#611 - Joseph Prince - The Power Of Positive Expectations - Part 4
You must receive the gift of righteousness. It's called a gift. If you earn it, it's no more a gift. If you think you deserve it, it's no more a gift. Because you feel like you've done something extra that day, amen, you're now qualified to reign in life? You don't. In fact, you'll find you'll be face your greatest defeat, amen. That's what happen when people try, "Today I'm gonna be extra patient with that person over there," whoever it is, your colleague, or your wife or, you know, anyone. Have you noticed, the more you try, the worse it is on that day. Why? Because you need to rest and realize it's only through God's grace and receive abundance of grace and declare, "I am the righteousness of God".
Friend, it's the gift of righteousness. The gift of righteousness. Gift, gift, it's a gift. Gift. Not reward for something you do. And only those who receive the gift of righteousness will reign in life. The people that reign in life are those who receive abundance of grace. And this word "receive" is in the present tense. In other words, they are constantly receiving. They are constantly receiving. In other words, you know, every time there's a fresh failure, they say, "Lord, I receive your abundance of grace".
Now, you think that people like this are taking advantage, you know, of God's grace and they are abusing grace. But God is saying they are receiving grace and grace that is received will cause them to reign over sin. And when they reign, sin doesn't. Sin will have no dominion over you when you are, what? Not under law but under grace. Friend, be under grace in a practical way. Be under grace. Be conscious.