The Gift of Righteousness
Romans 5:17 NKJV “For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)”
Many believers struggle with whether they deserve to be blessed, favored, and victorious, but perhaps it’s the wrong question.
Rather ask does Jesus deserve to be blessed, favored, and victorious? Remember you are in Christ, so you are righteous not based on your striving to be perfect or how hard you work at changing yourself.
It all rests on the person of Jesus Christ and His perfect work at Calvary.
So today you can boldly begin to declare “as He is, so are am I in this world” (1 John 4:17).
Step into your true identity, this is what being in Christ Jesus means.
Today step up in faith and remember, God assesses you and sees you based on the perfection of Jesus Christ.
His righteousness is your righteousness. In fact, the Bible teaches us that, Jesus, who knew no sin, became sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2Corinthians 5v17-21)
As you receive His gift of righteousness and believe that’s it’s yours in Christ, you will begin to reign in life over the very things that have been trying to reign over you!
*adapted from J.Prince