The three r’s in Iowa growing up were: reading, [w]riting, and [a]rithmatic. The three R’s important today are righteousness, righteousness and righteousness.
Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness and all things of Christ will be given to you. The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Hunger and thirst for righteousness and you will be SATISFIED. The new heaven and new earth is where righteousness dwells. Wherever Christ dwells, God’s righteousness dwells; Christ remains forever. “He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Cor 1:30). “We are the righteousness of God in Christ” (2 Cor 5:21). “Those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness REIGN IN LIFE through the One man Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:17).
Jesus says, “Abide in Me, and I in you” “Abide in My Righteousness and My Righteous Words abide in you” God’s Word remains forever; the old heavens and earth pass away.
This present world system passes away but the Word never passes away. This present world system is the way of thinking that has led to the world we see today manifested: the “god of this world” blinds minds to not be able to see the light of the gospel of the GLORY (the presence, the fire light) of Christ, the likeness of God. Our God is a consuming fire. Jesus baptizes us with the Holy Spirit and fire of God; removing all that is antiChrist and forming Christ in you. In the Righteousness of Christ we are delivered from the dominion of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of the beloved Son.
The old heavens and earth pass away when you come to Christ and Christ comes to live in you, conquering unbelief to abide in heavenly places, a new way of thinking that manifests new life, the righteousness of God with Christ in you that never passes away. In Christ and His Words abiding in you, we ask and receive for the glory of God our Heavenly Father, Almighty God, enthroned above the highest heavens and in the hearts of those who have raised the standard of righteousness in their spirit and soul and body: Christ in you!
Apart from Christ, you are still a part of the old heavens and earth, this present world system, taking part in her sins and sharing her plagues (Revelation 18:4). BUT in Christ and Christ in you is a new city of God, of light, shining with the glory of God in your heart, a new heaven and new earth where righteousness dwells and Christ remains forever; the Word never passes away, but fulfills the purposes of God.
We walk out what God works in us: Christ in you, a new creature of the new creation of the new covenant between the Father and the Son, given to each of us as we are made ready by the Holy Spirit and fire forming the new Life in us, a new way of thinking to manifest the new thing! Righteousness! Righteousness! Righteousness!
Thanks be to God, who IN CHRIST always leads us in triumph, and THROUGH CHRIST IN US spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God…from life to life in Christ…from death to death in those who are perishing APART from Christ…Speak in Christ (2 Cor 2:14-17). Live, move, have your being and speak IN Christ and CHRIST in you: a new heaven and new earth where righteousness dwells; a new Way of thinking that manifests a new form; a new spirit and soul that form a new body to house the Holy Spirit as a new temple of God; the fire around you and glory within you; new wine in a new wineskin.
In the old covenant under the law, people were separated from a holy righteous God by sin, death and fathering by the devil; they had to be led by an EXTERNAL fire by night and cloud of glory by day. In the new covenant, won for us by Jesus, under grace taken by faith, we are led by an INTERNAL Holy Spirit and fire: glory and fire, light presence of God within, to walk in light as sons of Light, bearing the fruit of Light: all that is good, true and righteous (Ephesians 5:8).
No one is righteous but Christ, who died to all of Adam’s heritage so he could give His Heritage of Righteousness to you. Come to Christ, yoke, learn, rest in God while the Holy Spirit and fire work righteousness in you.