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Thursday, March 31, 2016

#30 Reigning in Life

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Throne life, by prevailing intercession, is but one aspect of your reigning in life.

    "How much more will those who receive God's 
     abundant provision of grace and of the gift 
     of righteousness reign in life through the one 
     man, Jesus Christ" (Rom. 5:17).

When does this reign in life occur? Obviously, by the grace of Jesus Christ we are to reign now. Its ultimate fullness will be in eternity. Christ's abundance not only provides abundant life now, but our reigning in life.

Vine comments, "That we are to reign in life involves
     much more than participation in eternal life; it
     indicates the activity of life in fellowship with Christ
     in His kingdom. There is stress on the word 'reign.' " 

This throne life, comments another, is "a life divinely 
     owned and legally secured, 'reigning' in exalted
     freedom and unbiased might through that other
     matchless 'One,' Jesus Christ."

Reigning in life certainly includes our being free from the dominion of sin and being more than conquerors through Christ (Rom. 8:37).

It includes being equipped 'with everything good for doing his will' (Heb. 13:21). It includes overcoming evil with good (Rom. 12:21). and having a faith that overcomes the world (1 John 5:4). It certainly includes sharing Christ's throne as a royal priest unto God (1 Peter 2:9).

All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Jesus (Matt. 28:18). Because of His universal authority you ask whatever you will in His name and are assured of God's answer.

Only because of His authority can you prevail in prayer or dare to face Satan in prayer warfare."

(Google image and my emphasis added)

Used by permission of the author and Duewel Literature Trust, Inc., Greenwood, Indiana
#30 Reigning in  Life
by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 51-52) Zondervan 

     Father, knowing that Satan is determined to undermine our efforts to pray, may we become tenacious in our making prayer time a regularity.
    If we're to be free from sin and victorious in our efforts for the kingdom, we simply must be faithful to pray!
    Having overcoming faith depends upon our prayer time with the Lord, to receive His directions and grace.
    I ask for the abundant life that is found in Jesus. I pray in His name, to have His will accomplished in my life. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: Ps. 36:28 "And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long."

Today’s quotes: "The future God has promised us enables us to see all of life in new dimensions. While this may be a great life, the best life is still to come. It is a wonderful privilege to live here in the light of there." Joe Stowell

"Living for the future puts today in perspective"
(ODB 3/22/16)

~ "Believe me when I say that praying is the last thing Satan wants you to do. He will discourage you from doing it. He will dissuade you from it, and he will disarm you by putting a distaste for prayer in your mouth. He wants to see you passionless, prayerless, and powerless. Perfectly quiet. And because prayer is the divinely ordained mechanism that leads you into the power and victory of Christ, Satan knows you’ll remain defeated and undone without it." Priscilla Shirer (from her message: Don't Underestimate the  Power of Prayer)

Our thought today: The object of our hope matters. Christ is our hope! Fix your eyes on Him! He cleanses us from all unrighteousness when we repent. He can erase our fears and doubts. We can turn to Him for help.

Our question today: So why is it we continue to grope in the darkness, not responding to the Lord Jesus?  Are you going to ask Him for help? He waits...

Upcoming posts:

Do You Mean What You Say?
4/2nd- Saturday's post by Lee Forbes

God is Our Refuge
3rd- Sunday evening's post by Lisa Buffaloe

#31 Acting Faith
5th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#31 Why is Prevailing Necessary?
7th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

A popular post:   Doubt vs. Faith

Jean Oathout begins our
thoughts on doubts and faith today

with some questions that should get us considering how the one tends to take
        down the other. "When troubling                        thoughts come..."

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
—Ellis Peters

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