It would appear that in all churches, Jesus is the focal point,
for all who would claim to be Christian.
In the light of a strong factor that all churches
have their own beliefs, based on their own doctrines
it is a fact that in spite of all that,
Jesus is still the focus of all.
It is of great concern that he is the centre and that believers
appear satisfied with what they must know is not the totality
of what has been promised by God to them.
The reason is that Jesus Christ cannot supply what only
God His Father can.† This needs to be considered in order
that The One who is the One True God, can fulfil all that
we ever need in our walk as a Christian.
The Righteousness of Christ booklet is not well padded with
human experiences and innuendoes, but is simply the basis truths
concerning the work of God and Christ, illuminating the work of
Christ and what is his relationship to his God and Father,
whom Jesus said is ďThe One True GodĒ.
This study is not flowery or extensive in the depths of any verse,
but that which we believe can reveal to some that what they do believe,
has been the preventative factor of their knowing truths.†
Resting on error that mingles with Truth, can close the door of Truth
taught by God our Father.
This is the work of the spirit of Conglomeration.
The verses of Scripture are to paint a picture and we would encourage all
readers to read them, while praying that Truth shall prevail to the glory of
God The Father to whom all praise and thanks must be given.† Ephesians 5: 20
We believe this booklet to be credible for that end.
There are many gods who are Ďgodsí† but not because they are righteous.
Righteousness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.† What the beholder ďthinksĒ is beauty† is what will please him.
Just as what THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY considers is ĎRightí, is seen as RIGHTEOUS; judged according to His Righteousness.
God our Father, is The One True God, all powerful, all knowing, ever present.† He who is love portrays Himself as The One who desires mankind to avoid death and destruction.
Because of His love and mercy He made a way possible to do just that, making the criteria and the price of righteousness, to be the payment.
In this Jesus was an exemplary example to us who are to continue to do righteousness †in Godís eyes.
Matthew 28: 18††† Matthew 26: 63-64††† Acts 7: 54-60††† John 17: 3††† 1 Corinthians 8: 6††† Acts 2: 31-36
It is important to understand that the Righteousness of Christ is not comparing his righteousness to Godís Righteousness, because it is Godís standard of right from which Christís righteousness was created.
Believing that Jesus must be God in order to do what he accomplished in his role as The Son of Man, belittles his glorious and magnificent exaltation to Christ and Lord by God, to be The Baptiser with Holy Spirit and all associated works, that he is ordained to be doing now.
Christís deity is not to be confirmed by his Righteousness.† His Righteousness was not because he is God.† Christís righteousness was, and is, and shall be always because he loves, honours and worships and works with his Father, whom he states is God alone.
Christ is to be honoured in whatever position God has placed him, and not where man has exalted him beyond Godís Word, declaring him to be God.
It is important that he is clearly seen as one who works with and for God The Father, The One True and Only God.† Jesus Christ is not in the position of God, he is The Son of God.
For God Himself said ďWho is my equal I know of no other.Ē
Proverbs 8: 22-36††† 1 Corinthians 8: 6††† 1 Corinthians 11: 3††† Isaiah 52: 13-15††† Isaiah 53: 7-12††† Romans 5: 12-21††† Philippians 2: 6††† Romans 8: 1-11††† Ephesians 4: 13††† Acts 2: 33-36††† Revelation Chps 2 - 3††† John 5: 17††† John 8: 14-15††† John 17: 5††† 1 John 4: 11-15
EMPHATIC TRUTH TO REMEMBER:
Christ is whatever Realm he was inÖ.i.e. Before the earth began : During The Old Testament Times : His coming as The Son of Man : His work as Christ The Lord : His coming work as King on The Throne of David for 1,000 years : We know that he will always do the Will of His God, The Father.
That is his righteousness to know, believe and do all things that please God, according to His standard of holiness.†††††† In this Christ was exemplary.†† This booklet is emphasising Christís righteousness as our example so that all men will realise that if they would spend eternity with God then they must be seen to be righteous in Godís sight, as Jesus was.
They must gain their own righteousness (which is imputed to them by God) which is not to be expressed in and through them as doubtful as to its source.† Our righteousness is to be seen as a must, because God demands this, which is a possibility, because it is a matter of choice to receive imputed righteousness from God.
John 3: 13††† John 1: 1††† Proverbs 8: 22-36††† Genesis 16: 11††† Joshua 5: 15 †††Job 16: 18-21††† Luke 2: 25-32††† Luke 18: 31-32††† Luke 22: 42-43††† Revelation 19: 11-16††† Daniel 7: 13-14††† Romans 3: 21-25††† Philippians 3: 9††† Romans 4: 7-8 & 18-25
OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS GAINED BECAUSE OF CHRISTíS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Godís plan and purpose is that Sons of God are to be given righteousness which will be seen as their righteousness, which is received because of faith in the work of God and Christ, in the work of the cross to Baptism with Holy Spirit.
It is our obligation and responsibility as Sons of God, Co-heirs with Christ, ďto complete and sealĒ our righteousness by walking in righteousness and obedience to the will of God, as Jesus did.
Our receiving of The Crown of Righteousness will confirm us as Sons of God, and will determine oneís eternal inheritance.
††††††††† 2 Corinthians 2: 14-16†† But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumphal procession In Christ and through us spreads everywhere the †††††††† fragrance of The Knowledge of Him.† For we are to God the aroma of Christ †† among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.† To one we ††† smell of death, to the other, the fragrance of Life.
IT†† IS†† TO†† BE†† OUR†† RIGHTEOUSENESS.
Philippians 3: 9††† Galatians 3: 22 & 14††† Galatians 6: 1-10††† 2 Corinthians 5: 10††† 1 Thessalonians 4: 16††† 2 Timothy 4: 8††† Matthew 7: 21-23††† Romans 4: 7-8
I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD ĎIN CHRISTí : I AM A NEW CREATION IN HIM.
I am Born Again by Godís Spirit and therefore I am to be found ĎIn Christí, which is to be in The Spiritual Body of Christ, where all those Baptised into Godís Holy Spirit are Baptised into by God The Father.
All are Sons of God to whom God has imputed Ďtheir own righteousnessí, because of the potent, spiritual work of God and Christ done for the believer being raised out of Death by God and so being Spiritually Circumcised from Death and its Laws.
Remember just because one is seen as righteous before God In Christ, this is not the call to relax and to think that Ďall is wellí, I am Ďhome and hosedí, and all that I have to do is wait for The Return of The Lord and enter Eternity for evermore.† We are to do the will of The Father continually and be over-comers by the power of Godís Spirit to inherit Eternal Life.† We are to produce fruit of righteousness.
2 Corinthians 5: 17††† John 3: 3-8††† Ephesians 4: 4-6††† 1 Corinthians 12: 13-18†††† Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2: 9-13††† Romans 2: 29††† 2 Peter 1: 3-4††† 1 John 2: 24-25††† Philippians 3: 9
We are to remember that those who have been to the cross but are unbaptised with Holy Spirit are not In Christ.† They are in Christís Spiritual Kingdom of which Christ is in charge.† Therefore, Righteousness has not yet been imputed to them by God The Father.
They are not ĎIn Christí, but have Christís Righteousness which covers their spirit, making it alive but their bodies are still in death.† The righteousness of Christ which covers our spirit is not to be confused with the righteousness that God gives to us at the time of Baptism with Holy Spirit.
While many believers in Jesus as their Lamb, see the work of the cross to be all sufficient, and truly it is, but only for forgiveness of past sins.† They are consequently failing to appreciate Christís exalted position as Baptiser with Holy Spirit, and what work that entails on the behalf of those Baptised.† This is a serious matter as they are still in death and under The Laws of that Kingdom, because they have not been Spiritually Circumcised.
Romans 3: 25††† Romans 5: 8-10††† Matthew 13: 37-42††† Colossians 1: 13-14††† Romans 8: 10††† Colossians 1: 27††† Romans 8: 10-11††† Philippians 3: 9††† Acts 2: 31-36††† Mark 16: 16
Verses that†† do not apply†† to those who are unbaptised with Holy Spirit.
Philippians 3: 9††† Colossians 1: 28††† Romans 8: 11††† 2 Corinthians 5: 17††† John 3: 5-8††† Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2: 9-13††† Mark 16: 14-16†† Matthew 3: 11-12†† John 1: 33
To deny Christ his work, words and his position, is to deny his righteousness and Godís appointment of him as Christ and Lord.† It is a fact that many unbaptised believers, believe him to be Christ and Lord but deny his work as Christ and so do not know this Spiritual Work.
To deny Godís full plan and purpose, for His exalted Son, will result in not receiving what God would give to a Son of God, in particular the Promises given to Over-comers, which not to receive, one will not inherit Eternal Life.
Acts 2: 31-36††† Revelation 2: 7, 11, 17, 26-29††† Revelation 3: 5, 11-12, 21††† Romans 4: 7-8††† 1 John 5: 1-12
DO†††† NOT†††† BE†††† FOUND†††† WITHOUT†††† RIGHTEOUSNESS.
FOR US TO INHERIT WE MUST BE OVERCOMERS.††††† 1 John 5: 1-12
†††††† CHRIST MUST NEVER BE THE CENTRE.
††††††††††††† GOD THE FATHER MUST BE
†††††† FOR HE IS FOREVER THE LORD ALMIGHTY
††††††††††††† AND SOURCE OF ALL THINGS.
Revelation 1: 4, 7-8††††† Revelation 1: 5††††† Ephesians 5: 20
It is faulty believing that Jesus is the source of all things.† This error can be strengthened from the believerís point of view because he is the one we first come to know at the cross and be believing him to be God they remain fixed on him, while, ignoring Jesusí words and commands, which are to love one another, forgive one another and to be Baptised in Holy Spirit.
It must be remembered that it was God who has provided Jesus himself as The Way for mankind to come to Him.
Jesus Christ, is The Way and The Access to The Father who is the source of all things because His Righteousness exceeds beyond any other person or power and therefore God alone.† It is He to whom we must come and know; and we are to through Jesus.
Isaiah 22: 2-25†††† Colossians 1: 19-23†††† John 3: 16†††† John 14: 13-15††† John 13: 34††† Acts 1: 4-5†††† John 14: 6†††† Ephesians 2: 15-22
THE CHRIST, THE ĎSON OF GODí, CALLED THE ONLY BEGOTTEN ONE WAS SENT AS †††††† GODíS WORD TO BE THE LAMB OF GOD AS IMMANUEL.
John 3: 16† ďFor God so loved the world that†† HE GAVE† His only Begotten Son, that whoever believes in him† (i.e. his full work as Lamb and Baptiser)† shall not perish but have eternal life.Ē
Dictionary Webster + Oxford.† Meaning of : BEGOTTEN
BEGOTTEN†† Son of God
BEGET†††††††† † Procreate Ė bringing forward, bring into existence, make.
†††††††††††††††††† † Generate -† bring into being, produce.
PAST Ė BEGOTTEN Ė ĎOF FATHERLYí† :† RARELY OF BOTH PARENTS.
††††††††† †† BEGET†††††††††††††† Procreate
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Give rise to
††††††††† †† PROCREATE††††† Produce offspring
††††††††† †† Archaic Ė is Begat†††† Interestingly the Prefix ARCH means Ė Chief, Superior, Pre-eminent, Begin, Ruler.
BEFORE JESUS WAS SENT AS† ďTHE SON OF MANĒ
Before Jesus came as The Son of Man he was A Son of God Ė as are all the angels.† Then God fathered him by the power of His Spirit to become The Son of Man, God preparing a body for Jesus to live in.
He had lived in the realm of The Spirit with his God and Father; together they did their works.
His extensive work was as mediator, intercessor and advocate, and in particular his position of The Angel of The LORD GOD : GODíS CHIEFTAIN in whom was Godís Name.† Whenever it was necessary for God to speak to man e.g. Moses and Gideon, AS THE ANGEL OF THE LORD HE WOULD ALWAYS GO ON BEFORE GOD AS HIS MESSENGER.
TOGETHER† -† IN ONE MIND AND PURPOSE OF GOD.
This continued on when he came as The Son of Man.† When sent from God, to bring man to God.† He was lifted up as The Lamb of God in the work of the cross, making The Way open for believers to be introduced and presented to His Father, through Baptism with Holy Spirit by him.
As The Messenger of The Covenant he prepared The Way before The Father in order that we come to God.
IN HIS PRE-EXISTENCE JESUS WAS RIGHTEOUS.
Isaiah 7: 14††† Hebrews 10: 5-7††† Matthew 1: 18-23††† John 1: 1††† Proverbs 8: 22-36††† Genesis 6: 2††† Jude 1: 6††† John 5: 17††† Exodus 3: 2-6††† Judges 6: 11-24††† Genesis 21: 17-21††† Malachi 3: 1-2††† John 10: 29-30††† John 1: 29-34††† Acts 1: 4-5††† Acts 2: 31-36††† John 14: 6
DOES THIS SUGGEST HIM TO BE GOD?
No,† as it declares what his work was to be as The Son of Man.
When God created Adam Ė Adam was sinless.† Jesus was so created with no sins of The Fathers laid upon him, through the blood which carry the genes of the Father.† The blood of Jesus was blood that was created by the order of being conceived by God Himself, which would hold no debilitating ancestral genes nor those of a controlling nature.
In this he was different from Enoch, Methuselah, Noah and Abraham who were examples of righteous men who learnt and submitted by obedience to the righteous laws and rules known to be of God, which were taught, by God so as to be known by any man who would be righteous in His sight.
From Adamís sin it took almost 250 years before men called upon the Name of The Lord, who learned to do right, because they wanted to do right.† Just so Jesusí righteousness as a Son of Man was not because he just could not sin, but he learned the difference between right and wrong, and he did right.
He learned obedience by suffering and he suffered in himself in order that he did what was right.† He suffered in all areas that are common to all mankind.
THE††† HOLY††† ONES††† WERE† ††CREDITED††† WITH††† RIGHTEOUSNESS:
Genesis 4: 26††† Isaiah 7: 14-16††† Hebrews 5: 7-14††† Isaiah 58: 1-4††† Hebrews Chpt 2† &† Chpt 11††† Titus 2: 11-16
Did Jesus give any sacrifice for sins?
The sacrifices of The Law were always for unintentional sin.††† Leviticus Chps 1 Ė 7
The sacrifices of The Law of The Old Testament Stipulations and Regulations were for all men who desired to please God.† They showed this by giving of an animal from a bull to a pigeon which was †to be the manís representative of commitment and sacrifice of his own life to God.† This was demonstrated by the killing of the animal, which was the manís representative, so that ďmanís blood was shedĒ.
That man would be saying,† ďI give my life to you through the shedding of blood by my Lamb who stands in my placeĒ.
So God caused men to shed blood in order that they reveal their desire to walk righteously before Him.† Just so Jesus fulfilled The Law of God Ė he would have sacrificed for unintentional SinÖ.because it was The Law.
It cannot be thought that he did not because his family, friends and leaders of their synagogue would have noted otherwise.
He would have sacrificed out of sheer obedience to Godís Law that applied to Israel at that time while he despised the hypocrisy and the abominations of Godís Law that was twisted and had become ineffective.
This was his righteousness.
He chose to do right, but his righteousness was not because of who he was or where he had come from, but because he chose to do righteousness; in this he was without sin.
His final battle was at Gethsemane, when in the midst of the horror that he could see before him, he implored his Father as to the rightness of it all.
He was righteous in this and because of this we can now know the life and light of God.
Christís Righteousness is the subject, not that of Godís Righteousness.
Christís righteousness is his own and is not to be compared to Godís righteousness.† For what is Godís Glory is not the same as Christís.
Christís righteousness is in that he is subject to Godís Righteousness, desiring to please God in all things.
When the rich young ruler called Jesus ďGood MasterĒ, Jesus zoned in on the word ďGoodĒ and corrected the young man saying,† ďThere is no one good but GodĒ.† He didnít take the honour as being† ďGood as only God isĒ.†† He strongly resisted the implication.
This is a very strong testimony to the fact that if Jesus was God and he knew it, as he would have accepted the words ďGood MasterĒ and have said nothing.
Philippians 2: 6-7 ** says that Jesus never considered equality with God Ė something to be grasped at, as had Lucifer and Adam.
This is not saying that Adam consciously and knowingly aspired to be God.† By going against Godís command he became, as God said, ďas one of us knowing good and evilĒ which is something that God did not aspire for mankind.
Jesus never lost the deep understanding as to what it means to do Godís will and in this he was exemplary.† Believers today who would serve God as Jesus did, must come to understand what it really means to do Godís will, without acting as if they are God.
It will all show at our judgement, when before Christ we will be seen even as we are known.
When Christ judges the church, those ĎIn Christí, the determining factor to gain their inheritance will be in the doing of God The Fatherís Will.
John 13: 3††† John 8: 54-56††† Matthew 13: 47-50††† 1 Thessalonians 4: 16††† 1 Corinthians 13: 12††† Matthew 7: 21-23
THE FIRST INFERENCE OF CHRISTíS WORK IN THE WORD OF GOD Ė IS IN HIS: †††PRE-EXISTENCE.
WE DO KNOW:
When the one we know as Christ was seen in The Old Testament, his appearance was so awesome, that many believed they had seen God.† But we know that God The Father has no equal to His Glory.† It was not Him who was being seen as the character in Scripture would indicate, but The Angel of The Lord God, The Angel of The Covenant, The Angel of Redemption, AdvocateÖÖ.
Taking into consideration of who and what he was before he was sent as The Son of Man; we can safely say that in The Old Testament times, when many said of his appearance, that he was God, it was because indeed in appearance he was awesome.
Exodus 3: 2††† Malachi 3: 1††† Job 16: 18-21††† Genesis 48: 16††† Psalm 34: 7††† Judges 6: 11-23
The first inference attributed to Christ is seen as Co-creator with God, in the Ďusí of Genesis 1:26.
The Hebrew word ĎElohimí speaks of THE WORK OF God The Father in creation, and not of God Himself.† This should not give the impression that because Jesus was co-creator with His God and Father, that Jesus is God.
Both The Father and The Son, were creating.† We are to note that all matter that God made was used by Jesus and The Father to create.
The work which is spoken of as done by The Spirit is speaking of the work of God The Father which He did alone.
The Scriptures confirm what God The Father did alone, and what was Christís work in creation.† Christ was given the responsibility and power to create ďall thingsĒ to put Ďiní the heavens (that God had made) and all things that were to be put †Ďoní the earth (that God had already formed).
What we see is the one we know as Jesus doing the work of creating by His own power, but apart from what God created.† We are speaking of the realm of The Spirit of Light and Life, not earth, where due to manís sin such power that was afforded Jesus, is incomprehensible to man.
Genesis 1: 1,† 26,† 27††† Proverbs 8: 22-26††† Genesis 14: 19††† Colossians 1: 15-16††† Isaiah 42: 5††† Isaiah 44: 2-3††† Isaiah 45: 18††† John 5:17
WHAT IS SAID OF THE COMING SON OF MAN IN HIS PRE-EXISTENCE REVEALS HIS PURPOSE.
**Hebrews 1: 8-9†††† Psalm 45: 1-8**
We must realise who and what is being spoken of in these verses.
Hebrew 1:8††† Psalm 45: 6† are the words that declare the heart of Jesus Christ, and the foundation of his will and purpose for his God and Father.
ďYour throne O God will last for ever and ever, a sceptre of justice will be the sceptre of your kingdom.Ē
It was his God and Fatherís Throne, His Citadel of all authority, that Jesus as The Son of Man was bent on declaring with all faithfulness.† Not his Throne but that of his God and Father.
Now read on.† Psalm 45: 7-8††† Hebrews 1: 9†† These verses state what were the characteristics of the Son of Man, declaring the Christ who was to come.† In this prophetic Psalm 45 David by Godís Spirit was revealing what was the Son of Manís purpose and what were his characteristics and Godís reward to him.
ďYou love righteousness and hate wickedness therefore God, YOUR GOD, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.Ē
Hebrew 1:8††† Psalm 45: 6
It is worthy to note this fact, where inference in the course of assumptions is flowing, believers have been led to believe that these verses are speaking of the Christ, as God, but in truth they are speaking concerning his purpose in Godís will and what was The Criteria for Godís servant.
As for God His Way is Perfect.† The Word of The Lord is Flawless.
He is a Shield for all who take refuge in Him.† For who is God beside THE LORD and who is The Rock except Our GOD THE FATHER.
Isaiah 40: 25-26††† Isaiah 45: 18††† Isaiah 46: 5††† 1 Kings 18: 38-39††† Psalm 18: 30-36††† Psalm 19: 1-11 & 14††† Psalm 89: 5-8††† Psalm 90: 11††† Joshua 5: 13-15††† Judges 6: 19-21††† Daniel 10: 4-14††† Revelation 1: 4-16††† Exodus 14: 19††† John 16: 13-15††† 1 Corinthians 2: 10††† Acts 7: 54-60††† Daniel 7: 9-14††† Ephesians 3: 10-12
Christ As Melchizedek, Priest of God Most High:
He came as Priest not as High Priest.
Genesis 14: 18-20††††††† Melchizedek KING OF SALEM, was Priest of God Most High.
Psalm 110: 4††††††††††††††† David speaks of Melchizedek as Priest which was at that time prophetic of the coming Christ and Lord,† who would sit ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, as High Priest.
A Son of God as The Son of Man : His Person and Position, he continues in righteousness.
It is in this light that we should gain understanding that when God spoke to Jesusí disciples in regard to Jesus† ďThis is My SonĒ,† He was speaking of the Person rather than a Position.† Just as Jesus was in the position of priest and not High Priest when he met Abraham, as he is now as Christ and Lord.
He was A Son of God while as The Son of Man but he was not in the position nor the power of The Son of God.† This was not received until after his resurrection.†† Romans 1: 3-4
The disciples first received the revelation of Jesus being The ChristÖThe Son of God, with God confirming this Truth by a further revelation shown at the Mount of Transfiguration, where Jesus was transformed in The Spirit before them, while he spoke with Moses and Elijah.
At Mt. Transfiguration they had learnt two important truths from God.† One was that which confirmed to them who Jesus was and the other was the enormity of the revelation of the eternal afterlife that exists, as Jesus spoke with their Heroes who had been long dead.† No wonder that they were overcome as they heard the voice of God The Father call Jesus ĎMy Soní, who at that time was not in the position and power, as The Son of God, nor as High Priest.
John 16: 13-15††† Ephesians 1: 17††† 1 Corinthians 2: 9-10††† Matthew 16: 16††† Matthew 17: 1-13††† Romans 1: 3-4††† Acts 2: 31-36††† John 1: 29-34
CHRIST IN THE PROCESS OF PROMOTION:
FROM†† The Angel of The LORD††††††††††††††††††† TO†††††††††††††† Christ and Lord
FROM††† A Son of God†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† TO†††††††††††††† The Son of God
FROM††† Priest, Melchizedek†††††††††††††††††††††††† TO†††††††††††††† The High Priest in The order of
All these were heavenly Spiritual positions, even as they are now.
FROM††† The Son of Man††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† TO†††††††††††††† King on Davidís Throne.
These positions are earthly and will pass away.† As God requires for a MAN to sit on Davidís Throne Christ will do so as The Resurrected Man, as will be the case for all those who will reign with him who are those of The Church who will inherit because they did The Fatherís Will.† Christ and those who reign with him will be men, completely spiritual as they will have been judged and found to inherit as Sons of God who did The Fatherís Will.
This situation will be for 1,000 years, when at the end Christ will hand back all things to His God and Father that he was made to be Lord of.
It is for us to understand, by The Spirit of Truth (Spirit of God The Father) giving revelation that what positions Christ had in his pre-existence, what he has now and what he will have, reveal the progressive, enlarging, on going story of Godís purposes and plans that He has for His Son in those purposes.
All titles relating to Jesus Christ are important in relation to his progression and promotions.
It is for us to understand the place, the changeover and the timing of God as set out in His Word, which illustrates Christ moving from one position and responsibility to yet another.
We are to appreciate The Fatherís great confidence in the one we know as Jesus Christ to get a clear picture of Godís history.
Proverbs 8: 22-36††† John 1: 1††† Malachi 3: 1-2††† John 17: 5††† Acts 2: 31-36††† Daniel 7: 9-14††† 1 Corinthians 15: 24-28
Christ As Melchizedek Ė PRIEST.
Melchizedek†††††††††††††††††† is said to be like The Son of God:
In that he is without mother and father.
Without beginning of days or end of life.
His name means:††††††††† King of Righteousness.
King of Salem, means King of Peace.
This is the description of Melchizedek who met Abram, describing the One we know as Jesus before he came from heaven to be The Son of Man.† He came out of heaven from where then, no one had ever entered.
John 3: 13*****† Hebrews 10: 5-7†††† Genesis 14: 18-20
When Melchizedek came from The Spirit Realm and appeared to Abram it was with bread and wine, which declared his own position and work as The Son of Man who would be sent by God to be His Lamb.† He was to be The Prophetic Lamb of God which Abraham was to know more about from God Himself; who prophesied to Abraham that He Himself would provide The Lamb, which He did in giving us His Son.
Abraham longed to know the full meaning of Godís promises regarding salvation as did all the other Prophets, Daniel, Isaac, Ezekiel, Jeremiah and David, to name a few.
We know that Jesus said ďAbraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my dayĒ.† It was on the day of Jesusí death that Abraham did see Godís promise fulfilled for these Holy ones, who would have all known of the event of his coming as The Son of Man and after death waited with expectancy in The Spiritual Realm of Paradise, waiting to be freed to enter heaven as God had promised to them.
Remember Elijah and Moses who appeared to Jesus just before his death.† They would have been excited then in anticipation of their immanent release, but possibly not able to comprehend the coming violence that would descend upon Jesus, as Godís LambÖ..whose death would free them : and it did, when Jesus died on the cross crying, ďIt is finishedĒ.
CHRIST THE RESURRECTED JESUS.
It is the exalted Christ that fits the description of Melchizedek because he is in the exalted position as The Son of God.
It was God The Father, by the power of His Spirit who raised Jesus The Son of Man and exalted him to the position as The Son of God with the power to carry out that work as Christ and Lord.
Hebrews 7: 11†† It was at his resurrection that Jesus took up the position of The Son of God and as High Priest of the Order of Melchizedek.
Acts 2: 31-36††† Galatians 1: 1††† Romans 10: 9††† Ephesians 1: 17-22††† Romans 1: 3-4††† Hebrews 4: 14††† Genesis 14: 18-20††† Genesis 22: 8††† 1 Peter 1: 10-12**††† John 8: 34-41††† John 8: 56-58††† Hebrews 11: 11-16††† Matthew 27: 51-53††† Hebrews 9: 15-16 & 24††† Acts 2: 31-36††† Galatians 1: 1††† Romans 10: 9†††† Ephesians 1: 17-22†††† Romans 1: 3-4†††† 1 John 5: 1-5**
CHRIST AS THE SON OF MAN : CALLED JESUS.
It may be very difficult for many to comprehend that Jesus put aside all that he was before he came as The Son of Man.† This will be difficult for those who have been taught that Jesus is God and that as God he came to be The Son of Man.† Never, at any time was he God and called to put aside this position and glory.† He came in full agreement with his God and Father, by whom Jesus as The Son of Man, was indwelt at the time of his Baptism, in order for God to reconcile the world to Himself.
Jesus came from Heaven, which is in the realm of The Spirit, where as Godís Angel he fulfilled all that was expected of him by God.† He came as The only begotten Son of God : which means he came from the past into the present; for that is what begotten means.† He had no power assigned to him, so that he was like other men.† He received Godís power at his Baptism with Holy Spirit.
Colossians 1: 19-20††† John 3: 13††† John 1: 1
While Jesus was The Son of Man, he had a recognised earthly mother and father.† His genealogy has been recorded as from Abraham, according to Matthew 1: 1-16.
This was in order that Romans 1: 2-4 could be fulfilled, so that Christ would rule on The Throne of David.† Jesus the Son of Man whose genealogy as a descendant of David is essential to fulfil the role as King over Israel on Davidís Throne for 1,000 years.
It is Jesus, The Son of Man, raised by God and exalted to Christ and Lord, who as a Spiritual Being will sit on Davidís Throne and rule in that capacity as only Christ can.
As Godís Chief Messenger of great authority and power, Christ had lived in The Spirit Realm with God where there were other rulers, principalities and powers who were not of Godís order.
When he came to earth as The Son of Man he came to where Lucifer was Prince.† It was to this realm of earth, which is in The Realm of Death, that Jesus came.
It must be remembered that while he was powerful in his capacity of works in the Spirit Realm, he was without any power of his own as The Son of Man.† His fierce and total dependence was upon His Father, fulfilling always His Fatherís Will.† This amplified his exemplary righteousness.
He received Godís Spirit and power at his Baptism with The Holy Spirit of God Himself.† This is when he entered the position of Immanuel, receiving the fullness of God.
Malachi 3: 1-3††† John 12: 44-50††† John 1: 1††† Ephesians 6: 10-11††† John 12: 30-31††† Romans 5: 15-21††† Luke 3: 21-23††† Luke Chp. 4 †††Matthew 1: 22-23††† Colossians 1: 19-20††† John 14: 10-12††† John 5: 17
FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULT.
God prepared for Jesus a body to live in.† He was created in the image of The Invisible God.
Being in the image of God truly confirms him to be as other men, for God had said† ďLet us make man in our imageĒ.† All mankind has continued to be created in the Image of God, in spite of Adamís fall, which renders all men to be without excuse in regard to having the ability to consider the matters of The Spiritual Realm and respond to them.
God sent The Son He promised, born of a virgin, and they named him Jesus.
As a child he learned to discern the difference between good and evil, as he grew in the knowledge of God His Father.† His submission to God in the face of what would be the every day events of life in his own town, home and synagogue was absolute.
Jesus, the son of Joseph, as it would appear, was a carpenter, worshipper at the synagogue, continually giving sacrifices and offerings according to Godís Law.
We believe that in the area of his time of learning as a Son of Man, as to what was righteous in Godís sight, he suffered in his body and soul as he learned what was the power of the Death Realm and its power to destroy the body and soul, if submitted to.† He took on our infirmities which are not always sicknesses but anything that destroys the body and soul of a man.† He was made subject to them as he was living in the Realm of Death, as is every man, but he defeated them, finding them to be useless to righteousness, which he wanted to be.† He condemned sinÖ.he just continually put it away from him, as one would a criminal who has committed a heinous crime, because he would be righteous in Godís sight, as The Son of Man.
Romans 8: 3-4
As a Son of Man he came into the world as a baby, not as a grown man.† He progressed as The Word of God says, in the knowledge of God, and so in wisdom, because he understood what he was learning and put it into every part of his daily life Ė from the common place to the Spiritual Realms.
He questioned to learn, he learned to do righteousness.† He suffered when he unintentionally did something that was not right and learnt from that.
He would be known to be righteous in all aspects of Godís Law.† In all these things, Jesus, The Son of Man was exemplary in righteousness, when suddenly he was called out by God to the preaching, healing and delivering from evil spirits when he was baptised with the Spirit of God Himself and so he entered into the ministry of God to Israel.
He called to Israel to return to God, revealing the love, righteousness, wisdom and mercy of God, with God by His Spirit doing His works through Jesus.† i.e.† The Father did the works of healing, deliverance and raising of the dead.† ††††John 14: 10-12**††† Hebrews 1: 1-2
He displayed the justice and the knowledge of God of persons, in every circumstance, because God was in and with him by His Spirit.† He was Immanuel which he became at his Baptism with Holy Spirit.
All that Jesus was and did revealed God His Fatherís mind and their oneness, speaking His Fatherís words, which flowed in such a revealing way declaring that The Father was in him.† He revealed the inner person of The Father, by how he related with those who knew him and how he acted and reacted towards those who were against him.
Calling God His Father Jesus was considered blasphemous for which they wanted to kill him out of religious indignation.† They did not want to hear words of turning the other cheek and to love oneís enemies, because they wanted a king, a Messiah, to deal with their enemies.††† John 10: 22-39
They were not realising that Jesus was indeed The Messiah who would destroy the physical temple of worship in order to build The Spiritual Temple of God and sit on the right hand of God whom he loved with all his heart, fulfilling The Law and the faith of The Prophets.
Hebrew 10: 5-7††† Colossians 1: 15††† Isaiah 9: 6†††† Isaiah 7: 14-16††† Like 2: 25-40††† Romans 8: 3††† Luke 2: 52††† Matthew 5: 17††† Luke 3: 21-23††† Matthew 1: 22-23††† Colossians 1: 19††† Philippians 2: 6-11††† Hebrews 5: 7-10††† Luke 5: 17††† John 12: 44-50††† Ezekiel Chps 40 Ė 42††† John 2: 12-25††† Acts 7: 55-60††† Acts 2: 31-36††† John 17: 20-25††† John 10: 25-29
What righteousness did Jesus do as The Son of Man, as our example ?
Jesus completely trusted and depended upon His God and Father, displaying His Father in all areas of his life and ministry.† His mind was in oneness with His Father, speaking only what His Father would have him say, alert and ready to do the Fatherís Will, whatever the cost, even unto death.
He would have been attacked in his body with sickness and disease but would know healing by His Father upon asking for it.† He knew poverty, danger and turmoil but he always had the ďpeace that passes all understandingĒ, because he knew his times were in the hands of His Father.
He fulfilled Godís Laws in sacrifice and circumcision and all matters in regard to The Temple.† He revealed Godís righteousness to Israel, overcoming the world and its systems, political, social and religious, maintaining Godís burden for Israel, preaching to them the prophecies God had given them.
Jesus learnt to know from whence he had come and where he would return to.† Though it would appear that he did not fully comprehend the glory that God had for him, when he would finally return to heaven, that of Christ and Lord.
John 5: 30†††† Hebrews 1: 1-2††† John 10: 25-38††† John 17: 20-25††† John 12: 45-50††† Luke 4: 14-23††† Luke 22: 22-36††† Luke 24: 7††† Luke 22: 42-43††† John 16: 28-33††† Luke 2: 29-40††† Luke 4: 42-43††† John 20: 17††† John 3:13††† John 17: 5††† Acts 2: 31-36††† John 16: 28††† Matthew 5:17
Question:†††††††††††† Can we believe Jesus could ever lose his righteousness
that God has credited him to have and to be?
Question:†††††††††††† How could you say that?
Answer:†††††††††††††† If Satan could, the One of whom God said,
††††††††† Ezekiel 28: 13-19††† You were on the Holy Mount of God;
You walked among the fiery stones.
You were blameless in your ways
from the day you were created
till wickedness was found in you.
You were the model of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
You were anointed as a guardian cherub.
Isaiah 14: 12-15††††† How you have fallen from heaven,
O Morning Star, Son of the Dawn!
You said in your heart,
ďI will ascent to heaven;
I will raise my throne
Above the stars of God!Ē†† (The other Sons of God)
Note all Luciferís former glory, all that he was in Godís sight.† God would have loved him, for God is Love.† But in spite of all that Glory and previous righteousness : because of his acts of unrighteousness he was cast out, along with all the angels who rebelled against God.
Luciferís act was proud, arrogant, wilful and egotistic which was the result of constant disobedience and deceit of what he knew to be wrong in Godís sight.
We know that the angels are bound awaiting judgement by God.† Lucifer as Satan continues to deceive and what better way than to exalt Christ to God, in order to rob and destroy believers who would believe him to be God.† God The Father is robbed of His Glory.† Godís accounting of Lucifer is enormous and he will pay his debt to God by spending Eternity in The lake of Fire.
2 Peter 2: 4††† Jude 1: 3-6††† 1 Peter 3: 18-20††† Revelation 20: 10
JESUS GODíS WORD Ė in his pre-existence, as The Son of Man and forever.
John 1: 1
In the beginning was the Word, (Jesus)† the Word was with God and the Word was God (ís word).
This verse expresses where Jesus came from and who he was.† This reveals his oneness with His God before he came as The Son of Man, as Godís Messenger.† He was not at variance with His God and Father at any time.
Jesus as Godís Word has a vicarious meaning in that he was Godís substitute, His deputy.† This is how strong and dependable he was as Godís messenger so foretold in The Old Testament.† God had already established him as His Word.† This was revealed in his perfect delivery of what God would have to say and teach.† Jesus as Godís Word was in total agreement with God and what He would have him say.
As Godís Word:††† He had come, he said to bring a sword, not peace.† Matthew 10: 34-36
As Godís Word:††† He had not come to judge the world but to save it.† John 12: 47† (He will
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Judge the church).
As Godís Word:††† He came into this world for judgement; this was by his death on the cross.†† John 9: 39
As Godís Word:††† He preached The Good News of The Kingdom of God.† Luke 4: 43
As Godís Word:††† He fulfilled The Law of God as had The Prophets before him.† Matt 5: 17
As Godís Word he delivered Godís last message to mankind.† The message for those that would do good but were perishing for the want of Godís provision of His Sacrifice for The Full Work of Salvation that would be accomplished through Christ as Godís Word.† It was as Godís Word that God and Jesus revoked the curse on Adam, giving a New Word of Hope which was the fulfilment of Godís purpose in sending Jesus as His Word, which was His last Word for mankind.
Matthew 1: 22-23††† Malachi 3: 1-3††† Exodus 4: 16††† John 12: 44-50 (John 1: 1††† John 1: 29)††† Hebrews 1: 1-4†††† Titus 1: 1-15††† John 8: 14-18††† Revelation 19: 11-16**
The Lord God was the provider of Jesus as His Lamb.
In order to shed His Blood in accordance with His Covenant with Noah..
Genesis 9: 5-6
Why did God require a Lamb?† Ordinarily, in Godís stipulations and regulations concerning sacrifice for sin and fellowship a man would offer to God an animal sacrifice to be killed for himself/on his behalf.
God gave His Lamb to be killed to shed blood for Him.†† Why?
As Godís Lamb, Jesus gave his body, as a man and died, dying in Godís place, in order to fulfil Godís Criteria of The Blood, of Genesis 9: 5-6, which called for God to shed His blood because He had caused men to shed blood.
God was fulfilling His obligations for all who had shed blood relating to sin offerings and Godís Covenants which were carried out according to The Old Testament Regulations and Stipulations with the attitude of committing their lives to God.
God had deliberately placed Himself in this position as indicated in Genesis 9: 5-6, in order to fulfil His promises to the Holy Ones of the Old Testament, (whom God had credited with righteousness), the hope of an Eternal City because of their obedience to Him in regard to the shedding of blood and its significance i.e. the giving of their lives.
The evidence of this promise was fulfilled at the time of the death of Jesus on The Cross.† The Holy Ones were raised up who had shed blood by Godís command in sacrifices and circumcision.† Matthew 27: 51-53
Because they had been already judged by God and seen as Righteous before they died, they were sent to Paradise where they waited to enter heaven, into which no one had ever entered before them.
They were made to wait in Paradise until the provision by God of His Lamb was supplied and when this was accomplished they were accordingly raised up out of Paradise by God at the death of Jesus, when as Godís Lamb he shed blood for God.† Acts 20: 28**
So when Christ returned to heaven, he took them with him and they became the foundation of Godís Spiritual Temple with Christ himself The Cornerstone.
Hebrews 4: 14-16††† 1 Peter 2: 4-6††† Ephesians 2: 18-22
God, by placing Himself in the position of justifying His own Word by fulfilling His obligations to The Holy Ones according to His Covenant, it was required of Him to supply His Lamb ; He did this by giving us His Son.† It was not just for The Old Testament Holy Ones but for all who would desire to do good in the future.†† Hebrews 9: 15-16
Consider well : ††† Psalm 49: 7-9 that says :
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ďNo man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him.†
The ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough that he should live on forever and not see decay;† unlessÖ.
In the light of this verse in Godís Word, it would appear that Jesus as a man, no matter how exemplary his righteousness, his dying on the cross for us, man for man, according to Godís Word it would not have been enough for us to live forever and not to see decay.
So God provided The Man to be His Lamb, but it required God The Father by His Spirit to be in this work, in order that The Curse on all mankind be revoked and heaven opened.
Jesusí Work as Godís Lamb:
By shedding Blood God qualifies those who believe in His provision of Jesus as Lamb.† The believer is qualified to go on and be partakers of the Spiritual, which is the Baptism with Holy Spirit.† This spiritual work of Baptism with Holy Spirit is the evidence that one has been brought out of Death and into Life, to which God Himself will testify ĎJesus is Lordí.
It is through repentance towards God and †believing in the death of Jesus that God gives the Spirit of His Son into the spirit of the believer, because through faith the believerís past sins are forgiven.† This qualifies one to partake of Christís work of Baptism with Holy Spirit, which is Christís heavenly work as Christ and Lord and fulfils his sacrificial work as Godís Lamb.
The Baptism with Holy Spirit is a fresh, ongoing, active work of Christ, which is done for God The Father, in order to fulfil Godís purposes that the church (those In Christ) be the manifold wisdom of God to principalities and powers.
John 1: 29-33††† John 15: 26††† 1 Corinthians 12: 3††† Romans 10: 9††† Romans 3: 25††† Romans 4: 7††† Galatians 3: 14††† Galatians 3: 22††† Galatians 4: 6††† Acts 2: 33††† Ephesians 3: 10-12††† Romans 8: 10-11
Godís Criteria which called for a Lamb for Himself.
Genesis 9: 6 †††††††††††††††† Godís Criteria. †He, according to His Criteria is obliged to pay to faithful men His life and that Ďby a maní.
Psalm 49: 7-9 ††††††††††††† No man is good enough to redeem man.
Hebrews 10: 5-10††††††† God sent His Son, from heaven to be The Son of Man.† He was a man exemplary in righteousness, but according to Godís Word, not good enough to redeem man from the foulness and judgement of manís sin, as a man.† (Consider Mosesí idea to give his life for Israel.† He did not understand the situation).
The problem is dealt with as only God can.
It was because of His Love and Mercy and Faithfulness, that God dealt with the effects of the curse on all mankind due to Adamís sin, by revoking the curse and His own Word AND The Way to heaven, that was closed was opened, BECAUSE GOD WAS PRESENT IN JESUS all the while, as Jesus His Lamb and His Word, SHED HIS BLOOD AS IMMANUEL.††† †††Luke 3: 21-23††† John 3: 13
Godís solution to an exceeding great problem was GOD HIMSELF INDWELLING HIS SON.† This truth is enforced in Godís Own Word in Colossians 1: 19-22 when it is said that God was pleased to have all His Fullness dwell in Jesus and that through him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven making peace through His blood (shed by His Lamb) on the cross.
Heavenís door is now open to all who would come and desire to do that which is right in Godís sight and have the power to do so through faith in Jesus in his work as Godís Lamb and as Baptiser with Holy Spirit.
It is a very sound fact that it was Godís Spirit in Jesus which indicates very clearly that this was required to do the ministry that Jesus did and more so that it was God Himself who was to shed blood, which He did through Jesus as Godís Lamb.
Hebrews 9: 24††† Ephesians 2: 18-22††† Titus 2: 11-15††† 2 Peter 1: 3-11††† John 1: 29-33††† Acts 2: 33††† Galatians 3: 14-22††† Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2: 9-13††† John 14: 10-12††† Acts 20: 28
My righteousness draws near speedily, My salvation is on the way.†† Romans 3: 10-12
But My Righteousness will last forever, My salvation through all generations.
A Now Condition.
Godís solution to an exceeding great problem was to do a work to make The Way for Him to indwell men of any nation and they in answer to Him are to ďshed bloodĒ by giving Him their lives : He will answer with Eternal Life.
JESUS AS IMMANUEL.
This is one of the most important truths to be understood, that the misunderstanding by the church as a whole, BELIEVING JESUS TO BE GOD, can be corrected by understanding the why and what of Jesus as Immanuel.
Isaiah 9: 6† Septuagint reads Ė †For a child is born to us, and a son is given to us, whose government is upon his shoulder: and his name is called the Messenger of great counsel: for I will bring peace upon the princes, and health to him.
7 His government shall be great, and of his peace there is no end: it shall be upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to support it with judgment and with righteousness, from henceforth and forever. The seal of the Lord of hosts shall perform this.
Also -† K.J.V.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.†† (Totally different to Septuagint and Tahakh)
7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
PELE-JOEZ-EL-GIBBOR-ABI-AD-SAR-SHALOM, = Wonderful in counsel is God the Mighty, the everlasting Father, the Ruler of peace
And in the Jewish Tahakh -
ďFor a child has been born to us, a son has been given us. And authority has settled on his shoulders. He has been named ďThe Mighty God is planning grace; The Eternal Father, a peaceable rulerĒ Ė In token of abundant authority and of peace without limit upon Davidís throne and kingdom, that it may be firmly established in justice and in equity now and evermore. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts shall bring this to pass.Ē†
The Son did come, born of a virgin, they named him Jesus and at the age of thirty he was Baptised with The Spirit of God his Father.† He became The Name IMMANUEL and entered the ministry of God to Israel and ultimately to the whole world.
Names that God gave always were to indicate what they would do and what would occur.† eg. The name Joel means The Lord is God.† The name Ezekiel means God is strong.† The meaning of these names given to them did not mean that those people were God, but indicated what their message would be.
Jesusí names and titles were/are an intricate part of Godís plan of Grace, in order to bring this about.
God was pleased to have His Fullness dwell in Jesus, but this did not make Jesus God.
Isaiah 7: 14† ďTherefore The Lord Himself will give you a sign.† A virgin shall be with child and give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel.Ē
Matthew 1: 22-23† ďAll this took place to fulfil what The Lord had said through a prophet Ö. The virgin will be with child and give birth to a son and they shall call him Immanuel, which means, GOD WITH US.Ē
Not to be Immanuel but Ďas Immanuelí, to fulfil Godís purposes of Salvation.
Joseph was told to give Jesus the name of Jesus because he would save his people from their sin.
This was to be a forceful combination of meaning.
The name Immanuel, meaning ĎGod with usí, gives us profound truth concerning Jesus Christ, to be The Son of God who was sent to be The Son of Man by whom God by His Spirit would fulfil His promises.† Not only to His Holy Ones, but to the whole world, as Saviour.
Isaiah 7: 14† and Matthew 1: 22-23† had the advice that the coming Son would be called Immanuel.† Ironically these words were given during the times of great trouble to Israel and as far as Joseph was concerned he believed himself to be in trouble with his Mary pregnant and not knowing what to do, as he was not the father.† He received the words of an angel and believed them.
Jesus, as Immanuel, was how The Father carried out His plan of Redemption.† There would be no other way for God to redeem the world to Himself, so God Baptised Jesus with The Spirit of Himself and from that time on did mighty miracles, signs and wonders through Jesus and stayed with him even to the cross.
Matthew 1: 22-23††† Colossians 1: 19-20††† Acts 20: 28††† Luke 3: 21-23††† Exodus 25: 31-40††† Acts 11: 17-18††† John 14: 10-12††† Luke 5: 17††† John 22: 20-25
THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE BY GOD AND CHRIST:
God shed His blood by His Lamb which is Godís offering of blood for forgiveness of past sins as a result.
The Spirit of Christ, is placed in the spirit of the believer by God, making it alive.
It is Christís Spirit in us who calls out to His Father thus creating the call in us to know His God and Father as well as he does, Galatians 4: 6, and receive receive His Promised Spirit.
To accomplish this there must be the Instantaneous Potent Spiritual work, which must be carried out in order for God to raise the believer out of Spiritual Death, circumcising the believer from its Laws.
Acts 20: 28††† Romans 3: 25††† Galatians 4: 6††† Galatians 3: 14††† Romans 8: 1-2††† Ephesians 1: 13-14††† Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2: 9-13††† Romans 2: 29††† Romans 8: 10-11††† John 7: 39-40††† Joel 2:28
The Instantaneous, Potent Spiritual Work:† The Way Out Of DEATH.
This begins when the believer is spiritually crucified with Christ, then spiritually Baptised into Death and spiritually raised out of it by God The Father.
When this work has taken place one is immediately Baptised with The Promised Holy Spirit by Christ.
Then God The Father Baptises the believer into The Body of Christ, that is ďIn ChristĒ where all are in the fullness of God.† His Spirit is over all, in all and through all.
Finally, God The Father testifies by His Spirit, through the mouth of the believer, in The Language of The Spirit, ďJesus is LordĒ.† Which is a sign that the believer has been imputed with Righteousness from God and is said to be Born Again.
This is speaking in Tongues which is confessing ĎJesus is Lordí by Godís Spirit, and is the establishment of our Spiritual Life which is In Christ.† This is† not† to be seen as a Spiritual Gift given only to few, for it is not but is the climax to the work of God and Christ in taking us out of Death and placing us in Life and God by His Spirit is confirming that Christís and His work is complete.
It is important to note that it is vital for the believer to know the Instantaneous, Potent, Spiritual Work to gain the evidence of Baptism with Holy Spirit which is confessing ĎJesus is Lordí by Godís Spirit.
Believers must also appreciate that God by His Spirit raised Jesus from the Dead.† These two important Truths must be maintained by those who would be saved and be judged righteous and to grow in righteousness.
As believers we are to put on The Whole Armour of God.† The condition for this armour to function is that we know and believe what is the work of the Belt of Truth and what is its deep substance.
While believers trust in Jesus as God, the armour cannot be put on because of believing this error, God Himself cannot begin to teach His Truths which are symbolical of the Belt of Truth, which, when it is on, initiates the rest of The Armour to take its place and to function according to Godís Will.
It is essential for all parts of the armour to be effective in order to be fully operative to the pulling down of Godís enemies, who do become our enemies at the time of believing.
It is necessary to believe and act upon these truths knowing that Christ and Godís work has been fulfilled and to be able to enjoy The New Covenant Promises.
Galatians 5: 20 †††Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2: 9-13††† Ephesians 4: 5-6††† Colossians 1: 28††† 1 Corinthians 12: 13-18††† Romans 10: 9††† 1 Corinthians 12: 3††† John 15: 26††† Philippians 2: 10-12††† John 3: 3-8††† Ephesians 6: 10-18††† Ephesians 3: 10-12††† Mark 16: 17-18††† Ephesians 5: 20††† John 14: 15-23
The Promise of The New Covenant:
The New Covenant is NOT the cross and The Baptism with Holy Spirit.† They are the conditions in order to come into and enjoy The New Covenant promise which are for The Sons of God, Co-Heirs with Christ.
The message of salvation stipulates that when the work of the cross and of the Baptism with Holy Spirit is completed, God will write His Laws in our hearts and on our minds.† The requirement for this to occur and thus fulfilling the promise of The New Covenant is to have The Spirit of God our Father and The Spirit of Christ in us.
The New Covenant blessings cannot begin until this work occurs with the accompanying belief and knowledge as to who is God.† It is therefore in this agreement and from this position as Sons of God we are to do Godís Will in order that the work of The Spirit of God in transforming us shall count in our judgement by Christ to credit us with Eternal Life.
Galatians 3: 22 & 14††† John 1: 29-33††† Romans 8: 17 †††Hebrews 8: 10-12††† Hebrews 10: 15-18††† John 14: 23††† Matthew 7: 21-23††† 2 Corinthians 3: 17-18††† 1 Corinthians 13: 12††† John 17: 3†††† 1 John 2: 24-25††† 1 Corinthians 8: 6
THE NAMES OR WORK OF JESUS CHRIST.
The power of his righteousness continues to be a vital part in our fruit of Righteousness.
The Names of Jesus are full in meaning as to their purpose, whether as Lamb of God, The Word of God or Immanuel.† The Names speak their work and achievement.† His Names must be understood by the Christian to fully appreciate his work in Godís purposes.
Exodus 23: 20-21††† John 1: 1††† John 1 : 29††† Matthew 1: 21-23††† Ephesians 2: 2-6††† Philippians 3: 9††† Acts 2: 31-36††† John 5: 17††† 1 John 2: 22-25
ĎIN THE NAME OF JESUSí.
Is a Powerful Phrase which will be used effectively only by Righteous Sons of God.† It will be only those who are walking in the knowledge of its power, because they are continually operating in the purposes of God.† They know the reality of the pulling down of Spiritual Strongholds and dispersing, binding and consigning Godís enemies under the feet of Jesus where they will wait judgement by God.
The use of this phrase is solely for those who have known the full works of Jesus Christ as Lamb, The Word of God and Immanuel, as well as his Heavenly Work as Christ and Lord as Baptiser with Holy Spirit.
The powerful expression ĎIn The Name of Jesusí is powerful because it confirms the powerful work of God and Christ in the believer who is a Son of God, a Co-heir with Christ, who has been raised out of Death and placed/baptised in Godís Spirit by Christ and as a result God and Christ dwell, by their Spirits, in the believer.† That is powerful in the cause of Sons of God doing righteousness as Jesus did.
The declaration of ĎThe Name of Jesusí is the believerís stance with faith in the power of all The Work of God and Christ, which brought them to be Sons of God, who are seated Spiritually in The Heavens and are called to be dealing with principalities and powers, rulers and other orders.† We do not just claim Ďthe bloodí but The Full Work of Christ.
ĎThe Name of Jesusí is the phrase, which is an access phrase which identifies a believerís position of authority and responsibility with the right to work in the cause of God and Christ.† It is a phrase which abbreviates and summarises, who Christ is and what Spiritual work he has done for us.
It is a phrase not just the personal name ĎJesusí but a declaration of a fact, ďI declare I am a Son of God, having power and authority because of the works of Jesus and of GodĒ,† and by the declaration and faith in the power of The Name of Jesus I am producing the fruit of righteousness.
Romans 8: 10-11††† Romans 8: 17††† John 14: 10-12††† Ephesians 2: 6††† Ephesians 6: 10-18††† Ephesians 3: 10-12††† Matthew 15: 13††† Ephesians 2: 18-22††† John 16: 23-28††† Acts 2: 23-28††† Acts 2: 34-36††† Psalm 110: 1††† Acts 5: 31
THE TREE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS:
It is a fact that the believer will not grow into a tree of righteousness unless his faith is in God The Father alone.† We are to have knowledge of the Truth, taught by Him if we are to grow in Him.
As Sons of God we are expected to walk in righteousness.† We are to be like a tree that will grow tall, thick and strong.† Our roots of all our faith is to be in God The Father, whose depths of all that He is, must be hungrily desired and sought by us.†† Ephesians 3: 14-19
Jesus said ďAll that which is mine belongs to The FatherĒ.† He is saying that all I am and have belongs to The Father.† It is only God Himself who knows all that Christ has been given and which belongs to God because God gave it to Christ.
This is why Jesus said that The Spirit of Truth, which is one of God The Fatherís seven Spirits, would give us knowledge regarding His Father and himself, as it is imperative for us as believers to fulfil and to attain the fullness of Christ.† It is because we are in Godís Fullness that we can attain Christís fullness, which is only possible as we become over-comers.
We have been planted in The Living Waters, that is The Spirit of God, which flows from Godís Throne.† To be in such a position calls us to walk humbly with our God and seek to please Him in all aspects of our lives.
We have come to the cross with repentance and faith.† We have loved Jesus and done his commandments and we have been Baptised with Holy Spirit by him.
John 16: 13-15††† 1 Corinthians 2: 10††† Ephesians 4: 13††† 1 John 5: 1-5††† Revelation 1: 4††† Revelation 4: 5††† Revelation 2: 7, 11, 17, 26-29††† Revelation 3: 5, 11-12, 21††† 1 John 5: 5-12††† John 16: 23-28††† Acts 20: 21, 28††† John 14: 13-15††† John 13: 34††† Acts 1: 4-5††† Acts 11: 15-18
THE FULLNESS OF GOD:
The term ĎThe Fullness of Godí speaks of the totality of God The Father and all that He is and does. †Nothing is held back.† He is willing that we, His creation, can know Him in a way that He has not been known before.
However we can only know the blessings of all that God is i.e. His Fullness by the work of His Spirit which is in us, through us and over us, as we trust Him fully as God.† It is only when we do trust in Him as God, that we are transformed into the Ďlikeness of Christí by His Spirit, thus fulfilling the purpose of the Fullness of God in us.
We can know The Baptism with Holy Spirit and Fire and so be in Godís Fullness, but while we ignore Him as God alone, we cannot know The Fruit of his Fullness as He will not hear you, or show you His Holy Things, because ĎJesus is your Idolí.
To be In Christ, i.e. The Spiritual Body of Christ but not The Person, is a permanent position and place which cannot be stepped out of and then back into again, because God Himself has established us ĎIn The Body of Christí i.e. In Christ, to work out our anointing and appointment that He has given us.
In this dispensation God calls us Ďa Peculiar Peopleí who are called to be the manifold wisdom of God to be displayed for the downfall of all Godís enemies.
GOD IS NOT SEPARATE FROM US
NOR DO WE WAIT FOR JUST A TOUCH
FOR WE ARE IN HIM AND HE IN US.
Ephesians 3: 14-19† ††Colossians 2: 9††† Ephesians 4: 5-6††† 2 Corinthians 3: 17-18††† 1 Corinthians 13: 12††† Ephesians 4: 13††† 1 Corinthians 12: 18††† Colossians 1: 27-28††† Ephesians 2: 10††† 1 Peter 2: 9-10††† Ephesians 3: 10-12††† Ephesians 6: 10-18††† Hebrews 6: 1-12
Just as Jesus had God in His Fullness, in him, so do all those who are Baptised with Holy Spirit.† There is no excuse for unrighteousness in our lives for He would be the power of our over-coming.
There is no excuse for not doing greater things than Jesus did.† For Christ also dwells in us with the bodily form and presence of God The Father.† It was Jesusí prayer that we be one and we are in The Spirit of God, in The Body of Christ.
All The Fatherís Names and work are done by the power of His Spirit manifested through His seven Spirits.† Our Father will not hold back in what He promises to those who trust Him as their God, asking of Him alone; giving all thanks and praise to Him.
It is at The Baptism with Holy Spirit and Fire when the Spiritual work of The Seven Spirits of God FIRST COMES INTO FOCUS.† It is that Spiritual Work so described in Romans 6: 3-14 and Colossians 2: 9-13
Jesus was sent to bring us to His God and Father.† He told the disciples that when they would be Baptised with Holy Spirit that God as The Spirit of Truth would dwell in them.
It is Godís arrangement that Christ is asked first, for Baptism with Holy Spirit and when we know God we then ask of Him and He will answer.† This is why we must trust God, for it is only by His Spirit that we can maintain the righteousness that is accepted by Him as we have the power of His Spirit to over-come.
The totality, or fullness of God The Father Himself, must continue to grow in us, while we become established as Sons of God, Co-heirs with Christ.† We must continue to live according to The Righteousness of God and produce its fruit.† This is what Christ shall judge us for.
**It is essential to know the work of Godís Spirit in us ever flowing in and through us to affect the total man.† The total health of our whole body is important to His work, purposes and glory in our testimony of praise to Him.† So having the Power of Godís Spirit working authoritatively in us and because of The Name of Jesus, we are able to deal with disease and ancestral bondages.
Disease and sickness may come in many ways but we can know healing and deliverance by God our Father who is Jehovah Rapha, as we walk in righteousness, and ask of Him.
This only occurs as we trust in God our Father, allowing Him to be the answer to all our daily livesí needs and to develop the fruit of Godís Spirit.† Without walking daily in the fullness of God, doing His Will in the everyday situations as well as ministry, the Fruit of Godís Spirit which is His Personality has no hope of being manifested in and through us to His glory.
Psalm 35: 28† My tongue will speak of your righteousness and your praises all day long.†† Ephesians 6: 18.
Colossians 1: 19††† 1 Peter 1: 3-9††† Revelation 3: 11-12††† John 14: 10-12††† John 17: 20-26††† Revelation 1: 4† &† 4: 5††† John 15: 26††† Romans 8: 1-2††† Romans 8: 15††† 1 Peter 4: 14††† Romans 1: 3-4††† Hebrews 10: 29††† Ephesians 1: 17††† John 14: 6††† Ephesians 2: 18††† John 14: 13-17††† John 16: 23-28††† Galatians 5: 22-25††† Ephesians 5: 20††† Corinthians 5: 10††† Matthew 7: 21-23
N.B.† NOT TO DO THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD AS JESUS DID IS SIN AND WE WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
TO THINK THAT ONE CAN PLEAD IGNORANCE IS PROOF OF THE LACK OF WALKING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS.
NOT TO TRUST IN GOD IS NOT RIGHTEOUS.†† 2 Corinthians 5:10††† Matthew 7: 21-23
THE CONFIDENCE OF THE CHURCH IN THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS COMES AGAINST THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD AND CHRIST AND THEIR FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
This is a spirit of conforming, which is not us conforming to Godís Truth but reforming Godís Truth and expecting Him to conform to what we believe to be right.
Christís Gifts, Ephesians 4: 7-13† and† Godís Spiritual Gifts, 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11 are to work together.† Christís Gift is received through the work of the cross, whereas Godís Spiritual Gifts are received as a result of Baptism with Holy Spirit and the placement In Christ.† 1 Corinthians 12: 13-18††† Romans 12: 1-8††† Matthew 15: 13-14
This next segment is related to those who have received a Spiritual Gift, because they are Baptised with Holy Spirit.
However, while believers are trusting solely in Christ as God and see their spiritual gifts in operation; if they are not looking personally to The Father as God alone they are robbing God The Father and their own relationship and fellowship with Him, to whom we have been brought by Jesus through Baptism with Holy Spirit in order to know God in all His Fullness.
The Spiritual Gifts are to manifest for the common good of the Body.† They are not intended to be the sole means of experiencing Godís work as healer, provider and deliverer.
If fellowship with God and Christ is being experienced, The Father will talk, lead, teach, heal, deliver anyone who depends upon Him alone.† This is not discounting The Body Ministry, but elevates the personal walk with God Himself, knowing Him to be all that He promises for His Sons.
There are those unbaptised and therefore they have no Spiritual Gift from God but who rest upon the gift that Christ has given them, even while denying the Baptism with Holy Spirit.† Their gift will operate simply because of God and Christís faithfulness, mercy and their agreement with those who have been to the cross.† We shall all be judged in the use of our gifts.† Judged as to the adding to our Gifts.† If we are unbaptised, the gift that Christ has given †is to be added to by the receiving of a Spiritual Gift from God at Baptism with Holy Spirit.† When we are Baptised with Holy Spirit, even then we are exhorted to Ďadd to our giftsí.
It is worthy to note that those who have idols and continue to work and serve God with their gifts, even as they believe all is well because they are busy in ministry, God has said they can do that but they will not learn of His Holy Things nor sit and eat with Him.
We will not be rewarded for what God has given us
but for what we have done with what He has given us.
Ephesians 4: 7-11††† 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11††† Romans 12: 5-8††† 1 Corinthians 12: 24-31††† 1 John 1: 3††† 2 Corinthians 1: 3-11††† Mark 16: 18††† Matthew 25: 14-30††† 1 John 2: 24-25††† Ezekiel 44: 10-14
It is God who waits for man to revive and to act upon The Truth that Israel knew : The Person, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, The Father to Abraham is God alone.† He is The One True God.
King Jeroboam endeavoured to change this, just by thinking and as a result caused havoc to Israel saying that two gods brought Israel out of Egypt.
King Ahaz looked to other gods of other Nations, believing them to be stronger than Israelís God.
He gathered the furnishings from the Temple of God and then shut the Temple doors.
Deuteronomy 6: 4††† 1 Kings 12: 25-33††† 2 Chronicles 28: 22-24
This is not so different from the picture which the church has projected to the world today, by the creation of †THE TRINITY Ė THREE GODS WHO ARE ONE.
Christ being worshiped as God keeps shut The Temple doors that open into where Godís Throne is, which is only open to those who worship The Father as God alone.†
This has prevented Christ doing his work and made him to be an Idol.
Ezekiel 43: 8-12††† John 17: 3††† James 2: 19††† John 14: 6
The church is expecting God to conform to their reforms of Godís Truth, rather than us conforming to Godís Truth.
Isaiah 22: 20-25†† We see a sombre warning from God Himself, to those who would replace Him as God with His Son.† The believers who lay all their hopes in Jesus Christ, hanging everything on him as one would a peg, are honouring him beyond the position that God placed him in and consequently God Himself is not seen or trusted in and believers are found wanting of all that God would give to them.
It is a fact that God has established Christ in a very exalted fixed position Ďlike a pegí.† Confusion is understandable, as it is Jesus to whom believers are first introduced but it must be known that he is The Way to God and that is what believers must seek to accomplish.
No matter how right it may seem to hang on to Christ, in place of God, it is a very dangerous, fragile position, as God has purposed to cut down the peg and all those that are on it.† The zeal of God shall accomplish this.† Christ was fastened by God ĎLike a pegí but unfortunately believing Christ, as God, made him ĎA PEGí.† It is important for Christís righteousness to be understood that he is clearly seen as The Son of God who with exemplary righteousness works with His God and Father but not as God.
The One true God and Christ work together, but it is God The Father who must receive all praise.
Acts 2: 24-28†††† Ephesians 5: 20
Christ as Christ and Lord.
Jesus had said that The Father would testify of him when the believer is Baptised with Holy Spirit, giving the evidence that the believer has been raised out of Death and therefore knowing Spiritual Circumcision from Death and into Life.† It is God The Father who will Testify.† It is the present EXALTED POSITION OF JESUS GIVEN TO HIM BY GOD after his resurrection and ascension that the believer is identified with by God because they have known Spiritual Resurrection also.
Christ in his present role is under the headship of His God and Father but is Head of all called The Church, all of whom have Godís Spirit in, through and over them because of their Baptism with Holy Spirit and Fire.† They are called Sons of God, Co-heirs with Christ because God The Father has declared by His Spirit ĎJesus is Lordí, and that of THIS believer.
Christ is The First born of God and is Lord ONLY of all that God has given him to be Lord over.
In his future role as King, the same will apply, as he rules with the Sons of God who have inherited along with The Holy Ones, because they did the Will of God.
The world will be expected to respond, not only to Christ as King but to Godís stipulations and regulations of Righteousness, which are to continue to the very end of the known world, when Christ shall hand over all who are in his earthly and Spiritual Kingdoms, to His God and Father for their judgement.† That God may be all in all.
The zeal of The Lord God shall accomplish this.
It is to be remembered, that those In Christ i.e. The Church, who have been judged by Christ and if found worthy to inherit, will receive their Crown of Righteousness to rule and reign with Christ for 1,000 years.
N.B. ††Those who have been to the cross but not Baptised with Holy Spirit have no hope of being part of this and will be judged by God at the very end, as they remain in Christís Kingdom, which is not The Body of Christ.
John 17: 5††† Romans 1: 3-4††† Acts 2: 31-36††† Ephesians 1: 17-23††† Ephesians 4: 5-6††† Romans 8: 17††† 1 Corinthians 12: 3††† John 15: 26††† Romans 10: 9††† Colossians 1: 15††† Daniel 7: 13-14††† Isaiah 9: 6-7† Sept. Vers.††† Jeremiah 23: 5-6††† Revelation 20: 4-6††† Isaiah 52: 8-10††† Isaiah 66: 10-24††† 1 Corinthians 15: 22-28††† Colossians 1: 13-14††† Matthew 13: 37-42††† Mark 16: 16††† 2 Timothy 4: 8††† Revelation 3: 11-12††† Revelation 2: 26-29††† Revelation 20: 11-15††† Matthew 3: 11-12
CHRIST NOW WORKS AS:
Christ is the titles that are declared under the Churches as indicated in Revelation Chps 1-3.
He is the Head of the Body of Christ and High Priest of Melchizedek, Godís order of priests.
He is Baptiser with Holy Spirit of those who have been to the cross and have asked for Baptism.
He is in charge of his angels who work with him in his Spiritual Kingdom into which are put all those who have been to the cross.† But are unbaptised with Holy Spirit.†† Colossians 1: 13-14††† Matthew 13: 37-42.
They are those who have known The Guilt Offering for past sins and qualify to enter into The Sanctuaries but must go to The Altar of Burnt Offerings in order to be Baptised with Holy Spirit by Christ.† It is the work of the priests of The Sanctuary to centre themselves in The Inner Court in order to be working with their High Priest bringing those of The Courts to gain entrance to The Sanctuary and to Godís Throne.
Christís Spiritual Kingdom is related to the Outer and Inner Courts of Godís Spiritual Temple, but not of the Sanctuaries which are Godís domain, as described in the Spiritual Temple of Ezekiel.
His presence in The Sanctuaries is for the building into The Temple The Sons of God through Baptism with Holy Spirit.† Those who have no idols and are Priests of God, God will be showing and explaining His Holy Things.
Christ sits on the right hand of His Fatherís Throne, in The Inner Sanctuary.† Christ, as The Son of God, Christ and Lord and High Priest is called Faithful and True.† He is Godís Prince in Godís Temple, continuing as The Word of God, ministering at all times in righteousness unto his God and Father.
He is overseer of The Nations as he was before he came as The Son of Man and he will be given the responsibility of judging them.
Revelation 1: 4-5††† Revelation Chps 2 & 3††† Colossians 1: 18-21††† Ephesians 1: 17-22††† Matthew 3: 11-12††† Malachi 1: 3-5††† Isaiah 53: 10††† Ephesians 2: 18-22††† Acts 2: 31-36††† Ezekiel 43: 6-12††† Ezekiel 44: 17-23††† Ezekiel 46: 16-17††† Acts 5: 17††† Acts 5: 31††† Daniel 10: 17-18††† Matthew 25: 31-46
In Christís pre-existence, he was exemplary in righteousness.† As The Son of Man he was exemplary in righteousness.† As Christ and Lord he continues in righteousness.
In righteousness and with justice he will judge The Church, (those In Christ) and the nations.
In the position as king on Davidís Throne for 1,000 years he will continue until he hands over all his responsibilities to God, his Father.
He will leave the judging of those unbaptised, who are in his kingdom, to be sorted out by his angels.
When the judgements of angels and mankind are fulfilled then shall we enter the Eternal City to begin Eternity with God and Christ continuing in Godís Righteousness and all it stands for.
Daniel 7: 9-14**†††† 1 Thessalonians 4: 16††† 2 Corinthians 5: 10††† Matthew 25: 31-33††† 1 Corinthians 15: 20-28††† Matthew 13: 37-42††† Revelation 20: 4-6††† Revelation Chp. 21
Jeremiah 17: 5-10
††††††††† This is what The LORD says:
††††††††† ďCursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for strength
and whose heart turns away from the LORD.
He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes.
He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.
ďBut blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him.
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.Ē
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.† Who can understand it?
ďI the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according
to his conduct, to what his deeds deserve.Ē
One cannot know, or be in the Fullness of God unless they are Baptised with Holy Spirit.
One cannot be a Tree of Righteousness unless they are rooted and grounded in Godís Fullness, in order to grow as a Tree of Righteousness.
One cannot be a Tree of Righteousness and produce its Fruit unless one is in fellowship with God The Father Himself, as Jesus was.
One cannot be in fellowship with God The Father and be taught His Truths by Him regarding His Holy Things, while Jesus is believed and trusted in as God.
Consequently there will be no production of The Fruit of Righteousness with one not being a Tree of Righteousness as Jesus was.
1 John 2: 24-25 †† This is eternal life to know The Father and The Son.
John 17: 3† ††††††††† Now this is eternal life that they may know you THE ONLY TRUE God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
With a warningÖÖ.If you are trusting in Jesus and believe that his righteousness is the evidence that he is God, then you must know that you are not in agreement with his righteousness, because he knows he is NOT GOD and to think so is unrighteousness and is a very dangerous situation to be in if you continue in this error.
Scriptures used N.I.V, Amp. Vers. Sept. Vers.† Tanakh