Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled pt.4/10

This is where the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes meet, because the Righteousness of God is the Commandments of God, which we will explain here. We are only able to have God’s righteousness after we are poor in spirit, mourn and become meek, and not before. It is in our meekness that God’s Holy Spirit can teach us about His Righteousness. This implies that anyone who does not keep God’s commandments our of love for him has not been born again by the Spirit to be taught by the spirit, such a person is proud according to the Word of God.

The righteousness of God is everything as Yeshua declared on the Mount in Matthew 6:33, “Seek Ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you”.  The Righteousness of God is everything, literally and figuratively.  

In Isaiah 61:10 we learn that the righteousness of God is like a robe or garment that Yeshua clothes us with in the spirit, “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorned herself with her jewels.”  The church at the end of time is the bride of Christ and she must wear her wedding garments which is the righteousness of Christ.[1]

In Psalm 119:172, the psalmist tells us “My tongue shall speak of thy word, for all thy commandments are righteousness”.  So according to the Psalmist, all the commandments of God are righteousness, and we know all the commandments of God are summarized as two commandments, “Love the Lord thy God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all thy mind.  And love thy neighbour as thyself.  This is a summary of the Ten Commandments with the first four commandments being our relationship with God, and the last six being our relations with our neighbour.

In Isaiah 51:6, Isaiah tells us that righteousness of God is His Law.  He writes, “Hearken unto me ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law”.  So, Isaiah tells us the people who know the righteousness of God are those who have the Law of God written on their hearts! Amazing, isn’t Isaiah alluding to the scriptures in the New Testament in the book of Hebrews which Paul wrote in chapter 8:10 “For this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds and inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be My people.” Or in Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord. I will put My laws in their hearts and inscribe them on their minds.”  Why will Yeshua write His commandments on our hearts? Because our hearts are in the form of Two Tables of stone, comprising the left ventricle and the right ventricle, created by Yeshua the creator himself for this very purpose! Amazing, he designed the shape of our hearts just like the shape of the two tables of stones on which He inscribed the 10 Commandments for Moses to give to the people.  And since love comes from the heart when He writes it there, we can then obey it voluntarily because we love Him that is why He said if you love me you will obey my commandments and my commandments are not burdensome.  To obey the Commandments of Yeshua you practically and literally have to fall in love with Him just as He fell in love with us first and died on the cross of Calvary for us. Romeo and Juliet style!

In Romans 8:4 Paul writes to explain how the righteousness of God is fulfilled in by faith in Yeshua, “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man, as an offering for sin. He thus condemned sin in the flesh, 4so that the righteous standard of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh; but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”  So, Paul tells us it is Yeshua himself who fulfils His Righteousness in us when we walk according to the Spirit of God as we have described in each of the steps prior to this stage. So, its good news we do not have to do this work ourselves.  I delight to do thy will oh my God yeah, thy law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:8)

In Matthew 13:44, Yeshua said that “the kingdom of God is like a hidden treasure in a field, when a man found it, he hid it again and, in his joy, he went and sold everything he had to buy the field.” Why is it a hidden treasure that we must seek for? Because when you search in the entire Brit Chadashah (in the New Testament), one cannot find the definition of the Righteousness of God plainly written as we have seen in the Torah (old testament). What is obvious is the definition of unrighteousness, however, the actual definition of Righteousness is hidden from plain sight that is why Yeshua told us to seek it first! 

To find the definition of what Righteousness we have to go the book of 1 John, that small book of the Brit Chadashah which a few like to read. In first John we find two definitions of Sin one in 1 John 3:4 and the other in 1 John 5:17.

1 John 3:4 states “Whomsoever committeth sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law”, from which we can write the mathematical statement:

                Sin = transgression of the law ………. Let us name it equation 1.

In 1 John 5:17, it states, “All unrighteousness is sin” from which we can write the mathematical statement:

Sin = Unrighteousness ………. Let us name it equation 2.

So, we have two definitions of sin in 1 John, therefore we can equate the two to each other…

Unrighteousness = Transgression of the law ……. this is a negative statement which we can easily turn into positive statement:

Righteousness = Keeping of the Law

This is the hidden treasure Yeshua asked us to seek for with all our hearts and when we find it, we shall have joy.  He gave it to His most beloved Disciple John!  He said “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart! (Jeremiah 29:13).  That is why He said in Matthew 6:33, “Seek Ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you”.  It was literally hidden from plain sight.  And he has placed it just before the book of Revelation to test our will to find Him.

The book of Revelation 12&14 tells us that it is those who have the commandments of God and faith in Jesus who will escape the Beast and His Image.[2]  It is the commandments of God and the Sabbath that the enemy Satan hates because it points to the Creator God as the true Master of the Universe so He deceives the whole world to ignore the Commandments especially the Sabbath to our own detriment that is why Revelation 12:9 states, And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” In Hebrews 4:9-11 Paul warns Christians to not forget the sabbath rest of the Lord.

In Revelation 22:14 the scripture says this about the redeemed, “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Its those who do the commandments or have the righteousness of Christ who will dwell in the New City Jerusalem which comes from above.

It is after we are filled with the righteousness of God, that we become merciful…and scripture tells us that……

[1] This is the same garment and robes of white in which Adam and Eve were clothed with in the Garden of Eden at their creation before the fall. Psalm 8:5

[2] Revelation 12:17 and Revelation 14:12

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