King David was anointed of God to deliver Israel from their enemies. He proclaimed:
"I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared they faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and they truth from the great congregation" (Psa. 40:9, 10).
Today, the Internet is a great congregation to preach the righteousness of God. Righteousness is a gift that gives us the ability to reign in life. In other words, we have ability through Christ's righteousness to rule over immoral thoughts and practices, and things that consume us emotionally such as unforgiveness, bitterness, offenses, anger, and all the works of the sinful nature.
Righteousness comes by the Spirit of grace [God's ability] through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul says:
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:10)
Jesus Christ, the seed of David, came 2000 years ago to deliver us from a defeated life. When we receive this free gift of righteousness, we begin to reign with Christ as kings in this life. Because of righteousness [right standing with God], we have the ability to stand in God's presence without the sense of sin, guilt and inferiority, just as if we had never sinned. At last, sin looses its hold upon us as grace abounds (Romans 5:17-21).
When we receive Christ, we partake in God's divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). We are made kings and priests and joint heirs with Christ. He not only took the penalty for our sins and gave us His righteousness, but He gave us power to walk in victory over sin and the power of the devil.
We owe our deliverance to Jesus Christ alone, who took our sin upon Himself so we could share in His righteousness and be saved. Salvation means deliverance, soundness, health, to give victory, rescue, liberate, prosper, preserve, wholeness and more. All these riches are given freely to us, not because we earned it or deserve it, but because we are born-again of the incorruptible seed of God (1 Peter 1:23).
Again King David says:
"Great deliverance giveth he to his king and shewth mercy to his anointed, to Dave, and to his seed forever" (Psa. 18:50).
We possess this great deliverance prophesied by King David because God has anointed His seed to reign (1 John 2:27-29). Say out loud with your mouth, "I have burden removing and yoke [bondage] destroying results because I am anointed of God." (See Isaiah 10:27).
It's time to stand up and reign in life through the power of the Holy Spirit. He has given you the ability to walk in the Spirit. It's time to raise up your banner and declare Jesus King of kings and Lord of lords.
Rejoice with the Apostle John in praise, saying:
"Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. And has made us kings and priest unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen" (Revelation 1:5b-6).
I urge you to spend time getting to know the delivering power of the Good News of Jesus Christ. He is your sole solution for true freedom. "If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed" (John 8:32, 36)
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