She lifted her hands with tears flowing like a river in her eyes. Her belly is filled with uncertainty, before Her God. She is has rehearsed every word she will carefully and Prayerfearfully speak to her God, in her sin conscious state. She cried with pity and weakness in her voice; “Oh Lord I am a sinner saved by grace; have mercy on me”. The weight of her sin filled soul cast a gloom over her righteous heart. Though she has been redeemed, washed, perfected and made whole by the once and for all sacrifice of Christ, she still see herself as the worst of sinner she was, twenty years ago. Alas, she knew not of how highly she is regarded by her Father in heave. Her sad countenance was washed away by the echoes of His tender voice. He looked through her dimmed eye into the core of her inner being, and whispered against her doubts the living word that shook her wrong belief; “You are mine and I am your”.

Are we sinners saved by grace or we were once sinners, but are now made righteous through God’s gift of grace through faith?

It’s either you are righteous before God or you are a sinner. You cannot be both. Most Christians has spiritual bipolar syndrome…They see themselves as righteous and confident before God when they act right and run into their shells of guilt and sin consciousness, when they fail in their walk with God. The lack of proper understanding of our righteous position in Christ Jesus has caused a lot in the body of Christ to be flatly weakened with fear and all kinds moral vices. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:21 (AMP)21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [[a]endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]. The Holman Christian Standard Bible renders 2 Corinthians 5:21 this way; “ He made the One who did not know sin to be sin[a] for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him“. Almost every Christian believes that Jesus was made sin for us but not all Christians believe in we becoming the righteousness of God in Him. We cannot pick and chose or follow blindly. The truth is what sets us free. Do you see yourself as the righteousness of God in Christ, before God or you see yourself as disgusting, shameful sinner, working your way to reach a righteousness goal.? Righteousness is not an exit goal my friend. Righteousness is a departure goal.

Strong concordance of Greek words defines righteousness from the root word dikaiosýnē (from 1349 /díkē, “a judicial verdict”) – properly, judicial approval (the verdict of approval); in the NT, the approval of God (“divine approval”). 1343 /dikaiosýnē (“the approvalof God”) refers to what is deemed right by the Lord (after His examination), i.e. what is approved in His eyes.

Jesus passed the demands of heavens judicial system to perfection when He was hanged on the tree. It is on the basis on His innocence, we are deemed right and approved in God’s eyes. When God look at me and you, He is not seeing sinners, He sees a reflection of Himself. Friend, there is now no condemnation for me and you, in Christ Jesus. But McDaniels; “I am not doing enough to mantain my position”. To be righteous is not right doing. Christianity is not a religion which focuses on obedience to rules, laws or right doing, for one to be qualified as righteous. Righteousness is a free gift of God through the obedience of the faith, which produces right doing. The just shall live by faith and not works of the law. Do you see the difference?  There are some unbelievers who do charitable acts and helps society in many ways. Thepeace-key-703x201 question is, does their good works justify them as righteous before God? Nope!  One is a sinner not because he or she sins; one is a sinner because one has not believed in the finished work of Christ, to be justified from the original sin of Adam, which produces condemnation of death. In the same token, one is righteous because he or she has received the new birth through the sacrificial act of Jesus Christ and have been translated from death to life. Apostle Paul paints a beautiful picture of our righteous position in Christ Jesus in his epistle to the Romans. He writes;

15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if by the one man’s trespass the many died, how much more have the grace of God and the gift overflowed to the many by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ16 And the gift is not like the one man’s sin, because from one sin came the judgment, resulting in condemnation, but from many trespasses came the gift, resulting in justification.[a] 17 Since by the one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. 18 So then, as through one trespass there is condemnation for everyone, so also through one righteous act there is life-giving justification[b] for everyone. 19 For just as through one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so also through the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. [Romans 5:15-19 HCSB]

DESTINED TO REIGN – Many died effortlessly by the trespass of one man’s [Adam]. Therefore sin can be defined as missing an inheritance in God. The original sin Righteous-To-Reignchanged our spiritual position and affected the way we function as God’s children. We were dead and operated form a wrong platform of self, producing death, guilt, shame, poverty, lack, evil, rejection, loneliness and all its siblings. Against this background, Jesus came on earth through His act of obedience in meeting the demands of God and the price we could not pay, to restore us to the righteous position, as God intended. Through the overflowing, super abundant, over the top love and the gift of righteousness to those who trust in Him, we shall reign in life through Jesus.

If death reigned over mankind without effort, you have to reign in power, authority, prosperity, dominion and fruitfulness in all spheres of life. You carry the very life of God to shine, my friend. The more you look into the eyes of Christ Jesus and believes that He is your righteousness, radical fruit of righteousness becomes the testament of your life. God did not made us righteous so that we can go to heaven. He made us right so that we can freely partake of His life, on this side of life. Just as He is so are we…We can stand before Satan and his cohorts without fear or guilt. We have become masters over principalities and powers. Death has no more dominion over us…because we are under the influence of the free gift of righteousness (faith base life) and not on the basis of the law (self effort). Apostle Paul’s profound question, thousands of years ago, still echoes in this dispensation. He boldly asks….

Romans 5:17 Since by the one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ

WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD, NOT WAR – God i s not hunting you down with a mega score-book in His hands, to vent His displeasure, according to your deeds. Honestly, God is not mad at you, neither is He angry with you for whatever reasons. Friend, Let this truth I am about to share with you smash into pieces all your fears and the confusion you’ve been nursing over the years. Are you running from God because you think He is mad and at war with you? Today, there are millions of believersJohnny Depp (center) who are hooked to a wrong belief that God has unleashed sicknesses, failure, poverty and pain to discipline them or to test them of their faithfulness to Him. Is the devil on vacation? Does God work for the devil? Don’t you know my friend that every good and perfect gift comes from your daddy in heaven. I doubt you will give your kids stones if they ask for bread. I doubt you will you take them to their school parking lot and let all the pupil walk over him, because you want to test his or her loyalty to you, as a father.

Here is the simple but powerful truth that can set you free; THE WAR IS OVER!! You are not hearing the good news if your heart is not full of gladness and freedom that the gospel offers. The good news is not about the bad news that God is angry with you, America, your family, friends and everything around us. The good-news infuses hope to a hopeless world. It paints a picture of enmity at the back of the cross, but on the front of the cross, its paints a glorious picture of a God whose arms are wide open to receive the most hardened sinner and the condemned saint into love. Read carefully and prayerfully; the annunciation of the birth of Jesus Christ to the poor shepherds in Luke gospels and unlock this powerful truth….

Luke 2:9-11 (HCSB)Then an angel of the Lord stood before[a] them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.[b] 10 But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people:[c] 11 Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.

This might be too good to be true for you. God’s news is simple and fantastic. The Angels proclaimed the favorable heart of God towards humanity in the face of Christ Jesus. God was saying; “I was angry with you but now because of my Son, the war is over and I am satisfied, content, and take pleasure in you”. Your Bible says it this way;

” Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors! [Luke 2:14 HCSB].

This is not peace between one another, its peace between God and man. The curtain of separation is broken. The door of eternal forgiveness is available to connect with your heavenly Father. Isaiah, the prophets anticipates the heartbeat of God through the new covenant. God declares through His servant that; “I was angry for a moment and hid my face from you; but with everlasting grace I will have compassion on you,” says ADONAI your Redeemer” [Isaiah 54:8 CJB]. There is nothing you can do on this earth to discredit you from the favor of God. You are loved and accepted. Stop hiding and lets His peace permeate your life. Photo Credit: Google imageUnderstand this my friend; “being favored and had peace with God through Christ Jesus does not mean we are all saved”. Yes, the price is paid in full, yet not everybody who will receive this gift. Both the sinner and the saint had their debts cancelled….it is through this payment that God’s anger has ceased. Apostle Paul opens Romans chapter 5 to his readers who were still controlled by the legalistic mentality of you do good you get good and you do bad you get bad treatment from God. We call it karma, today. In God’s covenant of grace; ‘he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities [Psalm 103:10]   Why?

Romans 5:1-2 (HCSB)Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.We have also obtained access through Him by faith[b] into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

You can believe God for all the precious promises in Christ Jesus because we have obtained (obtain is in the past tense) access through Him (Christ) by faith, according toPhoto Credit: ICGC the above scripture. Because we have been declared righteous (declared is in the past tense) by faith…we have peace with God. We have good rapport with God on the basis of Christ, into this grace (new position) in which we stand. We stand in grace grounds, unmoved by sins plea nor the inadequacies of our life. You can look yourself in the mirror and declare; “I am the righteousness of god through Christ Jesus” “I am born of God to reign and conquer life with the quality life of Christ”. Be awake to your righteous position in Christ and let not sin [Satan] control your destiny. Many has crept into the Church of Jesus Christ awaken the conscience of the people of God to self-righteousness, self-esteem, through self-help mantras of the old covenant system. Christianity is all about Christ, and He must be preached until He takes the center place in our lives. Paul shouts it out from the roof top, in his letter to the Church at Corinth, for the believers to be awaken to the righteousness which is through faith in Christ Jesus, and not-self occupation.

1 Corinthians 15:34 (KJV) Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

We can experience a revolution of our righteous position and not be full of ourselves; a life dominated by self effort, guilt, shame, fear, emptiness, poverty, sickness and all the negative influence of our culture as we get soaked in the grace gospel. Graceless message places more emphasis on self occupation instead of Christ. Find preachers and authors who unveil to you of who God is and who you are in Him. The change will be something you will thank God for, all the rest of your life. The Bible says that faith comes by hearing the good news about Christ. The emphasis is on the message about Jesus finished work. That is what ignites faith in a believer to live victoriously. So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ. ]Romans 10:17 HCSB]

 So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ. [Romans 10:17 NLT]

Friend, you are always seen by your Father in heave as His covenant child. Meditate on these truths and see it transformed your life radically. Peace and favor is your portion in Christ.

     – McDaniels Gyamfi –

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The manifest presence of God is a reality we all need to plug-in. God is here; living gloriously and in power within the believer, to bring us into supernatural reality of heavenbottle-on-beach on earth; in solemn intimacies with divinity. Many Christians still operates under the old covenant mentality of trying to work their way out through religious rituals and holy slaving to experience a visitation from God. They have ignored His abiding presence, due to their “maranatha come mentality” in all aspects of their Christian life. They have never learned through their union with Christ, to exercise their righteousness and authority over demons and the works of darkness. They whine and cry with sad face, desperately asking God to overcome the devil for them when they have already been empowered with the life of Christ to walk over serpents and scorpions. Jesus, in His discourse with the disciples before His death at Calvary cross, promised the believer of the abiding presence of the Holy Ghost on this side of the cross. Through our new life in Christ Jesus, wrought by His finished work on Calvary, we are crowned with glory of the Father, to express His power on earth.  John echoes the Masters prophetic agenda, which is already fulfilled……

”John 14:16-20 (KJV)16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

The phrase  he (Holy Spirit) abides with you forever is the Saviors thoughts and not men’s own words and therefore must be highly regarded as the truth, without any biases. I believe forever has not changed in meaning. It still means all the time or continually… the presence of God is with us and in us continually. What a blessing! We have received of the fullness of Christ through the indwelling presence of God so that, we can walk or experience a new day of glory, on this side of eternity without fear or timidity. We don’t need to break open the skies with prayer for the flood gates of heaven to open for a second outpouring. Friend, we don’t need a team of prayer warriors to intensify their groaning through self-denial and white fast to motivate God to show up either. We don’t need the double portion of Elijah’s anointing which are being sold for  hundreds of dollars through the ignorance of the prayer shawl. The anointing or power is Christ, and thank goodness  He lives, we also must live in His present glory of Christ. Will you keep on begging for what has already been given to you? (See Ephesians 1:3) That may seem a bit insane to keep begging for what you already have. Sadly to say, most Christians love slaving and begging for wrong reasons. They have waited on God for thirty years for healing revival when all they have to do is to jump into the stirring pools of the unstoppable flow of grace. Go to any business center in your city and pray for one disable person to be whole, and see what will happen. Revival will breakout in no time!! The glory is in us. This is not pride. This is identity by revelation. Glory! We are the answer to this world!!

We should not live as slaves begging for bread with pale face but as sons and daughters of the King, with smiles in our faces and songs of praise in our mouth? In Christ Jesus, we are living in the reality of the riches and glory of God, which now covers the earth. (See Is. 6:3) We do not have to travail for His glory for months, but to exercise in His glory. We have to believe that Jesus is enough, and walk with smiles on our faces, as carriers of His glory. Jesus profound words should settle the confusion in our hearts and let’s throw our human efforts out of the window and rest in Him; “for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you”I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you”. I wonder why we love the ritualistic works of religion to the neglect of the reality of scripture. In holy tears, most congregations gather on Sundays or in revival meetings and sings in unison, with great passion, filled with unbelief; “pass me not my gentle Savior, hear our humble cry”.

Friend, Jesus dwelleth with you and is in you. He will not leave you comfortless nor forsake you. Why? He has already rent the heaven when He poured Himself on humanity, on the day of Pentecost. (See Acts 2) Friend, God is not moving an inch, irrespective of how loud and miserable our faces portrays that we so desperately needs Him. The days of praying beggarly prayers are over. We are living in the moment of representing Christ, as ambassadors and living icons, coloring the earth with the sweet fragrance of God. Wherever we find ourselves in this life, the presence of God is fully available for good works. We can love effortlessly and bless people genuinely, as conduits of His glory. Our feelings may sometimes be blind to the waves and waves of His glory. His glory is not an on and off activity switch. We can be switched off through sin or unbelief, but He is always present, at work, and moving in the midst of His people to save and deliver. hallelujah! Therefore, we no more pray like this….

“Come, O’ Lord and heal our land…Please, we need you in our midst today. We waiting on you for a humble touch. Father, We are kneeling before thy altar, for one more touch. Open the heavens and send down rain, O’ Lord…Send down revival and break our fallow grounds…Heal our weak and sinful bodies. We are desperate for your glory and power for greater works…Come Holy Spirit and saturate this atmosphere with life. Please, take over this service in thy power and thy strength…Oh, we need a double portion of you, sweet Holy Spirit”

  John 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

The knowledge of the dynamics of the Father and the Son’s relationship is the key to understanding the dynamics of the Son and the believer’s relationship. Jesus in His earthly ministry had an abiding union with His Father, always all the time. He always plugged into what His Father was already doing. He never begged His Father to love Him or show up when it was necessary. He was living in the consciousness of a close-knit intimacy with the Father, through it all. He was swimming in the ocean of the Fathers activity. No wonder He was victorious in all things. When the Pharisees questioned him of why He healed a sick person on the Sabbath, He had this to say;

John 5:17-20 (AMP) 17 But Jesus answered them, My Father has worked [even] until now, [He has never ceased working; He is still working] and I, too, must be at [divine] work. 18 This made the Jews more determined than ever to kill Him [to do away with Him]; because He not only was breaking (weakening, violating) the Sabbath, but He actually was speaking of God as being [in a special sense] His own Father, making Himself equal [putting Himself on a level] with God.19 So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but Heis able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn].20 The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And He will show to Him (let Him see) greater things

yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment.

The Father is still working. This is not an end goal; it’s an exit goal – The Holy Ghost is with us to show us what Jesus has already done. He shows  us that, we are more than conquerors, accepted, empowered, forgiven, complete and full of power, to walk in dominion and fruitfulness through faith. Peter, a disciple of Jesus caught the revelation of what the finished work has wrought for him. A man, who rejected his master three times for the fear of his life, became a firebrand, turning Jerusalem and its surroundings towns, upside down, for the glory of the gospel of Christ. His life was impacted three hundred and sixty degrees when he realized that he was clothed in perma-glory, as promised by Christ before His death. When we see whatever the Father is doing, we plug into His activity and flow in that supernatural dimension. This is the difference between trying and knowing. Lack of knowledge, leads to all kinds human ability, trying to get access to God’s unmerited favor, which always leads to frustration

BEAUTIFUL GATE–We are all familiar with a gentleman who was born crippled in Acts chapter three. He was daily carried to the entrance of the temple not to experience the glory of God but to rather ask for alms. Probably he had done that for many years and had no idea that his healing had already been paid some months from The Very First Christians Concordia Publishing Houseearlier, when Jesus was hanged on the tree. Peter and John were heading into the temple when the crippled man begged for a gift. The attitude and reaction of Peter and John is the core of Christianity. Let the Bible speak for itself… Acts 3:4-6(HCSB)Peter, along with John, looked at him intently and said, “Look at us.” So he turned to them,[a] expecting to get something from them. But Peter said, “I don’t have silver or gold, but what I have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” Christianity is a shared life of Christ fullness (See John 1:16-17) through union (See Romans 6:2-4). It is a demonstration of the Christ in us the hope of glory. (See Col 1:27) Peter and John did not look into the skies telling God about the predicament of the crippled man. They did not ask God, if He was willing, He could make the guy whole, neither did they beg the man to give them a month or two to bring special intercessor’s and prayer warriors to fast and bind the principality which rules that jurisdiction. Here is the good news; “What I have, I give you”. We can only give what we have received, through the promised Spirit irrespective of the color of your skin, age, gender or nationality. There is joy, favor, wisdom, power, authority and all of God in our born again spirit; faith will unleash His glory to affect us and those around us. Peter and John walked in the faith of what they already had through the name Jesus. The manifestation of what is in us is the answer for the world today. I tell you, profound miracles and mega impact can only take place within the body of believers if and only we can walk in a new consciousness being clothed in perma-glory.

Acts 3:7-8 (HCSB)Then, taking him by the right hand he raised him up, and at once his feet and ankles became strongSo he jumped up, stood, and started to walk, and he entered the temple complex with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.

 YOU DON’T NEED GIANT FAITH TO WALK IN HIS GLORY You already have the measure of His faith in you.(See Romans 12:3) Stop trying to make God work and start receiving what He has already accomplished, through faith.  “One of the best explanations of faith that I have learned is this: “Faith is simply a good opinion of God”.This makes it so simple for me. When I need faith, I don’t have to look at myself to produce faith. I just need to look at God. And true enough, in times where I am low in faith, it’s because my opinion of God at the time needs adjusting”.- GraceNet Your faith does not adjust God to work but rather brings you into an alignment with God to receive or appropriate His manifold blessings. hallelujah! Do you know healing glories already abide in you? (See 2 Peter 2:24) Don’t believe in the lie that God want to test your faith with sickness and weaknesses, on this side of eternity until you reach heaven, where there will be no health issues and pain. You can live heaven on earth. Your heavenly Father has made provision through His Son, that you may live real good. Heaven is not a location goal, it’s an exit perma-glorygoal. Heaven is already in you to overcome earthly evils. You have the power of God residing in you as partaker of the nature of God. Lay hands on the sick, cast out demons, speak life, rejoice in the spirit, walk in boldness in the midst of your fears, believe you can be successful in all your endeavors because the glory and the favor of God, shall always lead the way.

My friend, never limit your place of glory to human activity. You don’t have to serve the Lord for a decade before you are matured into deep waters of His presence. God is all in all doing wonders on earth, through ordinary vessels. I love the words of Peter when the crowd of people who saw the healing of the paralyzed, run and surrounded them, as though they have done that through their own power or holiness. Peter echoed this truth; “Acts 3:12 (HCSB) 12 When Peter saw this, he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this? Or why do you stare at us, as though we had made him walk by our own power or godliness? They affirmed that, the miracle took place because of the activity of the glory of the name Christ, unleashed into a territory which Satan was controlling through the power of infirmity, upon a man created in the image of God, but bound by hell. Mere men, (Peter and John) just like you and I was turned into new breeds through covenant of the new birth, not on the basis of their own effort or godliness but on the basis of faith in what is already accomplished or done. You got faith to change the odds pile up against you, as you yield or rest in the glories of God for uncommon wisdom and guidance of the Spirit, for guaranteed results. Why are you waiting when you already have His life in you to rule and reign? “But am waiting on God to move in His own time” “The clouds have to gather before it rains, McDaniels” That sound very spiritual by my Friend, the clouds gathered and His rain fell on our dry land, once and for all, two thousand years ago. Open your eyes, for the harvest is ready!!

John Crowder trumpets this truth so loud and clear: “But by far, the “open up the Heavens” slogan is one of the more popular mottos of unbelief today, google imageaccompanied by obligatory groans, pleas and mournful entreaties. It sounds like a romantic request indeed, but it is an accomplished one. Opening and closing the heavens is not an on again, off again affair. “Last week, when our worship leader hit that one chord on the guitar, the Heavens opened up!” Wow. All we needed was a guitarist I suppose! If Jimi Hendrix had come a little earlier, perhaps Jesus didn’t need to die after all? I don’t deny that you had a good service and that people felt the Glory. But in reality, the Glory of God was already there. You just became aware of it. God’s heavenly presence is not a fleeting, or gradually oncoming thing that is subject to the whim of the congregation’s mood. In fact, the Bible never even says that His Glory is a future-coming thing. It’s already here.Some people think that one day His Glory – His manifest presence – will cover the Earth as the waters cover the seas. That’s a misquote of Habakkuk 2:14, which actually says that the “knowledge” of the Glory will one day cover the Earth… Instead, read Isaiah 6:3 which says that Heaven and Earth are right now full of His Glory. The Glory is here, but one day the whole Earth will be aware of it… You will not live a consistent, daily life of open heavens reality if you can’t acknowledge that you are in perma-glory”.

McDaniels Gyamfi

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