For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
When you have joined yourself with Jesus and received the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness that are yours in Him, you will reign in life through Him. Romans 5:17 In other words, if you are going to reign in life you must do it through Jesus and you must receive (take) the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness in an alert and active manner.
When you receive Jesus He empowers you to be My children and all creation is waiting for and depending upon the freedom and authority of My children.
Jesus walked in that freedom and authority as My beloved Son while on earth as one like you. And I tell you that you now also are My children but how is it you become like Him? By beholding Him.
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 1 John 3:1-2.
In seeing Him, you will be like Him. You become what you behold. Remember the instruction I gave to Jacob in a dream of how to win over Laban who had given him the speckled and spotted lambs as his pay and then removed all those who were speckled or spotted from the flock? He stripped popular branches to be spotted and speckled and put them in the watering troughs before the strong of the flock when they mated so they beheld the rods. And the ones who beheld them had spotted and speckled offspring. You reproduce that which you behold and keep before your eyes. That is why I told the Israelites in the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land to keep My Word always before their eyes, going so far as to write them on their walls and doorpost and hang them from their foreheads as frontals before their eyes.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18.
Why then do so many not become conformed to the glorious image of My Son? Satan has blinded their eyes to My glory shining on the face of Christ.
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:3-6.
And when you behold Jesus crucified, it is like the serpent that I instructed Moses to fashion on a cross that all who beheld it, gazed upon it intently, were healed. Just as Jesus became sin by drawing all the sin out of you and being punished in your place.
“For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.” John 6:40.
I command you to keep your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. The transformation comes in the beholding. And He is My Word, so it is in beholding My Word about Christ that you are transformed from glory to glory.
No matter what the question is you need answered or what the problem is that needs solving there is only one answer. And that one answer is Jesus. I have summed up everything in Him and in Him are ALL the treasures of wisdom in knowledge. In Him alone is your salvation. In Him alone are you made righteous. In Him alone can you come to Me.
Reigning in life comes from beholding Jesus.
What is beholding? Seeing, listening, and receiving direction with your eyes fixed on the one with whom you have to do.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He is gracious to us. Psalm 123:2.
Gracious to you. That sounds like receiving the abundance of grace.
To behold is to understand. Have you heard people after telling you something, check on your understanding by saying something like, “Do you see what I am telling you?”
Whoever beholds the Son and believes in Him has eternal life and is sealed in Christ. John 6:40; Ephesians 1:13.
The beholding with faith holds revelation because then you can see with the eyes of your heart. And this is walking in the Spirit, a constant beholding.
When you behold something it is not just one casual glance. Beholding is fixing attention with faith, expecting an answer, a revelation, an impartation, and deliverance.
Beholding is looking into My heart to find My Will in any given situation. Not what you have decided is best but what I have. Like the eyes of the servant upon the hands of the master ready to follow direction immediately.
My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When can I enter and see the face of God? Psalm 42:2.
Seek My Face and behold for all the direction and blessing you need.
When My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14.
The answers are in the beholding so you reign in life through Christ Jesus.
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, and be gracious to me and answer me. When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.” Psalm 27:7-8.
And even in Heaven the reigning is in the seeing and beholding Me as I AM.
There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever. Revelation 22:3-5.
And what have I told you to do about Jesus? “Behold My Beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased.” Behold! the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world! Behold the Son and you will be saved, blessed and made perfect.
I love you. Keep on beholding and increasing in grace, righteousness and glory before Me and man.
“And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.” Revelation 22:7.