Updated: Feb 4, 2021
Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"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 KJV)
The underlined preposition “by” is the Greek “dia,” which means “through”; we’re to reign in life through Jesus Christ.
In the millennium, we’re not going to reign through Him, but WITH Him. We’ll also reign with Him in the New Heaven and the New Earth. The Bible says we “…shall reign with him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6). 2 Timothy 2:12 says, “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.” But that’s all in the future. But NOW, we reign through Him, in this life. Hallelujah!
Walk in that consciousness. Remember what the Word says in Romans 6:4: “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” This new life is the life of kings. Revelation 5:10 says He’s made us kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
You’re a new person with kingly values and mentality. Look at the world differently, from the perspective of victory and reigning. The Amplified Classic version of our theme verse says we shall reign as kings in the realm of life. You’re a king; reign as one!
Rule with words; that’s what kings do. The Bible says, “Where the word of a king is, there is power…” (Ecclesiastes 8:4). Exercise dominion through words. Issue commands to Satan, and the elements of this world, and they’ll hear and obey you, because you function in, and with the dominion of Christ.
You can alter the course of events and change circumstances from the privacy of your room. That’s why you should never be moved by anything. It doesn’t matter what the situation is, you can cause them to align with the will of God through your faith-filled words. Glory to God!
"I’ve been graced to reign in this life, through righteousness. I make decrees and they’re established, because I function in, and with, the authority of Christ. I refuse sickness, failure, defeat and death. I reject anything that’s not of God, and endorse only that which is consistent with His perfect will for me. Hallelujah!"
Romans 5:17 AMPC; Revelation 5:9-10
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 24:1-35 & Exodus 26-27
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 12:10-21 & Genesis 34