Original righteousness is the first commandment for understanding the prophetic realm. Archbishop E. Bernard Jordan talks about this commandment in his eBook.
Original Righteousness and the Kingdom Principle
Many people go to church and profess to be spiritual; however, many do not possess the kingdom. They do not operate in kingdom principles. The scripture clearly says to seek first the kingdom of God, and then the “things” will be added unto you. How many Bible-believing, church-going, Holy Ghost-filled people do you know who are living in lack, poor health, poverty and sadness? This, however, is contrary to the system that God established in the beginning.
It is vital to develop a kingdom mindset if you want to reign as Christ did on earth. You have to begin to walk in victory and talk in victory. You have to live the kingdom and understand that the kingdom of God is within you. What are you doing with the kingdom that is within you?
How are you living? Are you living by kingdom principles or are you living as an earthling? What is important to you, the kingdom or your standard of living? You must seek first the principles that govern the kingdom of God. Until you find the principles that govern the kingdom of God, you will not see the manifestation of God. God cannot manifest unless you get into the principles. You are God in principle. It is important to understand that you are God in principle, not in personality.
There Is Only Original Righteousness, Not Original Sin
God made all things out of Himself. Even He is out of Himself. God created man in His own image. Therefore, there is no original sin. There is only original righteousness because God created man originally out of His own image. It is a natural instinct of man to be like God.
It is not natural for man to walk in sin. You may say, “Well, the Psalmist David said, ‘I was born in sin and shaped in iniquity.’” When David said, “I was born in sin,” maybe he was talking about the relationship. He was not talking about universal man; David was talking about himself.
You are originally righteous. God made man in His image, after His likeness, originally righteous, but then man chose to fall. Man chose to walk away from his righteousness and be like the devil. This is because he was tired of being like God. What is the difference between God and the devil? There is only one power.
Do Not Be Separated from Your Root
The devil is a twisted concept of the Almighty. The devil is your own self-ignorance. Remember the prodigal son? (Luke 15:11-32) The prodigal son asked for his inheritance. The sin was not him asking for his inheritance. The sin was him divorcing himself from the root. The father told him, “All that I have is yours.”
So, if all that the father had belonged to the son, then it was not wrong for the son to have all that he had, he just did not want him to be separated from the root. The sin of the prodigal son was that he was separated from his father’s economy. As long as you keep separating yourself from the Father’s economy, you are lost.