Rhapsody Hour | Reigning In Life .
For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
Every child of God is a king in this life, and we're called to reign in righteousness. You were born to exercise dominion over Satan and the circumstances of life. You're not a victim, but a victor in Christ Jesus. John knew this about us and declared, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4).
The greater One lives in you! God has imparted His nature of righteousness to you, and that's what makes you like Him. That nature makes you think, see, and talk, like Him. You've ascended; He's brought you to His level. Our opening verse says, "...they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." You've received grace to reign over circumstances and walk in dominion over and above Satan and the elements of this world.
No matter how dire your situation may seem, it doesn't change your status, because there's no disadvantage for the child of God. There's grace on your life. Recognize it. Someone who isn't born again may say, "I was in such-and-such a situation, and I couldn't find any way out"; but not you! We don't get trapped! The Christian always has the way out! As a matter of fact, he's the way out.
You reign through your proclamation of the Word! Whatever comes against you in life, take charge and reign over it, through faith-filled declarations.
As the Lord reigns on high and is clothed with majesty, so do I reign in this life in righteousness! The Lord has clothed and girded me with strength! Indeed, the words of my mouth are firmly established! I walk in perpetual victory, manifesting the glory of God in every place, by the ability of the Spirit! Halleluiah!
|| Romans 5:20-21 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. ||
|| Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. ||