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For if because of one mans trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive [Gods] 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). Romans 5:17 AMP.
We rule and reign in this life as kings "IN CHRIST"...
God has planned for us the minute we are in Christ Jesus, that we should rule on the earth.
In that same hour He rejoiced and gloried in the Holy Spirit and said, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have concealed these things [relating to salvation] from the wise and understanding and learned, and revealed them to babes (the childish, unskilled, and untaught). Yes, Father, for such was Your gracious will and choice and good pleasure. Luke 10:21 AMP.
12 [Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with Him in [your] baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in the working of God [as displayed] when He raised Him up from the dead.13 And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), [God] brought to life together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross. 15 [God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross]. Colossians 2:12-15 AMP.
Jesus disarmed the principalities and powers by triumphing over them in the cross.
The cross was the triumph over evil spirits, they were cast out of heaven and their place is found in heaven no more (Rev. 12:7-11).
We have learned these last few weeks that we have indeed identified ourselves with the Death, Crucifixion, Burial and RESSURECTION of Jesus Christ... WE WERE IN HIM... and NOW we are seated WITH CHRIST in Heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6).
We are destined by God to rule and Reign in this earth, simply because of what Christ Jesus has accomplished on the cross.
JESUS has fully restored Kingdom Dominion unto us.
Now let's finally have a look again at "KINGDOM DOMINION":
How great are His signs! And how mighty His wonders! His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and His Dominion is from generation to generation. Daniel 4:3 (AMP)
I make a decree, that in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for He is the living God, and steadfast forever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end. Daniel 6:26 (KJV)
· Matthew 6:10: Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. (KJV)
· KINGDOM: Basileia (Greek) - Kingdom of God - Kingdom of Heaven
· The Kingdom is the Domain where the Kingrules, governs and reigns!
· ROYAL POWER, KINGSHIP, DOMINION, RULE:
-of the Royal power of Jesus as the triumphant Messiah
-of the Royal power & dignity confirmed on Christ in the Messiah Kingdom
-The territory, subject to the rule of a king
-Used in the New Testament to refer to the reign of the Messiah
· To Rule and to Reign
· To have Control
· Complete Authority
God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth. [Ps.104:30; Heb 1:2; 11:3.] (AMP)
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (KJV)
Definition of Dominion:
-to tread down
-to Take Over
We are not on this planet to choose sides, we are here to take over!!!
But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His Kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. Matthew 6:33 (AMP)
Now let's SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM... and RENEW our minds according to these powerful truths that we have been taught and start to exercise "REIGNING IN LIFE AS KINGS" as an Authentic LIFESTYLE!