The text today tells you that because you are now born again, you are authorised to reign in this life through Jesus Christ. This is good news. Today marks the end of slavery to anything that confronts you in life. As you look back at the year that is drawing to a close, you might see many things that seem to challenge your faith. You might notice many areas where it looked like you failed. But beloved, don’t let the devil use that to rob you of the greater year ahead of you. The fact still remains that you are born to reign. The fact that you missed it in some areas this year is not the end of the road, the Lord has only given you an opportunity to see areas where you can work on and conquer.
You say I am waiting on God, no; heaven is waiting on you to rise up and take your place. What is it that has been reigning over you? Is it sin? Sin shall not have dominion over you (Romans 6:14). Is it sickness? By His stripes you were healed (1 Peter 2:24). Is it poverty? He became poor that you might be rich (2 Corinthians 8:9). Look at all the things that have challenged you this year, put them down and search the scriptures for what God has said about them and write them down. From that list, develop a personal confession for yourself that addresses those specific areas. Determine to say it aloud every morning and evening starting from today. As you say it to yourself, you are actually building up your spiritual muscles and those things that seemed to defeat you this year will bow at your feet for faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
By the position of righteousness, you have the right to command any circumstances reigning over you to back off and expect it to be obeyed. Heaven is waiting on you to rise up and manifest who you are.
Psalms 34:1-8; 118:19-24, Philippians 4:1-4