KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 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.)”
We have learnt that we reign in life by abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness. In our study for today we would consider the gift of righteousness.
This time, it is ‘the’ ‘gift of righteousness’: this is a definite specific gift which is the same in quantity and quality for all who receive it Righteousness is God’s nature that He imparts to our spirit to live right(Rom 3:21&22). 2nd Corinthians 5:21 reads “for He has made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him”. This is a divine exchange. This transaction went on legally in the spirit and became effectual the very day we made Jesus Lord over our lives.
It is God’s nature, and one can’t increase or decrease it. Righteousness gives us a right standing before God. Romans 4:25. Says “He was delivered for our offences and raised again for our justification”: The word justification also means righteousness. The very nature with which the Lord resurrected, is what we have presently. That is a nature without sin, without a past. It is a perfect righteous state. No devil can hold any accusation against us. Settle quickly with the Lord any slips or shortcomings.
The Bible informs us that although we were enemies in our minds by wicked works, yet God has reconciled us in the body of the flesh of our Lord Jesus. Through death He has presented us Holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight. (Colossians 1:21, 22). This is righteousness. We have been made Holy, unblameable and unreproveable.
“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion”. By this righteousness, stand boldly before any condition , knowing that God is behind every word you say(Jeremiah.1:12). Give every command in boldness. The devil cannot resist.
Demons are smart to accuse and place defiling thoughts in the minds of people. Resist such thoughts and accusations. Don’t allow any thoughts of unworthiness to stay in your mind. You are the righteousness of God in Christ.Jesus.
I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. God imparted His nature of righteousness to me. I have a perfect standing before God every moment. No devil can resist my authority for it is the very authority of Jesus.
Isaiah 54:17 ” No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD”.
Proverbs 28:1 ” The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion”.