Friday, January 22, 2016

When righteousness refers to God or the essence of God, we call it God's holiness or His justice.

When God's righteousness is imputed to us and we are the recipients of God's righteousness, we call it justification.
Qualification for blessing or potential for blessing.

We need to note the origin of +R and how we received it.

One of the many blessings that we have because of the cross is that our Lord not only restored all that Adam lost in the Garden of Eden but how He modified and improved it even more.

1JO 3:9  No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

"Well isn't that a violation of man's free will?"

"No, it is not, because we asked  God to give us a nature that cannot sin so that we will never be able to do what Satan and one-third of the fallen angels did which was to rebel against God!"

PE 1:23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God.

2PE 1:4  For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature,

JOH 8:44  "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth,
because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.

The +R that the first Adam lost, is now duplicated and imputed in the spiritual realm to the bel in the CA who receives a double righteousness under the principle of a double portion, - will remain in that state of perfection forever and ever in the eternal state, REV 22:11.

Perfect environment is now duplicated in the spiritual realm in the PPOG for the Church-age but will be consummated in the eternal state with perfect environment for all of eternity, REV 21:1-4.

TLJC, gives some believers the opportunity to recover and to glorify Him in the angelic conflict and to put another nail as it were in the coffin of Satan in the historical phase of the angelic conflict through Christian marriage.

EPH 5:32  This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.

The original design of marriage that the first Adam lost, can now be experienced in the spiritual realm for two bels in the CA and becomes analogous to the eternal marriage between TLJC and His bride for all of eternity, REV 21:9.

ROM 5:12  Therefore, just as through one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death [spiritual death] through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned‑‑[all sinned when Adam sinned].

ROM 5:13  for until the Law [Mosaic Law] sin [the sin nature] was in the world; but sin [or the sin nature and the sins it produced] is not imputed when there is no law.

God did not and could not condemn us, that is mankind, for our sins because He had not yet given mankind a set of rules or do's and don'ts to follow before He gave the Law to Moses.

ROM 5:13  God did not and could not hold us accountable or impute or accuse us for our sins because He had not given man  commandments to follow at that time.

ROM 5:13  for until the Law [Mosaic Law] sin [the sin nature] was in the world; but sin [or the sin nature and the sins it produced] is not imputed when there is no law - no set of rules or commands to follow.

ROM 5:14  Nevertheless death [spiritual death] reigned from Adam until Moses,  [Or from the creation of man until Moses, when the Law
or the commandments of God was given].

We did not sin like the first Adam, we were born sinners, he was not, he was created with perfect righteousness and he lost it --- and only in that sense was he is type of Him who was to come, TLJC, who kept Himself without sin!

Adam sinned even though he had a sinless nature, even though God gave him no commandments, but mankind sinned because he was born in sin.

ROM 5:15  But the free gift [salvation] is not like the transgression [ of Adam]. For if by the transgression of the one [Adam] the many died [hoi polloi = altogether,  the entire, or simply all referring to every member of the human race]

ROM 5:15  much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many - the human race
with emphasis on the unlimited atonement.

ROM 5:16  And the gift [salvation] is not like that which came through the one who sinned [our Lord's gift is different then what Adam gave us]; for on the one hand the judgment [of Adam's original sin] arose from one transgression [Adam partaking of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil] resulting in condemnation [that is condemnation of the entire human race], but on the other hand the free gift [salvation] arose from many transgressions [Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world] resulting in justification [anyone who believes in TLJC receives +R and is justified before God].

Those who receive the abundance of grace [salvation, they are now saved] and of the gift of righteousness [+R] will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

ROM 5:18  So then as through one transgression [Adam] there resulted condemnation to all men [the entire human race], even so through one act of righteousness [TLJC dying for us on the cross] there resulted justification of life to all men.

ROM 5:19  For as through the one man's disobedience [Adam] the many [the entire human race] were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One [TLJC] the many [those who believe in TLJC] will be made righteous.

ROM 5:20  And the Law came in that the transgression might increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

GAL 3:24  Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, that we may be justified by faith.

ROM 5:20  And the Law came in that the transgression might increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

ROM 5:21  that, as sin or the sin nature reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Grace reigns in our life when we understand the righteousness of God or +H.
+H can refer to the righteousness given to us at salvation or salvation righteousness, experiential righteousness and positional righteousness.

The English noun is derived from the Latin verb IMPUTARI, meaning to reckon, to attribute, to ascribe, to charge to one's account.

In the theological concepts of the word of God, imputation is used as an act of God whereby either condemnation or blessing is ascribed, attributed, reckoned, given, or imposed on the human race.

An  imputation is the function of the justice of God directed toward mankind and related to the plan of God for mankind.
Imputation functions as an act of condemnation or blessing from the Integrity of God to mankind.

At physical birth God imputes to us the blessing of life but at the same he imputes to us the old sin nature passed down from Adam to our physical body as condemnation.

We are born physically alive (blessing from the justice of God),  but at the same time spiritually dead (condemnation from the justice of God.)

Therefore imputation may be defined as the action of the justice of God whereby either condemnation or blessing is assigned, ascribed, attributed, superimposed or super induced to another being.

Once you learn this and understand it, you will see that the plan of God advances with each imputation.

You have the greatest teacher in the universe, God the Holy Spirit; 1JO 2:27; JOH 14:26; 1CO 2:10-16.

1JO 2:27  And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie,

JOH 14:26  "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

a.  The source, which is God Himself. b.  The nature of the imputation--what is being imputed. c.  The recipient of imputation--a human being in a specific status quo.

1.  Real imputations, where the justice of God imputes under the principle of the importance of understanding that there is a similarity or a likeness between what is being imputed and where it is being imputed to.

Real imputations include: human life to the soul, Adam's original sin to the old sin nature, eternal life to the human spirit, blessings in time to perfect righteousness, and blessings in eternity to the resurrection body.

a. Human life to the soul. b. Adam's original sin to the old sin nature. c. Eternal life to the human spirit. d. Blessings in time to perfect righteousness, e. Blessings in eternity to the resurrection body.

There are two factors involved: what is imputed from the justice of God; and the home or target for the imputation.

b. Judicial imputations, where the justice of God imputes what does NOT legally  belong to that which it is being imputed to.

Therefore only one factor exists--what is being imputed.

There is no harmony, agreement, or affinity between the imputation and the object of the imputation, i.e., our sins and Jesus Christ.

The same thing is true about God's (+R) perfect righteousness being imputed to every believer at the point of salvation, there was nothing, no home. no place in us for God's righteousness (+R) to be imputed to us, it was strictly a grace-gift from God.

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