Are You a Righteous Person?


Religion column written by Dr. Bob Allen:

You can, and should be. Righteousness means having the ability to stand in the presence of Father God without the sense of guilt or inferiority.

May I ask you if you are there yet? Can you do that? I hope so.

1st Cor. 6:9 says, “Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Listen to me! Don’t be deceived!

A righteous person is one who is living his life through the Son of God and has walked out of his old lifestyle in the old world into the new kingdom of God. He has changed worlds. My friend, you get into the new kingdom by being washed in the blood of the Lamb, Christ Jesus. He alone is righteous and the maker of your righteousness. Where does your family stand?

You might be thinking, Bob, no one can really be that righteous. O yes you can because of a loving, kind, and good Father. Our Father God draws you to His precious Son Christ Jesus, who washes you in His own blood: The blood that makes you whiter than snow. All you need to do, my friend, is to believe it, step into it and then step out and live it.

Listen, the desire to get rid of sin consciousness has given birth to all the religions of the world. God, Satan, and sin are still here. But God has made provision for making a new you. He has planned to impart His nature to you, taking out the old sin nature and replacing it with His nature.
2Cor.5:21.”For he hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” This should destroy your sin consciousness.

Rom 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death.” Death had to be killed that we might be made the righteousness of God, in him. My friend, your sin is dead unto the Lord. Look at the price paid for you. It makes you feel like you truly are somebody, doesn’t it?

1Pet 3:18 “For Christ has once suffered for sin, the just for the unjust.( or the righteous for the unrighteous ) that He might bring us to God, being put to death (killed) in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.” He covered you. He made the new you.

1Pet. 2:24 { Christ Jesus} “Who His own self-bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.” Look, if you have not come to Jesus with your sins, then hell will be your final home! Listen, my friend, repent today. Can you see your sins in his body hanging on a bloody tree? My friend, its time to walk away from all sin.

The sense of unworthiness destroys faith and robs us of our peace of mind. Only Jesus can replace unworthiness. Are you washed in the blood? Have you tasted his wonderful love? My friend, love is our sin cover.

Heb 9:26 “Now once at the end of the age has He been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.” In the garden, Adam had perfect fellowship with God before the devil deceived him. Now, that lost righteousness has been restored to us, the believer, through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. He broke sin’s power for the believer.

Living a righteous life unto the Lord brings peace, brings rest, brings joy, and better health. It gives you a sense of well-being. It brings blessings and prosperity to every area of your life through the presence of the Holy Spirit that is dwelling in you.

The righteousness of Christ Jesus is to and for all men who will believe. Never again should you see yourself as “a poor sinner” if you are born again? Don’t look at yourself as a failure and sin- ruled. Why not? Because the Father Himself planned the redemption and brought it about through His precious Son, Christ Jesus. He has set His seal upon the redemptive work of Jesus making the believer righteous.

1Pet.4:1 Peter said, ”Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourself likewise with the same mind like his; that you no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.”

1Pet5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion, walks about seeking whom he may devour”. That is you, and that is true. The devil hates righteousness. He wants to keep you living on Wrong Street. If the devil can make you feel unrighteous, then he can influence your thinking, which will affect your decisions.

1Pet5:10, ”But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you as righteous.” The big question is how do I get there? Acts 16:31 “Believe on the Lord, Jesus Christ and you will be saved”.


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