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.”
One truth taught in the Pauline revelations is the believer’s righteousness.
After the fall of man, he became a slave to the devil. Spiritual death and all forms of negative things filled him. Man was a total failure.(Rom 3:23) He was constantly dominated by guilt and a sin consciousness. It is sin consciousness that led to the failure of men. It gave birth to sinful habits, fear and a total submission to Satan.
Men had their way of righteousness, which is by effort. In the Pauline revelations
We learnt about God’s righteousness which comes by faith in God. It is a gift (Rom. 5:17) Righteousness gives us absolutely boldness before the Father. (Proverbs 28:1) It gives us an ability to stand before the father without any sense of guilt. It produces prayer results. This kind of righteousness makes us superior to the devil as it makes us light (John 8:12, Matthew 5:14). Satan is darkness.
In the Pauline revelations, Romans 5:17 says that all those who have received this gift of righteousness reign in life. The word in the Greek language is, they ‘king’ in this life.
Our key scripture shows us that God has made our Lord Jesus to be sin for us, so we would become the righteousness of God in Him. Please think about it. We are the very righteousness of God. This is the rightness of God imparted to our Spirit. It means we are no more failures but successful people. Think of yourself that way.
God’s righteousness makes us a solution to many who are defeated in sin and tormented by the already defeated devil. Please note that as a gift, “God’s righteousness is fixed”. We have it in its completed form, just as Jesus and the Father has. It can’t be made bigger or smaller. We must therefore produce acts and deeds of righteousness. (Ephesians 2:10). We are designed for one purpose, to do good works.
Produce love deeds, set the oppressed free and bless our world. This is the path that our father has ordained for us to walk in.
I am the righteousness’ of God, free from every sense of guilt, condemnation and defeat. I can’t be defeated in any way for there is no failure in my nature. I am a success.
Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God”.
Romans 3:21-22 ” But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference”: