“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
LIGHT FOR NOW: We can only reign through righteousness
Righteousness is the nature of God which was imparted to your spirit when you got born again. It is a gift of God. Just as you didn’t have to do anything to be called a sinner, you don’t have to do any work to be righteous. All you have to do is believe in the finished work of Christ on the Cross and you receive the gift of righteousness. Those who receive the gift of righteousness, according to the scriptures, shall reign in life. The Amplified Version says that they shall reign as kings in life. To reign is to exercise authority, Dominion and mastery. Righteousness makes us reign in life. We can only reign in righteousness. To be righteousness conscious is to eliminate all sense of guilt, condemnation or inferiority complex. It places us above and ahead of Satan and his accusations. It also gives us the boldness and confidence to pray to God and expect answers without being afraid or ashamed before Him, because we have His righteousness.
Without an understanding of righteousness, a born again Christian cannot live victoriously over the enemy. He will still be subject to the elements of this world without having the understanding of the extent and potency of his authority in Christ. This is why a born again Christian must grow in the knowledge of God’s word. Ephesians 4:14 says, “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive”. Also, Revelation 5:10 says, “And has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth”. Be conscious that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. By virtue of your new life in Christ, and your position as a righteous king-priest, the whole world is subdued before you. You now have mastery over Satan and his cohorts of darkness. You are a champion for life. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: You have been made a king. Exercise your authority and dominion.
DECLARATION: Father, I thank you for the gift of righteousness which made me reign here on earth, in Jesus name, Amen.
QUOTE: Your reigning is not in the function of prayer but in the knowing.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MARK CHAPTER 10; EVENING: JOB CHAPTER 37