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THE POWER OF GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS
Eric Aboadwe    [email]    ( Ghana ) 2017-05-13     Views : 27     Touched : 5
Our Scripture reading is taken from the Book of Isaiah where God says:

“No WEAPON formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the SERVANTS OF THE LORD and their RIGHTEOUSNESS is from ME,” says the LORD” (Isaiah 54:17).

Many Christians are very familiar with this passage in Isaiah, and they are fond of saying, “No WEAPON formed against me shall prosper.” Meanwhile they claim this promise without BELIEVING in the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD.

God gave the reason why He says that “No WEAPON formed against you shall prosper.” And He said it is because “their RIGHTEOUSNESS is from ME,” says the LORD.” Therefore if somebody does not BELIEVE that JESUS fulfilled “all RIGHTEOUSNESS” in His BAPTISM as recorded in the Bible in Matthew 3:15, then the promise in Isaiah 54:17 is not for him.

How can a Christian say “I BELIEVE in what GOD says in Isaiah 54:17, but I don’t BELIEVE in what JESUS says in Matthew 3:15.” Any Christian who is like that is a FALSE BELIEVER. Such a Christian cannot enter the Kingdom of God. This is because JESUS tells us, “For I say to you, that UNLESS your RIGHTEOUSNESS exceeds the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the Scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the Kingdom of God” (Matthew 5:20).

Dear reader, if the Pharisees who were born in the Law and brought up in the Law to the extent that they were so SELF-RIGHTEOUS to bring a woman of adultery in front of JESUS, and yet upon all this JESUS says that their RIGHTEOUSNESS is not enough for them to enter the Kingdom of God, then it is confirming what God says in Isaiah that “all our RIGHTEOUSNESS are like filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6).

The LORD told us, “UNLESS your RIGHTEOUSNESS exceeds the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the Scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the Kingdom of God.” So what is the “RIGHTEOUSNESS” which exceeds that of the Scribes and Pharisees? It is none other than THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD fulfilled by JESUS CHRIST in His BAPTISM at the Jordan River (Matthew 3:13-17).

If God says that “No WEAPON formed against you shall prosper,” He Himself has given you His own RIGHTEOUSNESS. That’s why the Apostle Paul said, "And being found in Him, not having my own RIGHTEOUSNESS, which is from the Law, but that which is through FAITH in CHRIST, the RIGHTEOUSNESS which is from GOD by FAITH" (Philippians 3:9).

When JESUS went to John for Him to take our SINS upon Himself in the form of the laying on of hands in the WATERS of Jordan, He told John, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Matthew 3:15). Therefore when JESUS says that, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for RIGHTEOUSNESS, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6), it means that His WATER BAPTISM which fulfilled “all righteousness” will quench the hunger and thirst of those who BELIEVE, and “they shall be filled” with this “RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

I wonder why some Christians have allowed Satan to deceived them to take the words of JESUS in Matthew 3:15 for granted. JESUS is GOD. So don’t take His words for granted. The secret to SALVATION is based on your understanding of what JESUS says in Matthew 3:15. If you fail to understand what JESUS says in Matthew 3:15, then you cannot also understand Isaiah 54:17.

When you read the same book of Isaiah, God said, “Search from the BOOK of the LORD, and READ; Not one of these shall fail; Not one shall lack her MATE. For My mouth has commanded it, and His Spirit has gathered them” (Isaiah 34:16). When God says “the BOOK of the LORD” He is referring to the Written WORD which is JESUS CHRIST.

Don’t also forget that God said, “Not one shall lack her MATE.” So what is the “MATE” of Isaiah 54:17? It is Matthew 3:15. You must know that the “RIGHTEOUSNESS” which God mentioned Isaiah 54:17 and the “RIGHTEOUSNESS” which JESUS mentioned in Matthew 3:15. They are just like a HUSBAND and WIFE which you cannot SEPARATE. That’s why JESUS Himself said, “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one SEPARATE” (Mark 10:9).

We must therefore know that it is God Himself who told us His “RIGHTEOUSNESS” in Isaiah 54:17 has “her MATE.” And He is telling us that the “MATE” is Matthew 3:15. Therefore if anybody attempt to SEPARATE these two MATES which “God has joined together,” then that person will suffer a disastrous and a catastrophic judgment from God.

Nobody should attempt to replace “GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS” mentioned in Isaiah 54:17, Matthew 3:15, and Matthew 5:20 with HUMAN RIGHTEOUSNESS. Any Christian who does this will also face a sever consequence in hell-fire. If somebody attempt to replace GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS with HUMAN RIGHTEOUSNESS, it is like putting square pegs in round holes which will never work. So our entrance into the Kingdom of God will never work unless we BELIEVE in His RIGHTEOUSNESS alone.

It is written that “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD” (John 1:1). Therefore the WORD in Isaiah 54:17 is JESUS CHRIST because He is the “WORD,” and He is the one who spoke about the RIGHTEOUSNESS IN Isaiah 54:17 to John the Baptist that it is His BAPTISM which fulfills that “RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

God also said, “and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn.” This is because “For there is no CONDEMNATION for those who are in CHRIST JESUS” (Romans 8:1). JESUS also said that the truly born again Saints of His WATER and the SPIRIT “shall not come into judgement, but they have passed from death into life” (Matthew 5:24). Therefore God’s SERVANTS can condemn every tongue which rises against them because they BELIEVE in THE POWER OF GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Let us PRAISE the LORD GOD for His “RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

God has BLESSED you with His RIGHTEOUSNESS!

 

 
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