Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:6.
Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness. Romans 4:4-5
For the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. Romans 4:13.
For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
The gift of righteousness. It is a gift. It is not something you earn, it is a gift. And it is huge. It encompasses your life and changes everything. Just as the father in the parable of the prodigal son clothed the returning son who had gone astray in sin and left his father’s house with the finest robe, so I clothe you in the finest robe when you come home to Me in Christ. I clothe you in Christ, and He is the LORD your righteousness. In Jesus, I make you a new creation. I clothe you in the garments of Salvation and the Robe of righteousness. When you received Jesus as LORD you died with Him and were raised with Him, the old passed away, and you became new—a new creation in Christ—presented before Me holy, blameless and without reproach. And by that, I reconciled you to Myself and made you worthy. Worthy to come right into the Holy of Holies to the very throne of grace and fellowship with Me. I made you to be again an image and likeness of Me.
My beloved disciple John shared this with you: “See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” 1 John 3:1-3.
And then he talks about righteousness. “Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother. 1 John 3:4-10.
Adam put you all out of My Kingdom into the Babylonian system. And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them you too all formerly lived in the lusts of your flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. We were not on the same wavelength, so to speak, as most were not walking in love or remaining in My Word. But I did not leave you that way. In My great mercy, because of My great love with which I love everyone of you, even when you were dead in your transgressions, made you ALIVE together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and I raised you up with Him, and seated you with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come I might show the surpassing riches of My grace in kindness toward you in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is My gift to you, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For you are My workmanship, created anew in Christ Jesus for good works, which I prepared beforehand so that you would walk in them. Ephesians 2:1-10.
Jesus is worthy and He made you worthy. In My mercy I gave you Jesus so that by imputing your sins to Him, I could justify you. He presents you to Me holy, blameless and without reproach. And myriads in Heaven are gratefully singing: “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” Revelation 5:12. And you are joint heirs with Christ so you receive the same.
My love for you is higher than the sky and deeper than the sea. And as far as the east is from the west so far have I put your sins from you. And when you know this, and know that I have made you righteous with My own righteousness in Christ (and that means you cannot get any more righteous than that), you will be established in righteousness and you will be far from oppression for you will not fear, and from terror for it will not come near you. Isaiah 54:14. No weapon formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of My children, and your righteousness is from Me. Isaiah 54:17.
When you know that I have made you righteous and that you cannot lose that righteousness, for I have no unrighteousness in Me, then you begin to act in keeping with your new nature. You will practice righteousness before Me. And I have poured My love in your heart by My gift to you of the Holy Spirit, enabling you to keep My commands. Ezekiel 36:27. For My commandments are not burdensome, they are what set you free to live a blessed life filled with days of Heaven on the earth.
But I want you to understand something very important that I ask you to imitate as My dear children. I do not reproach you. When you have done wrong, My Holy Spirit will let you know, but once you have repented and returned to Me, I never bring it up again. Your sins and offenses I remember NO MORE. I never say, “I told you so,” when you get yourself in trouble and turn to Me in repentance. I make all things new. And when things are new, the old things are gone.
So stop bringing up to people the wrong they have done. Forgive them as I forgave you in Christ. Refuse to indulge yourself in reproaching people. Especially when they have backed themselves into a very dark corner and the devil has made living carnage of them. Be kind and gentle to one another, bearing with one another lovingly. Once someone has repented, move on and stop bringing up what they did and how grateful they should be that you are still with them. Stop that. Each person is invaluable. They may need more direction than they are getting, and you could be the one to fulfill that role for them, but above all love people and have a gentle spirit. Do not reproach someone who is down already, help them up. But do speak the truth to them in love and lead them to repentance. Some people are still blaming others, and even blaming Me, for the terrible situations they have gotten themselves into by disobedience to My Word. And even now, many, in fact most, people in those situations will beg Me, scream at Me, etc. to get them out of the situation but they are not willing to read and obey My Word to do so. They want no part of My Word, they would rather read godless literature for many hours each day than even read one half of a chapter in the Bible, and yet they keep demanding the reason that their prayers are not answered. I tell you that I send My Word to heal you and deliver you. My Word is the answer to everything but many people just want the results without giving any time to My Word.
But now you who are in Christ Jesus are worthy before Me with His own worthiness and you are one to be welcomed, face to face, eye to eye and heart to heart. I made you whole and complete in Christ so that you and I can enjoy each other’s company all day and night with no hindrances or barriers between us. Just ask and you shall receive.
And it is the gift of righteousness that makes you holy, blameless and without reproach before Me. It is such a precious gift for you. I gave it to Abraham before Jesus died as a credit until the debt was paid by My Son. He believed Me so I credited it to him as righteousness. Righteousness comes by faith, believing in your heart and speaking with you mouth. And being righteous makes you My friend, just as I called Abraham, and I share My secrets with you. To reign in life through Christ you need the gift of righteousness and the good news is you have it already in your account. Jesus died so you would be made Righteous. Walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called. It is irrevocable.
I love you. Be of good cheer, you are righteous and no one and nothing can take that gift away from you. Trust Me with your future, your past and your present. I will clothe them all in righteousness, My righteousness. Your righteousness is from Me. Without reproach.