For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. (Rom. 5:17 NAS)
God created man from the very start to have dominion and rule on the earth. This mandate was first given to Adam in Genesis and “stolen” by Satan through deception by sin. Man has become a slave of circumstances in life today, and no longer a master.
But Grace came to bring about a definite change. The scripture above says grace has made you a victor in life. You have been born to reign every day. “To reign” means to be in control over the circumstances of life, and not take the victim’s position. This is not in reference to the life to come but this present evil world. There will be no enemy to overcome in heaven. Victory and dominion are exercised here and now. Grace puts you in a position of authority and victory over sin, disease, fear, demonic oppression, poverty, anxiety, etc. These are some of the enemies of man that responsible for inflicting misery on the earth.
You have been created to reign in life because Christ paid the prize for to have the victory every day.
MEDITATE-reign in life
Take a moment to ponder upon the scripture above. First, see the reality of a life of victory because of grace. Then see that it is also your reality as a believer.
Ask the Spirit to assist you today and strengthen your heart in faith to stand and overcome the circumstances that you will find yourself in.
ACT ON THE WORD
The first step in reigning in life as a believer is to have a new mindset about life. Shift your thinking from that of a victim to that of a victor. Victor’s do not complain or blame others in circumstances. They do not feel sorry for themselves. They change the circumstances by the power of God. Stick to the Word, exercise your faith and take a stand until the circumstance bows. It must bow to grace, which works through faith.
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