothy
1:13; Colossians 1:4.
If one is into believing rules and
regulations are necessary to keep one right with God, then he is frustrating
the grace of God -Galatians 1:6.
The grace of God comes to you by believing in Jesus Christ -1Corinthians
1:4; Romans 5:15.-...continues