Monday, 20 February 2017

Plērophoreō - naked or clothed?



The Gospel is the Grace message that declares that you are fully righteous.

It is the righteousness-message.

It is the message of an imputed condition.

And what does one have to do to receive this awesome declaration?

Nothing but to open your heart and receive the One giving freely.

Abraham believed and it was accounted to him for righteousness Gal 3:6 & Gen 15:6 ... not because of him keeping the law, doing good deeds, working to attain or any such thing. He was given righteousness!

And so, before the law even existed a man was justified just because he believed. How much more now that the law had been completely fulfilled?

Well, let's see:
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Yahushua our Saviour from the dead;
Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. Rom 4:21-25
This scripture says that you will be ascribed and completely covered with righteousness.


When you believe (pisteuō: being convinced).

In fact, the idea starts of in Romans 4:21 by saying that Abraham was plērophoreō (fully persuaded; entirely convinced). The word is actually a composite of two Greek words - plērēsto be covered and phoreō: to be clothed.


Didn't the prophet of righteousness, Isaiah say: I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. Isa 61:10

And Paul confirms that He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. 2Co 5:21

I am covered!

I am fully clothed!

I am fully convinced!

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