#447 - Joseph Prince - Activate God's Favor In Your Life - Highlights
You want the favor of God to reign in your children? You want the favor of God to reign in your business? You want the grace of God to reign in your family? Amen? The grace of God to reign in your body? You want that? It only reigns back in the Greek, dia, true, by the means of righteousness. But if you are feeling sin conscious, you are feeling, "I can't understand how I did that. God, I'm so sorry. I promise I'll never do that again. Oh, God, next time I will not do that again". That is a form of self-righteousness trying to atone for your sins. The most humbling thing, when you find yourself falling is to tell the Lord, "Lord, that was a sin, and I receive your forgiveness, and I proclaim I am the righteousness of God in Christ". And I tell you this, effortlessly, you will rise above it.
The greatest thing you can do towards God to honor him is to take your place, because he took his place. And what is the place you have to take, that he gave you? Righteousness of God in Christ. Not because you are such a hotshot. It's a gift. He didn't become sin by doing sin. You didn't become righteous by doing righteousness.
The best response is when you sin, "God, sorry. I thank you you've forgiven me, and I see afresh, the need for Jesus to come and die. Father, Jesus is my righteousness. Jesus is my righteousness".