Righteousness through FAITH, not from LAW:
Romans 3:21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
Phillipians 3:9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.
Abraham: Romans 4:13
Believers: Romans 10:4
Righteous could not be gained by Law:
But Law is not opposed to the promises of God:
Righteousness by Grace:
Slaves of righteousness:
The following are from the words of Pastor Derek Prince's teaching lettors.
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace
Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
IF YOU ARE UNDER GRACE, YOU ARE NOT UNDER LAW. THEN SIN WILL NOT HAVE DOMINION OVER YOU. IF YOU SEEK TO ACHIEVE RIGHTEOUNESS BY KEEPING THE LAW, WE WILL NEVER ABLE TO ESCAPE SIN'S GRASP.
Romans 8:14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Do we live as sons of God by keeping a set of rules? NO. We live as sons of God by being led by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:14)
Galations 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
Once again, the message is clear. You become a son of God by being led by the Spirit. And if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. That means we must become completely dependent on the Holy Spirit. God's way to righteousness and holiness is not through struggling, but through yeilding-yeilding to the Holy Spirit. You need willpower to trust Holy Spirit. The Christion life is not a life of struggle, it is a life of yeilding to the Holy Spirit within us.