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3.3 | Plead with God the Merit and Righteousness of Jesus Christ

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SECTION 3 | Confession | 3.3 | Plead with God the Merit and Righteousness of Jesus Christ

The merit and righteousness of my Lord Jesus Christ, which I rely upon as my main plea in my petition for the pardon of sin.

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We know that as you are gracious and merciful, so you are the righteous God who loves righteous deeds, Psalm 11:7(ESV) and will by no means clear the guilty. Exodus 34:7(ESV) We cannot say, “Have patience with us, and we will pay you everything,” Matthew 18:26(ESV) for we are like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. Isaiah 64:6(ESV) But Jesus Christ has become to us righteousness from God; 1 Corinthians 1:30(ESV) being made to be sin, though he knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21(ESV)

We have sinned, but we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, who is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2(ESV)

It is God who justifies, who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died – more than that, who was raised – who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us, Romans 8:33-34(ESV) and whose blood speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:24(ESV)

We desire to count everything as loss for the sake of Christ, and as rubbish, in order that we may gain Christ and be found in him, not having any righteousness of our own, but that which comes through faith in Christ. Philippians 3:7-9(ESV)

This is the name whereby we will call him, THE LORD IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 23:6(ESV) In him, Lord, we believe; help our unbelief. Mark 9:24(ESV)

Remember, O LORD, in David’s favor, all the hardships he endured; Psalm 132:1(ESV) the Son of David, remember all his offerings and regard with favor his burnt sacrifices; Psalm 20:3(ESV) and do not turn away the face of your Anointed One, 2 Chronicles 6:42(ESV) who by his own blood has entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. Hebrews 9:24(ESV)

Have you not yourself put forward your Son, Christ Jesus, as a propitiation for sin by his blood, to be received by faith; to show God’s righteousness for the remission of sins, to show your righteousness at the present time, so that you might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus? Romans 3:25-26(KJV) And so, we now receive reconciliation. Romans 5:11(ESV)

I know that as you are gracious and merciful, so you are the righteous God who loves righteous deeds, Psalm 11:7(ESV) and will by no means clear the guilty. Exodus 34:7(ESV) I cannot say, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything,” Matthew 18:26(ESV) for I am like one who is unclean, and all my righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. Isaiah 64:6(ESV) But Jesus Christ has become to me righteousness from God; 1 Corinthians 1:30(ESV) being made to be sin, though he knew no sin, so that in him I might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21(ESV)

I have sinned, but I have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, who is the propitiation for my sins, and not for mine only but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2(ESV)

It is God who justifies, who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died – more than that, who was raised – who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for me, Romans 8:33-34(ESV) and whose blood speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:24(ESV)

I desire to count everything as loss for the sake of Christ, and as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having any righteousness of my own, but that which comes through faith in Christ. Philippians 3:7-9(ESV)

This is the name whereby I, with your people, will call him, THE LORD IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 23:6(ESV) In him, Lord, I believe; help my unbelief. Mark 9:24(ESV)

Remember, O LORD, in David’s favor, all the hardships he endured; Psalm 132:1(ESV) the Son of David, remember all his offerings and regard with favor his burnt sacrifices; Psalm 20:3(ESV) and do not turn away the face of your Anointed One, 2 Chronicles 6:42(ESV) who by his own blood has entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on my behalf. Hebrews 9:24(ESV)

Have you not yourself put forward your Son, Christ Jesus, as a propitiation for sin by his blood, to be received by faith; to show God’s righteousness for the remission of sins, to show your righteousness at the present time, so that you might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus? Romans 3:25-26(KJV) And so, I now receive reconciliation. Romans 5:11(ESV)

We know that as thou art gracious and merciful, so thou art the righteous God that loveth righteousness, Psalm 11:7(KJV) and wilt by no means clear the guilty. Exodus 34:7(KJV) We cannot say, Have patience with us and we will pay thee all, Matthew 18:26(KJV) for we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6(KJV) But Jesus Christ is made of God to us righteousness; 1 Corinthians 1:30(KJV) being made sin for us, though he knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21(KJV)

We have sinned, but we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, who is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2(KJV)

It is God that justifieth, who is he that shall condemn? It is Christ that died, yea, rather that is risen again and now is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us, Romans 8:33-34(KJV) and whose blood speaks better things than that of Abel. Hebrews 12:24(KJV)

We desire to count every thing loss for Christ, and dung, that we may win Christ and be found in him, not having any righteousness of our own, but that which is through the faith of Christ. Philippians 3:7-9(KJV)

This is the name whereby we will call him, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 23:6(KJV) In him, Lord, we believe; help thou our own unbelief. Mark 9:24(KJV)

Lord, remember David and all his troubles; Psalm 132:1(KJV) the Son of David, remember all his offerings and accept his burnt sacrifice; Psalm 20:3(KJV) and turn not away the face of thine Anointed, 2 Chronicles 6:42(KJV) who by his own blood is entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. Hebrews 9:24(KJV)

Hast not thou thyself set forth thy Son, Christ Jesus, to be a propitiation for sin through faith in his blood, to declare thy righteousness for the remission of sins, to declare at this time thy righteousness, that thou mayest be just and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus? Romans 3:25-26(KJV) And we now receive the atonement. Romans 5:11(KJV)

I know that as thou art gracious and merciful, so thou art the righteous God that loveth righteousness, Psalm 11:7(KJV) and wilt by no means clear the guilty. Exodus 34:7(KJV) I cannot say, Have patience with me and I will pay thee all, Matthew 18:26(KJV) for I am as an unclean thing, and all my righteousness is as filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6(KJV) But Jesus Christ is made of God to me righteousness; 1 Corinthians 1:30(KJV) being made sin for me, though he knew no sin, that I might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21(KJV)

I have sinned, but I have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, who is the propitiation for my sins, and not for mine only, but for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2(KJV)

It is God that justifieth, who is he that shall condemn? It is Christ that died, yea, rather that is risen again and now is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for me, Romans 8:33-34(KJV) and whose blood speaks better things than that of Abel. Hebrews 12:24(KJV)

I desire to count every thing loss for Christ, and dung, that I may win Christ and be found in him, not having any righteousness of my own, but that which is through the faith of Christ. Philippians 3:7-9(KJV)

This is the name whereby I, with your people, will call him, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 23:6(KJV) In him, Lord, I believe; help thou my own unbelief. Mark 9:24(KJV)

Lord, remember David and all his troubles; Psalm 132:1(KJV) the Son of David, remember all his offerings and accept his burnt sacrifice; Psalm 20:3(KJV) and turn not away the face of thine Anointed, 2 Chronicles 6:42(KJV) who by his own blood is entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for me. Hebrews 9:24(KJV)

Hast not thou thyself set forth thy Son, Christ Jesus, to be a propitiation for sin through faith in his blood, to declare thy righteousness for the remission of sins, to declare at this time thy righteousness, that thou mayest be just and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus? Romans 3:25-26(KJV) And I now receive the atonement. Romans 5:11(KJV)

We know that as You are gracious and merciful, so You are the righteous God who loves righteousness, Psalm 11:7(NASB) and will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. Exodus 34:7(NASB) We cannot say, “Have patience with us and we will repay You everything,” Matthew 18:26(NASB) for all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment. Isaiah 64:6(NASB) But Jesus Christ has become to us righteousness from God; 1 Corinthians 1:30(NASB) being made sin on our behalf, though He knew no sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21(NASB)

We have sinned, but we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, who is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2(NASB)

God is the one who justifies, who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is even now at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us, Romans 8:33-34(NASB) and whose blood speaks better than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:24(NASB)

We desire to count everything as loss for the sake of Christ, and as rubbish, so that we may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having any righteousness of our own, but that which is through faith in Christ. Philippians 3:7-9(NASB)

This is the name by which we will call Him: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 23:6(NASB) In Him, Lord, we do believe; help our unbelief. Mark 9:24(NASB)

Remember, O LORD, on David’s behalf, all His affliction; Psalm 132:1(NASB) the Son of David, remember all His offerings and accept His burnt offerings; Psalm 20:3(NASB) and do not turn away the face of Your Anointed, 2 Chronicles 6:42(NASB) who by His own blood has entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. Hebrews 9:24(NASB)

Have not You Yourself displayed Your Son, Christ Jesus, as a propitiation in His blood through faith, for the demonstration of Your righteousness at the present time, so that You would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus? Romans 3:25-26(NASB) And we now receive the reconciliation. Romans 5:11(NASB)

I know that as You are gracious and merciful, so You are the righteous God who loves righteousness, Psalm 11:7(NASB) and will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. Exodus 34:7(NASB) I cannot say, “Have patience with me and I will repay You everything,” Matthew 18:26(NASB) for I have become like one who is unclean, and all my righteous deeds are like a filthy garment. Isaiah 64:6(NASB) But Jesus Christ has become to me righteousness from God; 1 Corinthians 1:30(NASB) being made sin on my behalf, though He knew no sin, so that I might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21(NASB)

I have sinned, but I have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, who is the propitiation for my sins; and not for mine only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2(NASB)

God is the one who justifies, who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is even now at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for me, Romans 8:33-34(NASB) and whose blood speaks better than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:24(NASB)

I desire to count everything as loss for the sake of Christ, and as rubbish, so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having any righteousness of my own, but that which is through faith in Christ. Philippians 3:7-9(NASB)

This is the name by which I, with Your people, will call Him: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 23:6(NASB) In Him, Lord, I do believe; help my unbelief. Mark 9:24(NASB)

Remember, O LORD, on David’s behalf, all His affliction; Psalm 132:1(NASB) the Son of David, remember all His offerings and accept His burnt offerings; Psalm 20:3(NASB) and do not turn away the face of Your Anointed, 2 Chronicles 6:42(NASB) who by His own blood has entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for me. Hebrews 9:24(NASB)

Have not You Yourself displayed Your Son, Christ Jesus, as a propitiation in His blood through faith, for the demonstration of Your righteousness at the present time, so that You would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus? Romans 3:25-26(NASB) And I now receive the reconciliation. Romans 5:11(NASB)

We know that as you are gracious and merciful, so you are the righteous God who loves justice, Psalm 11:7(NIV) and does not leave the guilty unpunished. Exodus 34:7(NIV) We cannot say, “Be patient with us, and we will pay back everything,” Matthew 18:26(NIV) for all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6(NIV) But Jesus Christ has become for us righteousness from God: 1 Corinthians 1:30(NIV) God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21(NIV)

We have sinned, but we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, who is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2(NIV)

It is God who justifies, who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us; Romans 8:33-34(NIV) and his blood speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:24(NIV)

We desire to consider everything loss for the sake of Christ, and rubbish, that we may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of our own, but that which is through faith in Christ. Philippians 3:7-9(NIV)

This is the name by which we will call him: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 23:6(NIV) In him, Lord, we believe; help us overcome our unbelief! Mark 9:24(NIV)

Lord, remember David and all the hardships he endured; Psalm 132:1(NIV) the Son of David, remember all his sacrifices and accept his burnt offerings; Psalm 20:3(NIV) and do not reject your Anointed One, 2 Chronicles 6:42(NIV) who by his own blood has entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. Hebrews 9:24(NIV)

Have you not yourself presented your Son, Christ Jesus, as a sacrifice of atonement for sin, through faith in his blood, to demonstrate your justice for the remission of sins, to demonstrate your justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus? Romans 3:25-26(NIV) And we now receive reconciliation. Romans 5:11(NIV)

I know that as you are gracious and merciful, so you are the righteous God who loves justice, Psalm 11:7(NIV) and does not leave the guilty unpunished. Exodus 34:7(NIV) I cannot say, “Be patient with me, and I will pay back everything,” Matthew 18:26(NIV) for I have become like one who is unclean, and all my righteous acts are like filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6(NIV) But Jesus Christ has become for me righteousness from God: 1 Corinthians 1:30(NIV) God made him who had no sin to be sin for me, so that in him I might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21(NIV)

I have sinned, but I have one who speaks to the Father in my defense – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, who is the atoning sacrifice for my sins, and not only for mine but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2(NIV)

It is God who justifies, who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for me; Romans 8:33-34(NIV) and his blood speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:24(NIV)

I desire to consider everything loss for the sake of Christ, and rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, but that which is through faith in Christ. Philippians 3:7-9(NIV)

This is the name by which I, with your people, will call him: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 23:6(NIV) In him, Lord, I believe; help me overcome my unbelief! Mark 9:24(NIV)

Lord, remember David and all the hardships he endured; Psalm 132:1(NIV) the Son of David, remember all his sacrifices and accept his burnt offerings; Psalm 20:3(NIV) and do not reject your Anointed One, 2 Chronicles 6:42(NIV) who by his own blood has entered heaven itself, now to appear for me in God’s presence. Hebrews 9:24(NIV)

Have you not yourself presented your Son, Christ Jesus, as a sacrifice of atonement for sin, through faith in his blood, to demonstrate your justice for the remission of sins, to demonstrate your justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus? Romans 3:25-26(NIV) And I now receive reconciliation. Romans 5:11(NIV)

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