How can I get right with God? How can I ever be good enough?
The Kingdom of God is Righteousness
The kingdom of God is righteousness. Righteousness is not the way you act, it is not doing right things or becoming right. When you get saved by confessing Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you become righteous through Jesus.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Rom 10:10)
Righteousness is what Jesus made you by paying for your sin. Righteousness is who we are. Most people think that when we stop sinning, we become righteous, but when you read the next scripture you will see once we awake to righteousness, we will STOP sinning. Awake to righteousness, (1 Cor 15:34) and do not sin
Righteousness is your new nature. Jesus paid for your sins and gave you righteousness as your new nature as if you had never sinned.
…and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness (Eph 4:34)
For He made Him who knew no sin [to be] sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Cor 5:21)
Righteousness is good news. I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness. We are to seek righteousness. The kingdom of God is all about us knowing we are righteous. (Ps 40:90)
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matt 6:33)
The kingdom of God is in us IN the Holy Spirit, according to Matt 6:33.
And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment… of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more (John 16:8)
By Jesus making us righteous, He has restored us to our original position of authority on earth as kings, and we are to rule over the earth. If we see something out of order we are to put it in order.
much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. (Rom 5:17)
even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom 5:21)
When we speak what God says about us, we are declaring righteousness.
He [who] speaks truth declares righteousness, But a false witness, deceit. (Prov 12:17)
You must be righteousness-minded to rule. You are a king and no longer a sinner. When you walk in the righteousness God has given you, you exalt God. You are showing God’s righteousness when you do judgment.
But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, And God who is holy shall be hallowed in righteousness (Is 5:16)
In mercy the throne will be established; (Is 16:5) God shows mercy to the world by healing, delivering, and setting people free when we enforce justice for their lives.
We need to step into our place and receive the righteousness Jesus paid for us to have, than we will take our place and reign on earth. Before we can talk about this subject of ruling on earth, we must understand about righteousness.
We need to understand that we have been made the righteousness of God because of what Jesus did for us, not because of the things we do.
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God – and righteousness and sanctification and redemption (1 Cor 1:30)
The devil is against God’s people understanding righteousness as the following scripture says: and said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, [you] son of the devil, [you] enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? (Acts 13:10)
When we were sinners, death and all its offspring reigned. But when we got saved, then we became the righteousness of God, and that righteousness gives us the right to reign as kings on earth. But we have to receive grace to reign.
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. (Rom 5:17)
so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom 5:21)
Your physical body gives you legal right to rule on earth, because God gave man the planet, (see Gen 1 and Ps 8). When you receive the righteousness of God as your own, then your body becomes a weapon to enforce the devil’s defeat.
And do not present your members (body) [as] instruments (weapons) of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members (body) [as] instruments (weapons) of righteousness to God. (Rom 6:13)
Because God gave earth to man to rule (see Ps 8, Gen 1), He follows His own rules and only interferes on earth through a person who has asked Him to help. Because you have asked Jesus to live in your heart, you carry the power and presence of God in you. You are human, so therefore you have legal right to rule Earth. You are a weapon against the devil, filled with God’s power.
We are the kings who are to rule on the earth through the Kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is His dominion, rule, authority, the way He rules in Heaven. God rules the earth through His Kingdom. His Kingdom is in us.
The throne and scepter are righteousness.
Your throne, O God, [is] forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness [is] the scepter of Your kingdom (Ps 45:6)
Righteousness and justice [are] the foundation of Your throne (Ps 89:14)
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government (Kingdom of God) …Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, (because We, His body, continue it) upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom
1. to order it,
2. to establish (how do we establish it) it with
(#1) judgment and with
(#2) justice from henceforth even for ever. (Is 9:6-7)
We as Jesus’ body enforce the JUSTICE He bought with the JUDGMENT of His BLOOD.
We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. God rules through us.
If you are sin-conscious, filled with shame, guilt-ridden and have a worm-in-the-dirt mentality, God can NOT rule though you! You are a king and you are to rule the earth through the Kingdom of God in you in power.
We are God’s kids and His kings. A king’s job is to enforce justice according to the judgment. The devil has been judged. He has no right to put his curses on you or the law of sin and death. The blood of Jesus paid for your sins and restored you to right standing with God. All things stolen from you at the fall of man in the Garden of Eden have now been restored to man. All sickness, disease, poverty, lack, fear and death are no longer allowed. Your job is to enforce that in people’s lives.
Enforcing justice is manifesting the devil’s defeat and showing God’s goodness.
He looked for justice, but behold, oppression; For righteousness, but behold, a cry [for help] (Is 5:7)
Therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness. (1 Kings 10:9)
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD (Ps 33:5)
We as kings of the earth are to rule through righteousness, enforcing the judgment and justice. Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, And princes will rule with justice (Is 32:1)
Jesus showed us the way to rule as kings on earth.
I am king. For this cause I was born…that I should bear witness to the truth. (John 18:37) Behold the days are coming (NOW HERE) says the Lord, That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness, A king shall reign and prosper and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth (Jer 23:5)
I will cause to grow up to David a Branch of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth (Jer 33:15)
I will put my Spirit on Him and He will declare justice. (Matt12:18)
The above scriptures declare what Jesus did while He was on the earth. We are His body and we are to continue His work. This is what we are supposed to be doing on earth now. Jesus was our example of how to rule as a king. Read the gospels and remember He said He was born to be a king and bring the kingdom to earth.
God standeth in the congregation of the mighty (that is us) ; he judgeth among the gods. (He is talking about us,) 2: How long will ye judge unjustly (God wouldn’t be unjust, so you know He is talking about us), and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. (This is our job) Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. …6: I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. (Ps 82:1-4)
When people are OPPRESSED by the devil we need to do justice.
he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry. (Is 5:7)
Joy is the answer that is within us for oppression. I will go over how joy is the answer for the end time revival in another chapter.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness (JOY) (Ps 45:7)
The oil of joy for mourning (Is 63:1)
Justice is laying hands on them and praying for them and healing them. It is delivering to them what the blood of Jesus paid for them to have. Look at the next couple of scriptures to see that the devil brings oppression. It is our job as an ambassador to bring and enforce justice.
1. The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed (Ps 103:6)
2. Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place (Jer 22:3)
3.Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice (Ezek 45:9)
In the New Testament, God tells us He loves mercy more than sacrifice.
thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassion every man to his brother: (Zech 7:9)
Blessed [are] those who keep justice, [And] he who does righteousness at all times (Ps 106:3)
When we enforce justice, we bind and loosen things to cause deliverance in others’ lives. We are taking control of a situation that the devil had controlled by killing, stealing and destroying. We bring to people what the blood of Jesus paid for us, and them, to have.
The Kingdom of God is established with the judgment, according to Is 9:7. Let me show you how judgment works.
Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded. (Ps 7:8)
To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. (Prov 21:3, 15)
The king by judgment establisheth the land: (Prov 29:4)
when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more, Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. (John 16: 7-11) Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. (John 12:31)
This is the JUDGMENT of the ruler of this world and his evil host. This is not the judgment of people.
The curser and his curses are cast out. Now YOU enforce that JUDGMENT and do JUSTICE!
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. (Is 42:3-4)
The scripture below talks about how no one interceded, so God sent Jesus.
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter…and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. (Is 59:14-18)
The dividing line in the Bible to understand what is of God and what is of the devil. The thief… comes to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life… more abundantly. (John 10:10)
I will make justice the measuring line, And righteousness the plummet; (Is 28:17)
Justice is everything Jesus died for us to have. Your goal should be enforcing the defeat of the devil in all the areas Jesus paid for you to have, (look at Deut 28) all the curse, which includes ALL sickness and diseases, injuries, poverty, lack, and fear. Study Deut 28; it will show you all the good you can have and all the bad you need to stand against.
If you don’t have peace in your life, than you aren’t walking in the understanding of the righteousness Jesus paid for you to have. The blood of Jesus paid for you to be in union with God. The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever (Is 32:17)
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 (Is 54:14)
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. (Is 54:17)
Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed (Ps 85:10)
Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. (Is 32:15-18) The scripture above shows that God has made you righteous! It is part of your heritage.
Here is another way we execute judgment on the earth. Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3: Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. 4: For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. 5: Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6: Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; 7: To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8: To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9: To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. (Ps 149)
@2012 Robin Bremer