CHEERFUL COVENANT DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: THURSDAY, 16th JULY 2020.
WORD FOR THOUGHT: WHATEVER YOU RECEIVE WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT, IS CALLED A GIFT.
TOPIC: THE FREE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
TEXT: 1CORINTHIANS 1:30 ” It is because of him that you are in christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.
To many people, a righteous Christian is one who does what is right. To them righteousness is the ability in ones performance in good deed. If you do right you are called a righteous person. But if you do bad they conclude you a sinner. The truth still remains that our righteousness does not come from our good deeds No!.
We are not made righteous by the good things we do or the wrong we do. Because the righteousness that please God is not measured by what we do, either good or evil. The righteousness that please God is christ righteousness, which is given to us as a gift from God by virtue of our faith in christ. For your righteousness to please God, there must be acceptance of the gift of God which is Jesus christ. It is only through christ that we can be partakers of these righteousness of God, which is a free gift from him to us.
A lot of people have been mislead concerning the truth about righteousness. It is not a function of your deeds, neither can it be established on the foundation of your works, but of christ who gave his life for ransom for the redemption of mankind and gave us the gift of righteousness.
You are not made righteous by the good things you do or the very wrongs you avoided. Any sermon preached to you, that it comes by deeds, is a big lie coming from the pit of hell. I am very aware that their are preachers who teaches this lies in order to empty peoples pocket, that your righteousness will be measured by your deeds, which involve your seed sowing, tithes, and offerings etc… its a lie, it is a free gift from God to us through Jesus christ. It comes to you on the of your salvation, that moment you confess Jesus with your mouth and believe in your heart the gift of righteousness comes upon you.
The righteousness we have as Christians came as a result of the spiritual work which God did in us the day we accept christ. God takes away the spiritual death nature in man, in exchange with his own righteous nature. A Christian is therefore made righteous in his spirit through the new nature God gives at salvation.
It is written, that you shall know the truth and it shall set you free. Living in ignorance of the word of God is a mountain that must be removed. Freedom comes not only by the truth you hear, but the truth you assimilate in your heart and worked upon.
Jesus is read to release the free gift of righteousness to you today., if only you will make up your heart and accept the salvation he offers today.
# JESUS, I ACCEPT YOU TODAY AS MY LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOUR, I DENOUNCE SIN AND IT WORKS IN MY LIFE TODAY, IJN.
# I AM A SEED OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, THROUGH THE REDEMPTIVE POWER OF JESUS.
# I’M SEATED WITH CHRIST IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, FAR ABOVE PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS, IJN
#LINES ARE FALLING TO ME IN PLEASANT PLACES IJN.
# BY THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD, I’M ORDERED FOR GRACE AND FAVOUR TODAY, IJN. AMEN.
Pastor Donatus Chibueze Alexander