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RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH PART TWO
The Scriptures tell us that everyone has sinned.  Every person is under the same condemnation for
"all have sinned."
( Romans 3:2)  It was on the Cross of Calvary, that Jesus took man's place.  His soul
was made an offering for sin, that sin should be removed from every soul who truly repents and
accepts His forgiveness by faith.  It is by faith that a soul is cleansed in the Blood of Jesus.  There is
no need for another sacrifice and there is nothing you can add to your salvation to make it any more
acceptable, pleasing, or any better in God's sight.  Salvation is not from man but from God.  The
Cross of Calvary is where the new creature in Christ begins.  You come as a sinner, possibly in
sickness, grief, and or in poverty, but it is there you leave it all on the cross, on Jesus, who is your
beautiful substitute.  There are many believers today who are going about trying to establish their
own righteousness through their own works, striving to be in the natural what God says we are
naturally in the Spirit. 1.  
Read  Hebrew 10:1.  Is there any sacrifice that we can offer to attain
righteousness?
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2.  If there is no sacrifice we can make, or noting we can do, how are we then "sanctified" or made
holy?"  
Hebrews 10:10
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3.  How many times was this sacrifice made?  
Hebrews 10:10, 14.
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4.  What is the one condition that is set in motion as necessary to appropriate this righteousness in
your life now?  
Galatians 3:22;  Romans 10: 4, 6.
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5.  
Read Romans 3:22. In Whom must you have faith and believe?
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6.  How and by what means then, are we cleansed?  
Hebrews 9:13-14
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7.  Scripture shows us the condition or requirement we must meet in order to have the Blood applied
to our sin.  What is this condition?  
1 John 1:9
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8.  What comfort this truth brings to the believer!  Notice also in 1 John 1:9, there are liberating
results of our confession that Jesus will give to us.  What are these two things?
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b.__________________________________________________________________________________

9.  Read 1 John 1:9.  What does Jesus cleanse us from?  
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Now read the account of Isaiah the Prophet in
Isaiah 6:1-8.  It is through this Old Testament account
where we see the example of the "righteousness" that comes from God.  Notice as you read here,
that Isaiah was in the temple worshiping the Lord, when he received his heavenly wake up call and
experienced the "opening of his spiritual eyes"  to the grotesqueness of his uncleanness.  This
beautiful work of "sanctification" (setting apart from sin), is a continual process in the believers life
as he or she grows up IN CHRIST, and learns to recognize and perceive the ugliness of sin and hate
it as much as God does. "You who love the Lord, hate evil" (sin)  
Psalms 97:10.

10.  Read Isaiah 6:5. Once Isaiah had experience this awesome encounter of seeing the Lord, what
was his reaction?  ________________________________________________________________________

11.  
Read Isaiah 6:5 again and described the two things he did once he was made aware of his sin.
a.__________________________________________________________________________________
b.__________________________________________________________________________________

12.  In the further account of
Isaiah 6:6-7, we see, that because Isaiah was truly repentant (sorry) for is
sin, and confessed it, the divine Sovereignty of God's intervention in that very moment,
accomplished two things in Isaiah life.  What were these two things?
a.__________________________________________________________________________________
b__________________________________________________________________________________

13.  
Read Isaiah 6:8 again.  Did  Isaiah keep on moaning in his grief and condemning himself at the
hideousness of his sin once it was exposed?_______________________________________________

It was in the temple when Isaiah was worshiping the Lord and received his call to the office of
Prophet.  We can see by this fact, that Isaiah had previously developed a relationship with his God.
After his sin was exposed and he made his sincere confession, he did not any longer grieve over his
past sins.  He believed God had taken his sins away, and he offered himself to God.  There was
nothing he did of or by himself, to deserve God's forgiveness.  His reaction to God, once his sin was
exposed, brought him to is knees in deep, honest and sincere repentance.  Apostle Peter exampled
this same kind of genuine repentance for us in his account of betraying his Lord, by denying Him,
three times.

14.
 Read Galatians 3:11.   Is it possible for anyone to be justified by his own efforts or by the law?
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15.  
Read Galatians 3:11-14  Explain how it is then, that a man or woman may be justified?
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16.  
Read 2 Corinthians 5:17.  Having accepted this wonderful gift of Life and entering into the New
Covenant, what does God's Word say we now are IN CHRIST?
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17.
 Read Ephesians 4:22.  What are to do now with the old man?
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18.  According to
Colossians 2:11-12,  how has the old man been put off?
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19.  
Read 2 Corinthians 10:4-5.  How does the scripture say we may war against the old man (old
nature), when it rises up to oppose us (within ourselves and through others)?
a__________________________________________________________________________________
b__________________________________________________________________________________
c__________________________________________________________________________________

20.
 Read Ephesians 4:24.   What does the Word tell us we are to do with the New Nature we have
through Christ now?_____________________________________________________

21.
Ephesians 4:23 and Colossians 3:10  give us the instruction of how we are to put on our new
nature.  
a.__________________________________________________________________________________
b.__________________________________________________________________________________

22.
 Read Ephesians 4:24 again.  As we put on our new nature (the regenerate self), into what is this
wonderful new nature actually created into, and what two qualities does it hold?
a.__________________________________________________________________________________
b.__________________________________________________________________________________
c.__________________________________________________________________________________

23.  
Read 2 Corinthians 3:18.   Since our new nature is created in the image of Jesus, and our
righteousness is given to us by faith in Christ, and is not of our own, what attitudes and moral
qualities should our life naturally produce without any added effort on our part?  2 Cor 3:18
18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his
likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

24.  
Read Galatians 5:16.  What is the source of righteousness in our lives?
PART TWO OF TWO SERIES
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Hebrews 10:1
FOR SINCE the Law has merely a rude outline (foreshadowing) of the good things to come — instead
of fully expressing those things — it can never by offering the same sacrifices continually year after
year

Hebrew 10:10
And in accordance with this will [of God], we have been made holy (consecrated and sanctified)
through the offering made once for all of the body of Jesus Christ (the Anointed One).

Hebrews 10:14
For by a single offering He has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are
consecrated and made holy.

Galatians 3:22
But the Scriptures [picture all mankind as sinners] shut up and imprisoned by sin, so that [the
inheritance, blessing] which was promised through faith in Jesus Christ (the Messiah) might
be given (released, delivered, and committed) to [all] those who believe [who adhere to and
trust in and rely on Him].

Romans 10:4,6
4 For Christ is the end of the Law [the limit at which it ceases to be, for the Law leads up to Him
Who is the fulfillment of its types, and in Him the purpose which it was designed to accomplish is
fulfilled. That is, the purpose of the Law is fulfilled in Him] as the means of righteousness (right
relationship to God) for everyone who trusts in and adheres to and relies on Him. 6 But the
righteousness based on faith [imputed by God and bringing right relationship with Him]
says, Do not say in your heart, Who will ascend into Heaven? that is, to bring Christ down;

Romans 3:22
Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and
confident reliance on Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [And it is meant] for all who believe.
For there is no distinction,

Hebrews 9:13-14
For if [the mere] sprinkling of unholy and defiled persons with blood of goats and bulls and with the
ashes of a burnt heifer is sufficient for the purification of the body, 14 How much more surely shall
the blood of Christ, Who by virtue of [His] eternal Spirit [His own preexistent divine personality] has
offered Himself as an unblemished sacrifice to God, purify our consciences
from dead works and lifeless observances to serve the [ever] living God?

1 John 1:9
If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to
His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and
[continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will
in purpose, thought, and action].

Isaiah 6:1-8
IN THE year that King Uzziah died, [in a vision] I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and
lifted up, and the skirts of His train filled the [most holy part of the] temple. [John 12:41.] 2 Above Him
stood the seraphim; each had six wings: with two [each] covered his [own] face, and with two [each]
covered his feet, and with two [each] flew. 3 And one cried to another and said, Holy, holy, holy is the
Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory! 4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at
the voice of him who cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am
undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of
unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts! 6 Then flew one of the seraphim
[heavenly beings] to me, having a live coal in his hand which he had taken with tongs from off the
altar; 7 And with it he touched my mouth and said, Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity
and guilt are taken away, and your sin is completely atoned for and forgiven. 8 Also I heard the voice
of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for Us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Galatians 3:11-14
Now it is evident that no person is justified (declared righteous and brought into right standing
with God) through the Law, for the Scripture says, The man in right standing with God [the just,
the righteous] shall live by and out of faith and he who through and by faith is declared
righteous and in right standing with God shall live.12 But the Law does not rest on faith [does
not require faith, has nothing to do with faith], for it itself says, He who does them [the things
prescribed by the Law] shall live by them [not by faith]. 13 Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming
us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for
it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); 14 To the end
that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the
Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy]
Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new
creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away.
Behold, the fresh and new has come!

Ephesians 4:22-24
Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which
characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires
that spring from delusion; 23 And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a
fresh mental and spiritual attitude], 24 And put on the new nature (the regenerate self)
created  in God's image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.

Colossians 2:11-12
In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but in a [spiritual]
circumcision [performed by] Christ by stripping off the body of the flesh (the whole corrupt, carnal
nature with its passions and lusts). 12[Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with
Him in [your] baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in
the working of God [as displayed] when He raised Him up from the dead.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5
For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty
before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, 5[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments
and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true]
knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of
Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),

Colossians 3:10
And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self], which is [ever in the process of being]
renewed and remolded into [fuller and more perfect knowledge upon] knowledge after the
image (the likeness) of Him Who created it.

2 Corinthians 3:18
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as
in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in
ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the
Lord [Who is] the Spirit.

Galatians 5:16
16 But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and
guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh
(of human nature without God).
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1.  Read  Hebrew 10:1.  Is there any sacrifice that we can offer to attain righteousness?  No

2.  
Read Hebrews 10:10.  If there is no sacrifice we can make, or nothing we can do, how are we then
"sanctified" or made holy?"    Through the offering of Jesus' body.

3.
Read Hebrews 10:10, 14.   How many times was this sacrifice made?  Once

4.  What is the one condition that is set in motion as necessary to appropriate this righteousness in
your life now?  
Galatians 3:22;  Romans 10: 4, 6.   You must have faith

5.  
Read Romans 3:22. In Whom must you have faith and believe? The Lord Jesus, Who shed His
Blood for us.

6.  How and by what means then, are we cleansed?  
Hebrews 9:13-14  Through the Blood sacrifice of
Jesus.

7.  Scripture shows us the condition or requirement we must meet in order to have the Blood applied
to our sin.  What is this condition?  
1 John 1:9   Confess our sins.

8.  What comfort this truth brings to the believer!  Notice also in
1 John 1:9,  there are liberating
results of our confession that Jesus will give to us.  What are these two things?
a.  Forgive us
b.  Cleanse us from all unrighteousness

9.  
Read 1 John 1:9.  What does Jesus cleanse us from?  All unrighteousness

Now read the account of Isaiah the Prophet in
Isaiah 6:1-8.  It is through this Old Testament account
where we see the example of the "righteousness" that comes from God.  Notice as you read here,
that Isaiah was in the temple worshiping the Lord, when he received his heavenly wake up call and
experienced the "opening of his spiritual eyes"  to the grotesqueness of his uncleanness.  This
beautiful work of "sanctification" (setting apart from sin), is a continual process in the believers life
as he or she grows up IN CHRIST, and learns to recognize and perceive the ugliness of sin and hate it
as much as God does. "You who love the Lord, hate evil" (sin)  
Psalms 97:10.

10.  Read Isaiah 6:5. Once Isaiah had experience this awesome encounter of seeing the Lord, what
was his reaction? He confessed his sin

11.  
Read Isaiah 6:5 again and described the two things he did once he was made aware of his sin.
a.  He confessed his sin
b.  He mourned

12.  In the further account of
Isaiah 6:6-7, we see, that because Isaiah was truly repentant (sorry) for is
sin, and confessed it, the divine Sovereignty of God's intervention in that very moment,
accomplished two things in Isaiah life.  What were these two things?
a.  His sin was taken away
b   His sin was forgiven

13.
 Read Isaiah 6:8 again.  Did  Isaiah keep on moaning in his grief and condemning himself at the
hideousness of his sin once it was exposed?  No

It was in the temple when Isaiah was worshiping the Lord and received his call to the office of
Prophet.  We can see by this fact, that Isaiah had previously developed a relationship with his God.
After his sin was exposed and he made his sincere confession, he did not any longer grieve over his
past sins.  He believed God had taken his sins away, and he offered himself to God.  There was
nothing he did of or by himself, to deserve God's forgiveness.  His reaction to God, once his sin was
exposed, brought him to is knees in deep, honest and sincere repentance.  Apostle Peter exampled
this same kind of genuine repentance for us in his account of betraying his Lord, by denying Him,
three times.

14.
 Read Galatians 3:11.   Is it possible for anyone to be justified by his own efforts or by the law?  No

15.  
Read Galatians 3:11-14  Explain how it is then, that a man or woman may be justified? By faith in
Jesus Christ's redemptive work upon the Cross of Calvary.

16.  
Read 2 Corinthians 5:17.  Having accepted this wonderful gift of Life and entering into the New
Covenant, what does God's Word say we now are IN CHRIST?    A new creature

17.  
Read Ephesians 4:22.  What are to do now with the old man?  Lay it aside

18.  According to
Colossians 2:11-12,  how has the old man been put off? Through the spiritual and
symbolic experience signified and provided in water baptism.  (This is an outward expression of the
inward commitment to lay aside the old life and come up, and enter into the Light of God's Kingdom
provided by Christ's death, burial and resurrection.)

19.  
Read 2 Corinthians 10:4-5.  How does the scripture say we may war against the old man (old
nature), when it rises up to oppose us (within ourselves and through others)?
a.  Destroying speculations
b.  Destroying every lofty thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God
c.  Taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ

20.  
Read Ephesians 4:24.   What does the Word tell us we are to do with the New Nature we have
through Christ now?  We are to put it on

21.
Ephesians 4:23 and Colossians 3:10  give us the instruction of how we are to put on our new
nature.  
a.  Be renewed the spirit of your mind
b.  Be renewed to a true knowledge according the image of Him

22.  
Read Ephesians 4:24 again.  As we put on our new nature (the regenerate self), into what is this
wonderful new nature actually created into, and what two qualities does it hold?
a.  In true righteousness
b.  In holiness of the truth (according to God's Word)

23.  
Read 2 Corinthians 3:18.   Since our new nature is created in the image of Jesus, and our
righteousness is given to us by faith in Christ, and is not of our own, what attitudes and moral
qualities should our life naturally produce without any added effort on our part?  The character traits
of Jesus

24.  R
ead Galatians 5:16.  What is the source of righteousness in our lives?  Walking in the Spirit
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