TO THE BIBLE: Romans 5:17
“For if by 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.”
The word “receive” in Romans 5:17 is translated from the Greek word “lambano.” It means to “take, catch, or seize something and make it yours,” or “to get a hold of something.” “Abundance,” on the other hand, means “plenty,” “surplus,” or “an overflow.” What the Apostle Paul refers to here is an overflowing of grace that belongs only to those who can receive it. He then lets us know that this grace is what you need to reign in life.
In Mark 5:29, the woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of Jesus’ garment and received her healing. The Bible recorded that she pulled the power out of Him by her faith. Yet in the same crowd she was in, there were so many others touching Jesus, who received nothing. So, it’s not a question of God’s ability, but who can receive. The question hence is, how much of this abundance of grace have you received?
Understand that God has ordained you to reign and rule as a king in life. Take advantage of the surplus grace of God and rule over all situations of life; manifest your superiority over Satan and the negative forces of darkness. Grace has been lavishly poured out upon you (Titus 2:11); it’s yours for the taking! Whatever you desire, you already have the abundance of grace; “lambano” it and make it yours!
Dear Father, I thank you for your grace, which you have lavishly poured out upon me. Thank you for the gift of righteousness that makes me bold in your presence and causes me to reign and rule in life as a king, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Declare these words loudly and boldly: “I’m the King’s kid. I’ve been called to reign and rule in this life. Glory!”