God loves us so much that He wants us to be His children. He sent His Son to die on a cross for us so that we could be free from our sins and be made righteous. Jesus, Who is Grace in human form, makes us holy and blameless before God. Therefore, when we make a mistake or things go wrong in our lives, we should ignore the negative messages we often receive from the world telling us that we’re not good enough or worthy of God’s best. These negative messages come from the devil, who takes delight in spreading lies.
The truth is that by our own efforts we will ultimately fail, but through grace, we’re bound to succeed. God has made available to us everything we’ll ever need to live a life pleasing to Him (2 Peter 1:3, 4). When we accept by faith that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, we gain access to all those blessings.“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God”(Romans 5:1, 2).
Believing in the power of the finished works of Jesus makes us righteous, and part of God’s family. The enemy constantly reminds us of our past mistakes and tries to make us doubt our divine identity, but he will fail. The spirit realm is the parent of the physical realm, and the blessings God has for us begin in heaven. His will is for those blessings to be manifested in our earthly lives for everyone to see.“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
When we accept Jesus and He comes to live in us, the old “us” dies and we’re transformed into a righteous new creature in Christ. Some of the effects of this righteousness—given to us through God’s unmerited, unearned favor—include peace, joy, wisdom, healing, deliverance, abundance, and prosperity. Verbal confirmation of our new identity can help establish it in our minds and hearts (Romans 10:6; 2 Corinthians 4:13). The mind and heart are interconnected, and speaking our faith aloud strengthens our spirit man.
Our faith in grace makes us the righteousness of God. Verbalizing this belief may sound strange to our ears at first, but it’s Scripturally based. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:21). The world revolves around death, and so verbalizing the Word of God is actually speaking life. When we profess our faith, we will certainly attract attention!
Despite what it might look like in our darkest times, we are not alone. Jesus has already gone through every evil thing we could ever imagine, and came out victorious. He was human like us, and He knows exactly what we’re going through (Hebrews 4:14-16). When our goal seems unattainable, we overcome by resting in Him and letting Him work in us and through us.