The Breastplate of Righteousness - Part 5


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May 14, 2023


Ephesians 6:14 (ESV) 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 


“Righteousness” - “The Standard God Requires for People to become Acceptable to Him.”


2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 


Romans 8:29–30 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son (Sanctification)30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.


Theology 101: 

Beginning Point:  Justification (Salvation)

End Point:                  Glorification 

Middle ground:     Sanctification (A Process that Frustrates us!)


The Breastplate of Righteousness Holds Together… 


1.) The Promise of my Glorification FUTURE 

2.) The Assurance of my Justification (Salvation) PAST

3.) The Commitment of my Sanctification PRESENT


Romans 4:22–25 22 This is why “it was credited (“Imputed”) to him (Abraham) as righteousness.” 23 The words “it was credited (“Imputed”) to him” were written not for him alone, 24 but also for us, to whom God will credit (“Imputed”) righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification


Isaiah 61:10 he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness.


The Breastplate of Righteousness Holds Together…


1.) Glorification – I WILL BE made Completely Righteous

2.) Justification – I WAS Imputed with Righteousness 

3.) Sanctification – I must CHOOSE to Walk in Righteousness


Righteousness” is My Response to THE TRUTHS of God!


1.) I WAS made POSTIONALLY Righteous because I’m Justified.

2.) I WILL BE PERMANENTLY Righteous when I’m Glorified.

3.) I HAVE a BREASTPLATE of Righteousness Helping me with Sanctified!


Ephesians 6:14 (ESV) Stand therefore… having put on the breastplate of righteousness,



Romans 3:21–22 21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known... 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.


- God GIVES the ARMOR, He doesn’t PUT them ON You!