Focus/Meditate On This:
In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, “Jehovah Tsidkenu” (Jeremiah 23:6). 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 (Second Corinthians 5:21). What Jesus did on the cross put us in right standing with Father God. Righteousness is a gift from God and we must receive this gift (Romans 5:12-21). Once we give our life to Jesus Christ, by confessing with our mouth and believing in our heart (Romans 10:9-10), Jesus qualified us to be righteous. We no longer have to condemn ourselves, because there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). Get rid of self-righteousness (your own works) and focus on Jesus’ righteousness (the finished work of Jesus). “God made me righteous, and that settles it!”
See Yourself As God Sees You. As He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). Jesus has made us the righteousness of God in him; so when God sees us, he sees Jesus because we are in Him. We must learn and transform our mind to the fact that we are “in” Jesus. So as He is, so are we in this world. Start declaring this truth today! Jesus is beloved, healthy, whole, successful, at peace, blessed, righteous, full of grace, truth and faith, etc. Therefore you are beloved, healthy, whole, successful, at peace, blessed, righteous, full of grace, truth and faith, etc. When you know and see yourself as God sees you (in Christ Jesus), no one, no situation, no thing can move you or shake you; you will be like Jesus…resting and sitting in heavenly places on the right hand of God (Ephesians 2:6 and Hebrews 10:12).
Feed the Sheep, Don’t Beat the Sheep. We, believers in Jesus Christ, have on robe of righteousness, carry the shield of faith and use our weapon “God’s Word” to witness to others and lift up Jesus. When doing this we must be careful to speak only the gospel of Grace and not other gospels that may be being preached (Acts 13:8-11 and Galatians 1:6-9). Preaching the gospel of grace and hope will cause you/others to fear no more, not be discouraged or dismayed, and will not lack (Jeremiah 23:4). Psalms 23:1 reminds us that, “The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want.” Be careful on what you listen to (hear), if it’s not about Jesus, the gospel of Grace….RUN!
Power in Hearing the Word of God. Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Christ).” We must continue to sit under the preaching of the Gospel (good news) of Grace. The more you hear about Jesus, the more miracles will happen. By hearing and hearing something about Jesus through the gospel preacher (tv, social media, internet, church service), gospel music, others speaking the gospel daily (at work, at school, text messages, grocery store, etc, and reading your Word out loud so you can “hear” the Word will cause great things to happen. Hearing and listening to the Word will keep your mind on Jesus and His finished work and not you, your situation, others and distractions. God saved those who believed in, trusted in and relied on His Word (1 Corin 1:21).
Think It, Believe It, Say It, Possess It! Thank You Father God for the gift of righteousness. I receive Your gift and the benefits of being righteous because of what Jesus has done. As I see myself as You see me, I will declare it to myself daily. I thank you for the gospel of grace and hope that I continue to listen to and speak that is being preached to help me and others not be in fear, be discouraged or be in lack. You said I am righteous, that settles it, in Jesus’ name, Amen!