YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS AND NOT A SINNER

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TOPIC: YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS AND NOT A SINNER

DATE: Saturday, 23 January  2016

 

Bible Reading:

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)

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THE MESSAGE

Sin has not been an issue since the day Jesus rose from the dead. Colossians 2:14 (KJV) says that Jesus was “blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross”. The law has been done away with and where there is no law, there is no sin. If I am driving fast on the highway and there is no speed limit, would you say that I am sinning? I can choose to either increase or decrease my speed. That is why Satan couldn’t tell Eve to kill Adam. The reason why he used the fruit is because there was a law on it.

When there is a law, sin is empowered because “the sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law” (1 Corinthians 15:56, KJV). But Jesus has nailed the law to the cross so that you would know that sin has been defeated; it can no longer hold you bound. You are the righteousness of God in Christ. Write it boldly and place it on your fridge or on the wall near your bed and tell yourself, “I am righteous.”

Power comes from being conscious of your righteousness. Don’t confess sin but rather confess your righteousness. When you say you are a sinner, it insults the finished work of Christ and the blood that He shed. You are going to face the judgement seat of reward and not the seat of punishment. All of us believers are going to heaven. That is the blessed assurance.

To become conscious of your righteousness, you must first accept that all your sins, past, present, and future, have been forgiven. Then you will be able to see your true image. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18, KJV). When you begin to see your true image in the Bible, the Holy Spirit will begin to work in you because He works in you according to His will and pleasure.

 

Further reading: 

1 Corinthians 15:20-56

Daily Bible reading:

Morning- Exodus 7-8;

Evening-Matthew 15:1-20

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