Here is an excerpt from my upcoming book "What's in your Mouth". This is a book on the importance of our confession and exactly how God wants us to speak and also how He would have us view ourselves in light of His Word.
​Bless you guys. Love you, Carol Eddington. xx

 
(Isa 45:24 [KJV])
Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
(Isa 45:25 [KJV])
In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
 
 
 
 
What great scripture this is. Isaiah is prophesying of when Jesus comes. Verse 24 shows us exactly what the people of God will be speaking and it certainly isn’t doubt, unbelief and words of bondage and despair.
Isaiah shows us that we will be speaking righteousness and strength over ourselves. Literally it says that a person (a Christian in its context) will say they are righteous and strong. For us to have victory over our bondages and weaknesses, we need to speak this truth over our lives. It doesn’t matter how we feel about a situation because the truth is, the feelings won’t change till our belief system changes. We will continue to have a bondage mentality as long as we allow it to stay. Power is in knowing our righteousness in Christ.

(Rom 5:19 [KJV])
For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
 
 By Jesus righteousness we have been made righteous. We need to begin to get a righteousness consciousness as opposed to a sin consciousness. When Jesus went to the cross He not only took our sin but also the conciouness of our sin (Heb 10:2).  This means we no longer have to be keeping in our remeberance just how we keep failing. When we receive into our minds that we have been made pure and righteous we will begin to live that out in our actions. Thinking yourself righteous will not cause you to sin more, but on the contrary it will begin to make you see who you really are.

The Dictionary says to be righteous means you are good, innocent, guiltless, clean-handed, just, moral, virtuous and worthy. Don’t expect as you read that definition that this is speaking of your actions. Our actions will begin to line up more and more each day as we receive this true nature that Jesus has made us to be.
So you might be asking what qualifies you for this righteousness? Is there some type of works or job the Lord needs fulfilled for you to receive this righteousness status? Let’s take a look at what the Word of God tells us.

(Rom 3:22 [KJV])
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
 
This as well as many other scriptures teaches us that righteousness is through faith. We need to have faith in (believe) in the righteousness that Jesus gave to us through His taking our sins on the cross. This means you can boldly speak that dictionary meaning of righteous over your life.
 
I can boldly say I am righteous, innocent, guiltless, clean-handed, just, moral, virtuous and worthy. As you choose to believe this is who you are now, all your sin, addictions, and problems will not be able to stand against Christ’s righteousness. Because remember, it’s not your righteousness you’ve received, it’s Jesus righteousness. He is perfect, He is Holy and virtuous and clean-handed and He is freely giving you this to your account. How can you not change!
 
So back to Isaiah 45:24
Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
 
The promise here in Isaiah 45:24 is that the person that is saying they are righteous and have strength in the Lord will have people come to them. Why would people come to them? The person that knows who they are in Christ is very attractive. They are bold strong people that know how to minister grace and love. Those that are forgiven much, love much. When you have experienced Gods mercy and grace in your own life, you will begin to give it out. People will flock to learn from you.

Isaiah 45:24 also says that those that are incensed against you shall be ashamed. Incense here just means to come against. It is telling us that if anyone comes against you they will be ashamed.
 
Have you ever hung around a critical person that is trying to speak negative of someone you know has a great relationship with God and is prospering in life? You can see the jealousy and negative attitude they are harbouring. I often feel sorry for that person. God just highlights them a mile away. Generally speaking, the only people they’ll get into conversation with are those that also walk in the same critical spirit. When you know you have been made righteous in Christ not by your own works but through God’s grace, other people can say what they like about you but WILL be brought to shame.
 
Verse 25 of Isaiah 45 tells us that through the seed (Jesus) we will be justified (made righteous) and glory. I can confidently glory in my God because of His majesty and work HE has done in my life. Not what I have accomplished, but what His Grace accomplished.
 
Be that person that speaks your righteousness over your life. When you sin or make a mistake, let the first thing out of your mouth be a confession of righteousness. This way you can move swiftly pass condemnation and into repair and forgiveness. You will grow at a tremendous pace with this attitude.

​Hope you were blessed by that. Have a great day, and know that God is for you not against you.xxxxxxx

Carol Eddington.xx