When Christ died on the cross, some very special things happened. He descended into hell and took back the authority that Adam delivered to him in the Garden of Eden.
Ephesians 4:8, “Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”
Luke 4:5-7, “The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, ‘I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me (by Adam in Garden of Eden), and I can give it to anyone I want to. So if you worship me, it will all be yours.”
CHRIST TRANSFERRED THAT AUTHORITY BACK TO MAN THROUGH CHRIST
Matthew 28:18, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power (authority) when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
CHRIST ASCENDED BACK TO HEAVEN IN TRIUMPH
Acts 1:9, “After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.”
Colossians 2:15, “And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”
CHRIST SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER
Ephesians 1:19-20, “That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.”
When you sit down, this means that you are through working. All of your assignment is complete. Jesus is seated in heavenly places. He is in the spiritual realm sitting down.
CHRIST SEATED US WITH HIM IN A HEAVENLY PLACE
Ephesians 2:6, “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.”
OUR BLESSINGS ARE LOCATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES. ALL PROMISES ARE FULFILLED IN HEAVENLY PLACES.
Ephesians 1:3, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”
All things we need and will ever need are already in heavenly places.
All has been deposited in our account. We have Kingdom currency.
HOW CAN I BE SEATED IN VICTORY THERE AND LOSING HERE?
Know that we are equally located and represented in both places.
Know that we experience all kinds of battles in our lives, but we must understand our spiritual positioning, first.
Know that we must sit in our spiritual seat with Christ. His experience as a man is to be our experience.
1. Realize that the only power that Satan has over us is what we give him. Adam and Eve gave Satan permission to take over.
He never has any power over you. He was defeated by Christ, so when he attacks, he wants to negate our spiritual authority as he did with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
He does not whip us with power, but with deception, lies, and temptation to get us on his territory.
2 . Realize that the work Christ did on our behalf is finished. Jesus said it is finished.
We no longer have to question the outcome of what is already there.
We released what Christ has already completed for us using spiritual weapons that cannot be defeated.
3. Sit down in your POSITION OF VICTORY!
When we watch a game for which we already know the outcome, we don’t get very excited. When we watch a movie about which someone has already shared the story line, it loses some of its zing. When we read a popular book about which someone has spoiled the plot, we are not as thrilled.
In other words, when we know the outcome, we do not get too excited during the journey.
I Corinthians 15:57, “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Romans 8:37, “As it is written: ‘For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’ ” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
PERSONAL NOTE TO ALL MT. PLEASANTONIANS: It has been a blessed 21 days! I want to thank everyone for making the sacrifice to get up for 21 straight days at 5:30 a.m. for prayer and fasting. I know we had to fight sleepiness, rearrange some schedules, suffer with empty stomachs, and deal with intensified warfare. However, I believe that God is well pleased. Thank you for being a blessing as I am sure that you received more from the Lord than you could have ever given. I love you all with the love of Christ. IT IS OVER!!