Little children, let no one deceive you! The one who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous. The one who commits sin is of the Devil, for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose: to destroy the Devil’s works. 1 John 3:7-8
God presented Him to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be righteous and declare righteous the one who has faith in Jesus. Romans 3:26
The word RIGHTEOUS, means: Morally right or justifiable, virtuous. Have you ever considered yourself to be RIGHTEOUS? Well, according to God’s Word, He considers those who are His TRUE CHILDREN or the TRUE BELIEVERS, to be RIGHTEOUS.
In 1 John, we are warned to NOT let anyone DECEIVE us. Now, keep in mind, that the Devil is the GREAT DECEIVER. And we are told that; the one who does what is RIGHT IS RIGHTEOUS, just as JESUS is RIGHTEOUS. RIGHTEOUSNESS can only come from one who possess a RIGHTEOUS NATURE. And that one, can ONLY possess RIGHTEOUSNESS through the ATONING WORK of God’s Only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
On the other hand, the one who is NOT a TRUE CHILD of the LIVING GOD, cannot possess RIGHTEOUSNESS, because they are UNGODLY, and they possess that SINFUL nature, that is prompted by Satan, ALL SIN is SATANIC in nature. Sin originated with Satan, and to participate in SIN, is taking part in his EVIL, WICKED works. Jesus Christ was REVEALED in order to DESTROY the Devil’s works. And JESUS is the ONLY WAY for one to NOT only be FORGIVEN of their sins, and to become RIGHTEOUS, but also to be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL.
The HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD of ALL CREATION, presented Jesus to DEMONSTRATE His RIGHTEOUSNESS, and at the SAME TIME, demonstrate His GRACE, LOVE and MERCY for a REBELLIOUS, UNGODLY, UNRIGHTEOUS, PEOPLE, and to bring them into a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Himself. This is ONLY POSSIBLE through the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE of His Son, Jesus, by the SHEDDING of His PRECIOUS LIFE’S BLOOD, on an old rugged cross. And because that SIN DEBT was PAID in FULL, it enables the one who has FAITH in JESUS to be JUSTIFIED and declared RIGHTEOUS. Have you been JUSTIFIED? And are you declared RIGHTEOUS, by the RIGHTEOUS JUDGE?
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, you are NOT RIGHTEOUS, but are UNGODLY, and UNRIGHTEOUS, and doing the WORKS of the Devil. And you are headed for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you’re there. In order to be declared RIGHTEOUS, and to ESCAPE HELL, and GAIN HEAVEN, with all its BLESSINGS, you MUST WILLINGLY TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before GOD. And ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be DECLARED RIGHTEOUS, before the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS JUDGE. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!