Born again to rule

It is true that through the sin of one man death began to rule because of that one man. But how much greater is the result of what was done by the one man, Jesus Christ! All who receive God’s abundant grace and are freely put right with him will rule in life through Christ. Romans 5:17 (GNB). KJV says they will reign in life.

In the original plan of God, there was no death, it was supposed to be heaven here on earth, however after Adam disobeyed God and sin entered, death began to reign.

Death is not just physical death where someone passes away and he is buried, any condition of life where the peace and joy of God is not reigning and enjoyed is death. For example, depression is death. 

When people say they are depressed, they are going through unpleasant periods in their lives which is usually an accumulation of unchecked lingering on the negative things happening in their lives or around them. 

A child of God must not be depressed. Why? The Bible say in Isaiah 26:3 ‘Thou will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee.
A child of God who is trusting and whose mind is fixed on God and stayed on the word of God cannot be depressed because he is not dwelling on the bad things happening, he is not allowing situations of life to dictate his or her mood.

Dictionary defines depression as feelings of severe despondency and dejection, self doubts creeps in and swiftly turns to depression. 
Synonyms include sadness, low spirits, gloom, despair, discouragement, sorrow etc.
If you experience any of this as a child of God, you have allowed death to creep in. 

Our verse above says if you have received God’s abundant grace and you have been put right with God (and you have as a born again child of God) then you will RULE in life through Christ Jesus! Alleluia. Death may reign in the life of unbelievers not you, child of God.

You are born again to reign in life because of what Jesus has done, that’s what Apostle Paul explained in the Book of Romans. If the disobedience/sin of one man (Adam) could bring in death and death ruled over humanity so that we were born into sin and our sinful nature began to dominate over us, then the obedience of one man (Jesus) and his death on the cross has put you over in life.

You may look around and say everyone gets depressed, it's hard to stay happy as the economy is not booming, things are hard, everyone is just managing to survive, everyone has their own share of problems so depression is common among everybody.

Not for you child of God, you are not everybody!  You are special, you carry God's mark on you, you are sharing inheritances with Jesus Christ and through him you are qualified to reign in this life.

A king can only reign over a country if he takes charge and exercises control. Exercise your right in Christ Jesus today over every death that has crept in knowingly or unknowingly. The problem of today is the platform to tomorrow's victories.

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