For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
You can never be more righteous than the day you confessed Jesus Christ as your Lord.
The moment you get born again, you are in Christ. You have been “in Christ-ed.” Whatever is in Him flows into you. You are literally put in union with Christ. How does that happen? Where does that happen? It happens through the miracle of the new birth of your spirit.
When you get born again, you have not been repaired or fixed somehow. God has not just changed you a little bit. You have not added going to church to your weekly schedule. In Christ, you are the workmanship or the handiwork of God, created in Christ. You cannot be defeated because God does not make failures.
Man’s condition in Adam before the death, burial and resurrection of Christ is found in Romans 3:10: “There is none righteous, no, not one.” This no longer applies to you once you are born again. You are not in Adam anymore; you are in Christ. Romans 3:24 says, “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
Confession: I have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! (2 Corinthians 5:21)