“For if by one’s man 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
We understand from our memory verse that righteousness is a gift. Righteousness here should not be confused or taken as good works. Good works are good and the bible does teach and encourage it as a lifestyle for all believers. But understand that all your good works and right conduct will never make you righteous. If it takes good works to gain righteousness then Jesus’ sacrifice would never have been necessary. This topic is important because some believers think they can’t even pray effectively for themselves and they need a pastor or some other anointed person to pray for them because they are not “righteous enough”. That mindset keeps them from receiving their miracles. It is a wrong mindset.
Righteousness is a gift from God and not from work so that none should boast. You will never be any more righteous than you are now. Lack of this proper understanding that it is a gift has greatly hindered the faith of many. You have right standing with God. You can approach His throne with peace of mind and boldness. He has ‘inputed’ His righteousness in you, and so you have the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
“…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16). That verse is not referring to Jesus, or Elijah; it is referring to you. You are the righteous man whose prayer availeth much. Amplified version of that verse says, “his prayer makes tremendous power available.” Halleluiah! This is you; the righteous, not by your works but by Jesus’ works. You only need to pray and your miracle will come forth. You have it all in you; you don’t need anyone to pray for you basically. Just open your mouth and move the mountains yourself O righteous. Don’t be a lazy believer. The power is in you. Put it to action and turn your situation around.
James 5:14-18, mark 11:23-24
SAY THIS PRAYER
Thank you sweet savior for all You did for me on the cross. I begin to walk in this light. Amen.
You will never be defeated again in Jesus name
<Healed of chest pain>
I usually suffered from regular chest pain that had defied medical solution. One day, I was listening to daddy Larry on radio when he mentioned my case and prayed. I jumped up from the bed and claimed the healing. That was the end of the chest pain. Praise God!
– Mr Anoruo
(You are next in line for a testimony!)
[You can repeat the prayer points we did last month, using the “30 days of Total Victory” prayer book. Pray any topic you are led to. You can access it on http://www.praise-tv.org/category/join-the-prayers/]