The righteous Act was the right deed done to erase the wrong. What then is wrong deed, and what is the right deed that corrected the wrong? This is righteousness.
Romans 5 put it like this, that through the one man (Adam) sin entered creation and death spread to all of humanity. And that just has through one man’s act of sin, sin spread throughout Humanity. So too through one man’s righteous act life spreads to those who received . And who is that it? Christ. He is the gift of God by being His right deed accredited to us on our behalf to undo the effects of the fall. In this way we share in His life and are exonerated from the death that was passed on to us by Adam. We have a new heritage.
So Christ’s righteous singular act that He did was to undo the Adamic curse and to free would be believers from death. All those born according to Adam are born dead to the things of God. They cannot see or hear Him who knocks on the door of their invisible heart. An invisible God requires an invisible response of what we call Faith. These are the things that are intangible to the carnal senses of hearing sight sound in touch.
All those who receive Him are born of a new creation having eyes to see and ears to hear of a different nature. These are God’s people, the true Israel of God as seen in Galatians 6
15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, upon the Israel of God.” But it is those who do not have the new nature that has a different understanding of the Israel of God. A carnal one. The thing on earth is not the Israel of God.
Christ is able to save to the uttermost those who come to him. And just as Moses instructed the people to look at the snake on the pole to be saved, we look back to the cross for the same thing. That is the one single saving Act of God that produces true righteousness that is able to save equally those who look forward to the cross and us to look back to that saving savior. ”
There is not going to be another saving savior to supersede or add on to this rightly done, completed and fulfilled act. Even as 2nd Peter says that all the Earth and all its Works shall be burned with fire so that true righteousness remains. True righteousness is now, but then it will be without competition.
You see the curse is not something imposed by God on mankind, but that mankind was operating contrary to their god-given nature of “having dominion over all the earth in cohesion with the living God”. It is that Creation responds negatively to fallen thinking. They have backwards, upside down thoughts. This is why the carnal mind is enmity against God. The things mankind was given power over then now had power over them. They were created to live in fellowship and constant non-stop communion with the living God, but now they serve creation and remain ignorant of Him who said “lo I am with you through all the ages”.
God didn’t curse mankind. They violated the natural laws programmed into the creation by the Creator of “everything being good very good” and walking backwards, much like going the wrong way down a one way street, they experience the curse. This is what it means when the disciples were inquiring about the Tower of Siloam that fell on many people. He said unless you repent this will likewise happened to you, Showing the need for a polarity change from cursing to blessing to escape pending doom.
The work of Christ performed the polarity shift. Blessing for cursing as signified by the crown of thorns, a correct reference to working the earth and yeilding thorns and thistles. Hence the need to repent. Turn the other way with right thinking. To return to God in this way. That is what repent means.
Adam turned away from God. And when he turned, he did not get the next best thing, he got the exact opposite, and imposed that spiritual posture on humanity. To all those born of his kind having only carnal perceptions. But the elect of God have both. We have a God consciousness. We are not God, but having every thing that God has by being joint heirs of the gift of God in Christ.
It was Adam who turned from a God consciousness to a self consciousness. He became afraid and detached from God in His thinking and became empty first in His mind. Then he felt naked and guilty for the first time and wanted to hide the empty spot. A great void in the heart that many try to fill today with countless addictions. These are also classified as idolatrous and adulterous toward God.
But those of us who hear the heavenly repent and turn the other way to Faith in the Living God in the spirit of the Mind which is the place of mankind’s departure and the place of our return.
The curse is gone, condemnation is gone, the devil is de-fanged. We accept God in the spirit of the mind and are made whole.
The law culture that was given was to amplify mankinds nakedness and sin. It is this nakedness and sin that was nailed to the cross. We apply this with our thinking and behavior through the working of faith.
The laws we thought to bring righteousness showed us to be wrong and brought us to our reality of who we are without God, crippled and spiritually bereft. As Paul said”Oh wretched man that I am. Who shall deliver me from the law of sin and desth? Who shall over ride my self infliction? He then answered himself on our behalf saying ” there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ who walk by the prompting of the spirit and not the flesh.
Through the gift of righteousness of the one man who was the Word of God first, who became flesh, a man to undo the upside down thinking of those departing from God.
Christ secured our safe return by giving us the gospel of which you are now hearing. Sin no longer has dominion, or power over us. It cannot control us. It has no ill effects to us and creation for us is restored to that which is “good, very good” if we reach maturity. If we can receive it by faith. Why? Because all the ill effects of mankinds stupid thinking is grounded out at the cross. On him was laid the iniquity of us all”.
This is why we see The lamb of God in heaven is The center piece. There belongs glory to none other. The lighting strike that was looking for us, landed on Him. And Christ did this willingly for you when you are enemies, to have life and life more abundantly. To share in His victory and the pleasures He enjoys today is our bounty and our abundance. Life more abundantly.
“God sent His Son into the world not to condemn it, but to save it. But He did not come to change the earth but our thinking because that’s not what fell. His act at the cross provided all the saving for all time for anyone willing to receive the free gift. He delt with satan, sin and death to longer associate with that and has given us that victory through the conduit called the gospel. We learned to appropriate it for our own victory so that we don’t have to fight with Satan, sin and death either.
It is the gospel that is the power of God into salvation and not a 2nd coming. (Romans 1.16)
The one saving act of the cross has no encore performance. No need to repeat or ensue anymore battles, but is secure for us in complete victory “waiting for His enemies to be defeated not by another work on His part, but by yours by adopting him and putting on his attributes as defined through the gospel and in this way we put on Christ the son of God the word of God.
This is true righteousness gifted to us who believe and the only true righteousness. As 1st John says “little children, we are righteous even as He is righteous” because He is the source of righteousness. His one saving act of the cross. The lamb of God who takes away the sin of humanity to all who accept His righteousness. His righteousness is now our righteousness.
Whenever lightning is aimed our way, we point to Him. He righted all the wrongs. Righteousness prevails.