The summer has wound down and fall is upon us. As we jump into the season and all that it brings, life can get very hectic and we can sometimes feel overwhelmed when trying to keep up. Often times, that’s when your enemy—the devil—will come at you through voices of accusation. He attacks your position of righteousness. It’s your righteousness stance that allows you to operate in God’s power. If he can get you to resign your position of righteousness, you’ll resign from your place of power. Remember, the Bible calls him “the accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10).
Let’s say, for example, that you have a bad thought, or you lost your temper and acted out of character, or you missed reading your Bible for three straight days. He’ll come to accuse you of not being righteous, of being a hypocrite. So what do you do when the voices of accusation show up?
[cs_quote column_size=”1/1″ quote_cite_url=”#” quote_text_color=”#f37735″ quote_align=”center”]What you have to remember is that you’re not righteous based on what you did or didn’t do. You’re righteous based on what Jesus has done for you![/cs_quote]
If you’re a Believer, God made you righteous the day you became born again (Romans 5:19). God made you righteous, so you have a right to His grace in a time of need (Hebrews 4:16). Open your mouth and say, “I’m the righteousness of God in Christ! ” “But if it is by grace (His unmerited favor and graciousness), it is no longer conditioned on works or anything men have done. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace [it would be meaningless]” (Romans 11:6, AMP).