A SIN CONSCIENCE MINDSET
(A product of the Program)
The church has become too sin conscious. We need to become righteous-conscience. There is not a Christian who doesn’t know about sin, but how many really know that they are the righteousness of God? Renew your mind to the fact that you are the righteousness of God in Christ. When it becomes a revelation in your spirit, sin will cease to be a problem for you. It will be as Paul said, “Sin shall not have dominion over you.”
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man WORKETH NOT the righteousness of God.
YOUR WRATH will severely hinder you from renewing your mind that you are the righteousness of God in Christ.
WRATH in its original translation means anger, the natural disposition, temper, character, movement or agitation of the soul, impulse, desire, any violent emotion, but esp. anger; anger, wrath, indignation.
We all understand anger and its varying degrees of the emotional reaction it can produce. I have tried to teach my children to ACT instead of RE-ACT in their moments of wrath/anger. This is what James is instructing us to do when he says “be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” Be QUICK TO HEAR. In other words LISTEN. Take some time to digest what is being said then, be very SLOW to reply! Between listening and replying with your words, you should run your thoughts through the filter of Gods Word. For some this may take a time of research. For those who are full of the Word, the Holy Spirit will bring it before you immediately causing your REPLY to be in harmony with God. Therefore, your mind is renewed that you are the righteousness of God in Christ and sin will not have dominion over you.
Why is it that when someone speaks on the subject of ANGER that most christians respond with justification? Many will quote “be angry but sin not” when they should be focussed on the cause of their angry reaction.
Lets take a look at this. Ephesians 4:26
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Be “provoked” but don’t react in opposition to Gods Word! No matter what has happened that caused this, DO NOT hold these angry thoughts & feelings throughout the day and certainly not into the night! Cleanse your heart & mind with the most effective “WRATH CLEANSER” FORGIVENESS! It works every time you apply it!
Now I realize some may thinking “its just not that easy for ME to do”.
YOU ARE RIGHT!
Thats why I am trying to get you into a Righteousness of God mindset! You’re thinking YOU have to perform a righteous act when all you need to do is have faith in Gods Righteous acts!
One common reaction is “but I didn’t do anything wrong!” Look at this scripture in Luke 6:33 Jesus said…..And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
So…. by using the cleanser FORGIVENESS, and doing good to the so called “undeserving” person, you have extended Grace to them! So you have sown grace…. Now you must reap Grace!
Above in Luke 6:33 the word “thank” means GRACE-that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech.
Remember Grace is Gods willingness to use all His ability and resources on your behalf even though you don’t DESERVE it!!
Lets dig a little deeper into Luke 6:33 Jesus said…..And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for SINNERS also do even the same. Notice that Jesus has made a distinction between the BELIEVERS and SINNERS in this passage!
God does not see you as a SINNER! Ditch the SIN CONSCIENCE mindset!
You are NOT a “SINNER SAVED BY GRACE”!!! You are the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD in CHRIST!
Act like it! Talk like it! Forgive like it!
You are blessed and highly favored!