Those of you that have attended my R.E.I.G.N. Conference know how important Romans 5:17 is to me. I want to reign in life, instead of living under the circumstances.
For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! Romans 5:17 NIV
Partnership and Process
We are re-born by faith in Jesus into God’s family. We receive God’s abundant provision of grace and the gift of righteousness when we become God’s child.
Reign in life through Jesus Christ.
God wants you to reign, but whether you do or not will depend on what you believe and if you access what is rightfully yours. And, what you believe comes from what you feed your mind and spirit.
A baby isn’t born knowing how to walk or talk.
It has to learn to do tons of stuff. A baby is curious, so it reaches for things. It tries to sit up, roll over and crawl. Its body grows stronger. It practices until it becomes proficient at each step of the progression toward walking.
1 Timothy 4:7 But reject irreverent and silly myths. Instead, train yourself for godliness.
Train your thoughts because they are critical to every area of your life.
Body. Soul. Spirit.
You are a triune being. You have a soul and a spirit that lives in a body. The soul is made up of the mind, will and emotions. Your mind is to your soul what your brain is to your body. Your mind can change your brain; affect your health, emotions and beliefs.
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Romans 8:5 NIV (A tug of war. Who is going to win? The stronger side! )
We have a storage shed at our house. It is shaped like a two story barn. Wayne stores all kinds of stuff, including junk inside. I could live out in the barn if I wanted to live there. Of course I don’t, because the house is a much better place to live. There’s no air conditioning or beds or bathrooms in the barn.
You can live out of human reasoning or out of the wisdom of God. God made you. He made you spirit, soul and body. He knows how it all functions and when we look at God’s Word it is abundantly clear that what we think REALLY matters. When we understand the mind is to the soul what the brain is to the body we will begin to think differently.
The queen bee is essential to a bee colony. She is the only one that can lay eggs. When a hive of bees needs a new queen bee, they select an ordinary bee and then develop a new queen by feeding her royal jelly. The ones that don’t eat the royal jelly are ordinary worker bees. The bee is transformed by what it eats.
The Bible clearly tells us how to be transformed. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV
What is feeding your thoughts? The Word of God does the same thing to a believer that royal jelly does to a bee. It transforms us!
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Romans 8:5 NIV
It is imperative that we deliberately and strategically shape and conform our thinking by thinking on God’s Word. God won’t do it for us. God’s Word is a powerful seed that produces wonderful fruit.
Ask a farmer and they will tell you that growing a crop requires a process: Planting. Fertilizing. Watering. Growing. Maturing. Harvesting.
We want the fruit, without the process.
There’s no grocery store where you can purchase spiritual maturity. It begins with partnership, but transformation is a process. If you aren’t seeing it, it doesn’t mean it’s not growing. Persist. Keep watering your seed. Keep mixing it with faith. God is causing it to grow! Let’s pray.
Father, I thank you for my reader. I pray that you will help them to reign in life through Jesus. I pray that they will be diligent to reign in their thoughts and take every thought captive to the Truth of your word. Help them to know you more, love you deeper and walk in their assignment with the wisdom and power of God. Remind them that you are mighty to save and that you want to pour Your love through them to people that don’t know Jesus.
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