KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:6 “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”:
One of the glorious mysteries that the Lord gave Apostle Paul is the statement of our key scripture. This very scripture has very far reaching implications.
It says that although we are physically on the earth, we are at the same time seated IN Christ Jesus in heavenly places. What makes this possible? There is an inseparable union between the Christian and the master Jesus (1st Corinth 6:17). This truth also shows the authority of the Christian. We carry the same authority that our Lord Jesus has.
Secondly the term ‘right hand’ does not necessarily mean the positional right side, but a position of highest authority. Ephesians 1:19–21 explains vividly the height of this authority. Ephesians 1:20-21*
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come”:
Our authority (the right to exercise power or the right to command and be obeyed) and power,(that is the ability to get things done or the ability to effect a change).is far higher than every principality, including the devil himself ,every dominion ,and every name. Beloved Christian Brother or sister there is a glorious mystery about you that most of us have not discovered as yet. This is the reason the apostle Paul prays for the brethren in Ephesus that their eyes of understanding would be enlightened that they would see and understand these things.
When the Christian comes to terms with these things, knowing who he is, then he would no more struggle to get his faith working. He knows that when he speaks or commands in the name of the master Jesus, it is done. The Lord Jesus knew who He was, and therefore did not struggle to exercise faith or defeat the enemy anytime He encountered him. We must continually pray that the Spirit of the Lord would open our eyes of understanding and also flood it with light to see and understand these things. (Ephesians 1:17&18)
The believer ought to draw very close to the Lord in fellowship so the influence of the flesh that limits the ability of the Spirit in our lives would be stopped Rom 8:6&7 .This would enable us to function and operate in our true capacity as representatives of our Lord Jesus on the earth in a more effective way.
One way to get this done is through fasting, prayer and studying God’s word. Amen
I am one with my master Jesus. He represents me in heaven and I represent Him on the earth. His very authority is what I have and therefore every dominion in the heavens, on the earth and under the earth is subjected to me in His name. Thank you Lord Jesus.
Philippians 2:10-11 ” That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Romans 8:6-7 ” For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be”.