Righteousness That Comes By Faith
I opened the School of Prophets at Mount Zion with a drive in my heart to change our approach to repentance.
We still live too much with the concept that we become righteous by disciplining ourselves. We evaluate our actions as either good or bad. God is looking for a different response from us. Of course, He wants us to approach Him and come into His presence. But He wants us to lay before Him the heavy burden we carry of trying to create righteousness in ourselves by our own ability and evaluation of our actions. The Lord is saying, “I went to the cross for you. The Father sent Me because He loves you so much.” “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28-30).
There is no righteousness or unrighteousness that is derived from the Law, that either qualifies us or disqualifies us from a walk with God. Only God is righteous. Our righteousness comes from being found in Him. (Philippians 3:9).
The greatest offense to Him is when we stand before Him with our own concept of righteousness, and we repent to Him while looking to ourselves to bring about righteousness. We must come before Him just as we are, knowing that He wants to be our Savior. He wants to be our righteousness. All we do is open up to His impartation. Like Joshua the high priest, we stand before the Lord clothed in our filthy garments. He removes our filthy garments and clothes us with His righteousness. There is no other way to righteousness, for He is the way, the truth, and the life.
This message titled “Righteousness That Comes By Faith” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available at Living Word Publications.