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25 Gifts of Christmas: Gift #3 My Righteousness

My gift to you is: My Righteousness

From Matthew 1:19 - And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man . . .

Joseph understood that to be righteous is to be rightly aligned with God and also with man. Even when he found his wife to be pregnant, and while he still assumed the worst, he treated her according to love, not according to the law. He sought to protect her, to care for her, even to protect her reputation as a righteous woman. That is how I treat you, my bride. I do not treat you according to your sin, but according to my righteousness, according to my love for you. To be righteous before me, treat yourself the same as I treat you.

This is my greatest command; that you love me with all your heart and treat others and yourself according to my love for you. My love overlooks your sin. I am not conscious of it, you must not be conscious of it. You must be love conscious. Come deep into my love and ignore your sin! Look at Me not your flaws! I am a jealous God. I want you to be more concerned about receiving my love than about defeating your sin. You see, I have totally paid for your sin. In fact my payment is an overpayment. I have paid for every sin you have ever committed. I have paid for every flaw, every shortcoming in you right now. I have paid for every sin you will ever commit for the rest of your life. There is no payment to make. The Father has released His fury on me. I paid the penalty. You do not need to pay for it again. My payment is complete.

When you become unconscious of your sin, you can totally focus on my love. When you focus on going deeper into a love relationship with me, the sin will simply begin to drop off. In my presence, you become like me. And because of my payment, you have full access to my presence. Come on in. Come close to me. Let go of your past. Let go of your flaws. Come deep into my love for you and my gift of righteousness will abound in you.

Philippians 3:9 says you are the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God through Jesus.

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An excerpt from "The Twenty Five Gifts of Christmas;

25 Daily Conversations with Jesus"

A daily devotional for December 1st through the 25th

These twenty five daily devotionals are written in first person from Jesus to you revealing twenty five gifts coming from His heart to your heart this Christmas season.

This devotional comes with a companion book: “Twelve Miracles of Christmas”. As a gift for becoming a Member of the Grace Becomes You community, we have included a download of the "Twelve Miracles of Christmas" book here. On December 25th, at the end of the series, we will make available to you all of the gifts in e-book form as well as the “Twelve Miracles of Christmas”.

The Christmas season is so busy with holiday activities on top of regular jobs, family and household duties. It is so easy for the real reason for the season to get lost in the frenzy. If your devotional life takes a dive during the holidays, fret not! Jesus has a personal word for you that will make this Christmas season spiritually vibrant.

These daily, three minute devotional readings are based on the events that took place in the lives of people around Jesus at the time of His conception and birth; Mary, Joseph, Zacharias and Elizabeth. Through these simple readings, new light springs forth from common words revealing powerful truths that will release the power of Jesus’ birth into your family, business, and your whole life all year long.

Never has one event had so much impact on the nature of man and the course of human events, from individual lives to whole of societal structures. Never has one event rewritten the lives and times of so many people on our planet. Are there personal truths just for you, hidden in these familiar passages, that could release the same earth shaking, life changing power of Jesus’ birth into your life? I believe the answer is a resounding "YES"!

Each of these twenty five personal messages reveals twenty five “gifts” Jesus is giving you. Each message is from a verse and the word that stood out to me as I prayed for you, which I have highlighted in bold. In just a few minutes a day for the next twenty five days, you can receive His gifts and release the power of Christmas to live a new, Holy Spirit powered life all year long.

Come now on a personal journey with just you and Jesus. Discover new intimacy with Him in these twenty five daily conversations leading up to Christmas. Each one is written in first person tense, as a personal message to you from Jesus. If seen with the eye of the heart, and acted upon, the twenty five gifts will release His power into your life.

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