THEREFORE, WHILE the promise of entering His rest still holds and is offered [today], let us be afraid [to distrust it], lest any of you should think he has come too late and has come short of [reaching] it. HEBREWS 4 : 1
TAKE YOUR SEAT AND RELAX !!
Believe and accept the truth and not only will it set you free, but your life will be radically and irreversibly changed .. Forever !!
You Are Righteous !!
And That Right There Is The Truth !! .. It does not have to be comprehendible, it does not have to be understood, nor does it have to make sense .. It Only Has To Be Believed !!
So .. You Grab Hold Of It .. And Then .. Sit Back And Relax !!
Speaking of sitting .. Here is an illustration that may assist in causing your righteousness
to become more of a reality in your life.
Find yourself the nearest chair and stand next to it .. You Ready ? .. OK, now sit in the chair ..
And Then .. Try to sit in the chair.
Than sounds extremely silly right .. Because .. You are already sitting in the chair.
And That Is Precisely The Point !! .. Once you are in the chair it is impossible for
you to get into it anymore than you already are.
The Very Same Principle Applies To Your Righteousness !!
Jesus has made you right with God through His sacrifice .. And .. There is nothing,
Absolutely Nothing, that you can do to make yourself anymore righteous than
Jesus Has Already Made you !!
Yes, your attitudes and behaviours can change and improve .. However .. Not until you fully accept your righteousness through Jesus !!
Jesus Has Placed You In The Seat Of Righteousness !! .. So .. What you need to do is learn to relax and stop struggling to be what you already are !!
And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law’s demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the
[truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith .. Philippians 3 : 9
Apart for Jesus, there is absolutely No amount of right actions and self-effort that can
make you right with God !!
Jesus Has Made You Righteous !! .. It Has Got Nothing To Do With You !! .. End Of Story !!
Believe and accept this truth into your life and you will be transformed from being a prisoner to the bondages of this world into a prisoner of endless hope in Jesus !!
The liberation of truly understanding that you can do nothing to make yourself righteous, as well as realising that you do not have to prove anything to God, will cause you to be able to peacefully rest in the righteousness that Jesus Has graciously gifted you with.
Living your life and resting within your gift of righteousness will elevate your relationship with God to a new and higher level !!
Your boldness will increase as you go to God with your prayers and petitions .. And .. Your
confidence will grow into the steadfast knowledge that God desires to answer you !!
Righteousness !! .. Your eternal gift, lovingly given, Not because you are good .. But Because .. Jesus Is Good !!
Now .. You Rest !!
WHEN YOU ARE IN CHRIST YOU ARE NO LONGER
DEFINED BY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WRONG
DEFINED BY WHAT JESUS DID RIGHT