In our counseling and teaching at GLI, we help people understand from Scripture that we are righteous in Christ. Some who come to us believe we are saying, “Yes, I am righteous because God the Father only sees Christ in me but not me. But I am actually still a sinner, so that is the only way this makes sense.”
What if it really is true that in the core of your born-again self, the new you, you are genuinely righteous with God’s righteousness? How would that change things for you?
You might protest, “It CAN’T be true because that would mean I am perfect, and I’m not perfect!” I understand what you mean but let’s make sure we differentiate between your identity in Christ and your behavior. Our behavior is definitely imperfect, as are our attitudes. Yes, we still sin and will never live perfectly until we see Jesus face-to-face. However, in our identity in Christ, we are perfect according to Hebrews 10:14, For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.
The one offering is Jesus’s death on the cross. Those who are sanctified are those who were set apart by the Holy Spirit when the old you was crucified with Christ. The one who is perfect is the new you who was raised with Christ. How long does God say that we have been perfected? For all time!
Would you like to know more about why we struggle to believe we are righteous and why the Bible says it is true? The best way for you to discover the joy of knowing this reality is for you to attend our Freedom Conference. It is a brief Friday night and Saturday morning time that explores the reality of this truth with solid Biblical teaching.
Please register here today. Already attended? Please invite someone with whom you would like to hear these freeing truths! It’s live online, but spots are limited, so don’t delay.