Wisdom For The Day Devotional 10 May 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – You Are Righteous
TOPIC: You Are Righteous (TREM Devotional 10 May 2022)
“…and become one with him. I no longer count my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.” – Philippians 3:9 (NLT)
One of the reasons why today’s Church is falling short of the manifestation of God’s power and glory, especially in these last days, is because we have failed to embrace our identity in Christ. And until you embrace your identity, you cannot function in the power therein. No wonder Paul dedicated a good portion of his letters to the different Churches, to teaching and establishing the saints on this important truth of our righteousness which is by faith in Christ Jesus.
Child of God, the moment you received Jesus as Lord of your life, your nature and location changed forever. The once sinner has become the righteousness of God. And is, therefore, seated far above in Christ.
One of the things you must settle in your heart if you will truly operate in the power and glory that God has released upon His Church in these last days is that you are not righteous as a result of your actions or inactions. There is nothing you can do to earn God’s righteousness; not now, not ever! Righteousness is a gift! Only made possible because of Christ’s sacrifice at the Cross. Righteousness is the nature of the believer and it is imputed from the moment you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. It is having right standing before God. Standing before God without any sense of sin, shame, guilt, reproach, condemnation, or inferiority complex.
When you have a revelation of your righteousness, it will enable you to live a victorious Christian life. You will understand that all the promises that accrue to the righteous in the scriptures are yours. You will also understand that no matter what happens, you can boldly approach God and expect to receive an answer. Your understanding of your righteousness in Christ shores you up, such that even when you make a mistake, instead of running away from God, you will run to Him, because you know that His arms are open wide to receive you. That is why it is important to be established in righteousness.
Romans 10:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – 2 Kings 10-12
Evening – John 1:29-51
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was 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.