Grace the overcoming power
Grace is the overcoming power that God has given us in Christ Jesus so that we can reign in life. In Romans 5:17 it is written: For if by the one man’s offence death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.
What is grace?
In the first paragraph, I have stated that grace is the overcoming power that God has given us in Christ Jesus so that we can reign in life. And this is so because grace is the unmerited power that God has given us to bear fruits of dominion over sin, over the powers of sin and over the consequences of sin.
The consequences of sin are problems that we can encounter in all the seven areas of necessities.
In 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 it is written: And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Bearing fruits of dominion over sin
Sin is our natural tendency to live for the lusts of men at the expense of living for the will of God. So to bear fruits of dominion over sin, we have to reckon ourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. But to do so the Holy Spirit has to provide us with Gods grace based on God’s gift of righteousness.
Bearing fruits of dominion over the powers of sin
The powers of sin are the flesh, the worldly spirits, and the devil himself. To bear fruits of dominion over the powers of sin we have to submit ourselves to God while we resist the powers of sin.
In James 4:7-8 it is written: Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Bearing fruits of dominion over the consequences of sin
As I have stated in paragraph two, the consequences of sin are problems that we can encounter in all the seven areas of necessities. To bear fruits of dominion over the consequences of sin we have to go through those consequences of sin, with the help of God’s grace, until the time that God will confirm the fact that He has converted the consequences of sin to the consequences of righteousness, at the cross, in and through Christ Jesus.
In Romans 8:31-33 it is written: What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who Justifies.
In and through Christ Jesus, we are completely free from the dominion of sin, from the dominion of the powers of sin and from the dominion of the consequences of sin so that we can bear fruits of dominion over them, with God’s abundance of grace, based on God’s gift of righteousness. This is what we call, to reign in life. (Romans 5:17)
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