Position: Don’t Sit Down…you are seated up
If you don’t know who you are, you will never maximize what is available to you in God’s plan. Salvation was not just offered to you as an escape plan from the fiery furnaces of hell. It was given to you to restore you to your full place in God’s plan where you can manifest His glory, display his power and exemplify His dominion in your generation. By human strength, it is virtually impossible to manifest Gods overflow, it takes God putting His Super on your natural so that you can walk in the authority that will authorize you to experience His supernatural overflow in your life.
The key to authority is understanding your identity and positioning in Gods kingdom. In Ephesians 2:6, the apostle Paul gives us an insight into the position we have in Christ. He says “And He [Christ] raised us up together with him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus [The Messiah and anointed one]”. Please read that verse again and internalize it in your heart. When it looks like things are trying to show you that you are down, violently remind yourself that you are not down. You were raised up together with Christ.
The statement “You were raised together with Christ” implies that before that, you were in a low place of disadvantage, vulnerability and powerlessness. But when you identified with Christ by salvation, you were raised up. That means that you were raised up from powerlessness to power. You were raised up from lack of authority to authority. This is the authority you need to exercise to receive your overflow. This authority is not just powerful because of its weight, but also because of where you are exercising it from. Paul said that we are exercising it from a place of jointly seating with Christ. This means that as we exercise it, Christ is backing you up!! Child of God, I challenge you to rise up and challenge whatever is contesting your inheritance in Christ and see God vindicate you by giving you victory.
A Scripture to Remember. – “I have given you AUTHORITY to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy – Luke 10:19.
An assignment to pray about and work through.
Establish an area where the enemy has harassed and ambushed you consistently. Locate scriptures that reinforce Gods commitment to help you in that area. Take authority of that situation by speaking Gods word authoritatively and commanding the situation to change in the name of Jesus Christ.