I'M A CHRISTIAN...NOW WHAT?
DAY 26: Confessing Your Righteousness Pleases God
6 ... the righteousness of faith speaks ...Romans 10:6
Every time you confess, "I am the righteousness of God in Christ", God the Father is pleased. When you confess that you are the righteousness of God in Christ, it reminds Him of what His Son has done for you to become righteous.
Also, by making you righteous, God is showing Himself righteous - "to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus" (Romans 3:26).
Each time Jesus hears you confess, "I am the righteousness of God in Christ," it brings much pleasure to His heart too, because you are laying hold of what He suffered and died to give you.
The Holy Spirit, who now indwells you to convict you of righteousness (John 16:10), also rejoices when you confess, "I am the righteousness of God in Christ." He is pleased when you flow with Him.
The delight of the Godhead is not the only thing you gain when you declare, "I am the righteousness of God in Christ." The Bible tells us that when you "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness… all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
Whether it is food, clothing or other necessities in life, "all these things" will be added to you. They will not just be given to you but added to you as your inheritance when you seek first His righteousness.
You don't need to use your faith for every single need in life. You just need to use your faith for one thing - to believe that you are the righteousness of God in Christ, and it will cause all the blessings you seek to come after you and overtake you!
DAY 27: Call It Forth!
17... God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; Romans 4:17
"Pastor Prince, I feel the pain in my body. How can I go around saying that Christ has redeemed me from this sickness? How can I say that by His stripes I am healed?" Well, God's way is to call those things that are not as though they are. And because you are made in God's image, you can also call those things that are not as though they are! When God wanted to make Abraham a father of many nations, what did He do? He changed the way Abraham talked. At that time, Abraham did not even have a single child from Sarah because she was barren. So how could he become a father of many nations? God changed the way he talked. How? By changing his name from Abram to Abraham, which means "father of many nations"(Genesis 17:5).
Just imagine: From then on, every time he met someone, he would say, "Hi, my name is Father Of Many Nations." Every time dinner was ready, Sarah would call out to Abraham, "Darling ... Father Of Many Nations dinner is ready! Father Of Many Nations..." You can just hear their neighbors saying, "They want a child so much they have gone mad!" But God changed the way Abraham talked so that he called forth what God saw him already blessed with.
You know, when Jesus saw the man with a withered hand, He didn't say, "My goodness! It is so withered!" He said, "Stretch out your hand!" (Matthew 12:13) He called forth what He wanted. He looked at the paralytic and said, "Rise, take up your bed and go home!" (Matthew 9:6) He didn't see the way it was in the natural. He saw the way God meant it to be and He called it forth. Genesis 1 tells us that in the beginning, there was darkness over the face of the whole earth. God saw the darkness and He said, "Light be!" And light was. God called forth what He wanted, and it became so! If it had been me or you, we would probably have said, "Whoa! It is so dark!"
My friend, despite the pain, call forth your healing. It is pointless to state the obvious. So, change the way you talk. See the way God meant it to be and start calling forth your healing and wholeness!
Hi Everyone, I pray all is well with you all and your families! I have posted the new days (26 to 27) of Pastor Joseph Prince's 31 day devotional, "The One Thing!" I will post the other days, as I read them; posting two days at a time. Therefore, the next days you all will receive are "Day 28 & Day 29." I also will be posting the previous days, on each of the new days post, that way you all won't have to search for the previous days.
God's Blessings to you all and your families!!
Rev. Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks