PRACTISE RIGHTEOUSNESS

2017 – WEDNESDAY 09 AUGUST

RIGHTEOUS IN HIM

The Apostle John nails it when it comes to living righteously.

THREE BIG WORDS

1. PROMISE
1 John 2:25
“And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.”
You must believe that you have received the promised “eternal life – in Christ.”
You have this life – and it is a totally different kind of life – to created life.
You are born again of the “eternal spirit” in Christ. A brand new creation in Him.
A brand new “eternal lifestyle” is yours.

2. PRACTICE
1 John 2:29
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.
Once you know you have “eternal life in Christ”, you have to start practicing living that life.
Practicing righteous living – means you will fail and fall at times, but you just get up again, and keep practicing the “eternal lifestyle.”
Paul told Timothy to pursue righteousness.
Never stop practising the “righteous lifestyle.”

3. PURIFIES
1 JOHN 3:3
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
You have the “eternal lifestyle” model in Christ and in His word.
You can live the “righteous lifestyle” – in Christ.
Sin happens when you lose the desire to purify yourself to be like Jesus.
Purifying yourself is when you expose your heart motives to the word of God, and wash yourself in the water of His word.
You are righteous by the blood of Jesus.
You are purified by the Words of Jesus.
You can be born again and declared righteous in Christ – but if you do not purify yourself in Christ’s word – you will end up practicing sin – and those who practice sin – are not of Christ.
NO WORD – NO WASH – NO WIN.

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