Image Credit: Bibledaily.org To start with, very many know that righteousness means to have a right standing with God. However, not many people have the correct knowledge of how to become righteous. At one extreme, several folks are of the opinion that it’s practically impossible to be righteous as humans to the extent that they deem it outright heresy for anyone to profess that they are righteous. Furthermore, a good number of people equally hold the extreme view that all they need to be righteous before God are good works. I am glad to announce that righteousness is a gift! (Rom 5:17) It’s the Father’s gift to us through Christ Jesus, imparting us with a new nature and qualifying us to stand right with Him without any sense of guilt, condemnation, sin-consciousness or inferiority complex (2Cor 5:21). How do I mean? If you have to work hard or labour for it, then it’s not righteousness. The righteousness of works is as filthy rags before God because it cannot satisfy the requirements of the Law Rom3:20. However, Jesus Christ has been made our righteousness (1Cor1:30). He fulfilled every law on our behalf and credited it to our account Rom8:3-4. You become truly righteous by simply believing in your HEART that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead and confessing the Lordship of Jesus with your MOUTH Rom 10:9-10. Your mouth and your heart must agree to get you saved and bring you into a right standing with the Father. This is the New Birth into a new family – the family of God 1John3:1,9-10. It confers on you a new nature – the nature of God. Every family is not without its own customs and traditions. Sin and every evil work is characteristic of the family of the devil. In the family of God, we are divinely empowered by grace to live right and shun all sorts of immorality Rom 6. This is how we live true to our nature. Stay #blessed!!!
Beloved friends, it’s another golden opportunity to remind ourselves of the unsearchable depths of God’s LOVE for us – if He sacrificed Jesus for us, then no gift is too big for Him to give us! (Rom 8:32)
Arguably, Jesus is God’s greatest gift of love to mankind. Redemption would have remained a mere wish but for this profound, love-motivated sacrifice of our Father.
Jesus Christ was the seed the Father sowed, we are the glorious harvest He has reaped! What a mystery? Little wonder He calls us sons and daughters (1John3:1). No wonder we have been accepted in the beloved (Eph 1:6).
The Messiah, the sacrificial Lamb took our place and bore our griefs so we need not bear them anymore (Is 53:5).
In conclusion, as we relish the season and enjoy the festive mood, it is of paramount importance that we meditate on these things.
May all that concerns you and yours be perfected in this season IJN. You are truly special to me!
Wishing you a Merry Xmas and a glorious New Year in advance. Cheers!!!❤🌸💐🌺
Have you been groping in the thick darkness of chronic misery with no future in view at all?
Don’t give up just yet, the Light of life can change your story today. If only you will let Him, He will take you by the hand and lead you from where you are to where you ought to be.
Oh someone out there with a broken heart and a low spirit? Give the LOVE Specialist an in-road into your heart, He will sure mend you and lift your spirit. Mortals may have refused you but you have been accepted in the beloved (Eph 1:6).
Are you so overwhelmed by the challenges and hurdles of life that you sometimes feel like ending it all? Only accept His warm embrace and He will make life worth living again!
Or you were only recently diagnosed with a terminal illness and doctors have told you to put your house in order? Listen, the Healer has said something different about you: arise and take up your bed (Matt 9:6).
Beloved, cast all your cares and worries on Him today because He truly cares (1Peter5:7). Jesus is the ONLY way out of all the nagging evils bedeviling our generation today and you will be doing yourself a world of good to allow Him into your life. It’s so simple…just BELIEVE in your HEART that God raised Him from the dead and CONFESS with your MOUTH His Lordship over your life (Rom 10:9-10).
Did you just do that? That’s amazing! You are saved!!!
Jesus has now become to you a Father, a Friend, a Companion and a Healer. Glory to God!
Now it will be of tremendous benefit to read your bible daily and join a Bible-practising church where you will be taught God’s word.
You are blessed and remember I love you!
Halo peeps! Just tryn 2 catch up on today’s assignment cos the day is almost winding up here in my beloved Nigeria. I know you care about what I care about – LOVE, yea love. Why not let’s dig it some more. You can’t get fed up loving or being loved, can you? Even our Creator anchors His very essence on pure love. You wanna know what to do next? I’ll tell you: talk love, think love, dream love, wear love, share love. Just live love.
You wanna do more of this love thing? It will be my greatest joy if you could follow my love blog at https://walerosuccess136.wordpress.com. LOVE Y’all!!!
I am a love-oriented blogger intoxicated by the fresh wine of love to do what? To love all and sundry without condition.
I am CREATIVE in love because I was CREATED to love.
More still, I am of the opinion that life is not worth living if I do not love and I am not loved.
Love is the unfailing cord that binds the entirety of universe together. Is it not the only formidable force that can unite a man and a woman of divergent backgrounds and converge the duo into a couple that stay glued together for life, come rain, come sunshine?
Without love, the very foundation of life itself falls apart, helplessly
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The wine of love is good wine and I consider myself hugely privileged to share this cup with several thousands of dear bloggers, thanks to the blogging101 platform! This can only get more exciting…yea and we’ll together enjoy this new wine till we all are drunk!
And please, don’t leave without sipping in some of the love-inspired posts I have here for your drinking pleasure. I bet they’ll bless you and you want to come back for some more as much as I’m also prepared to serve you some more – a trial will convince you.
Hmmmm….comments and suggestions are sought for even as I look forward to meeting you better as we embark on this JOURNEY OF LOVE together. LOVE YOU!
“Your actions and words must align to lend credence to your love.”
If it’s only you before you and after you, then where is your love?
Oh…if only we could permit the sweet fragrance of unblemished love to pervade our world, would it not become another heaven on earth?
If that monster of self-conceit and greed is forever banished in our midst like an outcast and condemned to the eternally bottomless pit it belongs, even generations yet unborn will reap the fruits
An emotional way to say ‘My Father’ in the Igbo language in Eastern Nigeria, BABA MO by DEMILADE was inspired by the truth that only sons can truly worship!
It’s a beautiful fusion of SOUL and ROCK with catchy instrumentals and worship-inspired lyrics.
Believe you me, I bet you’ll be richly blessed as you listen.
(Produced by Dr Sam Excelson)
Download BABA MO @ http://gospelcentric.net/site/music-demilade-baba-mo-speritygenius/
The precious life of Balogun Yomade Yewande, a 26-yr old designer and graduate of OAU,Ife is being threatened, no thanks to end-stage kidney disease (stage V).
She needs about 9million naira for kidney transplant
Yomade is counting on you and me to come to her rescue and save her from untimely death: “Nothing is too small, every assistance is appreciated. I want to live to fulfil my dream. Now I need well-meaning Nigerians to save me from dying.”
Pls kindly make a donation to any of the following accounts: Diamond bank (0041932927), Diamond bank dollar account (0051136447), GT Bank (0130520176), Zenith bank (2084974783)
Pls no amount is too small and your seed sown is blessed IJN. Amen
You can contact Yomade through her sister Adebimpe on 08052562404, 08034228346
For more info, visit http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/-save-me-from-death-/185520/