“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith” – Romans 1:16-17
LIGHT FOR NOW: Righteousness is not what you do. Righteousness is who you are.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ which is the Word of God concerning Jesus Christ, and the salvation that He brought is the power of God to save men. The power to bring those who believe out of sin, into the life of righteousness is encapsulated in the Gospel of his grace. There is no other way to learn about, receive or understand the righteousness of God outside the Gospel. In 2 Timothy chapter 1 verse 10, Apostle Paul shares an intriguing thought that life and immortality has been brought to light through the Gospel. The life he is referring to here is the divine life; the God-kind of life; the life that makes men sons of God. This life is in Christ Jesus. Bring born again, we are not only righteous, but we have become the unveiling of God’s righteousness. The Bible in 2 Corinthians Chapter 5 verse 21 records, “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”. Righteousness has become the character of your spirit. The ability to be right and to do right is inherent in your spirit. You can live that life of righteousness from inside out. Righteousness is not what you do. Righteousness is who you are.
Furthermore, you have, and can live the higher life. This is the overcoming life that makes you superior to Satan, darkness, diseases, failure, disappointments, poverty, lack and death. It is a life beyond this world. This extra-ordinary life, along with the gift of righteousness, was delivered to us in Christ, through the Gospel. The Gospel therefore brings life and righteousness.
INSTRUCTION: Believe the Gospel
Prayer: I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE:You have been made righteous.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: NUMBERS CHAPTER 33; EVENING: 2 THESSALONIANS CHAPTER 2