I heard upon waking up today, “Remind them of their righteousness.” And so I shall, Dear Ones. And maybe this is the Lord’s thanksgiving message to us.
“I AM Jehovah Tsidkenu, the Lord your Righteousness. Many of My Children, who love Me with all of their hearts, have been subjected to wrong doctrines by many in the pulpits. They tell you that you must first “measure up” by doing “good works” before you can come to My throne of grace in your time of need.
This is not so, Beloved. They have forgotten the Cross, Beloved. They have forgotten My Grace. They have forgotten their First Love. Man’s righteousness can NEVER measure up.
Man’s righteousness is as filthy rags. I have given you MY righteousness as a GIFT. Grace is not cheap, as many would say. It was not cheap, Beloved, as it was paid for by the death of My Son.
It is a precious, precious gift from Me to ALL who come to Me through the Blood of the Lamb. I desire that you no longer strive to be good enough, for in Me, you have already been made the righteousness of God in Christ.
So rest, Beloved. Rest with Me in the finished work of the Glorious Cross. And EXPECT good things to happen, My Love, for this is My will for your life.
By ONE sacrifice, you have been made perfect forever. For this reason, by faith, I shall cause you to REIGN in this life. You are My beloved Sons and Daughters, in whom I AM well pleased.”
“This is His name whereby He shall be called, “The Lord our Righteousness” Jeremiah 23:6 (Hebrew – Yhvh Tsidqenu)
“For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man (Adam), how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the GIFT of righteousness reign in life through the One Man, Jesus Christ!” Romans 5:17.
“First He said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” — though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL.
Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this Priest (Jesus) had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God, and since that time He waits for His enemies to be made His footstool FOR BY ONE SACRIFICE He has MADE PERFECT forever those who are being made holy,” Hebrews 10:8-14 (from glory to glory) (holy: set apart)
~Deborah Waldron Fry