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The Righteousness Of Faith Speaks

August 13, 2011

Faith cannot happen without speaking it.  If we are going by the bible then Romans 10 says, “the righteousness which is of the law … does … But the righteousness of faith speaks.”  The law is about doing, whereas faith is about speaking and believing.  It is not enough to just know in your mind that you are righteous, it is not just enough to hear someone speak and mentally agree you are righteous, you need to open your mouth and say by faith, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ.”  Believers miss out because they are not speaking their righteousness by faith.

So when something happens in our body, when something goes wrong of any kind we have two options,

  1. To let the evil one win and accept and believe that we deserve this and we are no good
  2. Speak, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ”

Paul said, “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak…”  The spirit of faith is clearly about believing and speaking.  So it does not matter how many sermons or books on righteousness you have heard and read.  You need to believe it and speak it.

When you fall short of the laws perfect standard (which you will), that is the time you should exercise your faith to say, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ.”  When you say it do you know what happens?  If you are angry, anxious, fearful or whatever it may be, when you speak that message of faith out-loud you will feel like you have ushered something good into that situation.  You take a step back and start to relax, and all the problems and worries dissipate and you begin to realize your true identity in Christ.

Being sin-conscious will draw you to succumb to your temptation, whereas being righteous-conscious gives you the power to overcome every temptation.  That is why the enemy wants you to remain sin-conscious.  Confessing your sins all the time keeps you sin-conscious.  It is as if Jesus did not become your sin on the cross.  Righteous-conscious keeps your conscious of Jesus.  So believe and speak the truth:  “I am the righteousness of God in Christ.”  Then, you cannot help but see the results of magnifying the Lord Jesus and His finished work!

My challenge to you today is to choose to be righteous-conscious.  Speak that you are “The righteousness of God in Christ,” and begin to see yourself be worthy.  Let that be your reality, let that be your truth and see what happens to you.

For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.”  But the righteousness of faith speaks…   —   Romans 10:5-6

Our first response when we discover a symptom in our body, when we receive a bad report or when we are faced with a trial, should always be to say, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ.”

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