Ephesians 2:6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus …”
What does it mean to be raised up and seated with Christ?
As an adopted son or daughter of God, you have a powerful position. God is outside time, and the reality is that you are seated (right now) with Christ Jesus, FAR ABOVE all rulers and authorities.
This “seat” God has given you is a real place of authority – it’s not just a place for you to sit so that you don’t have to stand – it’s a very real position of dominion from which you are are able to rule with Christ.
We often hear that someone has a “seat” on a board of directors, or a school committee or in a corporation. And we know that our parliamentary members have a “seat” in the senate. Their seat is a position from which they exercise their authority.
It’s no different for us.
In fact, we have an authority which FAR EXCEEDS any position on this earth, because we are seated with Jesus at the Father’s right hand. Jesus is the seat of ALL authority, and we are seated with Him.
Before He left earth, Jesus said “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” – He then turned around and gave that authority to us. It was God’s plan from the beginning that we rule and reign with Him.
So how do we exercise this amazing authority in prayer?
When we find ourselves praying words of fear and doubt due to pressure, we are living far below our inheritance. When circumstances come against us, we often feel like responding in prayer with fear and panic. But when we do, we set up a situation of defeat up in the spiritual realm. Your enemy, the father of lies wants nothing more than to intimidate you and cause you to go to a place of fear. His game-plan is to cause you to doubt who you are so that you live under deception, fear and lies.
What does God want you to do instead?
Stay on your Royal Seat!
Do it by faith! Father God is so good -He has authorized and appointed you to SIT in heavenly places. It is your inheritance as a co-heir with Jesus.
As you take your position, remember that you are FAR ABOVE the pressure and the circumstances of your situation. Pray from that position. (You don’t have to yell at the devil!). Just declare God’s heart, purposes and promises from your heavenly position. In times of trial, maintain a higher perspective of WHO you are. Take your rightful position in Christ.
What challenging situation are you facing right now?
I’ve had many challenges this year, have you? The reality is that there are only two options we can take. We can shrink back, which leads to defeat – or we can advance with truth, which leads to victory.
As a son or daughter of God, you were born for victory. It is your inheritance – but the only way to walk in it is to open your mouth and declare the goodness, power and purposes of God into every challenge that you face. The enemy seeks to destroy you, but God has a plan to advance you. How awesome is that!
Take your Royal Seat!
Let faith-filled words come out of your mouth. Speak the truth with the authority that’s yours (your feelings will catch up sooner or later, just keep speaking by faith). Victory IS yours, because you ARE seated with Christ.
Here are some reminders of the authority you have in Christ. Read them boldly, and then declare them over your situation.
Awesome promises of God!
- Romans 1:7 I am the beloved of God – YOU ARE AN ADORED SON/DAUGHTER
- Ephesians 2:19 I am a citizen of heaven –YOU HAVE FULL LEGALLY ACCESS IN HEAVEN!
- Ephesians 1:29 I am seated in heavenly places – YOU HAVE A POSITION OF AUTHORITY
- Galatians 3:16 I am a co-heir with Christ – YOU HAVE A GLORIOUS INHERITANCE TO DRAW ON
- Ephesians 2:8 the same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in me – YOU ARE ANOINTED WITH RESURRECTION POWER
- Ephesians 1:3 I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing – YOU HAVE PROMISES OF ABUNDANCE
- James 5:16 My prayers are powerful and effective – YOUR PRAYERS LITERALLY CHANGE CIRCUMSTANCES!
- 1 Corinthians 1:30 I am placed in Christ and have the favour which Jesus has – YOU HAVE AS HIGHLY FAVOURED AS JESUS!
- 2 Corinthians 1:20 All the promises of God to me are Yes and Amen! – YOU HAVE UNLIMITED RESOURCES
Have a victorious week!
Love and blessings,