KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 5:21. “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”.
We continue with our discussion on holiness and our mind. The real power of sin in men is a sin consciousness. Sin consciousness is a man who believes he is a sinner and has no ability to overcome. God’s provision for victory is always by faith. Faith is to accept as a fact what God has declared about us Our ability to win is to continually believe what the bible says about us. No Christian can amount to anything without living by faith. The just indeed must live by faith. This means whenever we believe what God has said, we are justified or counted righteous.
When any man acknowledges Jesus as his Lord and savior, he receives the life of God. This life is called eternal life. 1John 5:12 & 13, “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God”. This life we received from our Lord Jesus is the nature of God. One aspect of the expression of this nature of God is righteousness. It is the very righteousness of God that is imparted to our spirit. We become righteous just as our Father God is. It is a gift Rom 5:17. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Righteousness is not something we earn by our effort but a gift we receive alongside receiving eternal life. Our key scripture says the Lord Jesus took our sinfulness and gave us his righteousness. We have become THE very righteousness of God. This must be our consciousness. Do not accept that you are a sinner. No matter how deep you have fallen or have been failing believe from now that you are the very righteousness of God. From now reject every suggesting, thought or view that is contrary to your righteous nature. Meditate and convince yourself fully that your very nature is righteousness. Any past life is gone and gone forever; it has no place in your new nature. Maintain a righteousness consciousness always
Stop crying and asking God to make you righteous. It is the worst thing you could do to yourself. Accept that when you were born again you became the very righteousness of GOD and that you can always live right.
I am the righteousness of God. This is my nature. Sinfulness has no part in me. I am a manufacturer of right things. My past has nothing doing with who I am now. I am a completely new man, one who never existed but proceeding from God Himself.
Romans 10:3. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Philippians 3:9. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: