…Having “A READINESS” to Avenge all sin and disobedience.. The righteous have an everlasting foundation. It’s not about what we have to do to become something but what we are already because of His Works and how we got there.
Readiness means all ready prepared and at hand. I like to say All ready already!!
This is That!! John 4:38 “I sent you to reap THAT whereon ye bestowed NO LABOR. It’s time for us to reap what HE HAS sown for us!
In the wilderness they wander around trying to establish their own boasting in self-righteous labor. When they could have trusted the Lord with His Covenant of Mercy that gifted mankind with His nature. Romans 10:3 … “they were ignorant of God’s Righteousness.” Jesus confirmed and ratified the Covenants of God’s Merciful Love.
Now we boast not of things without measure but according to the measure of the RULE; which God HATH distributed to all of us, a measure to reach even unto you! For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcised, but a NEW creature. Not to boast of another mans line. The Lord said, “I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people.” He set Himself within man.
RULE means a measuring rod, line, plummet, plumbline, and weight. Christ the righteousness of God IS the rule which measures from the Cornerstone the strong foundation when building. Isaiah 28:16
Even so now with joy we can give way yielding our lives to Him, servants to righteousness in holiness. Now we are justified by the blood of Jesus Christ; and life is in the blood. So, now our life is made righteous by the power of the Spirit of Holiness which is His Life in US! The same spirit and power that raised up Jesus out of the grave in Romans is called the Spirit of Holiness. His life which is holy made us one holy nation. He that is joined unto the Lord is ONE spirit.
Holiness is not a verb it’s a noun. It is the person and work of Christ Jesus our Lord. The Key to the Kingdom is Christ and His Holiness.
The Kingdom of God and of Heaven is Righteousness, Peace and Joy IN the spirit of holiness. That is why James said, Wisdom from above is FIRST Pure. That word PURE means HOLY, Chaste, and pure. The First Fruits are HOLY, Pure and chaste. Not by our own doing but by seeing the wondrous works made, completed, and finished from the beginning and IN the beginning.
1 Corinthians 3:16 “You all need to know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of Holiness dwells IN YOU!”
Christ Jesus IS the Alpha and Omega and we are IN the Beginning and confirmed IN the End.
Yes, Our Peace Matters! Always-N-Joy, Joanne
Proverbs 10:25; John 4:38; Galatians 6: 15-18; 2 Corinthians 10:6, & 13-16; Romans 13:1; 5:17-20 & 10:3; Amos 7:7-8; 1 Peter 2:6-10; Mark 12:10; James 3:17