For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17
There are 43 sovereign states in the world still headed by a king or queen. Thirteen are in Asia, eleven in Europe, six in Oceania, three in Africa, and ten in North America (such as Canada, the Bahamas, Barbados, and other countries still part of the Commonwealth Realms).
But wait! Let’s add two more monarchs to the list—death, and the disciple of Jesus.
According to Romans 5:17, death reigns on all who are born of Adam. But through Christ, we can dethrone death and we ourselves can reign in life. Those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Are you reigning in life today? There’s no reason to be defeated. We have victory through Christ, and when He is on the throne of our heart, we reign in life through Him.
The Lord wants us to grow in the magnificent blessing of living victoriously through Him. Bob Hoekstra