A perfect Christian is the product of Christ and His righteousness. The exhortation to consider Christ as our righteousness is given us here: "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross."---Hebrews 12:1-3
Notice a couple of things here. Firstly the Christian warfare besides being a battle is also a race. You cannot run a race if you are weighed down with the burden of sin. Jesus offers to take away sin. He is not only the Author of salvation and faith [justification] but also the Finisher [sanctification and glorification]. They can never be separated. Below: Whom do you worship? Papal Rome and the counterfeit day of worship, or Christ and His Seventh-day Sabbath?
Product Name: "Jesus Christ our righteousness."
Product Description: "Jesus saves us from and not in sin."
$Price: "It costs heaven everything. To us it is free."
Product Name Christ's Sabbath
Product Description : Moreover also I gave them My Sabbath, to be a sign between Me and them, that they may know that I am the Lord that sanctify them."---Ezekiel 20:12 Wouldn't you like to be sanctified as well as justified?
"For the Son of man is Lord even of the
Sabbath day."---Matthew 12:8; Mark 2:27; Luke 6:5
"And hallow My Sabbath; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God."---Ezekiel 20:20.
" In the new heaven and the new earth, all flesh shall come and worship before Me from one Sabbath to another."---Isa.66:23 KJV
The law convicts and condemns the sinner, but it is not in its province to pardon the least or greatest sin. If we sin we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. The sinner gets into trouble with the Father through transgression of His law. Christ, the sinners Advocate, pleads in his behalf. The law cannot release the sinner from the consequence of his transgression, but Christ Himself pays the penalty the sinner has incurred by his disobedience......
Christ did not come to excuse sin, nor to justify a sinner while
he continued to transgress that law for which the Son of God was to
give His life to vindicate and exalt. Had it been possible for the
law to be repealed, Christ would have had no need to come to our
earth, and to die, the just for the unjust. God could have taken the
sinner back into favor by annulling the law. But this could not be.
The law holds the transgressor in bondage, but the obedient are
The law cannot cleanse from sin, it condemns the sinner. The sinner may stand justified before God only through repentance towards Him, and faith in the merits of Jesus Christ. The law is a great mirror by means of which the sinner may discern the defects in his moral character. But the mirror cannot remove those defects. The Gospel points to Christ as the only one able to remove the stains of sin by His blood. Though the law has no pardoning power, it is the only means by which to explain to the sinner what sin really is. By the law is the knowledge of sin.---Romans 3:20
Without the law, Paul tells us, sin is dead.
It is folly to bid the sinner come to Christ before being convicted of his sin by being brought before the mirror of the law of God. What is the sinner to be converted or to be saved from? The transgression of God's law to obedience of it. But if he is told that he cannot keep the law of God, and that if he should attempt it he would be brought into bondage, to what is he then converted,-transgression of the law to a continuance in that transgression? This is absurd....Such conversions are not ratified in heaven.
The New Covenant by the blood of Jesus consists of God Himself writing love for His holy law into our hearts and minds when He gives us the power of His Holy Spirit [Hebrews 8:10-12; 10:16-21] when we become a spiritual Israelite [Romans 9:4; 11:17-27]. The word 'Israel' means overcomer, an overcomer of sin that is.
Only a remnant will be saved [Romans 9:27; 11:5] and what does
the remnant look like? "Here are they that keep the commandments of
God and have the faith of Jesus." [Revelation 12:17] The testimony
of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. [compare Rev,12:17 with Rev.