Your Authority In Christ
“…according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named…
You’re seated together with Christ, far above all principality, power, might, dominion and every name that is named. It’s a position of authority; a seat of power where every demon and power of darkness, both in this world and that which is to come is subject to you. This revelation has to become a reality in your spirit.
Our opening scripture says Jesus is seated at the right hand of God, meaning the right hand of power, for God gave Him authority over all creation. At the mount of transfiguration, God spoke out of heaven and said: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him”(Matthew 17:5). Here, God wasn’t just talking to Jesus’ disciples who were present with Him at the mountain, He was commanding the whole of creation—all of nature—animate and inanimate to be subject to Jesus.
Now, in Ephesians 2:5-6, the Apostle Paul makes this remarkable statement about us, the new creations in Christ:“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.”In the realm of the spirit, you’ve been highly elevated to sit at the seat of Jesus; you rank with Him, glory to God! You occupy the same position of authority as Jesus, with the power of attorney to act in His stead. All the powers of darkness respond to, and recognize your authority in Christ, including the circumstances of life, such as poverty, failure, sickness, disease and death.
You’re not ordinary. You operate from a higher realm where God is back of whatever you say:“Where the word of a king is, there is power…” (Ecclesiastes 8:4). All authority has been vested on you to alter the circumstances of your life to be in sync with God’s perfect will. You can speak words of power to break the influence of Satan over men’s lives and cause the light of the glorious Gospel to shine in their hearts.
thank you for the privilege of being seated with you in the realms of power and glory, far above all principality, power, might and every domain of darkness! I reign with you today over the circumstances of life and over every negative force of nature, declaring that your perfect and eternal will is fulfilled in my life—in my job, family, finances and in the lives of those around me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.