Topic: You Have A Right Standing With God [Monday January 29th, 2018]
“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)
Right now, wherever you are, if you have received Christ as your Lord and Saviour you are the righteousness of God in Christ. It means you have a right standing with God. It means that every time of your life, you stand right with Him. You never stand wrong in the presence of God. It means you have God’s DNA in you. It means you have authority to pray and expect answers. It means you have authority to rebuke the devil and expect him to obey. That is what right standing is. It means that you have been discharged and acquitted, the case is closed and it can never be appealed. There is nothing the devil can do about it. Why? Because you have a right standing!
Your righteousness is not dependent on what you did right or wrong. It is a gift! A gift is not earned. You didn’t earn it, you didn’t deserve it and you didn’t merit it. It was just given to you. All you do is to enjoy it. That is grace! Remember grace is unearned, unmerited and underserved. It is unconditional. It is not because you are being rewarded, No! It is predicated on God and God alone. It is God being good to you because He is good and gracious. It comes to you as a result of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
Christ’s righteousness is one of the things that grace has made available to us and it is time for the infallible proofs of those things in our lives to begin to manifest physically. It is not enough to have it in the spirit. No! It is time we begin to experience it in our lives and see it expressed in different areas of our lives. When you know what grace has brought into your life, you will no longer be a pushover for the devil. Knowing who you are in Christ also means knowing what Jesus purchased on your behalf and the benefits of His death burial and resurrection.
Further Reading: Romans 5:16-21, Romans 10:4
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Exodus 21-22 / Evening- Matthew 19
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.