17For 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 is one of the most powerful truths in the Bible. Adam sinned. The consequences of this action was that he died spiritually and eventually died physically. However, Jesus Christ gave us two things: abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness.
Abundance of grace means completely undesevered access to God. Abundance means more than enough. God’s grace is His goodness that we don’t deserve. Grace is the power of God to enjoy Him and His goodness. Everyone of us through Jesus’ death on the cross has received utter and total access to God. An angel cannot keep you away from God’s presence.
It is totally undeserved which means it doesn’t matter how you have lived today, it doesn’t matter what you have done wrong, all that matters is that Jesus paid the price. You have free unlimited access to God. Whatever you ask for in prayer will be done for you. Whatever you say, He will hear. Whatever you call for, He will answer. You can walk in His presence and life every single day.
And if that wasn’t enough, we also are given the gift of righteousness. The gift of righteousness according to Romans 5.17 means we can reign in life. According to the dictionary, reign means “Exercise of sovereign power, as by a monarch”. You can reign in life. Do you get that? In every area of your life you can exercise sovereign power – you can act like a king and a queen.
Is sickness bothering you? Act like a king and command it to leave you alone. Is poverty making living month to month difficult? Act like a king – command it to leave, command money to come in. Walk into your place of work like a king, work hard and expect payrises and promotions. Is there a habit in your life you are trying to kick? Command your body to not enjoy it anymore. Boldly declare your freedom. You can reign in life. Say outloud: “In every situation in my life, I AM A KING, AND I REIGN” Start to enjoy life – you don’t think kings enjoy being in charge? You should enjoy life because you are in charge because Jesus has made you righteous. You can calm storms, you can heal the sick, you can ask what you will and it will be done.