Spiritual Warfare: Fighting from Your Position and Authority in Christ
The Lord said unto my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies Your footstool’ – Psalm 110:1
The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory (Ephesians 1:17), the God who has raised Jesus from the dead, has set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:20). And because we have believed we have redemption through His blood, according to the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7), and we have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise (Ephesians1:13), God has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6).
To those of you who are presently under siege from the enemy, get this – We are seated – present tense – we are seated in Christ Jesus in heavenly places. God has positioned you in Christ and even though your flesh is still on this earth, our spirits are joined and seated with Christ and it is from this vantage point, which is far above the heads of our spiritual adversaries, that we have been given the authority to fight.
Your flesh is on earth; your spirit is joined to Christ by His Holy Spirit in you. His authority over the devil is your authority. You shall not be intimidated by anything the devil sends your way for you have been given power over him and he knows it. He is afraid of you. The mighty name of Jesus is upon your tongue and in that name demons tremble and flee.
Now thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ -
copyright 2009 by H.D. Shively
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