The GREATEST miracle one could ever receive is JESUS!
“This is HOW MUCH God LOVED the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that NO ONE need be destroyed; by believing in Him, ANYONE can have a WHOLE and LASTING LIFE. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending His Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. HE CAME TO HELP, TO PUT THE WORLD RIGHT AGAIN.” John 3:16-17 MSG
When you received Jesus, you became RIGHTEOUS before God. He took your sin and He GAVE you His Righteousness. You DON’T TRY to be righteous. YOU ARE the Righteousness of God in Christ!
RIGHTEOUSNESS is a GIFT we simply RECEIVE BY FAITH. You don’t earn it. It was God’s choice that we should stand holy and blameless BEFORE HIM. Hmmmm … take note … BEFORE HIM and NOT before people.
The perfect work of Jesus Christ made us perfect before HIS EYES! Hmmm … take note again … BEFORE HIS EYES and not before people’s eyes.
We have been programmed to think and judge ourselves according to what we see in us, who we are, what we do and how we live. That’s SELF righteousness.
THANK GOD that He sees us differently! When we become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God in Christ, it is purely based on God Himself; on His good woks; on the finished work of Jesus Christ.
“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.)” Romans 5:17 NKJV
Before, I used to feel bad everytime I come across the promises of God in the Bible that are tied to the righteous. I used to get frustrated because I just couldn’t maintain and sustain it. Here are some to name a few:
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree … Psalm 92:12
The righteous shall live by faith … Romans 1:17
The desire of the righteous shall be granted … Proverbs 10:24
Blessings crown the head of the righteous …Proverbs 10:6
BUT NOW, I REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS … because ALL the promises meant for the RIGHTEOUS ARE MINE!!!
I am the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!
This is the Gospel! This is GOOD NEWS!
Thank You, Jesus! It’s ALL about YOU!
By Chee Pada
Photo Credits: Vilma Crisologo Montecillo