Romans 071: Romans 1- Righteousness is a Practice not merely a Stamp

ANCF-609-140202 - length: 78:49 - taught on Feb, 2 2014

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Romans 1:  Righteousness is a Practice, Not Merely a Stamp 

He (God the Father) made Him (the Lord Jesus Christ) who knew no sin (nature) to be (a) sin (substitute) on our behalf (all mankind), so that we might (have the opportunity to) become the righteousness of God in (union with) Him. 
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 
For if (1) anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer (and many are), he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror,
for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was (totally depraved). 
But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but (having become) an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. 
as it is written, ‚ÄúTHERE IS NONE (no creature who is) RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE‚
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory (the essence) of God‚
Now one of the Pharisees (Simon) was requesting Him (the Lord Jesus Christ) to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee‚house and reclined at the table. 
And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner (a prostitute); and when she learned that He (the Lord Jesus Christ) was reclining at the table in the Pharisee‚house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume
and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume. 
Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself,If this man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner (a prostitute).
And Jesus answered him,Simon, I have something to say to you. And he replied,Say it, Teacher. 
moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty (denarii).
When they (the debtors) were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?
Simon answered and said,I suppose the one whom he forgave more. And He said to him,You have judged (evaluated) correctly.
Turning toward the woman, He (the Lord Jesus Christ) said to Simon,Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
You gave Me no kiss (of greeting); but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet. 
You did not anoint My head with oil (as a host would do if he had good manners), but she anointed My feet with perfume.
For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little (because of his delusion of self-righteousness), loves little.
Then He (the Lord Jesus Christ) said to her,Your sins have been forgiven.
Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves,Who is this man who even forgives sins?
And He (the Lord Jesus Christ) said to the woman,Your faith has saved you; go in peace.
For as through the one man disobedience (Adam) the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One (the Lord Jesus Christ) the many (who believe in Him) will be made righteous. 
For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want (to do). 
For in Him (the Lord Jesus Christ) all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form‚ Not until we are willing to abandon everything we think we know,not until we release our preconceptions‚not until we 
realize we are not righteous‚are we truly ready to learn. 
WHEN THINGS FALL APART: Heart Advice For Difficult Times
Pema Chodron
The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at 
ourselves honestly and gently.
Often we think that the point of life is to pass a test or to overcome a problem, but the truth is that theses things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, room for relief, room for misery, room for joy.
Most of us do not take these situations as lessons. We automatically hate them. We run like crazy. We use all kinds of ways to escape -- all addictions stem from this moment when we meet our edge and we just can't stand it. We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain. 
To be fully alive, to be fully human, and to be completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man's-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. 
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My (the Lord Jesus Christ's) sake will find it. 
And hearing this, Jesus said to them,It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but (I came to call) sinners.‚Äù 
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
But now faith, hope, love, abide (in the sphere of) these three; but the greatest of these is (unconditional) love. 
This letter is written by me, Paul, a bond-servant and voluntary slave of Christ Jesus, by calling an apostle, and set apart by God the Father for the dissemination of the gospel message of God the Father, as a minister‚
and this is the gospel message that God the Father promised beforehand to the human race through His prophets in the holy Scriptures of the Old Testament‚ 
a gospel message concerning God the Father‚Son, the Lord, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh as true humanity, whose name is Jesus Christ‚
and Jesus Christ was declared the Son of God with enabling power by means of His resurrection from the dead, accomplished through the enabling power of the God who is the Spirit of holiness‚God the Holy Spirit we are talking about this Jesus Christ, our Lord, God the Son
through whom I, Paul, have received from God the Father both grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ‚Person‚
among whom you, as believers in Christ, also are the possession of Jesus Christ by calling‚
and this letter is written to all of you who are the beloved‚the divinely loved ones of God the Father‚you believers in Christ living in Rome, saints by calling, the set apart ones: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 
First, I thank my God (the Father in prayer) through Jesus Christ(name) for you all (believers in Rome), because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world (all over the Roman Empire). 
For God (the Father), whom I (Paul) serve in my (human) spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son (the Lord Jesus Christ), is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you (believers in Rome in intercessory prayer)
always in my prayers making request (petition for self as well), if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. 
For I (Paul) long to see you (believers in Rome) so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established
that is, that I (Paul) may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us (encouraged) by the other faith, both yours and mine. 
I do not want you to be unaware, brethren (believers in Rome), that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far‚I want to come) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as (I obtain fruit) among the rest of the Gentiles. 
I am under obligation both to Greeks (people who speak Greek) and to barbarians (people who don‚speak Greek), both to the wise (believers in Christ) and to the foolish (unbelievers). 
So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel (as a minster) to you also who are in Rome. 
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 16 to 18
FOR I am not ashamed of the gospel (of God) 
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 16 to 18
FOR the gospel of God is the power of God the Father for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first (chronologically), and also to the Greek. 
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 16 to 18
FOR in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ the righteousness of God the Father is revealed, from faith in the Lord for salvation to faith in the Lord for all things; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man (any believer in Christ) SHALL LIVE BY FAITH (by placing his confidence in God).
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 16 to 18
FOR the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and (against all) unrighteousness of men (unbelievers) who suppress the truth (of the gospel) in unrighteousness. 
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 16 to 18
FOR in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ the righteousness of God the Father is revealed, from faith in the Lord for salvation to faith in the Lord for all things; as it is written, BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man (any believer in Christ) SHALL LIVE BY FAITH (by placing his confidence in God). 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. // In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. 
The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed 
Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him. 
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