To settle the matter on remaining righteous before God, we need first understand that God gives the gift of righteousness to those who believe Him: ‘Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.’ Rom.4:3. To us who believe God – who alone justifies the ungodly – our faith is counted as righteousness v.5. Having imputed righteousness on us, God does not count any sin against us. If we did not do anything but believe God to receive the gift of righteousness, then we remain on the righteous path by the same way – believing God.

God’s word is the mirror that we look to see who we truly are. As believers we are new creatures, our identity is defined by who God says we are, not how we feel, or what others say about us. With this confidence we do the word of God we know. What does it mean to be a hearer and doer of God’s word Jas.1:22-25? To continue believing we are who He says, speaking only what He says, that the word of His power may manifest richly in us, and living by the way we know is pleasing to Him, the way of love Mk.12:30-31. We already have grace to live like this 2Cor.12:9.

To prophesy truth is to say what God says. God’s word to Moses His prophet: ‘Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I the Lord? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you will say.’ Exd.4:11-12. Put God’s word in your mouth.

If you are a bona fide child of God, do not allow your carnal mind to believe or your mouth to speak what cannot be found in His word. If we reject God’s grace, fail to hear or do His word, we too are false prophets. We not only deceive ourselves Jas.1:22, we expose ourselves to deception by those who say what God has not said. Selah!