What does righteousness mean to you?
Does righteousness mean to stop doing bad things and start doing right things?
What does the Word of God say about the meaning of righteousness? You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Think about the following verse until you have understanding of the meaning:
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) For He [God] made Him [Jesus] who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him [Jesus].
You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit living in you is Righteous. You can stop seeing yourself as a poor sinner and start seeing yourself as the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. This is how God sees you through Christ as Righteous, redeemed, healed, restored, sanctified and reconciled.
How do you see yourself? Are you trying to earn your righteousness? Are you trying to stop doing bad things and do right things?
Jesus would not have needed to come to redeem all humankind and bring the Gift of Righteousness if you could stop doing bad things and start doing right things. Righteousness is a Gift from God in Christ Jesus. Jesus Christ was the sin offering for all humankind so that all may receive HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS. This is the Good News of the Gospel.
Do you see yourself as a sinner saved by grace or as the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus? When you focus on God’s love and grace through Jesus Christ, you will experience Promised Land Thinking and Believing. You stop focusing on you and start focusing on God’s love, mercy and grace. When you focus on your old nature as a sinner, you become sin (condemnation) conscious. When you focus on God’s love and grace, you become Righteousness Conscious in Christ Jesus.
When you recognize that Righteousness is a Gift from God, you can stop focusing on your self-effort and your performance. When you are performance based, you will never measure up to being good enough. You will continually live in condemnation, guilt, shame, fear and dread. Jesus Christ came to reconcile you to Holy God and made you Righteous in the complete work of Jesus Christ.
You are the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. This is a gift from God which you receive through Christ Jesus.
Can you believe this and receive this?
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