“The LORD is our righteousness.”Jeremiah 23:6
Encapsulated in this simple phrase (two words in the original Hebrew – YHWH Tsidqenu) is the quintessence of the kind of faith which pleases the Living God. He is our righteousness. He took our punishment. He was justified when He rose from the dead. He saved us from His judicial wrath. He bestows this free gift of eternal salvation upon all who would believe in Him. He brings new birth to our darkened hearts and minds. He regenerates, draws, converts, restores and blesses the believer. Indeed, it is exactly as Paul said:
“For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do.”Romans 8:3 (ESV – emphasis added)
Our righteousness, our acceptance, our standing, our confidence – all of these things stem alone from what He first did for us in the person of the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, son of Abraham, son of David, Son of God.
I first believed these words on September 13th, 2005 in the quietness of my bedroom as I reflected on the enormity of my sins and transgressions, my wanton lifelong rebellion against the Living God. I never sought Him. I never wanted Him. I hated Him without a cause. How could a God like this love a wretch like me? There was not a law I had not broken — lies, deceit, fornication, blasphemy, idolatry and worse. How can He simply wipe the slate clean, wash me on the inside, and make me, even me, His very dwelling place on earth?
YHWH Tsidkenu. The LORD is our righteousness. It was not I who did it. It was not I who worked it. It was not I who won it, who bled it, who suffered it, who died it. It was all Him. YHWH is our righteousness. Because I don’t have any.
This is the start of the narrow road. I stumbled on it more than once, and stumble still. But do you know whose hand is always open to halt me before I fall? His. I am no-one special. I am not the brightest star in heaven. That honour belongs to One. He who lives in me does the works.
That is what this site is about. Will you join me on the journey? It is the most treacherous it has ever been: betrayal within and dangers without. The world crumbles beneath our feet, the path narrows. Yet my eyes look upon that ancient hill, the Prince of Glory crowned with victory there. My fingers trace the doorway to His empty tomb; He has risen indeed!
All praise, glory, honour and power be to Him who rules in heaven forever and ever.
Who Am I?
G’day, my name is Josh, sometimes these days JP (Joshua Paul). I currently work as a bus refueller due to COVID vaccine discrimination in the workplace, and used to be a post-graduate theological student in Sydney, Australia, until the SMBC board of directors decided that obedience to the NSW government’s COVID discrimination policy was more important than obeying acceptance for all in Christ. I used to drive public passenger service buses, but because I chose not to subject myself to a bioweapon masquerading as a ‘vaccine’ I am no longer permitted to do so. But blessed be our Lord and Saviour, for He has been kind enough to continue to provide in the most amazing ways and I was never fired from that job, simply repurposed as a refueller due to several of my co-workers resigning or being on indefinite medical leave due to COVID bioweapon injuries.
I denounced the leadership of my last two churches (North Strathfield-Concord Presbyterian and Ermington Baptist) as well as the wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing creationist organisation, CMI, for their complicity in the crimes of the COVID bioweapon era. They, like many sorely deceived Christian denominations, sadly continue to harden their hearts and stiffen their necks regarding the horrors now afflicting a majority of humanity who have been subjected to the bioweapon agenda. I am now a member of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Confessing Church, meeting in secret.
I have been faithfully married since 2010 to my beautiful wife Pru, of Korean heritage, who has her own fair share of trials and struggles with a long-term (20+ years) chronic medical condition. Please pray for her to endure to the end amidst a life of otherwise terrible pain and hopelessness.
I have wide and varied interests in subjects as broad and specialised as catastrophism, theology, Hebrew and Greek exegesis of the Holy Scriptures, biblical hermeneutics (methods of interpretation), eschatology, and, controversially, biblical mythology. In addition to the above, I pass many hours reading cosmology, astronomy, plasma physics, electromagnetism, geophysics and geology, meteorology, biology, botany and other modern language work. I am a hopeless, wanna-be gardener but avid survivalist, always seeking to improve my practical knowledge of native Australian edible plants and weeds.
I am an avid supporter of the self-determination and sovereign autonomy of the original tribal peoples of this sunburnt continent. I regret and sincerely apologise for any part my colonial ancestors, either of my father or mother, took in the unlawful and reprehensible genocide and/or expulsion and/or suppression of the original tribal people from their tribal lands in parts the Danggali (Renmark, South Australia) and Barunggam (Jandowae, Queensland) regions during the 19th and 20th centuries. I would especially like to pay my respects to the elders and lorekeepers of the Barunggam nation, past, present and future, on whose land I was born.