Seated together with Christ.
By Samson Paul, Adeniran
“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” (Ephesians 2:6)
The scripture above declares that, the redeemed of the Lord, those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and personal Savior had been raised up together and made to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. You will notice that the action words are in past perfect “had raised up” not “will raise up” and “made us sit”, not “will make us sit”. This transitioning occurred when we got born again. In the physical, we are on the earth representing Christ, while in the spiritual, we are seated together with Him in heavenly places. And I tell you the truth, nothing just happens in the physical without a spiritual backing. This is why you must know where you belong and take your rightful position. This is the only way you can manifest your dominion in Christ through faith.
Christ is Seated in high place
The place where Christ is seated is high. Bible says, Christ is seated at the right hand of God, in high places (Psalms 110:1-2). Christ is seated far above. Far on high. Higher than all of the things man can think of. Higher than all principalities and powers and every other names that is to be named in heaven, on earth and in the earth beneath (Ephesians 1:20-23). Higher than every demonic influence and activities. Higher than Satan and all his fallen angels. Higher than the firmament, affliction and reproach. Far higher than where sickness, disease, and death operate.
The placement of Christ is far above. Far above in heavenly places. Because of this placement of Christ, He overseas all. He is in charge of all. God has given Him power and placed on Him the mark of His approval (Colossians 1:19). He is seated at the right hand of the Father. Radiating in the Light and Glory of the Father. He is seated where darkness can’t approach. “…for in Him is no darkness at all”(1John 1:5). No darkness can exist where He is. Wonderful !
You are seated with Him
This is where we are with Him. We are right where He is. We are seated with Him. Beloved, you are with Him. Far above the reach of the powers of darkness. Your understanding of this truth will give you liberty and dominion over every satanic harassment. Operate therefore in the realm where you belong. Take hold of your spiritual inheritance.
What should be your reactions?
1. Set Your Mind On The Things Above:
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:1-2). Let you mind and affection be set towards things above. Your consciousness must be positioned on the things above, where Christ is.
Let your heart be at rest. All the troubles in the world troubling others should not trouble you. All the afflictions in the world should not put you in unnecessary fear. Jesus said in John 14:1 “let not your heart be troubled, believe in God, believe also in me… “. You are seated with the King of all kings and Lord of lords. The Almighty. Let your heart find rest with your Master. Psalms 23:2-3 says, “He leads me beside the still waters, He restores my soul…”
3. Fear Not:
If you really understand who is with you, you will not fear. Most time we fear because we lack understanding of the One who is on our side. Every time you see things that dread you, look unto Him who is with you (Jesus Christ). For it is written, “I will not leave you, not forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). When the issues in the family is getting out of hand, Business is crumbling, children are misbehaving, etc. Just look at the One who is with you. Christ Jesus! Fear no more. He is the only One who can say “fear not”, and He has said it many times. And He is still saying it! (Isaiah 41:10).
4. Reflect His Image:
One way we can reflect His very image without struggle is by being with Him. And now that we are seated together with Him in heavenly places; Speak like Him, let His totality rub on you. Live like Him. Show forth all you have seeing Him do. Let your life reflect His very image. For now “You are the light of the World. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden”(Matthew 5:14). Shoe forth this light everywhere you find yourself.
5. Where You Are Seated Confers On You The Authority To Speak As He Speaks.
Stop speaking like a defeated foe. Speak as ambassador of Christ. As a representative of Him. “if anyone speaks, let him speak as the Oracle of God… “ (1Peter 4:11).
Because of this placement we have in the spirit, we possess a level of authority. He has placed in us power and authority. A level of authority has been vested on you. To subdue kingdom, wrought righteousness, quench the violence of fire, stop the mouth of lions etc (Heb. 11:32-35). Understanding your placement is one thing that will help you put the devil where he belongs.
I challenge you henceforth to stop shivering at any roaring and provocation of the devil and take your rightful place in Christ. You are seated together with Him in heavenly places. Know this and walk in the reality of who you are.
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