3ABN Today – “Righteousness by Faith” (TDY190027)

Posted By on July 9, 2019

to spend my Mandy people I wanna spend lord hila hard on us man and they will people hello I'm Shelley Quinn and we're so glad that you're joining us for 3abn today this hour will be a Bible forum we will be talking on the topic of righteousness by faith and we invite you to get your Bible get a pen and paper and if you're not sure what righteousness by faith is we hope you'll be certain by the end of the hour let me read to you a scripture from Galatians three six and seven actually I think I'm gonna begin in verse five and Paul writes and says therefore he who supplies the spirit to you and works miracles among you does he do it by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith and he says just as abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham what is he saying righteousness by faith is the only kind of righteousness there is let me introduce our two special guests today and we you our special guests but you're no strangers I have my passenger here Pastor John Roman King thank you so much very excited about this topic Oh tremendous one that people need to know yeah especially those that live in harmony with the commandments of God and we'll find out how that's happening absolutely and then we have Pastor John dancing with us as well and you are the general manager El Jefe of the theory a being Latino Network so glad you're both here it's a blessing to be here and I'm looking forward to the discussion that we will be having on this wonderful topic you know when they asked me to do this right before the weekend it was like what will we do and that's the first topic that came to my mind is righteousness by faith and it was a busy weekend we really haven't had time you know actually many people think that we plan everything we do up here oh that's never really ever happens but we haven't had a chance to discuss this we just trust that the Lord's leading in the same whay and johnny would you have an opening prayer for us sure let's go to the Lord in prayer our loving Heavenly Father we are grateful and thankful that you have blessed us with this opportunity to share of this wonderful topic righteousness by faith yes sir we pray that your Holy Spirit will be upon us that we will share those things which will bring you honor and glory and will be a blessing to your children all over the world we pray that as we discuss this we will be drawn close to you and we pray for a blessing upon all we ask you for these things in Jesus holy and blessed man thank you Father alright before we really jump into defining righteousness by faith let's kind of break it apart what does the word righteousness mean when God God's where it talks about righteousness how do you define righteousness I think righteousness could be defined very simply it is the complete character of God that's good it's the complete character of God the unfaltering the the inerrant the flawless character of God is righteousness which which means it doesn't belong to any of us amen so righteousness if you look at a definition this is perfect I love your definition because we're going to tie into that righteousness is a state of right being right doing right standing with God so as you said there's only one who meets that qualification who's ever walked on the earth and who would that be Jesus Jesus Christ so righteousness is the character of Christ we could say righteousness is a person really mm-hmm now what about faith how would you define faith I would like to go a little more into righteousness here you know I looked it up on the regular dictionary and it says being morally correct yes and really righteousness is right doing-doing right and I have a scripture that I'd like to share from psalm 119:172 some 119:172 these are the words I find there my tongue shall speak of your word for all your Commandments are righteousness so we have here the Scriptures tell us that the commandments of God are righteousness and really this is 119:172 172 I'm in 72 that's why this is the way that righteousness is defined doing right and the law of God helps us to understand what righteousness is it's good that's good okay so there's only one who's ever perfectly kept the commandments of God and that was the last stat of Jesus Christ who was born to us here on earth and we we kind of have an idea of now what righteousness is let's just establish something for faith how would we define faith well outside of the Hebrews 11:1 definition which you know it's it even responds by saying faith is and so it doesn't even give any room for speculation says faith is you know the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen but also I'd like to add to that faith is the only walk that we can have in order to know by Christ's righteousness that we are walking in his righteousness is by faith is a transaction of faith because we can't see the transaction taking place but when we when we accept his righteousness then all of a sudden the just shall live by faith and you can't be just accept he imputes his righteousness to us justification then imparts his righteousness to us sanctification so our whole our whole walk is a walk of faith because we haven't seen it happen so can we bring this down to a fifth grade level mm-hmm can we say that faith in essence is trust in God oh yeah first is the foundation for faith listen I believe that perhaps these like you said for someone to easily understand faith is trust and perfect confidence in something or someone okay so we understand what righteousness is and we're just gonna say righteousness is a person faith is trusting in God so when the Bible talks about righteousness by faith you've already introduced those two terms let's talk about what is righteousness by faith when we say imputed righteousness and and I believe the the word imputed is I know is used in the scriptures I don't think we find the word imparted is is implied but when we talk about the justification by faith that's imputed what does that word imputed me that means I had a debt I couldn't pay and somebody paid it fifth grade fifth grade exactly I had a debt I could never pay mm-hm Jesus paid it in in its you know I like to think of if you're a visual person think of your bank account here I've got a bank account that's overdrawn so far like you said I could never pay this debt and actually what happened in an accounting sense imputed it means that Christ's righteousness is taken from his account and deposited into mine to bring me to that point that I mean he reconciled my account if you will reconciled me to God and when he imputed his righteousness he deposited his righteousness into my account it's it's really an accounting term isn't it if I eat it and the text that emphasizes this whole a debt that we could never pay his Ephesians 2 verse 8 and 9 it's a very familiar passage it brings in another component of righteousnesses which is God's grace for by grace you are saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God not of works lest anyone should boast to expand a little further here one of the reasons why I think this topic is so really important is because as a people that honor the commandments of God the 10 commandments of God and you know you're one of the authors of the book ten commandments twice removed as a people 7-day Adventist movement that honors and recognizes the validity of the glow of God the Ten Commandments we're not talking about the ceremonial laws this is not talking about fees but we honor the validity and we recognize how important the ten commandments of God is it's a transcript of his character one of the challenges we face is that there are people that might say you can't keep the law and in fact they are correct because how can in it how can a corrupt person live in harmony with an in corrupt law Paul made it clear in Romans chapter 7 he says the law is holy the law is holy the commandment holy Justin good he said but I'm carnal and sold under sin and so he says he says I know what that is but I know what I am and he so he looks at this perfect law from the vantage point of an imperfect man and then he concludes all wretched man that I am man who will deliver me from the body of this death so Paul looks at the inability of man to live in harmony with the law of God but then he introduces where the power comes from in Romans chapter 8 and so here we are one of the challenges and is the term that I was I mean I like to read and there's a recently I was reading an Oswald Chambers devotion that caught talked about gracious uncertainty gracious uncertainty now the Jews and I'm talking about the Jewish leaders had an arrogant certainty yeah they had an arrogant certainty that's why they locked everybody else out they thought that they kept the law the law was for them they kept the law even the rich young ruler came to Christ and said I've kept that since I was a young man so what's the what's the problem and he he challenged him where he was lacking and that is compassion for others so for those of us who honor the commandments of God and particularly highlight the Sabbath there's a tendency and this has happened in our denomination there's a tendency by some who when a person comes in from the outside we often deal with them as a commandment breaker because we see ourselves as commandment keeper when that's arrogant certainty we should have we should have gracious certainty not gracious uncertainty which is a different topic altogether I'm working on a sermon for that you'll hear about that later on but we should have a gracious certainty which is this the certainty is in Christ's righteousness not in our own because if it was in our own we could boast and say I've done that since I was a young man what's the problem what do I need to do what else do I need to do to be saved so a lot of times people look at seventh-day adventists as those who keep the law or make other people feel like they are surely lost because they don't keep the law well there is a happy medium there's a difference between arrogant certainty and and complete neglect and so you could neglect the law of God and be lost but on the other side you could be so sure you're keeping it and still be lost Amen so that's where the righteousness of Christ comes in amen so we know that the Bible tells us that we are saved by grace alone a lot of works that any man should boast and you know what we have to be careful I have to be careful we all do is that because we do believe and we're going to get into that in a moment on what purpose does the law serve what purpose do works serve if we are saved by grace alone by righteousness by faith then how does the law work in here but we have to be so cautious that you can say yes I understand righteousness by faith I understand that it's Christ's righteousness credited to my account but I've got to keep these coming it's too cuz I gotta save myself so some people end up making it grace plus works the Bible is clear it is grace alone that's a grace through faith grace through faith through trusting in God Johnny you look like you're bursting well you know you have people approaching the Lord when they have a need a petition a request and sometimes they go back in the wreck well I I'm doing a B C and D any F and G yes the Lord is gonna bless me because I am doing this this and this and this but Jesus didn't say you're gonna get these things because you're doing a B abcdefg whatever these things are in your mind that you say I've done these things so the Lord is gonna bless me because Jesus says ask believing you ask and believe believe in the Lord we're talking about faith trust believe in the Lord confidence in in the Lord but when we look if we ever come to the point of thinking that the way we are living is going to earn us or that we have a title or a right to salvation we are we have entered into the description given in Revelation 3 yes of the people that say you know I am rich and increased with Goods I have need of nothing when in reality we are blind miserable poor and wretched and naked the Bible says when it talks about naked it's not talking about just regular clothing is talking about the justice and righteousness of Christ we are destitute of righteousness and that's why I like to read this Isaiah chapter 64 verse 6 which I know you yes our conditions it says in isaiah 64:6 but we are all that's including everybody i don't know if anyone listening is thinking oh i but we are all like an unclean thing and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags we are all fade as a leaf and our iniquities are like the wind have taken us away so our righteousness the very best that we can do it's like filthy rags before the Lord because nothing that we can do is will be of sufficient to say oh wow you have done all these marvelous things you have a right to be saved no it is all the grace the righteousness of Christ by grace and we saved through faith not of ourselves it is the gift of God and we're talking again Ephesians chapter 3 and so we we're gonna emphasize this over and over this it is Christ it is His righteousness that allows us blesses us with the opportunities for salvation you know what I think I think it is hard for mankind for our pride to submit to the idea that there's nothing that we can do to save herself I think that that you know that's why so many people have problems with righteousness by faith is they think well you know I'm so much better than so-and-so because I do this I tie then I go you know I eat a vegan diet I do but what you just read isaiah 64:6 shows us that nothing nothing we can do can save ourselves it is a gift of God not of works that any should boast Christ is our righteousness and the only thing you can do i'm not say there's nothing you can do you know what God requires of you that day by day you really can't even surrender by yourself but day by day you go before the Lord and say lord I need you and I invite you into my life please work your will in my life today and then the righteousness we have to trust God and believe the righteousness of faith is ours and we're gonna get don't if you're at home say no wait a minute wait a minute the Bible talks of works we're going to get to that in just a moment but before we do John did you have something you wanted dad right there yeah I do and I'm so glad you brought that up because what I was going to do is show us our condition you know we're not only are not only is our righteousness like filthy rags there's none who does good all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God you know we are all in this hopeless condition even when we think we're right we are wretched miserable poor blind and naked we are unaware of our condition and then finally even our heart is deceitful and desperately hated that's our hopeless condition we find ourselves in but here's here's one of the major reasons why we can never boast about our righteousness even as Christians because you know Paul in Romans 717 he talked about the futility of his condition he says when he when he looked at his sinful condition and when he looked at being grabbed and embraced and handcuffed by sin he said it is no longer I who do it but sin that dwells in me amen he recognized I'm captured by sin I don't even have the right to say no because sin is now controlling me and doing whatever it wants to do but he went from it is no longer I who do it but sin that dwells in me to submitting to Christ dying to self and saying it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives amen so here's the point if you don't live this is a powerful hero this is a powerful concept death to self is a prerequisite is a is an imperative prerequisite to accepting the righteousness of Jesus amen death to self is an imperative prerequisite you've got to admit your condition before you can even hope to find aid outside of yourself because if we look at ourselves and say as as the New Age says as Buddhism as many of these Eastern religions say more look within yourself and you'll find peace you know if I look within myself I fight but what do you find we know that we can't look in ourselves and find anything the only hope for us is to get rid of a mirror yeah and the law of God that's why many people want to get rid of God's law it's a mirror Shelley yes it shows us our condition so let's establish one thing one we are wretched we can't save ourselves we are unrighteous we are not but there's nothing good about us we can't on our best day earn his earn his righteousness secondly to to expand it there's nothing wrong with God's law okay there's nothing wrong with the Ten Commandments the problem is us but then thirdly since the commandments of God are perfect ready for bulletins they can't even save us that's right the commandments there's nothing wrong with them but they can save us can I read this quick text look at this and Paul in Galatians makes this very clear Galatians 2:20 one because you know for by grace always saved through faith Ephesians 2 verse 89 but Paul says in Galatians 2:20 1 I do not set aside the grace of God I can't for if righteousness comes through the law then Christ died in vain absolutely so while we're saying we're having a you know we talked about the 10 commandments a book he wrote Ten Commandments wash remove we've had a couple of Ten Commandments weekends and well we've talked about you know 14 sermons on the Ten Commandments whenever I hear Ten Commandments weekend I want to jump up and say wait wait wait as we're going through the Ten Commandments can we say we can't keep him oh hey can somebody say we can't keep them apart from Christ so John the requisite you talked about a moment ago here it is real quickly he said there's nothing we could do to earn the grace of God or his blessings that's correct but here's a quandary in that first John 3:22 whatever we ask we receive from him because we keep his Commandments and do those things that are pleasing in his sight now you have to ask yourself the question didn't you just say you can't keep the commandments of God well now Shelley this is a bridge between human ability and God's enablings amen when he comes in I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me so when I'm void of when I'm empty of Christ I am lost but when I'm filled with Christ that's where his enablings come in and this text now has has validity when I asked the Lord for his blessings yeah I wanted to add Romans 3:20 yes that goes right with what you're saying when Paul says therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in his sight for by the law knowledge of sin is known by the law is the knowledge of sin so the law can't change us the law shows us our need to change the law can't save us it shows us our need for a savior and if you if you could just get this in your mind that you know you were talking about let's let's look at Romans 8 because you said death to self is a prerequisite guess what I can't even die to my to myself without the grace of God all I can do and and I trust me anytime I get off of this path if I know that when I get up in the morning and I just say Lord here am i I need you I want to rely on you today guide me let your will be done in my life take my heart for I can't give it Romans 8:13 says this if you live according to the flesh what's going to happen you're dying you will die and he's talking about the second death here but if by the spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body you will live now look at that Scripture if by the spirit what is the force what is the power what is the the motivating energy it's the Holy Spirit so if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body it is only as I trust God to work in me you know when he says Luke 9:23 pick up your cross day and we're supposed to be dying to self day-by-day you know what I used to drive myself crazy trying to die to self I used to think Oh Lord what's wrong with their kid I can't do it by myself though it has to be me cooperating with the spirit just saying leave me by your good spirit teach me your ways and as we surrender that control to the Holy Spirit I can't crucify I can't nail my my own hands on their sound like that you can't know yourself to the cross so so even death to self yes as a prerequisite but it's a gift from God that's right everything thank you the goodness of God that leads us to repent right that's right so we as individuals must all come to the point of choosing because you're talking about a choice yes choosing to die to self because that's what Paul says I have been crucified with Christ he made a choice a decision and like you said we can't do it on our own God is so good no it is through his holy spirit that awakens and us we see ourselves and we say wait a minute I am a wicked person a sinful person and the condition that we find ourselves in has no other solution but to say lord save me like Peter when he was drowning in the water Lord saved me when we understand that Jesus is the only way and like the Bible says in Acts chapter 4 verse 12 it says there's salvation in no other name including your name their salvation in no other name is the only name under heaven whereby we can be saved as Jesus Christ so we come to the place where we understand I cannot save myself then we understand we need the Savior that is Jesus Christ so surrender comes as we say we cast our helpless self on the hands of the Lord and the hands of Lord take me and then I cannot even give myself that's a day-by-day choice all right that's what Paul said I die daily but before he dies he has to get he has to be set free from sin you know a slave Romans 6:16 a slave I've learned as I'm studying this and this is my favorite this this this topic keeps me humble this topic reminds me that no matter what I sing our preaching had a Bible studies no matter the visibility or not this topic reminds me how much I need Christ because you know but when I first came became I'm still becoming clear because this is such a theme of eternity yes sir but I came to this conclusion a slave cannot free himself it's right so we're either slaves to sin or slaves to righteousness so Paul says when we were slaves to sin we were free in relationship to righteousness now watch this when we were slaves to sin we didn't even think about righteousness because that's what we were bound we were slaves to sin but when we were made free and became slaves to righteousness this is where the dying daily comes in I want to read a couple of passages here so you're working off Romans 6:16 you want to read that yeah Romans 6:16 look at what it says here this is a very powerful passage because a lot of this passage you know do you not know that to whom you present yourselves that's right slaves to obey you are that one slave whom you obey whether of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness okay so let me stop you right there so you're gonna be a so you have a choice of masters that's right right yes it all comes down to that warning early decision the choice of masters and watch this and so before we go past this this is the thing I was saying you cannot can I read the quote okay we cannot temperance page 112 I like to say it but I'm going to just give the context the book temperance page 112 paragraph 3 we cannot change our hearts we cannot control our thoughts that's right our impulses our affections we cannot make ourselves pure fit for God's service but we can choose to serve God and we can give him our will then he will work in us to will and to do according to his good pleasure thus our whole nature will be brought under the control Christ a slave can only choose who he wants his master to be Joshua 24:15 is a powerful passage we often leave that one out in reference to this the righteous life choose you this day and we will serve when you choose who to serve they will choose what you do amen did you get that yes Amen when you choose who doesn't when you pick a master they say this is what you're gonna do so if you choose today if you choose sin today Satan is gonna control you and you have no options it is no longer you who do it but when you die to self it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me and get this in the life I now live in the flesh that's this present condition I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me so what's happening now is he's working out in me His perfect will because I simply said this in the morning and I love what you said a moment ago I can't even die to myself I could just simply say like Peter what did he say lord save me that's the shortest prayer that we must pray every morning lord save me and when we submit to his will then we find freedom only in his righteousness yeah so so it's a whole lot that's connected to you know I like to I like to say this because I guess to some people may sound terrifying a slave to God but when you look at this Christian says behold what manner of love God has bestowed upon us that we should be called children of God and the sense that it is speaking of here is who is controlling your life but when you are under the control of the devil you lose your choice you lose your world because you give yourself to him and he wants to control you but when you give yourself to the Lord he always gives you liberty that's why it says the truth shall make you free and and it talks about the timings are saying law of Liberty is the law of Liberty you choose the Lord and you are free you are free you can always say no I don't want to be with you anymore Lord but the devil wants to control you to the point of that you don't have a choice and that's why I ask any addict that's why some people they give themselves so much to send that they are demon-possessed they lose the control but still there's hope if their person yes like that like the demoniac Jesus heard that cry within the heart that only you know save me he heard that cry and so God gives us freedom in being his children amen amen I want to just put a pause here for just a second because I want us to talk about imputed imparted that you brought up and I'm gonna say this you know you what do they say that confession is good for the soul and heart on the reputation this past week our past few weeks I have been so busy I've been putting in 12 to 14 hours a day on my computer working on a big project for here at 3abn and I've worked remotely some well what happens when I work remotely I'm up at 4:00 or 5:00 I'm on my computer I've been forgetting to eat breakfast forgot to have some devotionals you know I mean I praise thee O Lord guide me but here is what happened and it just comes from a background of I grew up in a New Testament church but it was very legalistic legalism simply means you're trying to save yourself you you can be or think that there's salvation in anything else other than Jesus Christ if you are if you think keeping the Ten Commandments is going to save you you're a legalist that's the bottom line but what happens was I began to feel guilty and I felt like you know why am i I'm spending so much time and every time I get separation anxiety when I'm when I become the least bit separated from the Lord but all of a sudden I'm beating myself up and it occurred to me this is what everybody does in some sense it's like I've got to do something to please God when all God and as soon as I you know it it was like Friday it was like yes Lord all I've got to do is come before you and say take my heart I can't give it as soon as I release that burden of warp mentality behavioral estate Lord just you know lead me by your good spirit work out your way in me today guess what happens mm-hmm all of that guilt rolls off and I just fall right back into perfect line that communion opens up the pre you know between me and the Lord my prayer life just flourishes flourishes it's and it's that simple we make I think sometimes we make the Christian life sounds so difficult that you've got to do this this and this that's what God is just saying is give me permission submit to me yeah so imputed righteousness there's like we've already said there is nothing you could do there's nothing Shelly Quinn can do to save herself there's nothing you can do to save yourself all of our righteousness isaiah 64:6 it's like filthy rags before the Lord but when we come and surrender God's plan has been from the very beginning righteousness by faith even in the Garden of Eden I mean when when God had to slay and add an animal as the substitute and we're not gonna take time because we're running out of time ready but it has always been righteousness by faith always being righteousness by faith and Jeremiah said Christ our righteousness so everything about the sanctuary pointed to Jesus it was telling them the story that all these sacrifices they knew would be fulfilled in Christ all right that's imputed righteousness justification which means that you have been declared pardoned you may be guilty but it's the judge saying you're pardoned so that's some justification but now there's a sanctification how what is how does the righteousness of Christ bring about sanctification okay so let me add to to segue into this let me just give a simplified a picture of slavery it's the most amazing picture that many of us often ignore you know modern-day slavery could be simply defined as getting on an airplane once that drawer closes you have no choice as to where you're going once that plane takes off you have you are in the mercy of the pilot yeah so Christianity is submitting getting onboard with Jesus and enjoying first-class righteousness yeah enjoying the amenities of all the blessings that come along with getting onboard with Jesus that's beautiful slavery as compared to getting on a plane like somebody I testified once the doors closed and while they're in mid-flight I want to get off they realize somebody said so so do you live in Phoenix what do you mean 211 Phoenix I'm going to Chicago this plane is going to Phoenix how did that happen and now fight attendants because of that one example it was a funny story it happened a number of years ago now a flight attendants often say if your final destination is not Phoenix this is a good time to get off the plane yeah and so if your final destination is not heaven this is a good time to push aside the righteousness of Christ but if your destination is heaven you simply submit so watch this here's where the submission comes in there's a transaction that takes place that brings about this sanctification the imputed part we're gonna go from imputed to impart it rightaway a context explain what sank we we know what justification is being pardoned or decline here it is right now Romans 6 verse 18 to 20 let's look at that okay because now sanctification the imputing takes part in verse 18 and the imparting takes part as we go further down it says having verse verse 18 not in fact let me just go and read in my Bible Romans 6 verse 8 verse 18 and having been set free from sin that's free from sin that is imputed mmm you became slaves of righteousness that is imparted let's go on and see how it happens I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh for just as you presented your members as slaves of unwrite of uncleanness and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness and then verse 20 is the capstone for when you were slaves of sin you were free in regard to righteousness and so you have here verse 22 I'm going to jump past 21 for times sake now having been set free from sin and having become slaves of God you have your fruit to holiness and the end everlasting life there could be no fruit to holiness there's no sanctifying fruit to holiness we can't get that far not read the next verse No Romans 6:23 and it says the wages of sin is death so see you have to work your way to hell but the wages of sin is death your work on your way to hell but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord we believe our way to heaven okay so finishing the thought so Paul now says and until you're free from sin you can't even decide to submit to righteousness until you're free from sin you can't even decide that now I'm going to submit to righteousness because you have no enabling there's no power you have no power at all so here's where the power comes from second Corinthians 5:21 look at this and I asked the question earlier how can we become what we are not second Corinthians 5:21 four he made him who knew no sin to be sin for us transaction that we might become the righteousness of God in him that we might become he became what he didn't have to so we could become what we couldn't mm-hmm mm-hmm and he did it because of love John 3:16 is all in this passage he became what he didn't have to so that we could become what we could never Amen that's right so that's why I say there's no righteousness of our own was Jesus sinful no what did he do chelley pastor Dinsey who do you know would want to be sin for us and that word for us mean in place of us yes it's not okay I'll just be sin and I'll hang around with you know he took our place so that one day we could be him and that's why first John three verse two is my most beautiful passage I'll share that later on in the program because you know this is a whole still now go ahead well they don't have the whole beauty of of salvation is this and I want to encourage you today because some people might say what is so hard nothing discourages me more than people that have been Christians all their lives that are uncertain of their salvation but it says but it's a gracious certainty yes here's the gracious certainty first John chapter three praise the Lord verse one and two behold what manner of love the father has bestowed on us that we should be called the children of God therefore the world does not know him because it did not know us and here it appears the passage beloved now we are children of God when now now hallelujah and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be but we know that when he is revealed we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is verse i does i introduce a third term remember I said arrogant certainty and gracious certainty now this is gracious uncertainty which means this is this is gracious uncertainty which means I don't have to worry about what happens tomorrow the next day the next day the next day the next day the next day because I know he's working on me amen gracious uncertainty people say but what but I'm not gonna send tomorrow relax he who has begun a good work in you will complete it all we've got to do is daily submit ourselves to Christ chance to become so beautiful so don't walk around with this 10 list it's it will be fulfilled in you if Christ is in you because he cannot deny his own righteousness right he cannot deny his own if Christ is in you he will fulfill the requirements of his law he said that that we might become the righteousness of God in him you know Shelley I mean you're a Bible student you both are but we love Romans yes amen and Jesus fulfills the righteous requirements of the law in us through his strength amen not through our own amen let me jump in and society we need oh no we need to meet we need more that I can't believe our times we need several hours for this topic because we could all but here's here's the beauty okay justification it's the judge standing up and saying you're pardoned I mean you were guilty but he said you're pardoned I mean he's giving you a pardon that's all your past sense sanctification simply means to be made holy holiness and sanctification mean the same thing but they both mean to be separated from sin so when in Ephesians let's read this real quick Ephesians 3:16 because we're talking about the imputed word that we used over here for justification means Christ's record was credited to us his perfect obedience everything but now how do we get righteousness that's going to take us and separate us from sin day by day it's imparted and here's how verse 16 Paul's writing to the Ephesians Asians 3 and verse 16 oh that he would grant you he be Jesus Christ according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with might we're through or how through his spirit in the inner man that's right so so it's the Dunamis power of God that dynamite power is when the Holy Spirit comes into you that's how he does it why he says that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith that's right that you being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width the height the length the depth to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge that you may be filled with all the fullness of God and don't run past verse 20 I'd like you to you can't do verse 20 this is what Shelley is talking about this is what we're talking about when you are in Christ look at this beautiful passage now to him that is able who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we have that we ask or think how according to the power that works in us amen Dunamis it ain't it ain't for us we don't get it it comes in its Philippians 2:13 God through the Holy Spirit he's working in us too willing to do his good purpose go ahead and cut you loose for couple minutes and I think guys are taking all the good stuff you know in Romans chapter 7 assist for to be carnally minded is death yeah and it says that the carnal mind is that enemy it's an enemy it says enmity against God is like being an enemy against God is now subject to the law of God neither indeed can be God wants to take us from loving sin to loving the Lord so much that we will love to do his will that's why you read of Jesus says I delight to do thy will of God thy law is within my heart and those they understand that salvation is only through Jesus Christ and submit to him completely they will delight to do will they will delight you know you read of David he says I love thy law it is my meditation only why because it is God the law of God is a trans character and so when we submit to the Lord serving him obeying the law it will be a delight it will be merry and we will have that wonderful peace you know the Bible says the there is no peace for the wicked we're gonna pass from being slaves and having no peace to having joy and peace passes all understanding and we will delight to do the Lord's will okay so let me say this then let's because we talking about that's that's what it is the joy the sanctification we're running out of time so let me let me put it we've got to get to this point we are seeing we cannot become righteous through our behavior now wait a minute we just read that if you're a slave to right through obedience leads to righteousness in Romans 6:16 but we know you cannot become righteous through your behavior look at that Pharisees they kept they were sticklers and they never became righteous our job and please hear what I'm saying our job is to seek a relationship with Jesus that's all you've got to do every day and everything else will fall into place so how does behavior fit into righteousness easy we become new creations in Christ Jesus the oldest gone the new has come he does what you're saying he puts that delight it would begin to desire what he wants to do and we know that he works in us too willing to do his good pleasure so what Romans 6:16 is saying you know you're either a slave to sin which leads to death or a slave to obey righteousness which leads to righteousness what that is saying is that our behavior acts of obedience makeup habits of obedience that's what changes our character is it not and I know first John 3:7 says do not be deceived only he who does what is righteous is righteous so when the righteousness of Christ is working in you when God is working in you through his Holy Spirit Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 I think it is that he said let let your light so shine that men will see your good works and glorify your father what we do we seek a relationship with God we trust in him and as we come before him then God works in us too willing to do his good pleasure roots of righteousness that's the fruit of the Spirit we don't get any credit for it but it's to go if I got one last quick text Romans 8 verse 10 summarizing and if Christ is in you the body is dead because of sin but the Spirit is life because of righteousness a man Jonnie of Christ on the inside amen so how do we go from here to here where the Lord wants us to be by daily submitting to him and we have second Corinthians 3:18 by beholding we become changed we must spend time with the Lord daily look at the life of Christ I recommend one of my favorite books desire of Ages yes and you know what that's what was getting me is that I wasn't spending time with God daily but I want to tell you something if you just come before the Lord and and remember you're only part is to seek a relationship with him to submit to him and you come before the Lord and just say Here I am Lord working me today guess what you're gonna want to spend time you're gonna enjoy your time in the Bible you're gonna find yourself praying like you can't believe it's all about relationships because we can't say it's like that song says have your own way Lord you know that's it Oh guys I know we could spend hours on this topic and it'd be fun we don't plan anything God just brings it together but our hope and our prayer for you at home is that the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the love of the Father and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit will be with you always just seek a relationship with him he'll do the rest amen amen guess what we got two more minutes let's have okay quick closing thought I'm gonna say this to those of you that are looking to be vegan non vegan vegetarian non clean unclean this that we we are we got to get off of our pedestal because there's no righteousness outside of submitting to God's righteousness Romans 10 verse 3 for they being ignorant for they being ignorant of God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own righteousness not submitted to the righteousness of God brother and sister all you've got to do is submit to his righteousness and in order to find righteousness by faith revelation 3:20 Jesus says behold I stand at the door and knock If any man hears my voice and opens the door I will come into him and sup with him and he with me the Lord wants to enter into our lives to make us holy blameless and undefiled righteous through him you know God is a covenant-keeping god that's all we can say he's a covenant he's a promise keeping God in all of his promises are ours in Christ Jesus so when he says that he's going to justify us and sanctify us yes by righteousness through faith you can trust that just seek a relationship with him quit beating yourself up because the more you feel guilty around somebody the more you avoid them just come to him and say Lord caused me to hunger and thirst for righteousness doing work in me pray what was Psalm 143 verse 10 that says O Lord lead me by your good spirit teach me your ways guess what that's all he's been waiting to do he loves you so much he wants you as you said as his child you have that privilege now today just seek a relationship with him he'll do the rest god bless you and join us again you

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