“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
Death is still reigning over those who are not in Christ. But the scripture says much more, everyone that has received grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life.
Child of God, you are righteous. I know your religious antenna has gone up and you are wondering how can I be righteous? By one man you became a sinner and by another man you became righteous! So stop looking at yourself and start looking at the man. And who is the man? JESUS!
I have said severally that whenever God is looking at you, He is not looking at you, He is looking at Jesus. The lamb that was slain, who kept the entire laws completely, without violating any. Jesus is the only lamb who kept the entire law perfectly. No man has ever kept the laws perfectly. That is why I burst the balloon of those who think they can make heaven by their efforts. Some people do say I will pray so that I can be righteous. I will pray so that I can go to heaven. Beloved, you cannot because righteousness is a gift. Jesus has paid the price in full.
The bible says those who have received the gift of righteousness shall reign in life. In Christ, you reign over circumstances. In Christ, you reign over challenges. Not when you get to heaven but here on earth. You reign over disappointment, over poverty, over barrenness, over miscarriage, over sin and over fear. You are a king over the situation that you are faced with. Praise God!
By the reason of the position that God has given to you, you reign over them all, that is why heaven fights your battle. Heaven has no choice but to provide for you. That is why I am sorry for those that are not born again because when you are born again heaven takes over your battles.
Further Reading: Romans 5:17-21
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 126-128; Evening- 1 Corinthians 10:19-33