TREM’s Daily 24 October 2017 Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo – Hold On To Your Bill Of Right
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth.” – (Romans 10:4 KJV)
Child of God it is important you begin to accept your true nature as a believer. Your nature is not based on what you are doing but on the gift God bestowed on you. God bestowed righteousness on you so that you can do right. What then is righteousness? It is the believer’s DNA. It is your root because you are made in the image of God. Righteousness is right standing with God. God wants you to know that in all conditions you can have right standing with him such that you are not afraid to approach him like Adam was after he fell into sin at the Garden of Eden. He was hiding from the very God he should have run to. Adam did not know that he was righteous.
Righteousness is the believer’s Bill of Right. It is what you wave at the devil in the face of any challenge. I guarantee you that the devil will attack, challenge, accuse and put you down but you must hold on to your Bill of Right. Righteousness is standing before God without any sense of sin, guilt, condemnation, inferiority complex or accusation. Righteousness is standing before God as though sin does not exist. Brother Mike, how did I become righteous? The very moment you accepted the Lordship of Jesus Christ, you became righteous. You do not need to do any other thing because your righteousness is your salvation benefit.
Righteousness is not based on your works as an individual. It is the work of Christ on Calvary that made us righteous. God’s acceptance of the children of Israel in the dispensation of the law for example is because of what Aaron was wearing. Now our High Priest, Jesus Christ has given us a perfect sacrifice. There is no sin in Him and so He perfected it in Himself so that when God sees His holiness in us, we are accepted. It is not about us but about Jesus. That should make you love Him more.
Further Reading: Isaiah 61:1-11, 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 3-5; Evening- 1 Timothy 4
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.