TUESDAY, MARCH 19
Scripture: Matthew 9:6
Let’s take a look at another day in the life of Jesus. We know that the Son of God lives inside of us but we also know that we are just people. Matthew 9:6 declares, “’But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins—then He said to the paralytic, ‘Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.’” Jesus had the same situation we have in that He was also the Son of man. He was the Son of God. He indwells us and we are promised fullness, the fullness of the Son of God. But we also know that He was and is the Son of Man. He had to be anointed by the Holy Spirit to do these works. Just as we do. We have to be anointed by the Holy Spirit and partner with Him to do these works. We have to develop the same confidence before God that Christ had. Wait a minute! We cannot do that with sin holding us captive! That’s right. The Blood of Christ eradicates our past sins as we enter salvation, but it is that same Blood that we apply through repentance when we make missteps and sin as believers. It is important to keep our hearts in righteousness through the Blood. This will continually keep us free from blame, shame and guilt. With a clear conscience, Paul walked in freedom and we can too! That confidence comes through the knowledge and understanding of our Sonship Gifts. Rehearsing them is a priority. With confidence we should declare over ourselves, ‘I am chosen, holy, without blame, adopted, accepted, redeemed, and forgiven. I am an heir with an inheritance and if all of this were not reward enough, my Father God has sealed me with the Holy Spirit of promise as my guarantee.’ We are given the Holy Spirit for multiple blessings one of them being so that we can walk this life out in righteousness. We truly are the righteousness of God in Christ. What a place of safety and power, walking in righteousness and confidence before God!