1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God. He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
You can be thankful because Jesus has given you the victory over everything that comes against you.
Some of those things might be deep-rooted in your life and cannot be uprooted like little weeds in the soil – these things need a back-hoe to uproot them. But it doesn’t matter whether they are a weed or some deep-rooted issue – you have the victory in Christ Jesus!
God’s Word can cut out of you any deep-rooted thing in your life (Hebrews 4:12) and is powerful for the pulling down of strongholds and any limitations of the mind. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
Romans 5:17 says that “we are to reign in life as kings in Christ Jesus.” When God looks at you He doesn’t see you as defeated and barely getting by – He sees you as a king. He sees you in Christ Jesus and whatever belongs to His Son Christ, also belongs to you.
Don’t allow anybody with a diminished view of who they are in Christ try to talk down who you are in Christ. Only take the view of the Scriptures, and if people are watering down the Scriptures to the level of their comprehension, then they are trying to live this life in their strength rather than in Christ Jesus. They are taking you all the way back to the Old Testament and trying to create their own righteousness. (Philippians 3:9)
To “reign” means ‘time in power.’ God said we are to “reign in life” and this means as long as you are alive that is your time in power. It is not for two years like a mayor or four years like a President – it’s for life! But what do you do when you don’t feel like you are reigning? When you don’t feel victorious? Well, the life of faith has nothing to do with your feelings, but everything to do with what God’s Word says about you.
There comes a time in your life when you have to stop allowing your feelings to be your truth and robbing you in life and start allowing the Word of God to become your truth and reigning in you!
I recall God provided me with a position in the marketplace that in my eyes seemed so far above my capabilities and level of experience. I had two options:
- Drown; or
- Fake it until I made it.
I decided to walk into that job every day and start acting like I belonged in that job; I stayed back longer to learn what I didn't know, and for a season I went in on Saturdays. Well, after that season, I started excelling in that job! My reality caught up with God’s view of me.
It's the same with reigning in Christ. You might not feel like a winner, or victorious or an overcomer in Christ, but if you do what I did, start walking into every day as though you are, it won’t take too long before you are radically transformed in the way you see yourself and feel.