How to reign in life
To reign in life, we need to be conscious of who we are and of what we have, in and through Christ Jesus. We need to know what justify us, what empowers us and what motivate us to 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 justifies us?
What justifies us, is the righteousness of Christ Jesus which we inherit, in and through Him. In Romans 5:18-19 it is written: Therefore, as through one man’s offence judgement came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience, many will be made righteous.
And in 2 Corinthians 5:21 it is written: For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
What empowers us?
What empowers us is the abundance of the grace of God which we receive, in and through Christ Jesus. In Romans 5:20-21 it is written: Moreover, the law entered that the offence might abound.
But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so, grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The knowledge that God created us to have dominion, also empowers us to do so. In Genesis 1:26 it is written: Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness: let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing on the earth.
What motivates us?
What motivates us to reign in life, is the love of God, for us and in us. In 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 it is written: For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
And in 1 John 4:17-19 it is written: Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgement; because as He is, so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love cast out fear because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.
The areas and things to dominate
It is God’s will that we bear fruits of dominion over sin, over the powers of sin and over the consequences of sin. To bear the fruits of dominion over sin, we have to reckon ourselves as dead to sin, according to Romans 6:11.
To bear the fruits of dominion over the powers of sin, we have to submit ourselves to God and resist those powers so that they will flee from us, according to James 4:7.
To bear the fruit of dominion over the consequences of sin (problems), we have to declare the consequences of sin, exchanged against the consequences of righteousness on the cross, according to 2 Corinthians 8:9.
So we see that in the beginning of time God created us to reign in life and through the work of salvation of Christ Jesus He established that for once and for all.
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