JOURNEY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS
Righteousness is the state of moral perfection required by God to enter Heaven. How do you stop trying to produce righteousness and begin to simply trust in the Holy Spirit to change your heart, to make you righteous?
However, the Bible clearly states that human beings cannot achieve righteousness through their own efforts: “Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law, we become conscious of our sin.” (Romans 3:20, NIV).
Righteousness is the perfect holiness of Christ. It is an essential attribute to the character of God; quite literally meaning “One who is right”. Think of it as the polar opposite of sin. To sin is to go against God’s design for our lives, therefore righteousness is the only living standard that is acceptable for us to stand before the Father. The wages of sin is death, but in the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway, there is no death. (Proverbs 12:28)
All of us are born into complete bondage to sin, unable to produce any sort of righteousness on our own (Romans 3:9-12). Isaiah says that our attempts to produce righteousness on our own are disgusting in the eyes of God. We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. (Isaiah 64:6)
Even when our good deeds seem to be performed from the purest of motives, unless that motivation is to glorify the name of Lord Jesus Christ, those deeds are completely self-righteous and sinful. For instance, modifying my behavior to stop using certain language was actually a self-righteous act because the real motivation wasn’t out of conviction from the Holy Spirit, but to simply appear more holy to others.
We are completely incapable of changing our own hearts. Only Lord Jesus Christ can do that. When we stop trying to produce righteousness and begin to simply trust in the Holy Spirit to change our hearts, He will make us righteous.
Sit down and put your Soul Energy Noosphere Regulator over your legs above your knees, then put your palms over it and say the “Jesus’ Prayer” as it shows us the way towards true humility – “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner” or the “Lord’s Prayer”.
The power of Praying to God, coming from your heart, means you are ready to open it and to receive the Lord as your Savior.
Now when you manifest your faith in God by praying to Him and while still keeping your palms over your Soul Energy Noosphere Regulator take a deep breath, inhale the air coming as Divine Light from your Soul Energy Noosphere Regulator through your nose and keep the inhaled air in your body for at least three to four seconds. Now exhale the air slowly through your mouth towards your whole Bio Field and repeat the process of breathing for two to three minutes. Even more, if you want. It is always up to you. There is no strict timing.
You are relaxed and ready to allowing your mind to start listening to your heart.
Start reading the following texts from the Scriptures chosen by me for this Spiritual Practice.
“What is the breastplate of righteousness?” Ephesians 6:14
Answer: Ephesians 6:11 exhorts believers to “put on the whole armor of God” in order to stand firm against the attacks of our enemy, Satan (2 Corinthians 10:4; Ephesians 6:12). Verses 14 through 17 say, “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
The breastplate of righteousness refers to the righteousness purchased for us by Jesus at the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21). At salvation, a “breastplate” is issued to each repentant sinner. It is specially designed by God to protect our heart and soul from evil and deception. Our own righteous acts are no match for Satan’s attacks (Isaiah 64:6). The breastplate of righteousness has Christ’s name stamped on it, as though He said, “Your righteousness isn’t sufficient to protect you. Wear mine.”
Putting on the armor of God requires a decision on our part. To put on the breastplate of righteousness, we must first have the belt of truth firmly in place. Without truth, our righteousness will be based upon our own attempts to impress God.
We “put it on” by seeking God and His righteousness above everything else (Matthew 6:33). We make Him and His ways our dwelling place (Psalm 91:1). We delight in His commands and desire for His ways to become our ways (Psalm 37:4; 119:24, 111; Isaiah 61:10). When God reveals an area of change to us, we obey and allow Him to work in us. At the point where we say “no” to God, we open a little crack in the armor where Satan’s arrows can get through (Ephesians 6:16).
Now read the Word of God again. Think over them and close your eyes.
Feel the Divine Light of God that illuminates you and by purifying your Energy System, and by increasing your energy vibrational power you stop being in the darkness.
Right now, in this very special moment inhale the air of your Soul Energy Noosphere Regulator and visualize how the Divine Everlasting Love of Lord is entering your body through your navel and then fulfilling every Energy Center of yours while you still keep the inhaled air in your body for 3 seconds.
See and feel how you wear Christ’s breastplate of righteousness, how you begin to develop a purity of your heart that translates into actions. Wearing this breastplate creates a lifestyle of putting what you believe in your heart into practice. See how Your life becomes conformed to the image of Christ, how your choices become more righteous, and these godly choices also protect you from further temptation and deception.
Say that in your heart lives the light of righteousness that does not fail.
Now pray for mercy and open your heart for God by saying this prayer:
“Lord Jesus I need you. Thank you for dying on the Cross for my sins! I open the door of my life and receive you as my savior and Lord. Take control of my life. Make me the kind of a person you want me to be. Amen”
The Divine Light of Lord is within your heart. Your Consciousness is part of the Supreme Consciousness of God!
By practicing during your praying and meditation time with your Soul Energy Noosphere Regulator, it increases the Divine Light power of your Spirit and makes it alive so that God can speak to you.
You have to wear your armor correctly. Several factors can interfere with the effectiveness of your spiritual breastplate. Carelessness, unbelief, abusing grace or disobedience can hinder your ability to stand firm and defeat the enemy in your life. When you tolerate sin, refuse to forgive, rely on personal righteousness or allow earthly concerns to crowd out time for an intimate relationship with God, you in effect, take off the breastplate of righteousness, minimizing its power to protect you.
You need your breastplate of righteousness in place to gain the victory specified in 2 Corinthians 10:15: “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised against the knowledge of God and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” When you quickly reject heretical ideas, idolatry, and the “counsel of the ungodly” (Psalm 1:1) and instead “keep our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2), you keep your breastplate securely fastened.
To pursue righteousness means to turn away from your natural, sinful desires, and turn to Christ and His perfect and righteous ways. Through obeying his command, we are being prepared by God for eternal life with Him—aligning us with our righteousness through Christ.
We can rest in the fact that God sovereignly works everything for the good of His people, including restoring us through the righteousness of His Son. Our righteousness began in Christ and is completed by Christ. Follow Him and pursue it, daily.