Question was asked on FB: “How did Jesus attain righteousness?”
First of all, Jesus is God, Creator, Messiah, Judge, from everlasting to everlasting (Psalm 90:2); therefore, Jesus is righteous by His very nature as Deity (John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1).
Second, Jesus attained His righteousness in the flesh (Philippians 2) through the virgin birth (Luke 1; Genesis 3:15). Jesus was conceived in the womb of the virgin woman by the will and power of the Holy Spirit thereby permitting Jesus to circumvent the sin-nature that is transferred genomically (via federal headship) to all of human-kind throughout every generation (Romans 5:12). Jesus, who is God spiritually, was born in flesh absent the sin-nature physiologically; Jesus walked among mankind for 33.5-years in absolute sinlessness and fulfilled the righteous requirements of the Law i.e. perfection for us (James 2:10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 8:46).
The Law could not provide mankind righteousness (a right standing) with the Father due to our sin-nature inherited from our father, Adam, but Jesus did for us what we could not do for ourselves; that is, Jesus fulfilled the Law for us and offers His righteousness to us in exchange for our sin if we will trust in Him as our Lord (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 8:3).
Having pleased the Father through perfect obedience to the Law, Jesus voluntarily walked to the horrors of a Roman Crucifixion where His innocent blood was shed as a blood sacrifice for the sins of the whole World (John 3:16-18; 1 John 2:2). With this one selfless act of love, Jesus died a substitutionary death for you and for me and paid our sin-debt for us; that is, a debt owed to the Father that we, in our sin-nature, could never pay (Romans 8:3).
As a result of Jesus’ faithfulness at the Cross, God the Father agrees by Covenant (Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 8:10; 10:16) to forgive and redeem anyone who believes that His Son, Jesus Christ, died to pay their sin-debt (John 3:16-18) and along with this forgiveness, the Father agrees to impute the perfection/righteousness of Jesus over the life of the one who believes that Jesus is Lord (2 Corinthians 5:21); in addition, the Father agrees by Covenant to give the Holy Spirit to the one who believes in Jesus as Lord (Ephesians 1:13-14; John 14:16) and the Holy Spirit then indwells the believer and becomes their personal Teacher-Tutor (1 John 2:27) as the Spirit walks the redeemed in the daily process of sanctification (Galatians 5:16-26); that is, the Holy Spirit guides the believer in the ways of obedience to God’s will and righteousness as the Law is written upon their heart (Hebrews 10:16); in addition, the Holy Spirit prepares the believer for service in the coming Kingdom of God, the New Jerusalem, which will be established, subsequent to the Millennial Reign of Jesus, on a New Earth within a New Heaven (John 14:3; Revelation 21); it is there that the redeemed in Jesus Christ will serve our resurrected God in our resurrected bodies, forever (Philippians 3:21; Revelation 21).
2 thoughts on “How did Jesus attain Righteousness?”
Absolutly! Who else could redeem the fallen state of that created in their image and likeness other than the creator himself who breathed the breath of life into that which was created. LOLGB+
LGBTQ is sin and will be judged lest the participant repents and trusts in Jesus as Lord and stops the offending conduct. Unless Jesus is your Lord and Mediator for sin, you have no hope.
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