“If, because of the one man’s trespass, death exercised dominion through that one, much more surely will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness exercise dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:17 (NRSV)
In the beginning, God commissioned Adam to have dominion over His creation. His original plan was for us to live eternally in His presence on Earth. However, Satan came into the scene and tempted the first man Adam to sin against God and because Adam gave in to the temptation, death started to exercise dominion.
But God loved the world so much that He sent Jesus to reinstate His original plan and enabled us to have control in life. He has provided us with the abundance of His grace and the gift of righteousness as our foundation to start reigning over every situation that comes our way. This becomes possible through the obedience of our Lord Jesus, to whom all glory and honor belong.