God has the power to speak something into reality. Slow down and ponder this. He says “X” ……….and “X” becomes entirely real! This is why God can speak it into reality that I am entirely innocent (i.e., forgiven). His spoken word (that I’m innocent/righteous) over-rules the NATURAL reality (like…I’m entirely guilty in many ways). This is why we can rejoice. If you’ve asked God for this imputed (know definition of that word) righteousness/innocence/forgiven-ness, know that you are all these things, in contradiction to the natural reality.