A basic law of getting some place is if you turn to the left when you needed to turn right you will Not get to the same location! The same holds true for growing in a relationship with God – but most never see it. There was never a single being, to include Jesus, who was righteous by law because the law rest on our works and Not His Love for us!
“For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” – Romans 1:17
If something is a certain way from “first to last” it is that way through and through and there is No exception! This is the way All Righteousness in – “by faith” and for a very simple reason – Faith relies solely on God and Nothing else!
Many Christians tell me every day that they are all about Faith and yes they get it and oh yes isn’t Grace wonderful – BUT they still put themselves or others under the law! This is why I write and as long as God gives me strength I will continue to do so – the secret reveled in 6 simple words gave me LIFE beyond my wildest dreams and Peace beyond All understanding – here are the six simple words:
“The righteous will live by faith.”
Faith is simply Resting in what you cannot see. I cannot see the righteousness God has placed in me – I Rest in Him! I cannot see the forgiveness He has given me – I rest in Him! I cannot see the Love He has for me – I rest in Him!
Here is the ironic part – The more I rest in Him, the Greater His Peace resides in me because I don’t have to “do” anything for it! The more I rest in Him – The more His Joy flows in me because I see how much He has done for me! The more I rest in Him – The more Hope I have because my Hope rest in The God Who Is Love and I begin to see His hand in All things!
ALL of the Fruits of the Spirit and Everything Good thing comes from Faith – NOT works!
Consider the above statement as your works take you away from Faith which is His Perfect Rest that is Freely offered to ALL who simply Believe!