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June 16, 2022 6:00 am
Pastoral author and Bible teacher Alan Wright may not not worry. We also need not worry about whether we for God to love with righteousness and faster. Alan welcome to another message of good view that will help you see your life in old I'm being excited for you to hear the teaching today the series remain as presented with an old church in North Carolina that will stay with us throughout the entire program today.
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They were in a sense, in their king. He was a representative and they were and him and he was in them. And so when the king was bad, they were scattered and afraid and they were exiled and they were lost and without hope.
God promised a new king in the line of David a righteous branch, rightful heir to the throne fulfillment of the promise would come in because of him. The people would be regathered, made unafraid and they would flourish and be fruitful and multiply. Just as had been blessed and promised to Adam and Eve they would have dominion of the earth again, and this news, the prophecy goes on to say is so wonderful that as glorious as it is to be saved.
This is even more glorious. That's what that's what the proxy is and then comes this great provision.
There was a great problem. There is a great promise. There was a great praise and here comes as great provision. What I've always wanted and you have to whether you know it or not it is the thing that will enable you to know that an online got does God love you, but he likes you is what will assure you, you're fully qualified for every good gift of God, the imputed righteousness of God in Jesus Christ.
I want to give you several Scriptures because I need to make sure that I prove this to you from the Scriptures in case this is something that is not deeply familiar to you.
Romans three verse 21. The righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to the righteousness of God is through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.
You do not become righteous Balaban along. That's what the entire new covenant says you become righteous through faith in Christ Jesus, and every attempt to be righteous by trying to fulfill the law will not only fail you, but will leave you scattered and afraid. Romans 452, the one who does not work.
Speaking of trying to work legalistic lay but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness. First rent is 130 because of him during Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God.
Jesus became our wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption so that it is written, let the one who boasts boast in the Lord is okay to boast in the accomplishments of Jesus Christ for your life and I'll have one thing of my own to boast in but I can boast. In this I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ.
God is honored when we say that Philippians 38. Indeed, I count everything is loss. Paul was exceedingly accomplished. He was in many respects a genius and in the world's eyes in the religious world exceedingly accomplished and he said I count everything is loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, and he prays that I may be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith and Romans 517 if because of one man's trespass. Speaking of Adam, death reigned through that one man right so Adam send in because you send everyone senses been born in San as the human condition, and since Adam send.
He did not live in a mortal life on earth but died in every other human except for Christ has died. If through one man's trespass death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ theologian Wayne Gruden says this succinctly. If God merely declared us to be forgiven from our past sins that would not solve our problems entirely for would only make us morally neutral before God we would be in the state that Adam was in before he'd done anything right or wrong in God's sight. He was not guilty before God. But neither had he earned a record of righteousness before God. So when you think of this theological concept of imputation and it's kind of a technical word because there's nothing else to describe this is different than being infused with its dear different than just imagining it.
Something real, but it is to say that God looks upon it as though Adam's sin is passed down all humanity because were in Adam and when Christ came he Paul said became the sin for those who trust in him so Adam's sin was imputed to all humanity. But for every human being who trust in Christ's saving work and believes that Christ paid the penalty and believes that Christ died for our sin, then for that man or woman his or her sin is imputed to Christ Alan Wright will have more teaching moment from today's important series.
Many Christians in America today. You're starting a nation's culture has turned away from God values in our country had changed. Suddenly, most people don't go to church or had a difficult one to make you feel like an alien in your own culture. There's a lot to learn from Danielle when he was exiled to the pagan land through our special offer. This night you can learn to live under the favor of guarding and carrying culture the way Daniel dad gave before the end of the month senior Pastor Alan's idea series, Daniel favored for you may feel like a stranger in this world that is not shared favor to Daniel and his four man God's grace is a timeless brown donation will not only help you navigate through these troubling times. It will also help someone out.
Thanks for your partnership with our night ministry. We missed call us at 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website Pastor Alan.org today's teaching now. Can you once again is saying that the first part of the gospel. We must believe, is that every one of your stands has been so put upon Christ, for God looks upon Jesus on the cross as though Jesus had committed everyone in your sins past, present and future, and is impossible for there to be Mr. pot justice. If two people pay for the same crime and Jesus is back for both the third part of the imputation so Adam send imputed all humanity. When we trust in Christ.
Our sin is imputed to Christ.
But there's 1/3 part and this is the most glorious Christ, who came as a human being on earth and lived a sinless life, not just a sinless life, but every single prompting of his father. He was obedient and he loved everyone perfectly defend the poor and he taught the truth and he healed the sick, and when he was tired and didn't feel like it. He ministered to the Oak Crest.
Having never ever deceived was always pure and never hypocritical. Never ever did he have a moment in his life where he rebelled against God, but he truly love the father with all his heart and mind and soul and strength I'm saying is, he lived a perfect life and this is what imputation means when you trust in Jesus that perfect life of Jesus.
God looks on you as if you'd lived.
Second Corinthians 521. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God means that if you're going to confess Christian faith that not only do you have the glory, to dare to say all my sins have been forgiven and taken away from me so I am clean but you can also and must dare to say I have become the righteousness of God.
I am in Christ, the righteousness of God.
When you say it with me. I am in Christ, the righteousness of God. This is not mean that God makes you internally righteous so that then he looks at you and sees that you are intrinsically good and therefore declared you righteous because we know that sin still remains in our lives. If God simply listen to this. If God simply made you good today so that he could forgive you and declare you righteous that might apply to your stands today and yesterday, but there wouldn't be a provision for your sins tomorrow, but the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ is for your entire life. So God has imputed your sender Christ and imputed his righteousness to you and Charles Spurgeon says is so beautifully God considers us as though we were Christ looks upon us as though his life had been our life and accepts glasses and rewards as though all that he did had been done by us his believing people all know why I sat and read Spurgeon's sermon on Jeremiah 23, over and over and wrapped and wept for joy and almost decided to come in or just read his sermon. It's one of the best sermons I've ever read ever. You can find it online. He said in that sermon. I find that many young Christians were very clear about being saved by the merits of Christ's death did not seem to understand the merits of his life. Remember young believers, that from the first moment we Christ is lie in the cradle until the time when he ascended on high, he was at work for his people, and from the moment when he was seen in Mary's arms to the instant when in the arms of death. He bowed his head and gave up the ghost was at work for your salvation and mine. He completed the work of obedience in his life and sent to his father. I finished the work which thou gavest me to do. Then he completed the work of atonement in his death and knowing that all things were accomplished, he cried out, it is finished, he wasn't just saying payment for sin is finished he was saying.
Righteousness is finished already fulfill the law on your Spurgeon continues he was through his life spinning the web for making the royal garment and in his death, he dipped the garment in his blood in his life he was gathering together the precious gold in his death, he hammered it out to make for us a garment which is raw gold. You have as much to find Christ for loving is for dying, you should be as reverently and devoutly grateful for his spotless life is for is terrible and fearful death.
This is Christ, the son of David, the branch of the root of Jesse, the Lord is our righteousness and what makes me weep about these words is that I don't know I just have a harder time bigger problem believing that on the righteousness of God than I can believe that I'm forgiven by God, perhaps, is the loneliness of a little boy who in fourth grade was never quite sure why his dad left. I don't know.
Maybe it's the seeds of shame that made that little boy feel like he needed always be good always make A's and always when the tennis match and always do well enough to have others approval and maybe forever was waiting for Revelation that all that is rubbish compared to the surpassing worth of knowing Christ might righteous say that everything you've ever longed for a work for worried about or wondered about is deliciously answered in this prophecy. His name shall be called the Lord is our righteousness. I will not be my own righteousness the Lord will be my righteousness.
It means it. We may not only not worry whether our sin has damned as it has not, but we also need not worry about whether we've done enough for God to love and faithfulness with the righteousness of God in Christ, what good thing. Could he withhold or would he want to withhold it means, therefore, that God not only loves you he likes you and I want you to believe that when he looks on you he sees you in the same way he sees his only begotten son both spotless and beautiful and it verse six. Importantly, the prophecy says and this is the name by which he will be called we are saying it is called. This is a proclamation is spoken with our mouth. We call him so we say on the righteousness of God say that again I am the righteousness of God. And we say it to calm my fears when life feels uncertain and frightening in their pandemics and wars and rumors of war and it swirls and strikes the serenity of the soul, we say it say it with me. I am the righteousness of God.
We say it when we feel we don't deserve his blessing on the morning of the job interview or when the cancer scan comes back to when we feel inadequate and the mountain seems too high. We say it, I am the righteousness of God.
We say, when the world condemns when the one we love rejects us when we wonder if there's anything likable or lovable about us. We say it when we wonder if anybody really cares is the truth. I am the righteousness of God. We say it when we face the mountain and are looking for faith. How can I believe that God would welcome me into the throne room into the holy of holies and hear my plea. What right do I have to come to that holiest place and meet with the living God of the universe about my dilemma. I can believe it, because I am the righteousness of God. We say it, when the powers of darkness mock in shame and remind us of the shadows and the shortcomings are alive and that whisper that says you do not measure up. You are not worthy to be blessed. It is in the face of that enemy we rise up and we speak out the word of God. I am the righteousness of God say it when we face temptation would pull the field of hate or lust, or covetousness is by encroaching on our door and we say I made for more. I'm set apart under God, I am holy I am the righteousness of God. We say it when we sing and pray and praise his name now and forever more. What I'm saying is that we have something to proclaim that is more beautiful more wonderful more glorious than Adam ever had before sin came in the world. He was morally neutral. You are not morally neutral male justices on your side. You're not only forgiven but you have been credited with the righteousness of Christ.
You have divine garments that have closed you what he means is we have a song to sing the Angels can't sing we are in a position that the cherubim stooped to try to understand that we made in the image of God lost from God restored under God and become like Christ himself so I must and will some more Spurgeon's words, not Adam, not Adam when he walked in. Edens Bowers was more accepted than you are not more pleasing to the eye of all judging the sin hating God than you are of clothes in Jesus righteousness and sprinkled with his blood, you have a better righteousness than Adam had. He had a human righteousness. Your garments are divine. He had a robe completed is true, but the earth had woven it. You have a garment is complete but heaven has made it for you to where go up and down in the strength of this great truth and boast exceedingly and glory in your God, and let this be on the top and summit of your heart and soul. The Lord is our righteousness so the next time I hit a golf ball up over the trees hits the roof of the house and there's so much favor all my life that come back across the trees moves forward and lands in the middle of the fairway and they say boy.
I guess that's what you get for that right live and I say, if only you knew everyone here stands has been given to Christ and every facet of his goodness and righteousness sent a copy of God has been credited and that the gospel and right in today's good news message the Lord our righteousness in the series remain stick with his pastor Ellen is back with us in this review, sharing his parting good news thought for the day just like many Christians in America today.
Your standby have a nation's culture has turned away from God values in our country have changed. Suddenly, most people don't go to church or had a difficult one to make you feel like an alien in your own culture. There's a lot to learn from Danielle when he was exiled to the page Amanda I. Through our special effort is not you can learn to live under the favor of guarding and carrying culture the way Daniel did you give before the end of the month senior Pastor Alan's idea series, Daniel favored for you may feel like a stranger in this world that is not shared favor to Daniel and his four man God's grace is upon you as well. Nation will not only help you navigate through these troubling times. It will also help someone out. Thanks for your partnership with our night ministry team as I don't call us at 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website Pastor Alan.org Baker in the usury Pastor Alan's parting good news thought for the day.
The conclusion of this teaching the Lord our righteousness. And boy, there is good news. So was summit up to everyone on the Samba voice you take this in and ask God to give you the grace to really believe this, and to believe that more and more every day. God imputes your sin to Jesus Christ.
When you accept Christ. He looks upon Christ at the cross is if Jesus had committed everyone in your sins past, present and future, but it doesn't stop there.
He then imputes to you Christian the righteousness of Jesus meaning he looks upon you as if you had done all the good things that Jesus has done you have it simply been forgiven. All that happened was you were forgiven, then it could be said that you didn't deserve hell, but you wouldn't have merited heaven. So to be a Christian is someone who has not only escape held by the forgiveness of God but is merited heaven in God's eyes because not your own words. But Jesus is you become Jesus's own righteousness. That's what it means when Jeremiah prophesied the Lord is our righteousness.
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