The blessing of righteousness, that is, justification by faith, was conferred on Abraham when he believed God. God said to him: “So shall your seed be.” God told Abraham that his seed would be as the stars of heaven. The Word tells us that Abraham believed God, and He counted his faith as righteousness. That’s the concept of the righteousness of faith; that’s the template of the concept of the righteousness of faith. Righteousness was credited to Abraham on account of faith in God unto multiplication and increase, such that his seed would be as numerous as the stars of heaven. In Genesis 12, Abraham began walking with God. In Genesis 12, 13 and 14, God did not cut a covenant with Abraham, He only made promises to him but in Genesis 15, after he had received the righteousness of faith, God cut a covenant with him. Abraham entered into a covenant relationship with God on account of the righteousness of faith, which he couldn’t enter into prior to that time. In Genesis 17, God cut another covenant with Abraham to make him a father of many nations and multiply him exceedingly. The core promise God made to Abraham in Genesis 12 is “….in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”Blessed with what? The righteousness of faith, of course!
Romans 4:1-8 shows us the blessedness of righteousness as described by David. In this blessing of righteousness is forgiveness, atonement or remission of sins, justification and new birth or recreation. In our case in the new testament, atonement for us is remission of sins. Under the old testament, their sins could not be remitted because it was impossible to have remitted their sins with the blood of animals. Animals are not as valuable as man; therefore, it was impossible for the blood of animals to remit or erase sins. But the blood of Jesus alone, though a man, yet God Himself, can remit sin. Therefore, by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, we have righteousness through faith in Him. Now, understand that the righteousness of faith looks forward to multiplication and increase as numerous as the stars of heaven. Now that you have been made righteous or justified by faith in Jesus Christ, you shouldn’t expect to be small in life anymore. Feed your vision with greatness and prominence. You are the seed of Abraham! Multiplication is yours on account of the righteousness of faith. Hallelujah!!!
My Solid Front (Confession):
Father, I thank You for the righteousness of faith bestowed upon me in Christ Jesus. Therefore, I expect you to increase and multiply me as the stars of heaven, as You lead me by Your Spirit into the fullness of Your plan for me in Jesus’ Name!
Romans 3:23-25;Romans 5:12-17.