Faith Words to Live By (Stephen J Hales)

Reigning in Life

By Dr.Stephen J. Hales

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. Rom 5:17

The Weymouth and Amplified translations, say, “Reign as Kings in Life” The born again child of God is meant to be reigning as a king over Satan, demons, sickness and over all of life’s problems. We are the head and not the tail, we are above and not beneath, we were created to be the master of all life, not the mastered. One of the ways that we are to reign in life as a king is through righteousness. Look at our text again, “They which receive….the gift of righteousness shall reign.” As a child of God you have received the gift of righteousness, notice that righteousness is a gift it is not something that you earn or maybe one day will be spiritually grown up enough to become. You are right now the very righteousness of God, 2 Cor 5:21 says, “For he hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Let me tell you that you will never be any more righteous than you are you right now! You are a righteous creation created in the very image of God. To reign in life as a king you must become righteous minded. The Bible says, “Awake to righteousness and sin not.” To become righteous minded is to be aware of your right standing with God. When you become conscious of this your righteousness becomes a spiritual force, you will have more confidence to lay hands on the sick, pray more boldly and exercise your authority over Satan, sickness and demons.

To be continued:-

Recommend web site: Dr Hales highly recommends the web site and ministry of Rev. John V. Stanway.

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