You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth. Revelation 5:9-10.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

Opportunities, are you letting them pass you by? I have given you one of the greatest gifts of all for it has to do with your nature, which is My nature in you for you are born in Me in My image and made according to My likeness, and that is the opportunity to reign.

What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God, and You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas. Psalm 8:4-8.

It all began in My deepest thoughts where I birthed you in love, holiness and truth. In My innermost depths, that is, My heart, I knew you before you came to be and I made plans for you that I know well. And they are plans for you to reign with and in Me as My royal family now and forever. Not as slaves, not as servants, not as employees, but as My children, My friends, My partners, and My delight– to rule and reign with Me forever. Together. Joined in Covenant, each unique but One.

I made the earth as your sovereign territory and gave you rule over the works of My hands. But it was all to be done in, with, and through Me. You reign in life through Me. I am your never ending, never diminishing source of life, power, strength, provision, and prosperity. I am your sustainer. You are never alone and you are never without divine back-up in your dominion authority.

But Adam found, by the knowledge of evil, that he could use his dominion against Me. But the earth did not accept his dominion apart from the source of its life and being, and thus stood to fight against him, producing thorns and thistles, drought and storms, sickness and disease—all the forces of the evil one that Adam let in to rule and reign. And it is still that way. It is called the curse.

For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope  that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. Romans 8:19-22.

I told My people Israel that if they did not go in and rescue the promised land from its wicked inhabitants that the land would vomit them out. The inhabitants of Canaan land had reached the limit of innocent blood shed in child sacrifice to pagan gods of demon origin and perverted immoral practices in the unrestrained people who had no knowledge or vision but only knew the devil’s ways, which are of unrestrained flesh.

Living a life of unrestrained flesh is not reigning in life, it is being dominated, held down, and led by one below you that you should be ruling over.

“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.” Luke 10:19-20.

I made you to reign in life through Me. But how can you get that back when Adam corrupted the seed and made all his descendants children of the devil and out of control?

I had the answer with Me before the sin ever happened—the Lamb slain since the foundation of the world, the chief cornerstone on which the pillars of the earth were laid. And now He gives dominion back, not only on earth but seated with Me in Heaven as well. He is your kinsman redeemer, all is restored by Him.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our sins and transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the Heaven in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7.

In Jesus I give you the marvelous opportunity to reign in life through Him, now and forever. It is time you took the opportunity, while it is still available, to receive so great a Salvation, so great a gift—the unfathomable riches of Christ (they are too high and too deep for you to reach a limit or measurement thereof).

And this gift has been available to all since the foundation of the world, before the substance came by the covering of the shadow of Him, which I call the shadow of My hand, for Jesus is the outstretched hand I reach down to save you, and His goings forth are from everlasting to everlasting.

But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity . . . Because at that time He will be great to the ends of the earth. This One will be our peace (shalom). Micah 5:1-5.

He is My Word, where the Word is present His is there, He is the sacrificial Lamb who released you from your sins by His eternal blood (the shadow being the Passover lamb and the morning and evening burnt offering of the unblemished lamb, the wine, and the unleavened bread in the Tabernacle and Temple), and the good Shepherd who gave His life for the sheep (Psalm 23; Psalm 22; Isaiah 53; Ezekiel 34). And with those three even before your spirits were born again and indwelt by My Spirit, those under the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants could join with Me and take dominion on the earth, but not in the same way you can now that you have My Spirit not only on you as He was with the anointed prophets, priests and kings under the Old Covenant but now in you and on you forever, making you all prophets, priests, and kings.

Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:5-6.

And the Holy Spirit is in you and on you now because of Jesus—the new birth from death to life and the pouring out of the Spirit on all mankind.

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Paraclete—helper, advocate, comforter, counselor, teacher, guide, leader, one who pulls the helm of your life with you), that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. John 14:16-17.

It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days (i.e., the days of the early and the latter rain, Joel 2:23). Joel 2:28-29.

And My apostle Paul exhorts you to all prophesy. Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:1. And he told them when they gathered together to keep things in order, “For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.” 1 Corinthians 14:31. Speaking prophetically is taking your dominion and reigning in life through Christ for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Revelation 19:10.

Moses, to whom I taught the principles of leadership and dominion over enemies through My Word of power, also prayed for the same. “Would that all the LORD’s people were prophets, that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!” Numbers 11:29.

If you are still thinking that you are not reigning in your life but that things are reigning over you, let Me convince you so that you may step up and reign over all that comes against you that would harm you, your family, and your city and state. For faith comes by what you are hearing and if you think you cannot reign over even yourself let alone the world, let Me renew your mind by My Word.

Let us start in the beginning because there you will see the purpose and the plan.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and increase, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:26-28.

First I spoke the purpose, then I created you, and then I blessed you with the power to know and do the purpose as well. And what was the purpose? To be like Me and with Me and to reign over the home I had given you, the earth and all the works of My hands therein.

May the LORD give you increase, you and your children. May you be blessed of the LORD, maker of heaven and earth. The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, but the earth He has given to the sons of men. Psalm 115:15-16.

And again, Psalm 8 has a great deal of information regarding the purpose.

What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God, and You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas. Psalm 8:4-8.

And I spoke to Moses about the Blessing that puts you above and not beneath, far from the oppression of sin.

The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. Deuteronomy 28:13-14.

And I revealed many things to My prophet Daniel as well.

I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them  until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom. Daniel 7:21-22.

They overcame the evil one that accuses you night and day before Me by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of their testimony.

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.

Established in righteousness you reign. And I have made Jesus to be wisdom unto you, righteousness, sanctification and redemption.

“In righteousness you will be established; you will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you.  If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you.” Isaiah 54:14-15.

Take everything I give you in Jesus and live your life through Him, 1 John 4:9, and as He is so are you in this world. 1 John 4:17. And He is reigning.

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20.

And by the Holy Spirit, which Jesus poured down from My throne when He ascended back to Me having done the work I gave Him to do of undoing the work of the devil in and on you, I clothed you in power from on High to reign in life by My Spirit.

And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. Luke 24:49-51.

Not by human power or might but by My Spirit.

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’” Zechariah 4:6-7.

I have made your more than conquerors and conquerors reign.

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39.

Love reigns, love never fails. It is stronger than death and overcomes the grave. And I have poured My love into your heart by My gift to you of the Holy Spirit.

And then will come the last battle when the evil one and his followers will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever. Daniel 7:26.

Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him. Daniel 7:27.

And at that time, when My Heavenly City descends to join with the new heavens and the new earth I create, then I shall tabernacle with you and you with Me, the curse shall be no more, only blessing, love and eternal life. And guess what? “There will no longer be any night; and you will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because I, your Lord LORD, will illumine you with My glory and the lamp of the Lamb; and YOU WILL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER.” Revelation 22:5.

I love you. Take the opportunity I give you to reign, BUT there is much more I need to show you, for I am going to train you in these Life Lessons how to reign, and basically you must be diligent and vigilant in three areas to reign in life and they are: YOUR thoughts, YOUR words, and YOUR actions. You must rule these before you can step up and rule anything else. And this is where the devil attacks, and primarily he is after your thoughts for if he takes you captive there he can steal, kill, and destroy every area of your life. Do not miss one of these Life Lessons. They are your very life. Do you recall that Jesus said He never spoke on His own initiative (that is, from feelings) but only spoke My Words and did My works? He had a reason. Learn from Him for He is your teacher.