Thought For The Day (July 27, 2012): Pursuing The Righteousness Of YHWH

The New Covenant is a living and progressive expression of the Righteousness of YHWH manifested into our inward parts – by Promise.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 (KJV) reads: < Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. >

This New Covenant will be manifested through a new birth unveiled through a new heart and a new spirit that are an expression of YHWH’s Righteousness.

In Ezekiel 36:25-27 (NASB) YHWH declares: < “… I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.” >

In John 3:3-6, YESHUA (NASB) declares: < … “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” …. “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” >

YHWH’s Righteousness is manifested – by the SPIRIT (2 Cor 3:3, NKJV) – through JESUS CHRIST in the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets.

In Matthew 5:17 YESHUA (JESUS) declares: < “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.” >

2 Corinthians 5:21 reads: < He (YHWH) made Him (YESHUA) who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. >

We become the Righteousness of YHWH through the New Covenant being structured – by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS – into our inward parts in the fullness of JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA MASHIAH).

The fullness of YESHUA MASHIAH communicated into our inward parts is the Righteousness of YHWH progressively developed in us.

John 1:16-18 (NASB) reads: < For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God (KJV: SON) who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. >

Romans 3:21-28 (KJV) summarizes the Righteousness of GOD as follows: < But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. >

Galatians 3:22-29 (KJV) reads:
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

The faith of YESHUA communicates the Righteousness of YHWH into us (see John 3:16; 1:16-18) through the Promises of Scripture that we choose to pursue by faith in YESHUA.

2 Corinthians 1:20 (NASB) reads: < For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. >

The Righteousness of YHWH, communicated by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS, does all that is impossible for us. We are blessed indeed if we choose to live by faith, actualizing the righteousness of GOD in our thoughts, words, deeds and relationships. Amen!