KNOW YOUR POSITION IN CHRIST – By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memory Verse: Ephesians 2:6:“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”
Read: Ephesians 2:4-6.
Ephesians 2:4-6:“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”
The best category of motion is flying. When you fly, you experience fast unhindered progress. One thing to note here is that those who fly use a different medium and follow a different path from those using other categories of motion; they go through the air while the rest go on land. Motion through the airways is at minimal risk of collision with obstructions unlike motion on land which is laden with so many obstructions. Those who go by the airways are often closer to the first heaven – the firmament and as a result see more and think more on things above, while those who go by land see more of earthly things and think more on carnal things. Hence, Colossians 3:1 says, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”
This scripture tells us of our spiritual placement, which is why we should be flying in the airways and not moving on land.
First, Ephesians 1:20-23 says after Jesus was raised from the dead, He was set up at God’s right hand in the heavenly places, far above all the hierarchies of the kingdom of darkness, and as a result, all things are put under His feet. Ephesians 2:6 further tells us, “And hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
In other words, just as Jesus was raised and set up in the heavenly places, so also have we been raised up and set up to sit with Him where He is. Praise God! No wonder He told us in Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
This means that just as He is above all evil powers, so are we; as He has them under His feet so do we, hence we should tread on them. You cannot tread on what is above you. Beloved, not many of us are flying because we have not received the revelations in these passages. If you catch this revelation of your true position in Christ, it will affect your motion in all areas of life.
- If you are up, the things below you can easily come under your control.
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