(You Have No Reason To Be Sin-Conscious)
TO THE BIBLE: 1 Peter 3:18 AMPC
“For Christ [the Messiah Himself] died for sins once for all, the Righteous for the unrighteous (the Just for the unjust, the Innocent for the guilty), that He might bring us to God. In His human body He was put to death, but He was made alive in the spirit”
Sin consciousness is the devil’s strategy to make people feel unworthy before God. He makes them focus more on their wrongdoings than on the grace of God. I’ve seen people who, after confessing the Lordship of Jesus over their lives, still act as though they’re not saved. Every day, they carry a burden of guilt because of some wrong. As a result, they keep trying to get saved again and again, until they get frustrated.
The Bible says you’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21). Righteousness is different from right living. Righteousness is the nature of God. The day you were born again, you were born as righteous as God Himself. Understand this: You don’t become more righteous as you grow spiritually, just as a baby doesn’t become more human as he grows. Even though he’s a baby, he’s still as human as any adult. The same way, your actions may still be imperfect, but as far as God is concerned, you are as righteous as He is, because His nature of righteousness has been imparted to your spirit.
God wants you to grow from babyhood to maturity. However, to be able to do that, you need to learn to walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7). Walking by faith means living according to what the Word of God says about you. For example, the Word of God has said you’re the righteousness of God, so you don’t need to bother about what your mind tells you or what people say about you. You’re only to call yourself what the Word calls you. That’s how to walk by faith. Don’t ever let the devil lie to you about your salvation and never expect him to tell you the truth. The day you gave your heart to Christ, you were saved once and for all!
Isaiah 54:17; Romans 6:10-11
I profess with my mouth, and make it known in the realm of the Spirit that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is my Lord and Saviour. No situation or condition can ever change who I am. I’m who God says I am. I’m a new creation in Christ Jesus!
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 26:31-56, Exodus 34-35
Matthew 13:10-23, Genesis 39
Meditate on these scriptures today: Ephesians 5:8 and Hebrews 10:10.
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