Ruler or Slave?
Verse for Today: Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Genesis 1:28 – God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
It was God’s desire that human beings become rulers over all that they see around them. They were created as kings and queens with authority, power and strength to control and govern all other creatures and their environment. But sadly man lost control over himself and all that is around because he disobeyed God’s command. Consequently man became a slave to all that has been around. He finds limitations in all relationships in all his spheres of activity. Not only that, he has also lost control over his will, emotions and desires and has become a slave to his natural instincts and that of others around him. But God in His infinite wisdom has prepared a way for man to become ruler through the plan of redemption. Those who trust Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord will have the privilege to rule over their will, emotions, circumstances and situations by faith and through the power of the Holy Spirit. But this can be accomplished only through the exercise of faith based on the Word of God. By faith, today we can have victory over all emotions like fear, anxiety, anger, envy, doubt, desire and satisfaction. But for this to happen, our natural man with all angularities will have to be crucified, killed and buried so that a new person would emerge. When we live in this newness of life, we will be able to enjoy the overwhelming power of the Holy Spirit to be triumphant over all our situations, circumstances and emotions. It is a battle for our minds to be perpetually and perennially surrendered to the Lord Jesus as a mark of our love to Him for loving us unconditionally. Today He wants to give us victory over all our circumstances and emotions as He comes to fill us with Himself, His Spirit and His eternal Word. If we are willing to surrender, crucify, kill and bury our old person, we can become rulers in our new person over all that tries to defeat or subdue us.
Hello friend, are you a defeated person today as your situations and emotions control your actions and attitudes? Are you being suppressed and oppressed by your situations, other people and your own emotions like anxiety, fear and envy? But there is no need for you to succumb to the pressures of all that is around you. You can have victory over all your situations and emotions through Jesus Christ. When you surrender to Him, you become His, to do what He is pleased with. When you surrender your emotions to be crucified, the Lord will strengthen you with His Spirit to have control over your regenerated emotions. You will then not be afraid of your situations, but will claim victory over it all and live as a ruler, marching from victory to victory on a moment by moment basis. The authority you lost over all your situations and emotions through Adam has been reestablished for you through the death of Jesus Christ. All you have to do is to appropriate it by faith and claim victory over all that is around you through Jesus Christ to live as rulers for the glory of God. This opportunity to live as spiritual rulers over all intimidating forces is available to you to enjoy today to live by faith in all your situations no matter how painful or difficult it might be. So dear reader, don’t you allow yourself to be subdued by your circumstances or emotions, but surrender yourself to Jesus Christ out of your true love and loyalty to Him. The path to victory is available for you to possess and live as rulers by faith. Will you walk the pathway of spiritual adventures of faith as spiritual rulers?
Romans 8:37 – No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through (Jesus) who loved us.
Thought for Today
Surrendering to Jesus is the sure way to be renewed in our souls to become rulers over all that tries to subdue us.
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