Never look to your performance as your righteousness, for it will fail you. (There is none righteousness, no, not one) It is only in looking to His Righteousness, freely given to you "by faith" you can overcome. Abraham "believed God" and therefore became the Righteousness of God. The Word proclaims we are the Righteousness of God, by faith "IN" Christ Jesus >Marilyn Hickey
Is your en-e-my your "inn-er me?" Creflo Dollar
As I watched these 2 teachings today. I couldn't help but see the correlation. As a child of God, If you do not see yourself in the Image of God , as a "New Creation"..you will continue to perform to receive it! For it is only by grace you are saved,"through faith" not your works, lest any man shall boast....This verse is said many times in the church system today. But do we really "grasp" its meaning? I used to only see the last part, the one who just does works in/and for the church system, but has no relationship with Him outside of it. Shame on him!! UGH (stinkin thinkin) This is a self righteous mindset..... Don't get me wrong, I do believe an intimate relationship with Christ is needed (that's another sermon..lol)..BUT...this verse is So much more... "For it is "ONLY" by grace we are saved "through faith". THIS is what we need to grab hold of....Nobody's "work" will save them....He finished "the work" at the cross, when He said "IT IS FINISHED." Look to the Christ Righteousness inside you, when you received Him, NOT your self Righteousness. and walk free from guilt, shame and condemnation. As we walk by faith"IN Christ", and not by our natural sight, we walk IN Him..and then our performance will spiritually represent Christ.
See Christ in your "Inner man" He will perfect you for He is our Hope of Glory.