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
The underlined portion of our opening verse refers to God’s people that are operating from the mountaintop, from the realm of limitless possibilities and perpetual victories, because they’ve taken advantage of God’s grace. The Apostle Paul said such folks “king” (reign) in life; they’re in control and in charge! They exercise dominion over circumstances, and are able to tame the forces of nature! They live a different kind of life—the transcendent life.
This was what Paul meant when he told Timothy, “…be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:1). That means, “Take advantage of the grace.” Receive grace and reign! Take as much of it as you require for a life of reigning; rule and be in charge by grace. You’re not going to reign in heaven, because there’s nothing to reign over in heaven. You’re to reign as a king in this world; you’re to function with authority in the earth.
God has made you superior to Satan, his demons, sickness, disease and infirmity. You’re seated together with Christ, far above all principalities, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come (Ephesians 1:21). Therefore, rule over circumstances; exercise dominion over fear, death, hell, lack, poverty, and death!
Manifest the glory of God everywhere; that’s your calling; that’s your life; that’s your heritage! You’re the seed of Abraham, which means despite global economic meltdowns, recessions, and inflation, the grace of God puts you ahead, in charge and in control.
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Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
I’m highly favoured of God, and positioned by grace for the triumphant life! I’m reigning in life as a king, exercising dominion over circumstances, taming the forces of nature and charting my course in victory! I manifest the glory and righteousness of God today. This is my calling, and my heritage, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
2 Timothy 2:1 – Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Revelation 5:10 – And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.