But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference – Romans 3:21-22
Righteousness is the nature of God, and that is the nature that was imparted to your spirit when you were born again. It is the rightness of God in your spirit, which gives you the ability to do right and to stand in the presence of God without condemnation, guilt, or inferiority. It’s that which has been wrought in your life that has brought you into union with Deity, and awoken you to the fatherhood of God.
Having the life and nature of God in you makes it perfectly natural for you to do the things of God. You don’t have to struggle to do right. In fact, you’d have to be tempted to do wrong because you’ve been positioned to do only that which is the perfect will of God. This is the purpose for which Christ died; the Bible 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” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Righteousness has become your nature; you’ve been made the righteousness of God in Christ. How big that is! It means you’re the demonstration or the quintessence of God’s righteousness. It means you’ve become the perfection of God. I would to God you’d grasp this truth!
Being the righteousness of God makes you a master over Satan, the demons of hell, and the circumstances of life. Romans 5:17 says, “…they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.” God is not asking you to qualify for righteousness; rather, He lets you know He has given you His righteousness as a gift. Therefore, you can boldly relate with Him without fear, guilt, or inferiority.
Now, if you can stand in the presence of God by virtue of your righteousness in Christ Jesus, it means you can also stand in dominion against Satan and his cohorts, and exercise authority over and against all the negativities of life. Praise be unto God!
Dear Father, I thank you for imparting your righteousness to my spirit as a gift. I exercise dominion over circumstances today, as I reign by grace through righteousness. Amen.
Further Study: Romans 6:12-14; Romans 8:10