4 Elements of Awakening
These were all evident in every previous awakening:
Fear of the Lord
Hunger for righteousness and the Holy Spirit - to have a strong desire!
See the Need (state of affairs in Church and in our world)
United Front: <rally the troops> from 2 elderly ladies, to men gathering during lunch, to denominations uniting for prayer and meetings….the key was UNITY!
Psalms 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence.
Romans 5:19 For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.
Through Adam's disobedience to God's command (in the garden) mankind were made sinners, so also by Christ's obedience to the Father (in the garden) many who trust Him are declared righteous. Christ's was our sin bearer through His obedience on the Cross.
We are positionally made righteous through the Blood of Jesus but we are called to walk out our righteousness in the earth.
Righteousness H6666 BDB justice, righteousness; One who is upright or righteous; one who walks a straight path.
1a) righteousness (in government)
1a1) of judge, ruler, king
1a2) of law
1b) righteousness (of God’s attribute)
1c) righteousness (in a case or cause)
1d) righteousness, truthfulness
1e) righteousness (as ethically right)
1f) righteousness (as vindicated), justification, salvation
Justice H4941 Rulings over cases as well as the action of deciding a case; properly a verdict.
Read: The Acts of Righteousness below
I have documented 43 acts / expressions of righteousness from the Word of God (there are more).
1Cor. 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Ps. 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Ps.119:144 The righteousness of Your testimonies are everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
Foundation of God’s Throne
Ps. 89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.
Ps. 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne.
Pr. 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
2 Tim. 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Drop Down - Pour Down Righteousness
Is. 45:8 Drop down, O’ heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.
Is. 54:14 In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you.
Fasting (God’s fast)
Is. 58:8 Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Heb. 12:11 All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
Eph 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Jas. 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Php 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Follow after (pursue)
I Tim. 6:11 But flee from these things, you man of God, and follow (pursue) righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
2Tim. 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Declare His Righteousness
Ps. 22:31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
Ps. 31:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me.
Ps. 71:2 In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me.
Pr. 10:2 Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.
Exalts a Nation / City
Pr. 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people. (sin is a reproach to any people).
Is. 32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
Pr. 25:2 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
Is. 1:26 Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city.
Is 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
Gate of Righteousness
Ps. 118:19-20 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD.This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it. Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD.
God Delights In
Jer. 22:3 But let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.
Pr. 13:6 Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.
Hearken to - Listen to God’s voice
Is. 46:12 Hearken (Listen) unto Me, your stubborn-minded, that are far from righteousness.
Is. 48: 18 O if only you had hearkened (paid attention) to My commandments! then your peace (well-being) would have been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:
Is. 51:1 Hearken to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.
Is. 51:7 Hearken unto me, you will know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Holy Spirit Convicts
Jh. 16:8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.
House or Vineyard of God - Return
Is 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
Is. 1:27 Zion (Church) will be pardoned by the LORD'S justice, and those who return will be pardoned by the LORD'S righteousness.
Hunger & Thirst
Mt. 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Jesus’ Judges Through righteousness
Is. 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Is.11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
Is 16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
1Cor. 1:30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.
Kingdom of God is
Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Lead in the way of
Pr. 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
2 Cor. 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
Not Obtained by Works
Titus 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.
Mal 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Ps 23:3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake
Mt 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Mt 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Eph. 4:24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Recompense by our
Ps. 18:24 Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.
Rewarded according to
Ps. 18:20 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
Righteousness is through faith in Christ
Php. 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Ps.106:3 How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times!
1Jn 2:29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1Jn 3:10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
Is. 61:10 I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Ps. 4:4 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD.
Ps. 51:9 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.
Scripture is Profitable for
2Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
Zep. 2:3 Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.
Mt. 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Servants / Instruments Of
Rom 6:13 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
Rom 6:18 Being made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness.
Rom. 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as you have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
Pr. 11:18-19 The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward. He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.
Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Is. 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Is. 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.
Pr. 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
2 Pe. 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
Wise Ones turn many to
Dan. 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Works (who shall ascend the hill of the Lord)
Ps. 15:2 He that walks uprightly (integrity), and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.
Cry Out for God’s Presence to invade your life, church, city and this nation!
Ask Holy Spirit to enable you to live out these righteous truths.
Ask Holy Spirit for a fresh infusion of the reverent fear of the Lord.
Wait in His Presence, get under the spout of heaven…Walk in righteousness!
Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.
- Isaiah 45:8
OH, THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down, that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence--As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil--to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! - Isaiah 64:1-2