You Are Established!
Do you know what it means to be established in righteousness? It means to be in a right place with God. To be able to stand in the presence of a holy, awesome, almighty, pure God without a sense of guilt or inferiority. Think about that! What must it be like to be established in righteousness? What must it be like to know without a shadow of a doubt that theres absolutely nothing wrong between you and God? No sin. Nothing. Everything is so right that every time you walk in the door, the Father says, Yes, yes, yes, before you can even ask Him for anything. Its easy for us to believe things are that way between God and Jesus. But realize this: You were made the righteousness of God with exactly the same miraculous occurrence that made Him sin with your sin. Second Corinthians 5 says, Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new…. 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 (verses 17, 21). You have just exactly the same entrance to the heavenly Father as Jesus does. He loves you just as much as He loves Jesus. (Read John 17:23.) I know thats hard for you to grasp. Its hard for me too, but we have to keep working on it. We have to keep thinking about it all the time. We have to keep meditating on it and developing a righteousness-consciousness instead of a sin-consciousness. We have to keep becoming skillful in the Word of righteousness. (See Hebrews 5:13.) Do you know what will happen as you do that? You wont be afraid to do exploits in Jesus Name. You wont be afraid to act like Him. You wont be afraid to boldly claim what is yours in Christ Jesus. You wont be afraid to lay hands on the sick, believing they will recover. You wont be afraid to believe God for your own healing, or for the finances you need. So become skillful in the Word of righteousness. Receive that you have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Receive that you are established in righteousness…stand before Him without any sense of guilt or inferiority…and live in victory every day! Jeremiah 39-40; Psalm 82 I am established in righteousness. Isaiah 54:14
Scripture Study: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31