Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection P23 (01-19-22)
The Holy Spirit Gives Us Eternal Life
Today we are going to review a number of things that Bob has been teaching. Listen in as he reviews key points. It is good to go over these things and cement them in our memory banks. Listen as Bob teaches through A Closer Look at The Reality of the Resurrection. Pick up all our Closer Look Bible studies from our online store at www.Shop.BobGeorge.net.
Righteousness is a gift from God. Jesus gives us His life and His righteousness when we place faith in Him. Jesus says we must be perfect. And the religious people are out there trying to make themselves perfect which is an impossibility. On the other hand, the person that comes to the end of themselves, and realizes they can not be perfect in the sight of God based on what they do or don’t do, then God says, “you’re right.” The person thinking they can keep the law is filled with pride of self while the other one is humbled by realizing they could not do it. So Jesus has done it for them. Jesus does it through faith in Him.
On another occasion, Jesus said be holy. The same thing happens with this in religion. A person goes out and tries to make themselves holy. And, as if the Law of God wasn’t enough, people start making up their own laws too.
1 Corinthians 5:21
21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
When we receive Jesus, we receive His righteousness. We don’t get righteousness by what we do. We don’t make ourselves holy by the things we don’t do. God’s righteousness has to be imputed to us, for our righteousness is as filthy rags.
6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
Our righteousness can not be compared to God’s righteousness. We don’t have any righteousness ourselves. We are given righteousness and holiness as a gift from God.
17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, 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!
Since I now have His righteousness (if a person is born again of the Holy Spirit), I can not lose His righteousness. His righteousness is not subject to the corruption of the world. For I do not stand today in my righteousness or the world’s righteousness, but I stand in His righteousness. I am clothed in Him. Furthermore, I can not cause corrosion of His righteousness, since I didn’t have any righteousness to begin with.
When we were born again of the Spirit, we were baptized by the Holy Spirit, and placed in Him. We were clothed in His righteousness at that very moment in time. So when God looks at us, He sees His righteousness.
1 Corinthians 1:30
30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
It is because of God that we are placed in Him. He exchanged my unrighteousness for His righteousness. He did the same thing with holiness. And we were redeemed from being a slave. He bought us to set us free from the yoke of slavery.
1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
So stand in Freedom today!
Stand on the firmness of truth. Don’t keep going back and forth. Thank Him that the forgiveness issue is settled.
Let’s pray together:
- Lord Jesus,
- I thank you for taking away my sins on the cross,
- never ever to see them again.
- Having done that, I now thank you for giving me eternal life,
- through your resurrection.
- I now receive that life.
- And I am going stand in the fact that I am a child of the living God.
- In Jesus Holy name I pray.
All believers are now brothers and sisters in Christ.
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”