“KINGING” IN LIFE
…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).
As God’s children, we’ve been called to reign as kings in life; this is so remarkable, especially when you consider the Greek rendering of the word “reign,” which accurately means “to king.” The actual Greek construction is “…they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall king in life, by one, Jesus Christ.” You’re supposed to be “kinging” in life.1 Corinthians 15:25, referring to the Lord Jesus, says, “For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.” The Lord Jesus is in heaven, and there’re no enemies in heaven to put under His feet; meaning that this verse isn’t talking about Him reigning in heaven, but in the earth. You might want to ask, “How is He then reigning in the earth, since He’s in heaven?” He does it through us! He reigns or “kings” in the earth today through us—His Church. We reign through Him, and He reigns through us.
In John 16:33, He said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” He overcame the world and gave us the victory over the world. He defeated Satan, put His foot on his head, and asked us to come put ours there too. That’s how come Satan is under our feet today. 1 John 5:4 says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”
Being born again, you’ve overcome the world; you’re superior to Satan and the cohorts of darkness. You’re “kinging” over demons, sickness and disease, poverty, failure, and death through Christ Jesus. The only one who’s permitted to reign in your life is the Lord and His eternal Word; refuse to accommodate anything that hurts or binds. Keep “kinging” in life!
1 John 4:4