Fearless Marriage

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Many people are fearful of marriage because of their observation of many failed matrimonies.  Precisely, marriage is troublesome because God has designed great blessings in 2 people coming to be one.  Jesus said He will be in the midst when two or more are in agreement. Marriage is not just two persons gathered together or in agreement, but the Power & Ability of the two persons are now literally one!  Now we know why Satan prefers to instill disagreements in marriages.  Mat 18:20  For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them..

God wants us to experience abundant life in our marriages. The devil is very subtle to make people accept his evil ways.  The devil desires to snare you with fear, perhaps he will suggest to you that you are not being loved, that you have been cheated, fear of being fooled, being short changed in a marriage.  By entertaining fear, speaking your fear, you are unknowingly meditating on fear. Like faith, fear is a spiritual force, if you meditate on fear, feeding on fear, believing in your fear, your fear will manifest.

Ask any divorce person who will tell you they began to say “divorce” long before it really happen.  There is  something fatal about that word.  That word divorce is not of God; God is for union, not divorce. So if you ever meditate on that demonic word, you will empower the word by your own effort.  What you say is what you get.  Proverbs 18:21 – death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

You must never speak words that you don’t want to be part of your life.  Wife, don’t say stuff like: “my husband is a useless bump”.  Husband, don’t say things like: “my wife is heartless and mean”.  You’re actually slapping yourself when you say that because you chose your own spouse, your spouse is actually one with you, your own flesh, your two spirits are one too.  You are hurting your own self, your own prosperity, and your own future successes.

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Having understood the enemy’s destructive plan, don’t wait until your marriage is perfect to enjoy it. It will never happen, and that is the beauty of marriage. Many looks forward to a perfect state – it is not Biblical.  God’s plan is for us to live for now and seize the now moment.  He is the Great I am, not I was or I will be.  It is the trials of life in a marriage make the engraving in a relationship, giving it more life colors, shapes, excitements and memory.

Another enemy of marriage is self-righteousness. Underlying self-righteousness is fear of being unfairly treated.  But God says that our righteousness is like rag, instead of boasting our righteousness, we should boast on the One who gives us His Righteousness, Jesus Christ. If you insist on exerting your own righteousness in a marriage, then in effect, you have removed God from your marriage equation.  When we work God rest, when we rest God work.

Every husband needs a wife to build him up – not tear him down.  Every wife needs a husband to protect & love her. Surely, there are more good things in your mate than the bad things! Encourage each other, stop your sarcasms, learn to say “I am sorry” and “I forgive you”.  When the tension is building up, do not react immediately, pause for 10 seconds; by acting to defer anger, we may be avoiding the snare of the devil.

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Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not unto your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

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It is not how good your husband, or how good your wife is, but it is how good God is! While you we’re still sinners, Christ died for us. He had taken our place, so that we can take His place.  And thus, Christ had taken all your fears away, you need not have to succumb to any more fears; He is with you, He is in you, He is for you and He will work through you! Hallelujah, what is there for you to fear anymore?.  You cannot stop the birds from flying over your head, but you can stop the birds from building nests on your head… likewise: Fear may come to your mind, and you may be fearful at the spur of the moment, but you can still choose to reject the fear and fill yourself with the Love of Christ, and the goodness of Christ, and this will manifest into Faith effortlessly, even as small as a mustard seed, it is enough to move a mountain, Hallelujah. Never again will you confess fear, for God has not given you the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and sound mind.

1Jn 4:18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

Perfect Love here is not your love for Christ but it refers to the Love of Christ that is truly perfect for you, as God is love. Fear has no place when we walk in love. Keep on feeding your ears and eyes with the messages of Grace, for the Gospel of Christ is the power of God into total wholeness of life. Just by hearing and reading the Good News about Christ, the perfection of His work, and the Loveliness of His person, you will be transformed effortlessly, into the same image of Christ, not by your own might but by the power of Holy Spirit.

Have a great life in Jesus!

Fearless Children of God

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Christians should never be Fearful when God has made every provision available for you to Live Free from Fear. Because of Fear, people are not able to fully believe in God to enjoy a rich and abundant life in Christ Jesus. It is this lack of Courage that causes people to live weak, defeated, apologetic, live far below their abundant privileges that Jesus had died to give. God needs people who have the courage to represent Him here on earth.

Fear is a dominant emotion of man. In other words, many of man’s actions are as a result of fear.  Fear is defined as the expectation or apprehension of evil. Fear creates nervous breakdowns, sleeplessness, depression, oppression, disappointment, anger…etc, and causing many failures, wrong decisions made, and many blessings foregone.  It is a hindrance to victorious Christian life.

Fear creeping in, started young, when we were fed with fears by friends and families on spooky & fearful stories and experiences around us. That developed into part and parcel of our subconscious personality as we grew up. Fear can be very subtle. Many times, fear is disguised as prudence, caution, discretion, etc. For example: putting many padlocks to safeguard a door = is it prudence or fear?  Fear is not from God. Fear is the lack of confidence in Christ and in the promises of God in the Bible.  Fear produces a spirit of timidity, reluctance and hesitation. These are merely devices of Satan, while Fear is the fuel.

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Let’s recognize faces of fear in our common human activities:
Finances: Cheating, stealing, hoarding of money => Fear of lack.
Teacher’s anger: Fear of her teaching being ineffective.
Employee’s anger: Fear of being unfairly treated.
Politicians: Fear of people’s adverse opinions.
Housewife: Fear of losing loved ones.
Preacher: Fear of inability to transform good characters.
Children’s tears: Fear for lack of love and protection.

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Do you know that a dog barking in anger is a defensive act due to fear? Next time, when someone is angry with you, try to see the fear in their eyes. Instead of getting back with bickering remarks, give love!  God commanded us in Philippians 1:28 – In nothing terrified by your adversaries.

Satan became the illegitimate father of mankind through Adam’s high treason in the Garden of Eden. At the fall, Satan cheated Adam’s authority over the spiritual law of righteousness & life on earth and perverted it into the spiritual law of sin and death.

Gen 3:10 Adam said:… I was afraid …After the fall, fear of death became the dominating force in Adam’s life.  When the spirit of death took over, Adam died spiritually first; and subsequently the forces of death in the spiritual realm, bring manifestation of aging, sickness, weakness and eventually physical death.

Due to the nature of Satan, he cannot create.  All he can do, is just to pervert or make counterfeit of the original creation of God:

  • Death was Life perverted.
  • Hate was Love perverted.
  • Poverty was prosperity perverted.
  • Fear is the perversion of Faith.

That is why Faith and Fear are so identical in that they work the same way but with opposite results. (see the picture of a Ruler with 2 different poles)

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East & West will never meet.  East and West are corresponding but the reverse.

Heb 2:14-15  Since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

The scripture tells us that Jesus came to break the power of death, which is the slavery to fear of death. Hence, this tells us that fear produces slavery = bondage.

Rom 8:2 For the law of spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death (in Satan)

The law works both ways: Life or Death.  They are corresponding but reversed – same law but opposite meaning. (we can re-write the verse: “For the law of spirit of Death in Satan hath made me bondage to the law of sin and death”).

Knowing this truth will help you: If Satan can come to you with Hate, you know there is Love already available on the other side.  If Satan comes to you with Fear, you know there is Faith made available for you, because Fear is merely the counterfeit of Faith. If you were to put faith to work it will always overcome fear.  Likewise, Love overcomes Hate, Prosperity overcomes Poverty, strength overcomes weakness, health overcomes illness.  The counterfeit is NEVER as powerful as the real thing. God has provided the real good things for us, so just receive them, and Thank Him for His Grace.  Eph 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  Everything that happens in the world, starts from the Spiritual / Heavenly realms, and when we are blessed in the heavenly realms then indeed we will be blessed in the natural / physical world.

To break the power of death, Jesus absorbed all the curses of the law, both in the spiritual and physical realm. When the price was paid, God breathed the breath of life into Jesus, and the law of Spirit of life was set in motion for mankind.  Hence, by receiving Jesus, we receive life and we are made free from the law of sins and death.

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Rom 8:15  For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption (sonship) by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

Before you were born again, your spirit was dead.  After you were born again by receiving Jesus as your Lord & Savior, the Spirit of God comes alive into you.  This is a new birth in Christ, adopted as children of God.  And because the Spirit of God that lives in you is of Perfect Love, fear is no more a natural force to the born again believer.  However, a believer can continue to be affected by fear because he / she chooses to receive, acknowledge and entertain the Spirit of Fear.  Yes, Fear is a spiritual force, when you apply fear it will work for you. Just like when you apply Faith.  Fear is Satan’s source of power against you. To test if what you are going through is being affected by the spirit of fear, simply check whether you are subject to bondage and torment.

Satan perverted the hope of promises of God with fear of failure.  He tries to make it look as if, those promises won’t work and the sacrifices of Jesus at the Calvary were not good enough.  Fear is a bondage, fear has torment, whenever you feel tormented, it is fear at work.  The same as Faith, when you apply faith, it will always work.  The counterfeit is not as powerful as the original, faith will always prevail.  Faith is activated by walking in agreement with God’s Word.  God’s Word has Authority; the name of Jesus will always defeat Satan.  God said you are His beloved child; you are the righteousness of God in Christ, and nothing you do / not do can reverse His gift of Righteousness for you.  2Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a Spirit of Fear, but of Power and of Love and of a Sound Mind.  Believe and receive this!

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A missionary on mission in East Africa, Kenya; told a story of being chased by a spear-wrangling indigenous-preacher man who became in rage over a theft issue.  Snared by the fear of man, the missionary ran for his life.  He was gripped with intense fear, his soul snared, trapped.  Having pierced on his side and running out of breath, he cried out “Help me, Jesus! God help me!” Suddenly, he felt taller and stronger as he turned around pointed his finger at his assailant, he shouted: “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus”.  Miraculously, the assailant trembled and dropped his spear.

Like my recent trip from Bangkok, whereby I and my husband walked around the city, proclaiming the Land for Jesus. One night, I dreamed that a demon struck me on the head and I fell on the ground. Hopeless and without strength, I tried to pray but I could not remember any scripture.  Desperate, I called the name of “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus…”, Upon hearing the name, the demon stumbled and ran off.  I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears (Psalms 34:4)

Do you know that there are 365 verses in Bible that promise deliverance from Fear?  Because God want us to walk our Christian life Fearlessly and never again in a day shall we be in fear, as we can have 1 verse every day for the year to meditate and claim for our victory. Hallelujah!

Pro 29:25  The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.

Were you shy to tell someone that Jesus loves him? Actually, when we thought people might think we’re weird or negatively of us, they actually don’t think of anything (they are indifferent).  In fact, when prompted by the Holy Spirit, it is always the right time and place to share a Word from God.  So, what if we face rejection? We would have planted the Word of God as the seed and in time it will grow and take root.  The Lord does not receive glory in anybody for being ashamed of Him or succumbing to the fear of man.

Some people are hesitant to pray for the sick, or to cast out a demon – worry it will not work, what would people say?  Or afraid that it will work, what will people do?  You are worried about people’s opinion of you.  Those people did not die for you, why are you afraid of what they think of you?  Jesus died for you; don’t you care about giving Him the glory that is due to Him?  Now Say this to yourself:  “It is not what man thinks of me; it is what God thinks of me!  I am precious in His eyes.”

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You have been given all spiritual blessings in Christ.  Are these gifts lying dormant in you because you are afraid to exercise these gifts for fear of disapproval by people?  Being willing to be used by God boldly is necessary.  God cannot use anyone who has no courage to walk in faith.

We have been so trained by Satan to operate in fear and we are totally unaware of it.  By giving a thought, a speech and action to it, the force of fear will work to torment and cause bondage (Thinking => saying => acting).  But you can disallow it, you can stop it from happening.  How? What is the counterfeit of Fear?  Romans 10:17 So then Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  Faith is developed by meditating in God’s Word, by thinking it, by meditating it and saying it out loud and in no time you will be effortlessly acting on that Word.  It is like the muscle, you need to nourish and exercise it regularly.  Similarly, Fear also comes by hearing the lies of Satan. Fear is developed by mediating on lies.  Worst when you act on your fear – even it is based on lies. The more you mediate on fear, the more it will grow in your life.  You will begin to speak of things that have not happened as though they have, and they will happen.

You don’t have to act on Fear, you must learn to deal with fear in its earliest stage, to resist it, cast it out and refuse to give place to it – by proclaiming the name of Jesus, the Word of God, the power of the Holy Spirit.

Let’s Pray…..Daddy God, thank You for your perfect love expressed through the perfect sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ. Fear is not of God, in the name of Jesus I break off that spirit of fear from your lives.  From now on, you will walk in love and fear has no place in your lives.  You shall take no thoughts that God will ever fail you.  You shall cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalt itself against the knowledge of God and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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View more of this Fearless sermon at this Link: Fearless sermon – More examples

Little Children are greatly blessed, highly favored and deeply loved.

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Jesus is fun, and little children know this truth. You may know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, but do you know that Jesus is also fun to be with? In His presence is fullness of Joy, and pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11  You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore ). Joy and pleasures sound fun, don’t they?  Jesus said: “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” (Mat 19:14 and Mark 10:15). If we want to know why Jesus said so, we need to observe our little children, don’t we? Some qualities that little children possess, the adults are oblivious.

“Little children run to Jesus, Jesus loves little children”, my little daughter, Pearl, 7 years old, commented one afternoon after her Sunday school. Curiously, I asked her why the little children would come to Jesus?, she replied: “because Jesus is fun”. This answer intrigues me, because I had never heard anybody says “Jesus is fun”. Indeed, children every where are the same; they are straight in their heart without “adult filtering”.  A few days ago, a friend came to my house and my little Pearl said to him: “you are fat”.  Feeling embarrassed, I told her not to call him fat, but prosperous. “What is prosperous daddy?” she asked. To make it simple, I told her prosperous is happy, and that is why he is eating a lot.  However, she innocently replied: “but daddy, he is not happy, and he is fat”.

A little child cannot lie, when she saw the ice cream man, she would run to the ice cream because ice cream is fun. When she sees toy-shop, she will run to the toy-shop without further thinking, because those things are fun, and little children love fun.  I observed Pearl wherever I brought her anywhere, the first thing she would find is anything, to play with. Even a tree-leaf on the ground, she would take it and played with the leaf, flew or blew the leaf. A piece of junk could turn into a fun-toy for her. Amazing little children!, they have no worry but to have fun, enjoying the joyful heart.

Jesus in the Bible must truly be fun that little children would run to Jesus. We adult don’t understand this, but little children do, otherwise, they would never run to Jesus. Imagine if Jesus were having “holier than thou” face. Do you think little children will come to Him? No way, Hose! Jesus must have been so fun, hugging, cuddling, tickling, and joking that made little children come to Him. The “religious freaks” will never agree with this picture, will they? But who cares what they think? Jesus cares for His little children.

Apostle Paul said in Rom 1:11  For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ (= Grace), for it is the power of God to salvation (= total wholeness) for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Gentile.

Why do you think Paul said “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ”? Because the Gospel sounds foolish or childish to the world, because they think they are too smart, they need proof and logical explanation to everything, they depended upon themselves. You can’t blame them because we were taught since very young, at school and then continued at work place to “do, do and do, to get things done”, and that the Gospel is only a story for little children. While the Gospel is the good news of Grace from Heaven, the way of Heaven is not human way, Isa 55:9  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Grace is proclaiming our righteousness as a gift not a reward. Man has no part in salvation, everything is of Christ and none of man. Eph 2:8-9  For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Religious folks like to boast of their good work for God. Indeed, because they labor themselves to please God. And now hearing that their labor is in vain, as Righteousness is given freely to all who believe; what do you think is their first reaction towards the good news? Angry? Yes, they will be hard towards the Gospel of Grace, because they now cannot boast of their work.

We are righteous by the blood of Jesus, even though our walk on earth may not be perfect. We are righteous not by our performance, we’re righteous because of what Jesus has done.  It is a gift to begin with, and not a reward. Rom 5:17  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.
(also see my article on Reign in life through Jesus Christ: https://liftingjesus.org/2013/10/12/reign-in-life-through-jesus-christ/
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Too good to be true? Well, but it is true!  God promised total wholeness, which means prosper in all areas of your life that produces peace, joy, and love in your life. You lack nothing in life, abundant life, and what you need to do is only believe; what a deal! That only little children would want to believe, right?

Recently, I counseled one of my church members, a Korean professional footballer, who was cheated by his agent on his contract-fee, his visa had not been processed over 4 months over-stay, and his passport was withheld.  I told him: “don’t worry, nothing by any means will harm you, for you are a little child of God”. Then, he responded: “yes Pastor I believe this”.  Later the night in my study room, the Lord showed me this verse:

Luk 10:21  At that time Jesus was full of joy through the Holy Spirit. He said, “I praise you, Father. You are Lord of heaven and earth. You have hidden these things from the wise and educated. But you have shown them to little children. Yes, Father. This is what you wanted (=your Gracious Will). (NIrV)

The word “these things” intrigues me. To know what are these things, we need to read the preceding verses:
Luk 10:17  Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”
Luk 10:18  And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
Luk 10:19  Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Luk 10:20  Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

I was jumping in joy as here I found the word “nothing by any means hurt you” is one of “these things” that Jesus mentioned and in the context of giving them only to “little children”, they are:
1) The Authority to trample on serpents and scorpions ( = trample on Devils)
2) The Authority over ALL the power of the enemy (= over Death reign)
3) Nothing shall by any means hurt you  (= Reign in life)

By the way, that Korean footballer was later delivered from all his plights.

Yes, only little children have “these things” as promised by the Lord. Many things I may not know, but I just need to know one thing: “Jesus loves me this I know, as the bible tells me so” and that is the way to enter the powerful realm of Authority over Devils, and Authority against Death reigning, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Hallelujah!

We rarely see Jesus put any threat but one in this verse: Mat 18:6  “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”   And this verse is also in the context of protecting His little children (here little ones = a little child (“paidion”)), from any beings who cause His little children to stumble, Jesus promised to remove the stumbling blocks, with a very “serious” threat, drowning was a terrifying death experience both for the person being executed and for his friends as they watched him fight the water struggling in vain to come up for air. In addition to this, his body was pulled to the bottom of the sea probably never to be seen again. This added to the intensity of the punishment since the family could not give the executed man a proper burial. This was the form of capital punishment that was practiced, according to Barnes’ commentary, by the Greeks, Syrians, and Romans, during the time.

Mar 9:36  Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them,
Mar 9:37  “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”

My friends, being a born again Christian, you may be little in the world’s eyes, or even in your own eyes, or you may have little knowledge about many things; it does not matter to God of how little you are or what you possess, but your little children’s heart matters to God, clinging to the Lord, like a little child who depends thoroughly on the parents for all things, and the parents are obliged to provide & protect.  And, if anyone welcomes or shows kindness to you, is equivalent to welcoming Jesus Christ and God the Father Himself.  And vice versa, if anyone tries to harm you, it is better for the person to die a painful & vanishing death drowned in the depth of the sea.  Today, start to take your position as little children, and be greatly blessed, highly favored and deeply loved. Hallelujah!

Reign in life through Jesus Christ

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God want us to reign in life. When God created Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden, He did not intend for man to grow old, be sick, and die. He did not intend for death to reign in man’s life. That is why Jesus came as the second Adam, to reverse what the first Adam did, and is for man to reign in life, reign in their marriage, in their job, in their business, in the school, and at home. To reign is to rule over something, just like a King ruling over his domain, and everything is subject to the King’s word. A house-maker can also reign in life, by raising children of God, who’d love God for the next Godly generation. When we reign in life, diseases don’t reign, stress doesn’t reign, poverty doesn’t reign, and certainly the devils don’t reign.

The power to reign does not depend on your family background, nor your educational qualification, nor your look, nor how much money savings you have in your bank; but entirely depending on God’s promises in the Bible alone, Not through our own power but through the power of the One, Christ Jesus.

The bible is a manual book of successes for man, written by God for us to read and succeed in life. Believe me, God is already super successful, and He does not need to be more successful anymore. If we just follow the manual book, and believe, then the promises are ours to claim. Bible is also valid and applicable to all generations, past, present, and future, until the end of time. Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Rom 5:17  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.

By the one man’s offense death reigned: who is the one man’s offense ? it is Adam’s offense. Because of Adam’s fall, the world is a fallen world, and thus death reigned. Death here is a noun, which you can replace with any ‘life-sufferings’, like: poverty, diseases, sins. It could be death in your business, in your job, in your marriage, in your family, at home or at school.

A person can work hard, be diligent, and use his own strength to succeed in life. But, the success may be in one area only, while failures in other areas of life. He could accumulate a lot of money working for 30 years, but for the next 30 years, he may have to spend all that money he had accumulated before, just to maintain his health, paying off for his medical bills and hospital bills, just to prolong / sustain his life. This is certainly not a success, this is “death reigned”.

A person may have a big mansion with 20 large bedrooms, with Olympic size Swimming pool. But, the wife is seldom home, always with friends, gambling “mah-jong”, and the children likewise are rarely home always out there with friends, taking drugs, and drunkards. And he is always busy seeking money, on business trips, playing golf, and having affair with his secretary. The big house ends up empty most of the time, and the ones enjoying the facilities are their maids and pets, dogs. This is also not a success, but “death reigned”.

Christians, who were born again “new creation”, do not belong to this category; we belong to the next promise in Rom 5:17 ….much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

We belong to the “much more”, of what the second Adam, Jesus Christ, did is much more and far greater than what the first Adam did. We can reign in life through Jesus Christ. The more we believe in His Grace or unmerited favor, and the more we know that we have been made righteous by His blood and not by our good behavior, the more we will reign over all forms of death in the world.

Rom 5:17 says: we need abundant Grace, which means a lot more Grace; and the Gift of righteousness which is a gift and not a reward. Grace can be explained as “God will do what man cannot do for themselves”. Righteousness is a gift, not our own righteousness, but Jesus’ righteousness, given to us as a gift irregardless of our past, present and future performance. And, by knowing & believing this truth, will not only set you free, but will also make you Reign in life.

Question: why aren’t many Christians reigning in life ?

The words “Receive” in Rom 5:17 in the original Greek New Testament Bible is in the “Present Active Participle” tense which means continuously receiving and receiving and receiving, it could be weekly, or daily, or even more frequent. How?

Come to church weekly to hear more Good News of Grace, the Gospel of Grace being preached. Fill your mind and heart with the goodness of God when the Grace messages being preached, because you need abundant of Grace, and not just a one time or once a while, but frequent. And, avoid messages that bring back the Law, which is self-centered messages, putting back the responsibility and burden to perform onto man, instead of Jesus-centered. The Law makes you look at yourself, the Law demand your to obey and perform to please God, while Grace makes you look at Jesus, Grace makes you receive His Love and goodness of God. And by receiving, effortlessly you are being filled with Love and the goodness of God. That love will make you love your family and neighbors; and the goodness of God will lead you to repentance.  Rom 2:4 …., not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance.

We should always ask ourselves, that: “Is Jesus Good ?” ; “is Jesus accepted by the right hand side of the Father in heaven?” ; if the answer is “yes” ; then, so are you in this world (1John 4:17 …; because as Jesus is, so are we in this world).

You can also daily fill your heart with the abundant of Grace by listening to Gospel songs with Grace Lyrics which is all about Jesus, all about the Goodness and Mercy of God, and all about His love for us, and not our love for Him. And, keep proclaiming that “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus”, especially when you fail, or fall into sin/s. As this is the time you need most that Holy Spirit convicts you of righteousness, that you are still righteous, because righteousness is a gift and not based on your performance in the first place.

Also, Keep proclaiming the many bible promises you can find, for example:
“I am already forgiven” ; “Jesus’ blood has cleansed me once and for all” ; “by His stripe, I am healed” ; when you’re weary or worried: “the Lord is my refuge and my fortress, in whom I will trust” ; “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer”….

And now you’re on your way to Recovery and total wholeness…..Amen.