BEFORE YOU DIE
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:19)
“For your faith to be effective, you must acknowledge those things with the words in your mouth.” – Mark Hankins
I heard Jesse Duplantis tell this story about his grandma’s birthday. She had been poor all of her life, so they bought her the most beautiful dress they could find. They said, “Granny, won’t you wear it to church?” She replied, “I can’t wear that dress. It’s too pretty. It’s just too beautiful. I can’t wear it. I’m going to keep it in the closet. I want to be buried in it.”
That is exactly the way most Christians are. As soon as you receive Christ, God gives you beautiful new clothes–robes of righteousness. Most Christians look at them and say, “Oh, I couldn’t wear that. I am unworthy, so I’ll hang it in the closet and wait until I am dead. When I die, I’ll be righteous.”
You are righteous now. You are righteous before you die! You are made righteous through faith in Christ!
Confession: I am made righteous through faith in Christ! God has reconciled me to Himself. I am winning the war against my flesh and my mind because I am acknowledging who I am in Christ!