Many Christians confuse holiness with righteousness. If they’re not living up to the standards they have set for themselves, they feel they cannot come boldly to the throne of grace. But righteousness is being in right standing with God, and that has already been accomplished on our behalf through Christ’s work on the cross. We receive right standing with God through faith alone, not through anything we can or cannot do (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Even when a believer sins, 1 John 1:9 tells us that if we confess our sin, God is just to forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. So we are free to come before God with boldness and assurance that He will hear our prayers.
Righteousness with God gives us the authority not only to ask Him for what we need, but to go beyond ourselves and see His will done on earth as it is in heaven. Yet without a Biblical understanding of righteousness, you will tremble in the face of adversity and be pulled under by the tide of circumstances.
Confidence and assurance that you are in right standing with God gives you the kind of authority that causes demons to tremble and mountains to move in ways you’ve never seen before. So by God’s grace, take the authority He has given you and impact your world the same way the average believer did in the Book of Acts. Because with God, all things are possible!