“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV).
Radical changed from the inside out happened because God who made His sinless Son to ‘be sin’ takes unrighteous people like us and makes them ‘righteous’. How does it happen? By works? No, by faith! “People are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners” (Romans 4:5 NLT).
The long time debate about being saved by righteous works and the law or saved by His grace goes on. This righteousness isn’t about behaving the right way—it’s about believing in the right One. You become righteous only through faith in Christ, and trusting in His finished work on the cross. You say, ‘But I feel so guilty when I sin.’ And you should; the Holy Spirit in you convicts you!
But Christ took away all your sins on the cross at Calvary; therefore He took away all your guilt and shame. So what are you feeling? Inner conflict! Your regenerated (new nature as born again) spirit lives in your unregenerated body, and it reacts the same way your natural body reacts to something harmful. Sin feels foreign to the new you, and when you indulge in it, the pleasure is brief and the aftermath is bad. The old you can enjoy sin and enjoyed it, but the new you can’t, because you are ‘a new creation in Christ’ (see 2 Corinthians 5:17).
God’s intention is that our salvation will result in acts of service. We are not saved merely for our own benefit but to serve Christ and build up the Church (see Ephesians 4:10-13).
Whatever the condition of your soul (mind, emotion, and intellect) as born again believer who struggles with sin or this is your first time to hear about righteousness by faith in Jesus, take heart, Jesus is waiting for you to love, accept and embrace His Lordship over your life.
As you surrender your life to Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, our Father God sees you as ‘righteous’, therefore you can approach Him at any time with freedom and confidence (see Ephesians 3:12-21 NIV). So rejoice!
Do you believe by faith in His supernatural healing and deliverance?
April 9- Praise and Prayer Points:
Praises for God’s wisdom, guidance, good health, and courage to serve: President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, COVID-19 Task Force, all elected officials in the federal level and state level, military that set-up & maintain makeshift hospitals and assist infected patients, doctors, nurses, and maintenance, drivers, and other hospital workers, food manufacturing and delivery services, and those laboratory and research companies it’s doctors and scientist and researchers who work day and night to finalize the vaccine and find treatment for COVID-19. We include the Philippines, Canada, Mexico, Ghana, India, Pakistan, UK, UAE, ASEAN countries, and the Middle East as we lift up their govt and private sector leaders to our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ our powerful Healer!
We praise and pray in united faith for the strong economy of the USA and its upcoming bounce back after our fight against corona virus as we declare, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous in every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God” (2 Corinthians 9:8 & 11) on USA for His kingdom’s sake.
Praise that USA government gave 300 M dollars financial aid and medical assistance to needy countries. American volunteers & missions like Samaritan’s purse, CBN/700 Club Operation Blessings and other missions and private charity assistance to needy countries.
Praise for Israel scientists are getting close to finalize their COVID-19 vaccine.
Praises for the worship services, prayer meetings, Bible studies being delivered to the people through Zoom and other available online resources that connect people of God and reaches out to those who needed the Lord Jesus’ love and healing power. Also for the pastors, Church leaders and volunteers, evangelists, and other faithful followers of Christ who preach, share, and get out to the community as front liner and serve courageously.
Praise for our GHSB (Hebrews 11:40) Prayer Group seven-day fervent prayers and some are prayer and fasting for Supernatural Healing and Deliverance from COVID-19 from April 4, 2020 to April 10, 2020 that will culminate tomorrow. Most participants are experiencing soul cleansing, visions, emotional, spiritual, and physical rejuvenation, joy in His divine presence, and more hunger for His Word. Praise the Lord O my soul. (see Psalm 103:1-5).
Praises for our biological families, church families, and inner circle of Christian friends (accountability partners) that grow closer to Jesus and become more supportive of each other with love, compassion, and forgiveness. Hidden blessings behind this pandemic keep on unfolding till our victory against COVID-19 comes for His glory and honor.
Fervent prayer and prayer and fasting mobilized here and overseas that strengthened our faith in Jesus Christ through social media. Prayer in united faith that online hackers who messed the church meetings and school classes will be stopped in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Declaring in united faith for His supernatural deliverance from the trap of hoarding, trap of division, trap of hopelessness, and trap of blame and lies be healed in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.(see 1 John 5:14-15).
GHSB (Hebrews 11:40) Prayer Group on-going praise and prayer request every Thursday:
Praising and praying in united faith for the salvation of those being misled by false ideology & cults, wisdom and courage by faith for our persecuted brethren, and be refreshed through His WORD, “Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous” (Psalm 112:4 NIV) on us, on our persecuted brethren here and overseas, and on those inflicted with corona virus (Annie, Nana, Utah Rep BenMc Adams, police, military deployed and on board, Veterans, healthcare workers especially in New York and other hot spots here and overseas, govt leaders, and ___________(someone you know who need prayer for healing, protection and other special needs).
IF YOUR SCHEDULE FITS IN, join the national communion today at 700 Club will be aired between 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (MST- Utah Time) Channel 260 (Dish Network) search for other media online outlet and replay at CBN.com.
Special prayer of comfort and peace for those who are struggling against fear, anxiety, and loss of loved ones to COVID-19 and other illness. May our powerful comforter, the Holy Spirit touch them in and lead them closer to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Remember that most of those infected without health issues recover from corona virus and our shield against it is our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ’s blood covers us.
We are here as followers of Jesus Christ as part of the paramedics of grace and mercy to those who are shaken by this pandemic. Victory against COVID-19 is on the way in His own timing and in His own way for His glory and honor!
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