by Tammy Phillips
April 6, 2023

The enemy will always try to beat us up and knock us down, BUT NOT GOD! He tried to do it to Jesus over and over, but Jesus stood.  Listen to what the Lord told me one day when I was feeling less than…

Excerpt from my journal on March 30, 2023:

“The Lord moved yesterday through our prayers. He whooped me- ouch!!! This crucifying the flesh thing is hard, BUT I can do- through Jesus!  Love you, Lord, But honestly, I feel like such a failure sometimes. I know it’s a lie! Hopefully, I cry because I don’t want to disappoint you, but I just can’t seem to get this right. 

I heard the Lord say, ‘There is none righteous, No, not one. There is none who does good, No, not one.’

I went to Romans 3 and continued reading…

 There is none righteous, no, not one…There is none who does good, no, not one.’ … (21) ‘BUT NOW the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, (22) even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE; (23) for ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD, (24) BEING JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS, (25) whom God set forth [as] a propitiation (payment) by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, (26) to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that HE MIGHT BE JUST AND THE JUSTIFIER OF THE ONE WHO HAS FAITH IN JESUS.’ (Rom 3:10-12, 21-26 NKJV)

 It is not about me.  It is all about Jesus and what He did in His life, on the way to and through the cross!  Jesus is the Justifier.  (Following  is the full meaning of the Greek word for Justifier,  dikaioō.)

He renders righteous.
He shows on to be righteous,
such as he is and wishes himself to be considered.
He declares one to be righteous.
He pronounces one to be such as he ought to be.
He declares and treats me as worthy.
He absolves me.
He frees me.

It is all about Jesus the Justifier. None is right-No! Not one, but in Him. It is all about being in Him. It is about having faith in Him and standing in Him. I am made righteous through Jesus alone. I am right in Him alone. 

Thank You, LORD!  Thank you for what you did on the cross for me and all.  I will stay hidden in you, my Justifier!”

I enCOURAGE you to begin “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2Co 10:5 NKJV).

The Word says it. We are justified in Him.  Jesus did it. He died  and paid for our justification.  Our job is to believe Him. And to cast down anything that says the contrary, like, “I am not good enough.  I am a failure. I can’t get this right. I am a loser. I am broken beyond repair.”  These are all lies.  Believe the Truth.  Believe what Jesus did and what He says.

Viva Magenta:  Live. Breathe. Be…Justified!







  1. Know what? The devil works overcome 24/7 trying to convince us we are unworthy. To believe him leads to death and destruction. That’s what I have to constantly remind myself. To believe Jesus is life eternal; redeemed by His blood; forgiven of all sin; purified, justified, cleansed from the filth of the world, washed by the water of the Word, cleansed and made whole, washed white in His blood. I praise God He loved me and sent Jesus to redeem me from a life of sin and destruction. Thank You, Father. Thank You, Jesus.

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