We understand that Righteousness means the ability to stand in the presence of the Father God without the sense of guilt or inferiority. This has been the quest of the ages. The desire to get rid of Sin Consciousness has given birth to all the major religions of the world. The church has been very strong in teaching man his need of Righteousness, his weakness and inability to please God. The dominion of Sin Consciousness over the Church has been fostered, developed, and made a reality by the ministers who have preached sin instead of preaching Christ and the New Creation. But God has dealt with the sin problem in His Son. He has put sin away by the sacrifice of that Son. He has made it possible on legal grounds for man who is spiritually dead, in union with Satan, to become a New Creation by receiving the very nature and life of God. This life and nature of God is Righteousness. Consequently, the man who has received the nature of God has automatically become the Righteousness of God in Christ.
Until man is Righteous and knows it, Satan reigns over him, sin and disease are his masters. But the instant he knows that he is the Righteousness of God in Christ and knows what that Righteousness means, Satan is defeated.