The Crown of Righteousness
Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:8 ESV
As a born again believer, you are the righteousness of Christ! You are blameless and set apart. If you fall, you repent (you get up, turn around and go back the right way). You are His!
You have authority and power over darkness! Sorry, no created thing —jewel, crystal, universe, person, or spirit-practice will give you this power, you must be born again. You must stand up and take your place! The world is waiting on us!
For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. – Romans 8:19
Can you imagine having a hefty inheritance but you never cashed the check? Or a high-paying dream job offer and you kept letting the calls go to voicemail? Or the love of your life sending you sweet love letters and you never opened them? That’s exactly what we’re doing when we ignore the call of the Father in Christ Jesus!
The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. – Jesus, Romans 3:21
There is a crown and position waiting for you! One that entitles you to His goodness, power and presence now and the beautiful honor of reigning with Jesus forever!
1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.