Topic: Be Righteousness Conscious [Monday October 22, 201]
“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.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV)
Beloved, there are revelations in the scripture that you must establish yourself in. A key one is to be established in the consciousness of your righteousness because if you are not, you will be regular in church yet the devil will make a minced meat out of you. He can jump on your mind and your pocket and handle it the way he wants and yet you will be claiming you are a Christian. I know we have looked at this before, but it bears repetition. I would to God you will become one with this truth.
To be established is to be founded in something. If you write your name in the sand at the beach for example the waves will wash it away. But if you write it on concrete it cannot be washed away. Most Christians are writing their confidence on sand and when the waves of life come it is carried away. That is why you must be rooted, fixed and set like concrete in the word. It is a position you must settle in by making a permanent, once and for all decision.
Righteousness is the right image of the believer and that is what the devil attacked in the Garden of Eden. The devil wants you to be ruled by your circumstances but God wants you to ride over those circumstances. God wants you to take charge of your situation. As long as you understand that you are created in the image of God you will function like God. It is your understanding of your righteousness that makes you stand out. You can be in the storm and yet the storm is not in you.
The enemy wants to destroy your understanding of righteousness so that you begin to think that you have to do right to be righteous. That is taking it backwards! You become righteous simply by receiving it as a gift. You receive it by accepting that what Jesus Christ did on the cross has made you right. By your own strength you cannot do right.
Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:34, Romans 10:3-13
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 1-2; Evening- 1 Timothy 3
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.