KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 5:17 ” 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:”
Life to many people is a mystery, To say life is a mystery, they mean one cannot determine what life may bring to him or her. They believe the evil one can have his way any day. The question is, is this the way God meant life to be? What is the essence of our salvation if man is still under the control of the devil?
Please I have good news for you. The kind of life God our Father intends for all men to lead on the earth is what our master Jesus demonstrated. Hebrews 12:2a says “Looking unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith…..” The Lord Jesus is the author or the designer, the initiator and better still the one who showed us what our faith is. He is also the finisher of our faith. When we talk about faith in this context we are looking at faith as a lifestyle.
God’s idea of living on the earth is manifested in our Lord Jesus. The book of Romans 8:29 reads “For whom He did fore know, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren”. We have been called, to be like our big brother, Jesus.
Jesus is our grand example. The apostles demonstrated a great followership of the master, yet they are not the ultimate example in the eyes of the Father. Our Lord Jesus is our main example to pattern our lives.
Do not be deceived, no other person should be your focus, but the master Himself. The Lord REIGNED IN LIFE. He was a master in every aspect of His life. He knew God. He was never intimidated. He never told a lie. He never shrank from pain. He was never afraid.
He was always in charge. Even in death, the Lord was a master. What made Him reign in life? The answer is in our key scripture. “Those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one Jesus Christ”.
Jesus reigned by God’s supernatural power and a nature of righteousness. (To be continued).
Our Lord Jesus is my grand example of how I must live. As He reigned in life so have I also received the same ability to reign in life. I am reigning in life.
Ephesians 3:10 “To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,”
Psalms 110:2 “The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies”.