But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.(Rom. 5:15)
Romans 5:17 says, “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.”
Where do we reign? We reign in life! Instead of Satan, spiritual death, sickness, disease, and poverty reigning over us, we reign over them!
The Amplified Bible says,
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). (Rom. 5:17)
Notice the phrase, “reign as kings in life.” Do you know anyone who is doing that? Well, every child of God should rule and reign.
In Bible times, the king was the ruler of a country. He ruled and reigned. He dominated a country; it was his domain.
So what is Romans 5:17 saying to us? Instead of Satan and spiritual death dominating us, we reign in life by Christ Jesus. We rule as kings. Instead of circumstances dominating us, we dominate circumstances.
Instead of disease and sickness dominating us, we get into the Bible and find out what already belongs to us. We rule over disease and sickness.
Confession : I rule and reign as a king in my domain in this life. I rule over Satan. I rule over circumstances. I rule over disease and sickness.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )