For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Those who are in Christ Jesus are not to be ruled by what happens in life, but to rule in this life they live. We can reign in life because of our right standing with God and through His grace (heavens help) which we received through Jesus Christ. God gives grace to the humble. Simply put, as we humble ourselves before God we choose to yield to the grace He has given to us. Grace teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, to live soberly, righteously, and godly lives. This will lead us away from the rule of evil. Yield to God’s grace by denying ungodliness and you can rise above it. To reign in this life we must also recognize our right standing with God. We receive this the moment we are born again through this gift of righteousness. This gift is what gives us as children of God the right to our authority in Christ Jesus. By exercising our authority through faith in the name of Jesus we can trample on the powers of darkness. As we remain humble and use the authority God has given to us through His gift of righteousness, we will reign victorious in this life.