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TCH MINI-STUDY: 12
 
CHRIST IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
 
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord (1 Corinthians 1:30-31).
 
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith (Rom 1:16-17).
 
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he [God] hath made him [Christ] to be sin for us, who knew no sin [sinless, fully righteous]; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:20-21).
 
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King [Christ] shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name wherebyhe shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jeremiah 23:5-6).
 
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness (Jeremiah 33:14-16).
 
For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils (Hebrews 7:1-4).
 
Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face (Psalms 5:8).
 
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Mat 6:33).
 
Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment [righteousness] to the Gentiles (Mat 12:18).
 
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith (Philippians 3:9).
 
For the kingdom of God [available only through faith in Christ] is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost (Rom 14:17).
 
My righteousness [Christ] is near; my salvation [Christ] is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust (Isaiah 51:5).
 
Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness [Christ] to be revealed. Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil (Isaiah 56:1-2).
 
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith [in Christ] (Romans 4:13).
 
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested [Jesus Christ], being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even [specifically[ the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference (Romans 3:21-22).
 
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness [available only through Christ], and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy (Daniel 9:24).
 
For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one [Christ] shall many be made righteous (Romans 5:17-19).
 
Now to him that worketh [at keeping the law for righteousness] is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt [owed, required]. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin (Romans 4:4-8).
 
In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted. For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king (Psalms 89:16-18).
 
Surely, shall one say, in the LORD [Christ] have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory (Isa 45:24-25).


 
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"Then came the Jews round about him, and
said unto him, How long dost thou make us to
doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye
believed not: the works that I do in my
Father's name, they bear witness of me."
(John 10:24-25)
 
"And many other signs truly did Jesus in
the presence of his disciples, which are not
written in this book: But these are written, that
ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the
Son of God; and that believing ye might have
life through his name."
(John 20:30-31)