Measuring Righteousness

1 John 2:6
He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk,
even as he walked.

  and True Faith

God Himself has Voiced, through others and in His written Word a staunch behaviour that is expected of Sons of God upon their own planet, and throughout the universe. A Godly righteous behaviour that will reflect, represent, and ensure the knowledge of God, His Righteous Good, and His Love upon any and all planets (mansions) throughout the universe (Father's House)!
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

How are we assured that we measure up to God's set standard of Righteousness, so not to perish following or living by our own ideas of righteousness?
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our (own) righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Ecclesiastes 7:15-16 All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness. Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

How do we know if our righteousness does exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees?
Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
Matthew 23:27-28 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Did God give wayward man no direction, nor tools of Godly Righteousness to follow? Is there any way the wayward can know how to be found worthy and righteousness enough to live in His Righteous Kingdom?
Luke 20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
1 Thessalonians 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
2 Thessalonians 1:5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
2 Thessalonians 1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
Revelation 3:4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Should we take our chances in a false security, and do as the many that continually ignore and reject the directions and tools God did provide to be found worthy and righteousness enough to live in His Righteous Kingdom? Or should and do we seek full assurance?
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ (God's Righteousness) is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Jesus Christ does save and cleanse from all unrighteousness, but how do we KEEP ourselves saved and cleansed from all unrighteousness of evil and sin?
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
Psalms 32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
Psalms 18:23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
Acts 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
1 Timothy 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
2 Timothy 2:20-21 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
1 John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

How do we KEEP ourselves in the love of God?
Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, AND the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, AND have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Abraham believed and obeyed the words that the LORD had Voiced to him, and it was accounted to him as righteousness!
Genesis 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
Moses wrote that the LORD did write with His Holy Finger upon two tables of stone the Good and Righteousness that man is to follow and live-by to become successful Sons of God! Yet many continue to ignore and reject, because they don't truly believe , or they would listen, follow, and obey. They honor the Lord with their lips, but their hearts are truly far from the Lord, His Good and Righteousness!
John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
The LORD came down from heaven as a Son of God Himself, an Example unto man, to Physically teach and say, "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. And, "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Yet many continue to ignore and reject, because they don't truly believe , or they would listen, follow, and obey. They honor the Lord with their lips, but their hearts are truly far from the Lord, His Good and Righteousness!
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Many are taught, or tell themselves, it's okay to sin a little, because the flesh is weak. These individuals completely ignore that the new creature/man in Christ (God's Righteousness) does walk in/after the Spirit of Righteousness, not the flesh! God knows they are not truly giving up the old man of sin! They want their cake and eat it too!
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Many professed believers live-by excuses to sin! They claim they don't, but their words and deeds within disobedience speak differently.
They have been taught or have convinced their selves that they cannot be Righteous after Christ, when the LORD came down from Heaven (being Jesus Christ) to teach and Physically show what it takes to become a Son of God, being a Son of God Himself. Man's Physical Example to follow, to be Righteous!
Christians cannot pick and choose what they want to follow in Christ, or they will fail!!!!
Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
1 Timothy 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Those that take the Lord's forgiveness for granted by seeking His forgiveness for the same sin over and over again, do not have a true faith or desire to overcome sin. They choose to continue to walk in the filth of sin and its unrighteousness. They do not truly walk in the forgiveness and cleansing of Christ with a Righteous heart, soul, and mind! They walk in their own forgiveness, cleansing, and righteousness!
Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
There remains no more sacrifice (cross of redemption), if their continued choice is sin over God and His Good!

God hates all sin. Sin is contrary to His Pure, Holy, and Righteous Good nature. Sin ruptures man's relationship with Him, and this does grieve God, because it does corrupt the Spirit and Soul of man that it cannot return to Him, preventing many from becoming Sons of God!
If man sows unrighteousness on this earth, so will he sow unrighteousness in heaven.
God doesn't wave a magic wand to make individuals righteous on earth or in heaven. They must want to be righteous of their own accord, to be able to spread Righteous Good throughout the universe (Kingdom).
If individuals cannot overcome sin in this lifetime upon their own planet, they will never overcome sin. God will not allow any sin whatsoever into His Righteous Kingdom. He keeps it contained/chained to its wayward planet.

There are conditions for inheriting the Kingdom of God.
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Many professed believers believe they can continue in sin, especially sin unto death, and do not think for one minute that they are condemning themselves. They don't even see themselves as being a sinner, when they partake of the same sin that sinners partake of! They believe they are above reproach because they simply believe in Jesus Christ. They believe they don't have to overcome sin, that Jesus did it for them (no personal accountability). They honestly believe Jesus will keep forgiving their willful sin over and over again, but they are highly deceiving themselves! They believe they are unlike the sinners in the world, yet continually partake of the same sins of a sinner with no fear of God, accountability, or a second thought, because they claim to believe in and know Jesus Christ!
Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
Romans 2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Romans 2:21-23 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

It does not say anywhere in scriptures that any sin whatsoever will be acceptable, yet so many are taught and believe they can continue to sin unto death and be guaranteed an eternal existence being a sinner! They have made Faith and Grace a cloak for sin! These individuals profess to believe in Jesus Christ, but they truly don't believe, nor do they truly know Jesus Christ (God) and His written Word , because they choose to reject and ignore how to overcome sin to be clothed in the same Righteousness of Christ. These professed individuals are the weak lukewarm in Christ, that are not truly born again (born of God)!
They do not walk in Righteousness. They walk in their own justification and excuses for their sin! (Sin always has to be justified, Good does not!)
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
Galatians 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
1 John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

All individuals can overcome the sin in the world, even as He has overcome the world, if they truly follow in His footsteps of Righteousness! Be of good cheer, it is possible to do all things in/through Christ, even keep the Ten Commandments (as He did)!
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Revelation 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Time of the Gentiles is coming to a close real soon, and so many professing to be in Faith will be at the door saying, Lord Lord I have done all these things, but the door will be shut to them, because they have not made sure their calling and election is sure!
Matthew 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
Matthew 19:16-19 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Many will continue to reject and refuse to see the truth until it is too late.
Will it be too late for you?
Will you be standing at the closed door?
Let us not allow our carnal will to be stronger than the Righteous Will of the Father!
Choose this day to be HOT, and not Lukewarm in the Righteousness of God that is Jesus Christ and His Ten Commandments!
John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
We pray many choose to truly serve God and His will of Righteousness this day, and forevermore!

Psalms 40:8   I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Psalms 119:172  My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
Isaiah 48:18  O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
Proverbs 28:9  He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Romans 3:31  Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
Romans 7:12  Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
Romans 7:22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Romans 7:25   I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Psalms 103:20  Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Ecclesiastes 12:13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

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