Wednesday, August 23, 2017
TREM’s Daily 23 August 2017 Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo - See Yourself as the Righteousness of God
Topic: See Yourself as the Righteousness of God — Wednesday August 23, 2017.
“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.” - 2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)
When Christ came into you, you receive a totally and completely new image that is born of the Spirit of God. You are now of the class of God. You are not a child of circumstance, you are not a child of your tradition, you are not a child of the condition in your environment, you are a child of God. And your God is not limited. You are not a sinner. The fact that you committed sin doesn’t make you a sinner. If you have invited Jesus into your heart, you are not a sinner.
Think of it: God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. So you are righteous. When you see yourself as a sinner, you will keep on committing sin. When the image you have built into you is the image of sin, no matter how much you pray and ask God to forgive you, you will keep on committing sin. But when you begin to see yourself as the righteousness of God, you will be living a life of victory over sin. That is why God speaks to our strength. God does not speak to our weakness. When you allow your strength to take over, your weakness will bow to your strength. The enemy delights in speaking to your weakness. He builds the image of your weakness and your shortcomings and your mistakes inside you. With the result that you are so concerned about them but you are not concerned about that which God has done. Every time you say anything negative and contrary to what God has done, you are saying in effect that what God did is not perfect? You are saying in effect that Jesus did not pay a hundred percent price. Your righteousness is perfectly perfect in Christ! See yourself as righteous.
Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:30, 2 Corinthians 5:15-21
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 113-115; Evening- 1 Corinthians 6
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.