What do we reign over now?
Updated: Jul 15, 2021
Jesus has been in existence from everlasting to everlasting (Prov. 8:23), before the “primal dust of the world” had been made (Prov. 8:26). As the “wisdom of God” (I Cor. 1:24), the Word made flesh (John 1:14), He was an architect of the world’s creation beside the Father (Prov. 8:30). Through His power all things were made in heaven and on earth, things seen and unseen, all powers, authorities, lords, and rulers (Col. 1:15-16).
Knowing the might and power of Jesus, it is staggering that He has blessed us with an abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness so that we will reign with Him in life (Rom. 5:17). That means we will reign* now as kings, exercising dominion and rule. What will our rule be powerful and effective over?
“The God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly” (Rom. 16:20). There are 2 personalities opposing one another in each of us: the ‘God of peace’ and ‘Satan’, the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4).
As much as there is a divine spirit power to help and arm you, there is a great personal spirit power, a dark source of evil, who is warring against everyone. Opposing this personal tempter is a solemn reality and misunderstanding the truth of this antagonism renders a person paralysed to place his foot on the serpent’s head so that God can bruise it.
We all can achieve a conquest over our malevolent Enemy in every area of our lives, which, although it does require effort and declaration to the “roaring lion” that we know who we are in Christ and that we reign over him and his hordes, our peace cannot be disturbed. Jesus has “made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth” (Rev. 5:10). We are alive in Christ and sitting with Him in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:5-6).
Go out boldly today dressed in the armour of God (Eph. 6:10-18) and assail the “rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” who seek to demolish your peace. Use the power that Jesus has sent you to advance the Kingdom of God.
“Thy Kingdom come!”
Quotations from NKJV.