Reign In Us
Introduction

Introduction

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Intro

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Verse 1

Am F
You   thought of us before the world be gan to breathe
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You k new our names before we came to   be          
Am F
You   saw the very day we'd fall a way from You
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And how   desperately we need to be r edeemed          

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Lord   Jesus come   lead us
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We're   desperate for Your   touch

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    Oh great and mighty One       with one desire we come
Dm Am F G
    That You      would reign       that You would   reign in us
C G
    We are offering up our lives       a living sacrifice
Dm Am F G
    That You      would reign       that You would   reign in us

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Verse 2

Am F
Spirit of the Living God fall   fresh again
G/B C G/B
Come   search our hearts and purify our   lives          
Am F
We n eed Your perfect love we need Your   discipline
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We're   lost unless You guide us with Your   light          

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F G
Lord   Jesus come   lead us
Dm G
We're   desperate for Your   touch

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C G
    Oh great and mighty One       with one desire we come
Dm Am F G
    That You      would reign       that You would   reign in us
C G
    We are offering up our lives       a living sacrifice
Dm Am F G
    That You      would reign       that You would   reign in us

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We cry o ut for Your li fe to ref ine us cry   out
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For Your l ove to def ine us cry   out
F C Am G
For Your   mercy to k eep us   blameless until you re turn

Chorus (2X)

C G
    Oh great and mighty One       with one desire we come
Dm Am F G
    That You      would reign       that You would   reign in us
C G
    We are offering up our lives       a living sacrifice
Dm Am F G
    That You      would reign       that You would   reign in us

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Dm Am
    That You      would reign
F G
    That You would   reign in us

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Dm Am F G C
                                                                  

Devotional

Reign in Us

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Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. (John 3:36)

Right now, at this moment, wherever we are and whatever is going on in our lives, there are really two options co-existing in this world: life or death.

And it all hinges on what we do with the Lord Jesus.

How John the Baptist Put It

This is how Jesus himself puts it in John 3. Jesus said, a few verses before John the Baptist is speaking in John 3:36, that whoever believes in the Son has eternal life and whoever does not believe in the Son is condemned already (John 3:16, 18). John the Baptist then speaks, following Jesus, and put forward the same simple contrast: faith in Jesus means eternal life; unbelief means wrath.

This simple contrast leads us to consider afresh what makes up our most “true and solid wisdom,” which as John Calvin says, is the right knowledge of God and of ourselves. Specifically, we are led to ask: who is Jesus and what are we to do?

The Supremacy of Jesus

The most surface-level glance at John 3:36 affirms the supremacy of Christ. Life and death are at stake here and wherever we land is determined by whether we believe in Jesus or reject him. That’s really it, as we’ve seen, and that means that Jesus is the hinge point of our eternity. Jesus — and Jesus alone — occupies this seat.

Jesus came into a world full of sinners in order to save us. There wasn’t anything neutral about humanity. The world was condemned already because of our rebellion against God. The wrath of God, because of our sin, had become our destiny (Ephesians 2:1–3).

But Jesus lived in our place, faithfully, honestly, trusting the Father in every way. Then Jesus suffered on the cross in our place for our rebellion, bearing that wrath we deserved, taking the punishment owed to us. Then on the third day he raised from the dead in triumph. And now at this point, because of his work, the issue for humanity is no longer mainly about our sinfulness, but about what we say about him.

We’re all sinners. That is clear. But now it comes down to whether we believe in the crucified and resurrected Son of God or whether we reject him and perpetuate our destiny for God’s wrath. Jesus has that kind of supremacy.

What About Us?

There is only one appropriate response to what Jesus has done. We embrace him. We abandon every other pursuit — and every other potential pursuit — to cling to him as our only hope. That is what believing in Jesus means. It means that we lay down everything and we say to him: Lord Jesus, reign in us.

We behold his sovereign power, his incomprehensible supremacy, and we draw near in faith, with our arms open, our hearts desperate, our lives offered up as a living sacrifice. To Jesus, the great and mighty one, we bow and beg, reign in us. We trust him, we love him, we believe him.

This is eternal life.