Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Everlasting Righteousness

Daniel 9:24 - Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, 2 finish the transgression, 2 make an end of sins, 2 make reconciliation for iniquity, 2 bring in everlasting righteousness…

In Sunday, we hear a message that says, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ.” On Monday, we are still confessing, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ.” But come Wednesday or Thursday, we begin 2 confess our sins! Then, when Sunday comes, we get a fresh revelation of our righteousness in Christ and we start 2 confess our righteousness again. Why do we do that?

It cannot be that on Sunday, we are righteous. Then, a few days later, we become unrighteous bcoz of sin, but are “re-righteoused” when Sunday comes again. No, our righteousness is an “everlasting righteousness”! Jesus has obtained “eternal redemption” for us. (Hebrews 9:12)

“But Pastor Prince, I have just sinned. How can I still be righteous?”

My friend, it is not what u do that makes u righteous. It is what Christ has done at Calvary. Romans 5:19 says, “For as by one man’s [Adam] disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” It is the obedience of one Man — Christ — and not your obedience, that has made u righteous!

God wants u established in what Christ has done. He wants u conscious of your everlasting righteousness in Christ. How do u do that? U can listen 2 anointed messages that remind u of your righteousness in Christ. And don’t just know it in your head. Speak it. Every morning, tell yourself, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ!” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

You don’t need a revelation of how sinful u are. You know it when u sin. The devil reminds u of your sins. Even your friends and loved ones sometimes point out your sins. What u need, instead, is a revelation of how forever righteous u are in God’s eyes, especially when u sin.

And when u are conscious of this gift of righteousness that is everlasting, u will reign in life! (Romans 5:17)  U will reign over sin, bad habits, sicknesses, lack and everything that holds u back from a victorious life!

Joseph Prince Ministries

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