Romans 5:17 AMPC: For if because of one man’s trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Beloved Friend in Christ, we see from our text today that due to Adam’s fall, man lost the ability to reign in life (Death reigned). But the coming of Christ for our sake, changed everything. He restored what was lost due to Adam’s fall. We now have the authority to reign as Kings in this life because of what Christ has obtained for us through his death, burial, and resurrection.
We can also see clearly that the grace of God that we now enjoy was totally unmerrited but Christ made it possible for us to enjoy it. Most importantly, the righteousness we also enjoy is a free gift from God as well. Not because of our effort or good behavior, but because of Christ. So, we can never be righteous without Christ, for He is our righteousness.
Therefore, let us give thanks to the Father through our Lord Jesus Christ who has made us fit to be partakers of this great mystery and begin to take our positions as Kings and reign in this life through him. Meaning that you are above everything that will ever happen to you. You should also decide the type of glorious life you want to live. You are blessed.
Declare to yourself loud: I am an overcomer all the time. I reign in life. Hallelujah.
Lord Jesus, you have done so much for me. Thank you for all your gifts. Blessed be your holy name; in Jesus’name. Amen.