For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, "The just shall live by faith." Rom 1:16-17. nkjv. While studying this scripture this one word, righteousness, called to me to look deeper. The Greek meaning (dikaiosune) is to do justice,make just, That God declares the believer righteous in the sense of acquitting him, imparting righteousness to him. I believe that through Christ we get to put on this garment of righteousness as we apply the blood of Christ in all the areas of our life. The key of communion is an important way to keep this activated! But looking in the Hebrew translation, where we all must go to get the true meaning of what the bible is saying, this word "righteous" translates (tsadaq) to be righteous, a pronouncement of innocence. Deeper still we find the word tsadaqah which translates righteousness revealed, which is generosity. When we as the "church" start demonstrating this righteousness, "tsadaqah" the world Will see that we really do have the answer, Jesus Christ!!! Who has been so generous with us. Oh by the way, we get a crown to cast at His feet in the process! 2Timothy 4:8
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.