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Summary: Don't allow the cares of the day to let you lose sight of who you are in Christ Jesus and all the wonderful gifts He willingly died for so you can have a life of victory in Him. Stay close to Jesus and you will always overcome!

THE GIFT OF SALVATION – Righteousness

Do You Consider Yourself Righteous?

It is commonly thought that righteousness must be earned. Anything worth having must be earned—right? To make something valuable, you have to do something for it. Not so in the Kingdom of God. In fact, something as valuable and precious as righteousness is a ‘free gift!’ Still, religion would tell you that your position of righteousness is based upon your performance. If that were true, you would not need Jesus.

Romans 8:4, AMP

So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit].

This scripture here in Romans indicates that the New Testament believer can have the requirements of the law of righteousness, and Justice FULLY met in them! Have you ever wondered how this is possible?

There are spiritual laws at play in everything we do. Romans 8:2 tells us, “For the law of the Spirit of life which is in Christ Jesus the law of our new being has freed me from the law of sin and of death.” Let me define what I mean by a spiritual law; a spiritual law works for everyone, everywhere, and every time. The Law of the Spirit of Life is greater than the law of sin and death. What the law of the Spirit of Life does not say is that ‘the Law of sin and death ceased to exist.' If you choose to function out of your flesh and not the Spirit of life, the law of sin and death still operates in your life. However, you need to remember that the Law of the Spirit of Life is greater than the law of sin and death.

The law of sin works in our flesh and is empowered by condemnation. The law of the spirit of life works in our spirit and is empowered by the forgiveness of sin and the Holy Spirit.

Don't allow the cares of the day to let you lose sight of who you are in Christ Jesus and all the wonderful gifts He willingly died for so you can have a life of victory in Him. Stay close to Jesus and you will always overcome!

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