Romans 5:17 - "For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ."
Your outer world fights to have authority over you on a daily basis. It might be your job, or your family, your finances, or something completely different altogether. Whatever the case, living in bondage to your external world was never God's intention for you. You have been called to live under the rule of Christ, and consequently, to rule and reign over the earth in partnership with Him.
While we know God is ultimately victorious over satan, He has still given us the opportunity to triumph over evil on a personal basis, so that we can partner with Him, governing the earth in truth and righteousness. You were created with a nature to do just this. We are called to reign in life through Jesus Christ. In Romans 5:17, the word "reign" speaks of ruling as a king or queen."
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." - 1 Peter 2:9.
We have been chosen to reign with Him. It is our responsibility to learn to have authority in prayer and to exercise governmental intercession.
Having authority over darkness and despair is in your spiritual DNA. You were made to have life more abundantly, through Jesus, living in victory over those things that seek to steal, kill, and destroy you (John 10:10). Satan will do everything he can to hinder your assignment, and it is up to you to recognize his plan and overcome the works of the enemy - not just saying that you are an overcomer, but living a life that is spilling over with the evidence of the authority and power you carry.
As you dive into the idea of authority over that which seeks to rule you, be challenged –
Take some time to examine your private world – your thoughts, your actions, your words.
Decide if these things reflect the nature of your identity as a son or daughter of the King.
As you move in this personal level of authority, you will be amazed to see how much He blesses your authority over your extended world – your home, your job, your finances.
You will begin to partner with Him on a level you perhaps never dreamed possible, exercising influence and authority in your universal world.
It's important to know that not only does He want you to partner with Him; He needs your partnership to accomplish His purposes on the earth.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
Last updated by Albert Finch Apr 28.