Topic: You Are Righteous [January 5, 2017]
...not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. - Philippians 3:9
I don't care how badly you may have messed things up yesterday or how many mistakes you have made, I want you to begin this day knowing you are righteous! Not because of anything you've done but because you've received, by faith in Jesus, the very righteousness of God.
Just look at the kinds of benefits the Word of God says that righteousness will bring:
"The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree" (Psalm 92:12).
"When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth" (Proverbs 11:10).
"The seed of the righteous shall be delivered" (Proverbs 11:21).
"For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers" (1 Peter 3:12).
"For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield" (Psalms 5:12).
"The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles" (Psalms 34:17).
"I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread" (Psalms 37:25).
"The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever" (Psalms 37:29).
"The Lord loveth the righteous" (Psalms 146:8).
Don't let the devil rob you of even one of these blessings by telling you you're unworthy of them. Run him off. Shout out loud, "I am the righteousness of God!" Then step out in faith and enjoy the privileges God has prepared for you!
Scripture Reading: Romans 3:21-28
This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith - prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.