RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
HE QUALIFIED US FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS
Saturday, October 2nd.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
When you confessed the Lordship of Jesus over your life, instantly, His righteousness was imparted to your spirit; His righteousness became your righteousness. You’re now living in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Jesus was righteous before God; He was the only one born sinless and lived without sin. Thus, He qualified to be man’s substitute. He fulfilled all the righteous demands of justice in our behalf. He became sin on the Cross, for our sakes, so we could be made righteous. He qualified us to be righteous. Hallelujah!
The Bible says Adam’s transgression made all men sinners; likewise, the obedience of Christ has made all men righteous. This is legal before God. Anyone who acknowledges the obedience and sacrifice of Christ, and confesses His Lordship is immediately catapulted into the vital experience of salvation and the life of righteousness.
Romans 5:1 says, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus
Christ.” To be “justified” means you’re acquitted by your faith in Christ Jesus; you’re declared righteous as
though you never sinned, because of what Jesus did. Now you’re in oneness with God, in fellowship with
Him by Jesus Christ. This is so huge; but sadly, many haven’t grasped it yet; as a result, they’re still struggling
to be righteous. There’s nothing that you do today, or could ever do, that’ll make you righteous before God;
that’s why He gave you His own righteousness. How He loves us so much!
Being born again, you’re as righteous as Jesus is righteous. He substituted His righteousness for your sin-nature; think about that! Now you can fellowship with God unashamed, with boldness, confidence and joy, knowing that He loves you unconditionally. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, thank you for the mighty harvest of souls recorded around the world in these last days through the evangelical efforts of your children everywhere. I pray for the new converts, that Christ may dwell in their hearts by faith; and that they, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend the depth and magnitude of your love, being filled with all the fullness of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: || 2 Corinthians 5:21 – 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. ||
||Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.||
||Philippians 3:7-9 – But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 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:||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible Reading Plan=> Philippians 1:1-30 & Isaiah 33-34
2 Year Bible Reading Plan=> John 3:1-8 & 1 Kings 7