Last week we discussed that we can rise up to every occasion when we are united with Christ because we are far more privileged than Old Testament saints who were not born again but would be anointed now and then based on the assignment God had for them. Yet even with those Old Testament saints, God was still a God of faith and He required that they step out and do what He led them to do based on the fact that He was with them. He wanted them to be our examples. (1Cor. 10:6,11)
Remember what God told Moses when he stood in front of the Red Sea. Pharaoh’s horses were threatening behind him and Israelites and mountains were on either side of them. Israelites were complaining bitterly. Moses declared to them to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. But God turned the matter over to Moses. He asked him, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. 16 But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.” (Ex 14:15-17)
Moses didn’t reply: “God, are you kidding? Me, divide the sea? I haven’t fasted for a long time. I haven’t had enough time to pray; I’m not able to do such a feat, its never been heard of Lord.” But Moses had that rod that represented the authority and the Anointing of God. He wanted to intercede but God wanted him at that time to make a demand on the sea and command it to divide. True humility is doing it like God would do it. Moses did as God said, and therefore divided the sea.
In the New Covenant, each and every one of us is on assignment as ministers of reconciliation in whom God has invested His own life, His own righteousness and His own Spirit to indwell. Everything Christ had in Him when He ministered on the earth
we have it in us today. Everything He has and is, we have and are. (Eph. 1:3, 1John 4:17.)
One of the realities that will embolden you to step out and do as the occasion demands is the fact that you carry the righteousness of Jesus. (2Cor. 5:21) You don’t base anything you can do based on your own goodness but on His rightness in you. The Bible says that the righteous are bold as a lion. (Prov. 28:1) Jesus became what we were that we might become what He is today. He became sin so we can become righteous. Righteousness is part of our identity. We were born again that way.
When you act on your righteousness consciousness, you’re bold towards Satan and circumstances, and you’re bold (yet humble) towards God. If you’re living in condemnation you’re not going to feel worthy or powerful enough to rise to the occasion. But when you are righteousness conscious, you know you are in a position to rise up to any occasion because of your right standing with God. You’re good enough to tackle any situation that arises. You ought to have this attitude Paul had: “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. Phil 4:13 Amplified Bible.