There are a number of promises that are found in the bible that are specifically for people who have received the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. A lot of them are found in the book of Proverbs but you will also find them in other books in the bible. Even in the New Testament for those who are particular about that.
And here is our claim to His righteousness, just in case you are still not sure if you are the righteousness of God in Him.
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.Romans 5 : 19
4 Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes…Romans 10
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[d] that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”[e]
And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.Romans 6: 18
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.2 Corinthians 5 : 21
In this blog post I am just going to list some verses that I love that carry a promise for us as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.Romans 5:17
I love this verse because of the promise that I will reign in life, above all else for the longest time, all I have wanted is to reign over mind and over my body. No more letting stress and anxiety control you? I RECEIVE!!!
5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, 6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from worksRomans 4
That flesh though, what I want to do, I do not do, and what I don’t want to do, I find myself doing. I once had fear that I might lose His righteousness, but hey, it’s not mine to lose by my actions, its a gift apart from my works. I was made the righteousness of God in Christ, I didn’t make myself righteous. I AM BLESSED!!!
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—1 Corinthians 1: 30
I am so weak in many things but guess what? Christ is my righteousness…HALLELUJAH!!!
And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies [a]through His Spirit who dwells in you.Romans 8: 10
The Spirit gives life because of the gift of righteousness and brings life to my mortal body! YES AND AMEN!!!
[a]Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, [b]fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.James 5 : 16
Your prayer avails much, so pray, for yourself and for others.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”1 Peter 3:12
His ears are attentive to my prayer? AMEN!!!
The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.Proverbs 15: 29
We already established that we are the righteousness of God through Christ, and guess what, He hears our prayers! We can pray with confidence no matter what is happening in our lives or what we have done, He is listening. COME BOLDLY TO HIS THRONE OF GRACE!!!
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. 16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, To [a]cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. 17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. 18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as [b]have a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. 20 He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.Psalms 34
He hears our cries and if we have any troubles, He delivers us from them all!!!
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell in it forever. 30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall [f]slide. 32 The wicked watches the righteous, And seeks to slay him. 33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.Psalm 37
I declare from my mouth comes wisdom!!!
31The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, But the perverse tongue will be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.Proverbs 10
Imagine that, we know life and death are in the power of the tongue…imagine if we received this promise lived by it?
39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him. My salvation is from Him and He is my refuge.Psalms 37
14 In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you. 15 Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.Isaiah 54
When we are established in His righteousness, fear and terror will be far from us, especially when we know His promises because what it there to fear when we know and believe He hears us and He is our refuge?
Even more, look at the next promise:
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.Isaiah 54:17
Because we have received His righteousness, no weapons formed against us shall prosper and every tongue that rises against us, we shall condemn.
2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers from death.Proverbs 10
12For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.Psalms 5
6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.Proverbs 10
Lord, I receive Your FAVOR & Your BLESSINGS!!!
Another promise I have is from the book of Matthew.
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.Matthew 6
When we have His righteousness, we don’t need to worry about anything, all these things will be added unto us.
And here are some of my favourite ones from the book of Proverbs,
The fear of the wicked will come upon him, And the desire of the righteous will be granted.Proverbs 10 : 24
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.Proverbs 11 : 23
The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.Proverbs 13 : 25
The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.Proverbs 12 : 5
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.Proverbs 10 : 28
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.Proverbs 11 : 30
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.Proverbs 18 : 10
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity[c] and honor.Proverbs 21 : 21
Also in this blog by Pastor Joseph Prince are some Promises On Righteousness. You will also find other awesome promises that you can to declare over your life, promises on faith, favor, healing, and protection. Check it out.
These are by no means the only promises on righteousness in the Bible, there are even more in the book of Proverbs that I have not mentioned. And I believe that we should know what has been promised to us so that we don’t miss out on it. If you have never done this, go through the book of Proverbs highlighting all the verses on righteousness. You can also google verses on righteousness in other books such as in Psalms.
One particular chapter I love in the book of Psalms, that I learned of through Pastor Prince, is Psalms 71. Find out for yourself what other promises we have been given, and you might find one that speaks to you specifically.
Also, here is a devotional where Pastor Prince tell us what to do when we come upon one of these promises – God blesses you, the righteous | Joseph Prince
Do you already have a favorite? Comment down below and share which promise touched your heart. Let’s talk about His amazing gift to us.
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