The Gate to Grace

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)

The body of Christ will never reign in this life until we get a revelation of what is the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. It is a gift that has nothing to do with how well we obey or disobey. It keeps us close to God, but we don’t work for it. We simply receive it.

Hebrews chapter 5 tells us that baby Christians have the wrong idea of righteousness. They think you have to work for it and you don’t receive it. But righteousness is an identity; it’s how God looks at you. Simply receive that truth.

Say this today: “I am the righteousness of God apart from my deeds, good or bad!”

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