Ephesians 2:4-6 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 8:7 – But as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you – see that you excel in this act of grace also.
A Christian is seated in the highest place of authority in all of God’s creation and has the capacity to excel in everything. The higher you are, the farther you see. Nobody is higher than the Most High and because you are in Christ, God has given you a place with Christ on His throne. You are not going to be enthroned, you are already enthroned. The throne connotes royalty, authority and dominion. Since you identify with Christ, He has given you His power to use on His behalf. The way He died as you, He wants you to live as Him.
By the reason of who you are, you have the power to excel and keep excelling in all things. A Christian is at the pinnacle of power and dominion in Christ. You have to renew your mind to that truth and hold fast to it and never let anybody or circumstance tell you otherwise.
As you begin to see yourself through the mirror of God’s Word, you will begin to experience internal and then external transformation in your life. The transformation that really lasts is the one that starts from within as a result of divine revelation and insight. So, start to internalise the truth that you are seated with Christ in heavenly places. Remember, heaven is higher than the earth, so any problem you face is lower than you because you are positioned far above it. So, take courage and take charge.
There are three heavens mentioned in the Bible: first is the atmospheric heaven, second the starry and planetary heaven, third, the heaven of heavens where God lives. You know by position; the earth is below all the three heavens. God’s heaven, from where you got your spiritual identity as a Christian, is above all the heavens and earth. The earth is technically a 4th world. Friend, as a Christian, you are from the first world and you are a first class citizen and no fourth world problem should bother you because it cannot survive the sophisticated weapon and dominion you have. But you have to know it, believe it and apply it in your day to day life.
You have been positioned far above all the oppositions and problems you will ever face and you have been equipped to rule over and conquer them.
For Further Study:
Philippians 2:5-13, 1 Timothy 4:12
Questions for Reflection:
- How high is your position of authority?
- Where are you in the equation of life?
- Above or beneath?
I am far above any principality and power. I am empowered in Christ to do beyond the human strength can avail. I am highly positioned in Christ!