“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 (KJV)
You cannot reign in life without Christ. You cannot experience the fullness of what God has done for you in Christ if you are still hung up on sin. The grace to reign in life depends on your receiving what has been done, and not on your own works. Until you receive, you cannot reign in life. Until you receive the unearned and unmerited grace of God, you cannot reign in life. Your assignment is to receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness. It is not to be earned but received.
In addition to receiving it, you must also make bold to declare it. When you acknowledge your righteousness in Jesus, you are showing your appreciation for what Christ did for you. And you are also putting the devil where he belongs. Each time you say you are the righteousness of God in Christ, you are saying you are in right standing with God. The simple confession of this fact builds boldness in you and gives you access to all that God has in store for you. You become like a child who knows that all that his father has belongs to him. You are able to move from room to room boldly and without fear. In like manner, when you begin to walk in this revelation, your Christian life and experience becomes enjoyable and fulfilling.
At this point, you know that whatever you ask, your Father in Heaven will grant. You may not see the manifestation right away but you know you have it already. So you are not intimidated. I encourage you to wake up every morning and declare that you are the righteousness of God in Christ and pretty soon you will see all of His blessings gravitating towards you.
Further Reading: Romans 5:17-21, Philemon 6
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 26-28; Evening- Acts 22