YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS
(NKJV) Philippians 3:9 = “And be found in him, 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.”
(CEV) Philippians 3:9 = “and to know that I belong to him. I could not make myself acceptable to God by obeying the Law of Moses. God accepted me simply because of my faith in Christ.”
Righteousness Brings us up God’s Level & a right-standing with Him, so we can fellowship with Him. You are the Righteousness of God by Faith, no matter what is going on in your life. Your relationship with Christ puts you in right-standing with God (ie: Makes you Righteous). Anybody who understands Righteousness and what it means, becomes satan’s master
You are not your own Righteousness, believe that you are The Righteousness of God by Faith – and right believing will lead right living. On our own we are not Righteous (Rom 3: 20), but by our Faith in Jesus Christ we are Made Righteous (Rom 3: 22). Once you accept Jesus, The Father Puts you in a Divine position (in Jesus Christ)
Righteousness is not the ‘goody-goody’ things you do, that is conduct (we call that holiness). But Righteousness is our right-standing with God, meaning we have the right relationship with God. We are The Righteousness of God, in Christ.
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 it, 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” (Ps. 92:12).
“When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth” (Prov. 11:10).
“The seed of the righteous shall be delivered” (Prov. 11:21).
“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers” (1 Pet. 3:12).
“For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield” (Ps. 5:12).
“The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles” (Ps. 34:17).
“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Ps. 37:25).
“The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever” (Ps. 37:29).
“The Lord loveth the righteous” (Ps. 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!