There is but ONE form of “righteousness” that mankind can acquire that will result in forgiveness of sin and reconciliation with the Father; that is, humbling yourself before God the Father, admitting you’re a sinner and agreeing with the Father that you need an Intercessor because you cannot be sufficiently good or righteous to earn your own forgiveness but that you believe and trust in the Son, Jesus Christ, as your Lord and Savior and you believe that Jesus died for you to pay your sin-debt owed the Father, a debt you could NOT pay yourself and you believe Jesus was resurrected from the dead for your justification (John 3; Romans 10:9-10).
Anyone who believes in Jesus Christ as Lord with a sincere heart will receive the perfection, the righteousness (a right standing with the Father) imputed into and over their life in exchange for their sin and they will receive the indwelling Holy Spirit as the Guarantor of that covenant relationship, forever (John 3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:13-14). It is the righteousness, purity, sinless perfection, of Jesus imputed into your life by faith as the ONLY righteousness you will attain that will please the Father and belay His wrath for your sin and reconcile you with the Father who then considers you family.
At the moment you receive the Holy Spirit who takes-up residence within you…you will began a journey in your New Nature given you by the Spirit (2 Corinthians 5:17) and the Holy Spirit will methodically walk you daily in the Father’s will for your life via the conscience via the process of sanctification as the Holy Spirit prepares you for service in the New Jerusalem (Galatians 5:16; 1 John 2:27).
There is NOTHING you can do in and of yourself to save yourself from death in Hell…you must rely totally and completely upon what Jesus did for you at Golgotha by shedding His innocent blood for your sin and taking on a sinners death in your place (John 3; Matthew 26:28). You cannot work yourself to God (Ephesians 2:8-9) as Elohim demonstrated in Genesis 3:21 by rejecting the works of Adam’s hands (fig leaves) to cover his sin and shame while Elohim, HIMSELF, shed innocent blood and clothed Adam and his wife in an imputed robe of righteousness…a prophecy that was fulfilled 4000-years later by Jesus Christ on the Cross with the words “It is finished” (John 19:30); in fact, the reason the Son of God, Jesus Christ, entered Time was “to destroy the works of the Devil” for YOU and offer YOU His righteousness by faith (1 John 3:8b; 2 Corinthians 5:21)!!!