RULING AND REIGNING
I am not a God of gloom and doom as some suppose. I am the God of faith, hope and love. My mercy triumphs over judgment. This is the time of the great outpouring of My grace so that all may be saved. But how will the world know of My great salvation if you are walking in fear?
If you try to save your life, you will lose it. But if you lay down your life for My sake, you will truly live. You are crying out to Me for deliverance but I am waiting on you. Will I find faith in you, My people? Stand on My promises. Declare My Word over your lives and your circumstances. Decree that My Kingdom come and My will be done in your region and throughout the earth.
Consecrate yourselves to Me. Do not fret or worry for it only leads to evil doing. Believe My Word. Believe My prophets and you shall be established. The rewards for the overcomers are greater than you can ever hope for, think of or imagine. Therefore, set your minds on things above and not on earthly kingdoms. You have been given a high calling to rule and reign as sons and daughters of the most high God, and establish My Kingdom of light in the earth.
Romans 12:1-2 Living Bible (TLB)
1 And so, dear brothers, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living sacrifice, holy—the kind he can accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you.
Psalm 37:7-9 New English Translation (NET Bible)
7 Wait patiently for the Lord!
Wait confidently for him!
Do not fret over the apparent success of a sinner,
a man who carries out wicked schemes!
8 Do not be angry and frustrated!
Do not fret! That only leads to trouble!
9 Wicked men will be wiped out,
but those who rely on the Lord are the ones who will possess the land.