The Rulership of The Kingdom of God PART 2

Reigning with Christ in Life

According to Romans 5:17 we reign in this life through the abundance of grace and gift of righteousness, made available to us through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because He reigns, we who are "in Him" also reign in this life.

You may be looking at your situation and wondering what could this Bible teacher possibly be talking about when he says that I reign in this life? Well, let's take a real close look at what the scripture says.

Romans 5:17 Amplified
For if because of one man's trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive (God's) overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Ignorance of God's Word

Ignorance of God's Word and His rule in our lives causes all of us to live beneath our potential and outside of our divine opportunity. In ignorance we grope for change, never possessing the knowledge, wisdom and applied skill to positively effect the change we desire. The prophet Hosea said; "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge". The word destroyed means that God's people are cut off because of a lack of knowledge. Then God goes on to say;"because thou has rejected knowledge. It isn't that God hasn't made His Word available to us. We reject what God says in His Word. As a result, we live our lives just murmuring and complaining about our life's situation. We kind of just stumble through life hoping for a better day. In the meantime we find ourselves becoming content in murmuring and complaining.

Complaining Isn't Reigning

Complaining is most often the result of you and I not being able to change another person in a relationship, change a particular situation or change a specific thing. One preacher said; "whatever you allow, don

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