It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of righteousness consciousness in order to live a life of victory as a believer. Nothing steals and taps our confidence, joy and power as quickly as an attitude of sin or law consciousness. We will radiate that which we are most conscious of, whether it be our mistakes (which we have already been forgiven for), or our unfaltering right standing before God, a right standing not based on our works, but based on the finished work of Christ.
Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. (NKJV)
The code of the Old Testament which stood pointing at us with an accusing finger, has been ended and replaced with a welcome sign for all who believe. We can now approach God’s throne with boldness 24/7. Not just when we feel righteous, no, even when we feel like we have disappointed God or like we have badly messed up. Especially then.
Heb 10:19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (NKJV)
In order to rid ourselves of any doubt that our Father really loves us, we need to rid our minds of law based thinking. We cannot view ourselves through an Old Covenant mindset. The rule keeping system under which Israel lived has been replaced with a new, better order. An order which was designed to remind us of how right, good, loved and forgiven we are, unlike the Old code which served to remind Israel of their sins and their constant need to “get right” with God. The priests had to continually bring burnt sacrifices to atone for their sins.
Heb 10:11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
But praise be to God, who declared us righteous, and made us sit with Christ in heavenly places (Eph 2:6), our eternal, secure position from which we can never be removed.