TOPIC: DESTINED TO REIGN
ROMANS 5:17 SAYS:
*For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one (Adam), much more THOSE WHO RECEIVE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE AND OF THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL REIGN IN LIFE THROUGH THE ONE, Jesus Christ.)
God has given every born again Christian the power needed to reign in life when we were filled with the Holy Spirit and begin to speak in a new tongue. Apart from power to reign, we also need revelation knowledge of what is ours and how to appropriate what Jesus has earned on our behalf by his death, burial, resurrection, and ascension Many Christian are defeated and battered today because they don’t have the right understanding of the right and privileges that belong to them as a new creation and because of that many could not exercise the authority given to them when it is necessary. This is the main reason we have many casualties in some churches.
Even some ministers don’t know anything about how to live a victorious Christian life. This is because we have large numbers of Christians who don’t meditate in the world of God. 70% of Christians don’t understand New Creation Realities and the importance of eternal life. God kept us on earth after salvation to reign as he has initially planned from the foundation of the world. We were created to manage the earth on his behalf and reign over what he created. We are to use his authority given to us to enforce his kingdom to have dominance through soul winning and demonstration of his power in the affairs of men. We were created to bring his kingdom on earth and reign on earth as he is reigning in heaven.
In Psalm 115:16, the Bible says:
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.
Beloved, you are saved to reign on this earth. We are not going to heaven to reign over God but this earth is our place. We would reign “with him” in heaven but we reign for and by him on earth. If you are not reigning in this life, something is wrong with your present spiritual life and understanding. To reign, means live victoriously and have dominion over every circumstance and challenge whether spiritual, material, marital, financial of life. You should never be defeated in life. Yes I mean, I believe should not suffer defeat but victory over all situations of life including economic challenges.
The reason why some are not reigning is that they have not received abundant Grace. They are not conscious of Jesus’ finished works and what eternal life has earned them. Having eternal is the greatest thing that can ever happen to any mortal man. It is the end of the failure, sickness, generational curses, marital delay, and poverty but many Christians know nothing about the new life called Zoe.
Some don’t also receive the gift of righteousness that is made available by faith because they think their works are better than Jesus finished works. This is why they are not reigning in life.
Brethren, the golden verse says it is those who have received abundant grace and the gift of righteousness that will reign life. My question is, have you received both? Do you really know how to receive them? Until you the know-how and receive them, it would be hard to reign over sickness, failure, shame, reproach, poverty, etc
Beloved, the way you think affects what you attract. If you see yourself as someone who is destined to reign, you will reign in life with time. If you think you are destined by God to suffer to test your loyalty, that is what you will experience. The Christian life is a life of reigning not a life of defeat.
I am destined to reigning.
I will reign in life.
I am reigning over the circumstances and challenges of life.
I am reigning over failure and defeat.
I am reigning in my life endeavours.
Glory be to God.
Oluwaseun Isaac Agbenla.