Emanna for 10/28/2018

Don't Think of Yourself as a Sinner

Bible Verses

1 Cor 1:30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God: both righteousness and sanctification and redemption, Heb 10:17 He then says, "And their sins and their lawlessnesses I shall by no means remember anymore."

Words of Ministry

When we accept the Lord Jesus as our Savior, God sees us as if we have never sinned. We must never have the thought that we are still a sinner and cannot be sure of our position before God... Thank God that He has put us into Christ; we can stand before Him as if we have never sinned. Christ is our righteousness. We lose our boldness in coming to God because we have looked at ourselves. We are afraid of seeing God because we have not looked at Christ. If we see only Christ, not ourselves, we will be bold every time we come to God. Christ will never fail; therefore, we can never be wrong before God. Thank God that our righteousness is not vacillating; our righteousness is forever unshakable. If anyone asks us if Christian conduct, zeal, and love can change, we answer yes. If we say no, we are deceiving ourselves. But our righteousness can never change because our righteousness is Christ. May God open our eyes to see that just as we could not trust in our conduct for salvation, we cannot trust in our conduct for coming to God after we become a Christian. This does not mean that we can be loose in our conduct. We will speak of this in the next chapter. Here we are dealing with the means by which we come to God. Our means of coming to God is Christ as our righteousness. We come to God by Christ. This is forever unshakable; it is forever sure. Hallelujah!

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Central Messages, pp. 207-208. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/19/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.