….that, as sin reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:21 Kenneth Wuest Translation
I want to ask you to do yourself a favor. Take sometime this weekend and really meditate, think about and have a discussion with the Holy Spirit about this scripture and this chapter. Lets look at an earlier verse as this may help you understand what is being offered to you.
For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 New Living Translation
Do you see what is being said to you and hear what is now being offered to you and IS YOURS NOW because of Jesus Christ our Lord? What it’s saying is death was only able to rule and reign over men because of what Adam did. That is the only reason that people are not living for 6,7,8, 900 years. Before Adam sinned there was no death!!! Death was never part of God’s plan for man. That came in because of sin. Oh but GLORY TO GOD, sin has been done away with. Sin has no dominion over you if you are not under the law trying to be holy instead of just accepting His Holiness and His Righteousness as your own. This scripture declares to you and all who will receive it DA TRUTH!!!! That what Jesus did is greater than what sin did and because of God’s wonderful grace and His gift of righteousness ALL WHO RECEIVE IT WILL LIVE IN TRIUMPH OVER SIN AND DEATH through this One Man, Jesus Christ. Jesus lives in perpetual victory over sin and death and if you believe and receive that so do you!!!!!
That means body parts wearing out, old age affecting you and death taking you out is no longer an option on the devils table. Why?
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2 King James Version
You have been removed from that kingdom and from sin and death’s influence and lordship. The only way it affects you is if you believe it can and will. I don’t say this to be mean but the Lord Himself said, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.” It is only out of ignorance that you hear a believer and especially a minister say, “Well you know, when you get to a certain age, things don’t work as good as they used to.” Think about this for a moment. Do you realize that Jesus’s body is over 2000 years old? And His Body is in perfect working order. Now someone will say, “Well that’s Jesus and He has a glorified body” Really? Are you going to use that as a cop out? Then what about Elijah? Then what about Enoch? Enoch is still a natural man in a natural body so far as we know and he was taken from the Earth almost 6000 years ago. Do you think Enoch is in Heaven on a cane? No maybe God made him a scooter to ride on to take the weight off his legs from ‘his arthritis.” Bless God, you know that is not true. The same God that is sustaining Enoch’s ‘natural body‘ in Heaven can and will and is sustaining you and your body if you receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness! There is no arthritis in Heaven. And please let me help you with something. If you have any type of ailment PLEASE do not add insult to injury by claiming it as “YOUR ARTHRITIS” or “YOUR DIABETES”. Please do not lie against THE TRUTH. You are a member of the Body of Christ and Christ has no arthritis or diabetes or cancer and John 4:17 says, As He IS, so are we in this world!!!” You are not just a natural person! In the natural what is supposed to happen when a venomous snake bites a person? They are supposed to become ill and possibly die. Well how come when an extremely poisonous snake bit Paul he shook it off and felt no harm?
But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. Acts 28:5 New International Version
Understand something, God did not create the serpent or snake with venom. The snake in the garden had no venom and it was not biting or trying to bite Adam or his wife. The venom came as a part of the curse as an effect of sin on the snake. It came as a result of sin. You have been made free from sin in all of its ways, shapes and forms. Romans 6:14 says sin has no dominion over you because you are not under the law but under grace. This tells me two things about Paul. Paul was not living under the law and the Paul was living under grace and this is how sin and the serpents bite that came as an effect of sin had no dominion or effect on Paul. As a matter of truth that scripture in Acts goes on to say that there were people standing around waiting for Paul to drop dead. But when they saw it had no effect on him, they changed their minds and said he was a god!!!!! That’s what is supposed to be happening with you and me. When we lay hands on the sick and they recover, or a missing and deformed limb grows out people should be saying, “There goes GOD!!!” You are His child. Good children imitate their father if he is a good one (or in some cases a bad one). But we have THE BEST FATHER THERE IS!!!
So how will this happen? How will you live not only to 120 but 220, even 320 years young. It will happen as you, while other people at 50, 60, 70 and 80 are thinking about and preparing to die, YOU will be preparing to live and continue to declare the works of the Lord. This is what is called GOING THE OTHER WAY!!!!! Don’t be afraid to GO THE OTHER WAY!!!!
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!