How to Have a Great Day (Monday 15th Feb 2016)

Daily Devotional
**You Have His Righteousness**
Monday 15th February:
Pastor Chris PhD

For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).

John 1:17 says, “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” Jesus Christ didn’t come with the law; He came with grace, and brought us righteousness as a gift. Righteousness is the expression of the will and nature of the Father. He declared us righteous, because we’re new creations in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

Romans 4:25 lets us know that He (Jesus) “...was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” Thus, He’s our acquitter. When you heard the Gospel and believed, declaring Jesus Christ to be the Lord of your life, you became the recipient of His grace and righteousness. You weren’t justified before God because of your own righteousness; no! You stand in Christ’s
righteousness; it’s the result of what Jesus did.Jesus came, not only to reveal, demonstrate, and manifest the righteousness of God (the will and nature of the Father), but also to make us the righteousness of God. He’s given you that nature, ability, authority, and ministry, to carry on what He began both to do and teach.

He’s endowed you with the gift and ability to reveal and manifest the will, purpose and character of your heavenly Father. What a life! No wonder He calls you an associate of the God-kind: “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of
the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4). Meditate on this truth; think on what it means and live accordingly.

Blessed Lord Jesus, thank you for revealing to me the nature of the Father, and making me the expression and manifestation of the Father’s glory, nature, love, beauty, and grace! Your will and good pleasures are expressed through me today, and forever! Blessed be God!

2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

2 Corinthians 8:9
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Mark 1:21-45 Leviticus 8
Acts 18:12-23 Psalm 21-22

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