In His Presence Daily Devotional
Overwhelmed by Righteousness - Pastor Emmanuel Ogbechie
2Corinthians 5: 21 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.
There are two occurrences of the word 'made' in the above scripture. They both refer to the dual action of God on the cross.
God acted on Jesus who was sinless making Him sinful for us and then He acted on us who were sinful making us sinless in nature.
He who knew no sin was made sin for us and we who knew no righteousness were made righteous by God's divine exchange.
The righteousness of the believer is an act of God just as Jesus was made sin by an act of God.
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.
Jesus was esteemed stricken, smitten and afflicted of God as a result of sin being put on Him. The word smitten in the english dictionary means 'to be affected by something overwhelming'.
Jesus was overwhelmed by our sin on the cross to the end it led to the breakage of His fellowship with his father and ultimately the death of his body on the cross. Sin overwhelmed the human race when it came, it brought sickness and disease, it brought evil of different kinds.
God made sin come on Jesus, thereby giving it access to overwhelm Him. In the same way God has brought a more overwhelming influence of righteousness upon us, Alleluia!
Sin made Jesus overwhelmed by afflictions and today righteousness has made us overwhelmed by the blessing of Abraham. Declare this loud, I am overwhelmed by the blessing! The goodness of God is all over me. The blessedness of righteousness is working in me today, I am a victor through christ Jesus.
When we were sinners, sin overwhelmed us in every area. It affected our speech, we spake as sinners. Sin consciousness is still overwhelming many believers.
God wants you to allow righteousness overwhelm your thoughts and your words, speak like the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Think righteous thoughts, and allow the righteousness of God consciousness to dominate your actions today.
Sin reigned as a tyrant force, righteousness only reigns over those who yield and accept it's reign. Allow righteousness reign in your thinking and actions today and yield to its overwhelming influence.
Prayer: Thank you father for your immeasurable free gift of righteousness! I yield myself to it's overwhelming influence in mind and actions in Jesus name.
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Pastor Emmanuel Ogbechie
Diplomats' Assembly Church
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