DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
TODAY’S VERSE: 1 CORINTHIANS 1:30
THEME: THE WINSOME CHRIST MINDSET; CHRIST JESUS IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
WORDS OF HOPE:
In addition to Christ Jesus as our wisdom, He has also become our righteousness. Righteousness comes from the Greek word dikaiosýnō and it means justification, equity, right standing. Jesus, not only saves us; he is our righteousness and you must possess this consciousness very strongly.
In Paul’s second book to the Corinthians, chapter 5 verse 21, Paul raises a legal argument and contends that on the cross God made Christ to be sin for us. By extension, that was why the Father forsook the Son, just as all of humankind was forsaken of God. He further argues that by this judgement of God, all of us who have believed in Christ are no longer sinners but God’s righteousness. To surmise, if it is equitable for the righteous man, Jesus, who knew no sin to be judged for our sins, then it is equally equitable (just) for us who were sinners to be declared righteous and justified. Justification means “not guilty.” Praise the LORD! This is how God sees you – Not Guilty!!!
Think about it this way. God has declared, once and for all time that those of us who believe in His Son Jesus are perpetually as righteous as He is. These were the contemplations of the heart of the Apostle Paul when he wrote in Romans 8:1 that:
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
Beloved be conscious of this truth that you are justified therefore there is now no condemnation for you who is in Christ Jesus. It is because of His righteousness that God is able to forgive you when you do wrong now. It’s because of His righteousness that you qualify to receive His Holy Spirit and for that matter every benefit of God.
Righteousness is a qualifier. It is our game-changer in the Kingdom. Even now, begin to declare “I am accepted in the beloved. Christ Jesus is my righteousness. I cannot be condemned. I am acquitted and discharged. No one can bring up any charge against me because I am God’s elect. Praise the LORD.”
• Thank God for the gift of righteousness in your life and that of all believers the world over
• Declare that no weapon fashioned against you shall ever prosper because the price has been fully paid.
Thank you, God, for your righteousness. I am super excited to belong to you and to be in you and with you in Jesus’ name. Amen