Obedience unto righteousness.


19For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

The first mans disobedience was Adam in the garden. (Genesis 3) Adam was specifically told to not eat of that tree but through their own will they choose to eat. They were not forced to eat that fruit. Once they ate of that fruit sin entered in to the world.

The obedience of one we were made righteous. When Jesus was on this earth he was all about his Fathers business. (Luke 2:49)ย  His will was His Fathers will. (John 4:34) He was the final Adam. He reversed the curse from the garden.

Are you righteous? Romans 6:17-18

17But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Servant in the KJV Dictionary = SERV’ANT, L. servans, from servo, to keep or hold; properly one that waits, that is, stops, holds, attends, or one that is bound.

RIGHTEOUSNESS, n. ri’chusness.

1. Purity of heart and rectitude of life; conformity of heart and life to the divine law. Righteousness, as used in Scripture and theology, in which it is chiefly used, is nearly equivalent to holiness, comprehending holy principles and affections of heart, and conformity of life to the divine law. It includes all we call justice, honesty and virtue, with holy affections; in short, it is true religion.

2. Applied to God, the perfection or holiness of his nature; exact rectitude; faithfulness.

3. The active and passive obedience of Christ, by which the law of God is fulfilled. Daniel 9.

4. Justice; equity between man and man. Luke 1.

5. The cause of our justification.

The Lord our righteousness. Jer. 23.

The Holy Spirit does not convict you of the sin, the Holy Spirit convicts you of unrighteousness. I think many have forgotten the covenant that we were given.

Hebrews10:15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21And having an high priest over the house of God; 22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Jesus was the final lamb slain for all sins. God doesn’t see our sins. It is plainly written here but people to this day are trying to provide a work that has already been finished. That’s like trying to put up clothes that are already put in there place. It makes no sense and is a waste of time.

Does that mean we are free to go out and sin? God forbid. If we are truly following the Word and walking in righteousness then there is no sin. But, if we allow our flesh to take over and perform a sinful act, the Holy Spirit will say,”Now you know that is not right.” And we can repent (metanoeรณ: to change one’s mind) and get back on our path of righteousness.

There is no begging God to forgive you. You are already forgiven…just receive it.

Isaiah 32:16Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

17And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

“Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers from death.” Prov 10:2

“The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.” Prov 10:11

“The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.” Prov 10:16

“The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.” Prov 10:21

“The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.” Prov 11:23
“The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright{righteous} shall deliver them.” Prov 12:6

“The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.” Prov 12:12

“Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.” Prov 13:6

After writing this post I was going through my recommendations (which we all do) and I read a post that is totally contradictory of Gods written word. Taking scriptures out of context and making it sound good. I pray that each and everyone of you seek and discern the post that people are posting today. Some may sound good but when you dig a little deeper, you see that the person doesn’t have a clue.

To those who only read books and commentaries instead of opening the bible: seek to know the truth, please quit focusing on mans opinion and focus on God and His written Word.

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10 thoughts on “Obedience unto righteousness.

  1. Inspiring words of wisdom Lisa and as Mr. Baker says, “very sound advice” On that note, I have a food for thought for you. Please explain, ” It is plainly written here but people to this day are trying to provide a work that has already been finished”

  2. Something to think about here is that in the first garden Adam said, my will be done. In the second garden Jesus said, Thy will be done, and, by doing so He restored to us the ability to say no to sin and yes to God.

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