For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV)
Jesus didn’t come to help you overcome your sinful nature; He came to completely do away with it. That’s why the Bible says, “Our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin” (Romans 6:6 NKJV). Jesus took away all of your unrighteousness and gave you His righteousness—His own right standing with God. He did away with your old sinful nature and gave you His righteous nature.
You cannot be partly righteous and partly unrighteous; you don’t have to struggle with a split personality. You are a new creation: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV).
Your old sinful nature is a thing of the past. The work Jesus did at the cross made you a new person, one who is in right standing with God. You now have a righteous nature—His nature—abiding within you.
Once you see yourself as God sees you—as the completely righteous person you are—your righteous nature will begin to manifest. You’ll start to think and act like a righteous person. You’ll be able to freely declare, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!”
After all, it’s your righteous nature.
Confession: Thank You, Jesus, for completely removing my old sinful nature and giving me your own righteous nature. I walk by faith in the fact that I am now righteous, and I believe my righteous nature is going to manifest from the inside out today.
Author: Jerry Savelle