For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
Blessed with Righteousness
When we think about how blessed we really are the stress of this life seems to grow dim, especially when we think of the gift of righteousness God has given us through Jesus. If it is a gift then I can never loose it by my bad works because I didn’t get it by my good works… I can always reap the benefits this gift brings into my life no matter what I am facing.
We cannot receive this righteousness by doing good nor can we loose righteousness by doing evil. We are righteous because God gave us Jesus’ Righteousness as a gift because of Jesus.
Blessed thru Jesus
When we received Jesus Christ we received the gift of righteousness and because we have the gift of righteousness all the good things that Jesus deserved we get and all the bad things we deserved Jesus already received and paid the price for them so we could have this gift of Righteousness.
God is not pretending you are righteous, (2 Corinthians 5:21) God made Jesus to be sin for us (who knew no sin) that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. This verse says He made us righteous. If our righteousness is just an expression, and is not real, then Jesus becoming sin is not real. If us taking His Righteousness on us is not real then Jesus taking our sin on him was not real… The truth is, He became sin without doing sin and we become righteous without doing righteousness. When He became sin He took our curse, when we become righteous we took His blessings and are blessed. Jesus was not cursed because He deserved it we are not blessed because we deserve it…
Blessed by Inheritance
Hallelujah!! Beloved, we are the righteousness of God in Christ and too blessed to be stressed because Jesus qualified us to be blessed. It is our inheritance in Him, and the blessing promised to Abraham’s seed (Jesus) that we would receive this blessing by faith…