Your Righteousness

“This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith. This is what the Scripture means when it says: “We are right with God through life-giving faith!”” Romans 1:17 TPT

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

When we believe in Jesus
As Your Son, our Saviour
You give us the precious gift
Of Your righteousness 

All the good things You have done
It’s like You credit them to us
All the goodness that You are
You in us empower

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

Your righteousness that we receive
Educates our thoughts and deeds
Teaches us to be like You
In all that we say and do

As we see and understand
Your righteousness in love’s actions
We become what we behold
Sons of God, in Jesus’ mould

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

When days are dark we turn to You
To see the way you would have us come through
Your righteous, Your loving path
That You highlight and empower in us

When our path seems blocked
We rejoice in Your holy light
Your righteous love that fills our hearts
Until Your victory You highlight

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

In relationships with others
Your righteousness love empowers
Enabling us to live at peace
Even when confronted by enemies

And when the path seems clear ahead
You righteousness it keeps us safe
On the narrow path of love
Living You in all our life

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

And when at night we rest our head
Your righteousness empowers rest
Knowing that where we may have failed You
Your righteousness covers all our sins

On this journey we call life
Your righteousness it is our guard
Keeping us as Your true children
While teaching us to live Your kingdom

God we receive Your righteousness
Given to us as we believe in Jesus
A perfect righteousness 
Making us right with You forever

Favour

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.   Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” Isaiah 61:1-4, 7 NIV

Lord each day that I am sick 
Adds to my burden of pain and grief
Yet it is not mine to carry
For You have died to take it from me
Giving me joy in return for sorrow
Giving me peace and hope for tomorrow

So I open up my heart to You
And find You are there in my pain too
Nailing it all to Your cross
Taking into your death every pain of loss
Washing away with Your precious blood
All the damage everyone’s sin has done
Renewing me with Your eternal love
Restoring me in God‘s favour

Lord each time that I am hurt
Because of unkind actions or words
Or because I fail to meet the standard
That I think your holiness demanded
I remember you have died to give me
Your whole and holy life for eternity

So I open up my heart to You
And find You are there in my pain too
Nailing it all to Your cross
Taking into your death every pain of loss
Washing away with Your precious blood
All the damage everyone’s sin has done
Renewing me with Your eternal love
Restoring me in God‘s favour

Lord every time I feel I am lost
Alone, abandoned, and unloved
Thinking maybe no one cares
I remember that you are always there
Taking that heaviness into your death
Replacing it with joy in You instead

So I open up my heart to You
And find You are there in my pain too
Nailing it all to Your cross
Taking into your death every pain of loss
Washing away with Your precious blood
All the damage everyone’s sin has done
Renewing me with Your eternal love
Restoring me in God‘s favour

Lord all my sickness and my grief
The fears and doubts that you could ever love me
Come not from You, but the enemy
They are lies You came to defeat
They died with You on the cross that day
So I could live in God’s eternal favour

So I open up my heart to You
And find You are there in my pain too
Nailing it all to Your cross
Taking into your death every pain of loss
Washing away with Your precious blood
All the damage everyone’s sin has done
Renewing me with Your eternal love
Restoring me in God‘s favour

What ever I lack, what ever I am missing
Of living in God’s favour and blessing
Wherever I have shut God out
Believing I need walls for my protection
These are the lies You took to the cross
Giving me Your favour to replace my loss

So I open up my heart to You
And find You are there in my pain too
Nailing it all to Your cross
Taking into your death every pain of loss
Washing away with Your precious blood
All the damage everyone’s sin has done
Renewing me with Your eternal love
Restoring me in God‘s favour

The Problem With Sin

The problem with sin
Is it breaks our hearts and minds
So what is right seems wrong
And what is wrong seem right
And we cannot heal ourselves
From the damage we have done
We need to be reborn
And live with God as one

When Eve listened to the serpent
She was captured by his sin
The lies that he spoke
Completely took her in
Then the forbidden fruit
She had been free to ignore
Now seemed to be the fruit
That was the most desirable

So Eve ate the fruit
That by God had been forbidden
And gave some to Adam too
For it looked good to both of them
Then their eyes were opened
And they saw what they had done
Their rejection of God’s wisdom
Could not be undone

The problem with sin
Is it breaks our hearts and minds
So what is right seems wrong
And what is wrong seem right
And we cannot heal ourselves
From the damage we have done
We need to be reborn
And live with God as one

Adam and Eve
Now saw how they were damaged
No longer perfect
Of God a broken image
So they hid from each other
And in fear they hid from God
Shame destroying their unity
With each other and God

When God challenged them
To confess their sin
Adam blamed Eve
Eve blamed the serpent then
Neither could admit
It was their own bad choice
For now fear and shame 
Controlled their actions and thoughts

The problem with sin
Is it breaks our hearts and minds
So what is right seems wrong
And what is wrong seem right
And we cannot heal ourselves
From the damage we have done
We need to be reborn
And live with God as one

Because of His great love
God made covering for their shame
Clothes to cover Adam and Eve
Their nakedness and pain
And then He banished them
From His garden, Eden
So they could not eat from the tree of life
And remain eternally broken 

But sin did not stop 
With this first generation
As Adam and Eve’s children
Became sin damaged persons
When Cain saw
His brother favoured by God
He took His brother’s life
And lied to cover it up

The problem with sin
Is it breaks our hearts and minds
So what is right seems wrong
And what is wrong seem right
And we cannot heal ourselves
From the damage we have done
We need to be reborn
And live with God as one

Sin’s rejection of God’s wisdom
Is seen in each generation
The lies, shame and fear
Good relationships breaking
We seek to hide the damage
Try to prove we’re good by actions
Try to hide behind
Our own attempts at perfection

When God offered His people
His law as their redemption
Knowing they would need His help and power
To ever live it in action
They chose instead
To keep their distance from God
Do not come near us, they said
We’ll keep your law to perfection

The problem with sin
Is it breaks our hearts and minds
So what is right seems wrong
And what is wrong seem right
And we cannot heal ourselves
From the damage we have done
We need to be reborn
And live with God as one

As God’s chosen people
Attempted to live His laws
They took pride in their achievements
Let ritual cover their flaws
Success in this life’s business 
Was considered God’s approval
So their hearts became hardened
To poor and broken people

It was in God’s chosen people
That Jesus Christ was born
In a humble stable
On that glorious morn
The true image of God
Once more present on this earth
Because the fullness of God
In His Son was present

The problem with sin
Is it breaks our hearts and minds
So what is right seems wrong
And what is wrong seem right
And we cannot heal ourselves
From the damage we have done
We need to be reborn
And live with God as one

Jesus was so kind
And loving and forgiving
Healing all those who sought it
His real power revealing
He taught about God’s kingdom
And lived it’s true values
Showed how it was our hearts and minds
That was the core problem

The religious and powerful
Who saw Jesus living love
Could only see His failure
To live God’s law like them
Fearful of God’s power
So evident in Jesus’ life
They chose to kill the Son of God
Have God’s love crucified

The problem with sin
Is it breaks our hearts and minds
So what is right seems wrong
And what is wrong seem right
And we cannot heal ourselves
From the damage we have done
We need to be reborn
And live with God as one

But God in His kindness
Let us have our way
So we could see in Jesus’ death
How we’ve all gone astray
So we could see how real
Was our rejection of God
See it was God’s own very heart
That died for our sin

But God did not stop there
For Jesus’ sinless life
Meant that death could not hold him
He rose to eternal life
And His death and resurrection 
Are now our open door
To become one with God through Him
And without sin be reborn

The problem with sin
Is it breaks our hearts and minds
So what is right seems wrong
And what is wrong seem right
And we cannot heal ourselves
From the damage we have done
But through Jesus we can be reborn
And live with God as one

Jesus is the Way
The Truth and the Life
To bring as back to God
So we can live by God’s side
He has died our death
Given us us His eternal life
To heal all sin’s damage
So we can live with God as One

Fullness of God

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the sorrow and grief
That God experiences from sin
Was poured into Jesus
When He took the cross that day
His death and resurrection
Released eternal life in me

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the pure love
That is the essence of God
Was poured into Jesus
As God’s beloved Son
And now pours into me
Till from me it’s overflowing

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the pure joy
That is the essence of God
Was poured into Jesus
As God’s beloved Son
And now pours into me
Till from me it’s overflowing

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the pure peace
That is the essence of God
Was poured into Jesus
As God’s beloved Son
And now pours into me
Till from me it’s overflowing

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the holiness
That is the essence of God
Was poured into Jesus
As God’s beloved Son
And now pours into me
Till from me it’s overflowing

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the righteousness 
That is the essence of God
Was poured into Jesus
As God’s beloved Son
And now pours into me
So I am from It living

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the servant hearted-ness
That’s in the heart of God
Was poured into Jesus
As God’s beloved Son
And now pours into me
Till I am it living

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the encouragement 
That’s in the heart of God
Was poured into Jesus
As God’s beloved Son
And now pours into me
Till from me it’s overflowing

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the perfect power
That is the essence of God
Was poured into Jesus
As God’s beloved Son
And now pours into me
Till from me it’s overflowing

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the authority
That’s in the Presence of God
Was poured into Jesus
As God’s beloved Son
And now pours into me
Till from me it’s overflowing

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

All the complete belonging 
That is in the Trinity
Filled the life of Jesus
As God’s beloved Son
It now embraces and fills me
As one of God’s family

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within me
I am completely filled 
With the fullness of God

God help me experience
The unity Jesus prayed for
God help me live in
The unity Jesus paid for
The complete unity
That is the Trinity

The fullness of God dwells in Christ
And as Jesus fullness
Overflows within us
We are completely filled 
With the fullness of God

The Fullness of God audio version

It Was Enough!

Jesus sacrifice on the cross that day
It was enough to wash all my sin away
To make me pure, clean and whole
To remove all defects from body and soul
All his suffering, he has credited to me
So I can live from sin’s chains freed

Jesus sacrifice on the cross that day
Was enough to wash all others sin’s away
Inherited sins no longer define me
Being sinned against no longer binds me
To make me pure, clean and whole
To remove sin’s damage from my body and soul

Jesus death on the cross that day
Included me in a powerful way
Taking the sinful person who once defined me
Into death for eternity
So it’s no longer part of me
From compulsion to sin Jesus set me free

Jesus death on the cross that day
Included me in a powerful way
Taking sin’s of others which once bound me
Into death for eternity
So they’re no longer part of me
From sins damage Jesus set me free

Jesus resurrection from the grave
Included me in a powerful way
Through it he gave me a new life
Filled with his goodness and righteousness
As a son of God I have been reborn
Jesus fullness and favour now my beings core

Jesus Ascension to His eternal throne
Has raised me to heights I could never have known
One with Jesus as co-ruler and co-heir
Filled, wrapped in His glory for eternity there
I live with Him at God’s right hand
Bringing heaven to earth as love demands

Jesus’ death and resurrection it was enough
To heal this world with his unfailing love
For ALL the damage our sin has done
By His Presence can be undone
The new life flowing from His throne
Recreates on earth our heavenly home

Petition

The days just disappear
Yet there is little I can do
My brain is in a fog
Fatigue haunts me too
Too often I can’t sleep
And I cry silently
And silence seems my answer
As Your voice I can’t hear

Lord I need to hear
Your precious voice again
For it brings great joy
And eases all pain
When You speak
My heart sings
And all of my problems
Become little things

I long to see
Your face again
In the glory of Your Presence
All else is drowned
The love, peace and joy
That emanate from You
Overcome all darkness
And make me joyful too

Please break through Lord
With Your manifest Presence
Nothing short of You
Will help me get through
Like Job I seek
Your justice and mercy
The justice that Jesus
Has already paid for

When Jesus was arrested
It should’ve been me
He was perfectly sinless
And I fully guilty
Yet though I was wrong
He took my place
Dragged off to court
Without a complaint

When Jesus was tried
It should’ve been me
He had done nothing wrong
Of sin He was free
But He stayed silent
Knowing the cost
That my sin required
My gain through His loss

When Jesus was whipped
And crowned with thorns
It should’ve been me
Who was mocked and scorned
For I was the one
Who called, “Crucify Him!”
I’d rejected God
My own self to favour

When Jesus was nailed
To the cross at Golgotha
It should’ve been me
For the sins I’ve committed
My punishment
That I truly deserved
Fell on Jesus instead
As my lamb and scapegoat

When Jesus died
On the cross that day
It should’ve been me
On whom death had his sway
My rejection of God
In favor of self
Was a capital crime
Only death could assuage

But when Jesus rose
Conquering death
Through the Holy Spirit’s
Powerful eternal life
He offered to live
His life in mine
Giving me all He’d achieved
His fullness divine

I knelt at the feet
Of my Saviour and Lord
I had nothing to give
For this sacrifice of love
But a broken heart
And sin damaged life
Yet He accepted me
Made me His eternal bride

So knowing my prayers
Don’t depend on my service
For Jesus has done all
To give me Your favour
I ask God to see
Your face daily
So I am renewed
By Your Joy, love and pleasure

I know You have promised us
So much more than this
Healing, restoration
Living Your manifest Presence
I want to be
Your Presence here on earth
Living in the fullness
Of Your Holy Spirit

Do Not Fear

“Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.” Psalms 23:4 TPT

“Then my fears will dissolve into limitless joy; my whole being will overflow with gladness because of your mighty deliverance.” Psalms 35:9 TPT

“When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm. How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us? When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High. He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence. He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse. His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm. You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you. Don’t fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you, nor will the powers of evil launched against you. Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed, you will remain unscathed and unharmed. you will be a spectator as the wicked perish in judgment, for they will be paid back for what they have done! “When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm. How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us?” God sends angels with special orders to protect you wherever you go, defending you from all harm. If you walk into a trap, they’ll be there for you and keep you from stumbling. You’ll even walk unharmed among the fiercest powers of darkness, trampling every one of them beneath your feet! For here is what the Lord has spoken to me: “Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face. I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast. You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you. For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!”” Psalms 91:1-16 TPT

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NLT

When My path for your life
Takes you through dark valleys
Fear will never conquer you
For I’ve already made you Mine
My goodness and love
Will pursue you all your days
In My Presence fear dissolves
Into joy and love and gladness

Do not fear
For I Am with you
Be not discouraged
For I Am your God
I will strengthen and help you
I will hold you up
In My victorious right hand
As you enjoy My full salvation

I have enthroned you
With Christ under My shadow
I Am Your secret hiding place
Your powerful shield from harm
I cover you with My majesty
My faithful arms surround you
My angels protect you
Giving you a God-filled life

Do not fear
For I Am with you
Be not discouraged
For I Am your God
I will strengthen and help you
I will hold you up
In My victorious right hand
As you enjoy My full salvation

You can rest in my presence
Enjoy the cup of My salvation
Drink deeply from my well of life
More good than you imagine
In Me all wounds are healed
All needs find their consummation
In My love, joy and peace
You’ll find Your re-creation

Do not fear
For I Am with you
Be not discouraged
For I Am your God
I will strengthen and help you
I will hold you up
In My victorious right hand
As you enjoy My full salvation