KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 4:25 KJV” Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.”
The resurrection of our Lord Jesus is a historical event that has positively affected the course of history so much. It was the validity of the resurrection that caused the apostles to boldly preach the gospel to the point that, almost all of them were killed because they claimed Jesus died, resurrected and showed himself alive to them, by many infallible proofs. Acts 1:2-3.
Our key scripture reveals an amazing truth about a very glorious effect of the resurrection to us. It says, He was resurrected for our justification. To be justified is to be made righteous. According to Romans 6:3-5 anyone who comes into Christ is immersed (baptised) into Christ. He is baptised into Jesus’ death and likewise resurrects with Jesus.
The Lord Jesus resurrected with a perfect, sinless righteous nature.
Since we likewise resurrected with Him, we also have that same sinless, righteous nature. This is the reason the bible says in Rom 4:25, that He was raised for our justification. We have a righteous nature like Jesus.
Colossians 1:22 reads ” In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:” This is how you are in God’s sight. It says you are Holy; you are unblameable and unreproveable. If you stand in the sight of God with such an impeccable nature, why do you carry that consciousness of sin?
The weakness of many Christians is because they believe they have a sinful nature.
This is a very big error committed by many Christians, and even some ministers of the gospel. Note: You are what you believe. Refuse to accept that you are a sinner or you have a sinful nature.
Let’s consider another scripture in that light. 1st Corinthians 6:11 KJV
” And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
In 1st Corinthians 6:10, the scripture referred to some weaknesses or sinful lifestyle, but commented that such were their lifestyle before Christ, yet now they have been washed, sanctified and justified. Dear child of God, you resurrected with Jesus, with a righteous nature. Believe it, confess it to yourself till it becomes, your present hour consciousness. According to God’s word you are Holy, and you are justified. Let sin in any form cease with you right now.
I resurrected with Jesus, having a righteous nature just like Him. I am Holy and justified before the Father. I am unblameable and unreproveable. I do not have a sin consciousness, but rather the very nature of righteousness.
THOUGHT:I AM RESURRECTED WITH JESUS, THEREFORE , I HAVE A RIGHTEOUS NATURE LIKE HIM.
2nd Corinthians 5:21 KJV” 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.”
Romans 1:7 KJV” To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”