Good Morning Saints
*Topic: *Bringing the supernatural blessing physical manifestation Part 4?*
*By: Isaac Oluwaseun Agbenla*
Yesterday we discussed the power of our mind and thought in determining our walking in the inheritance made available in Christ Jesus.
Let’s continue from there this morning.
Ephesians 4:24 says, “*And that ye put on the new man [that is speaking of your born-again spirit], which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
My spirit is righteous and truly holy!
Our spirit during the recreation at salvation is made Holy and righteous.
But, somebody would say, *“All our righteousness are as filthy rags”* (Is. 64:6), and “There is none righteous, no not one” (Rom. 3:10).
These scriptures refer to our self righteousness which can never bring us into fellowship with God because “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23).
There is indeed no one that is righteous base on God’s standard. We were all wretched that we were unworthy to stand before the throne of the Holy God. The state of fall since the beginning has brought the middle wall of partition between man and God but Jesus ended the unworthiness through his death, burial and resurrection.
Jesus took our sins and became sin for us so that we might be *made* the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor. 5:21). That means in our our new spirits, Jesus has made us perfect because it’s our spirit that is 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.*
If you accept the first part of this verse that says Jesus became sin for us, then you have to accept the next part, that we received His righteousness.
It’s not our righteousness that qualifies us before God’s throne but His righteousness but we must also bear good fruits of righteousness unto Holiness. Through his righteousness in us, there must be fruits that indeed we have been made righteous.
In Ephesians 4:24 says, our spirits are now righteous and truly holy.
Hebrews 12:23, speaking of the church now says *“the spirits of just men made perfect.”*
The spirit that we had which was dead unto God is gone, and the new spirit which we received at salvation is righteous, truly holy, and perfect. It is actually the same spirit that we will have throughout all eternity. It will not be changed or improved upon. The flesh part will be changed, but our spirit at salvation is complete.
Colossians 1:12 says that we have been made meet (fit or able) to partake of the inheritance of the saints.
In our spirits, we are now overcomers, and in the rest of the Christian life, we only need to be renewing the soul and body to that truth.
You see,the religious teaching that most people have received today has either taught or left the impression that there isn’t any good thing in us. We’ve been taught that the way to activate the power of God in our lives is to keep our unworthiness and weaknesses continually before us. This is characterized by what I call the “false humility attitude” among Christians. You will hear statements such as *”Without Jesus, I can do nothing,”* which is totally true, but it is not balanced by the truth that *”I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me*”
We need to realize that we are totally dependent on Jesus, but we have to go beyond that and realize that as we depend on Jesus, we are totally superior to any weapon the devil can use against us. We are world overcomers (1 John 5:4).
Hebrews 12:2 says we have to look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, but most of us have been looking at ourselves. No wonder we’ve been weary and have fainted in the battle (Heb. 12:3)
As we change our attention from our own frailty to Christ’s sufficiency and take our place in Him, our faith will be activated, and we’ll begin to live like the King’s kids that we are.
Thanks for reading
Isaac Oluwaseun Agbenla