THE GOOD THING IN YOU; YOUR AUTHORITY IN CHRIST (26)

 “The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool – Psalm 110:1.

LIGHT FOR NOW:The believer’s authority was consequent upon the resurrection of Jesus.

We have seen from Jesus’ words in Matthew 22:41-44 that the words of David in Psalm 110:1 were concerning him. The prophecy of Psalm 110:1 was fulfilled upon the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus occupies the authority of the Father in the resurrection. When He rose from the dead, He sat and continues to sit. That sitting at the right hand speaks of authority. Paul in Ephesians 1:17-23 makes it clear in his words that Jesus is set far above all principalities and powers, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named; that placement far above all principalities and powers is the right hand of the Father and that is the heavenly places (which actually is “heavenly” not “heavenly places”) Paul is talking about. So, the right hand of the Father is far above principalities and powers; the right hand of the Father is the heavenly; and that is where Jesus sits, he sits in the domain of authority; he sits in the highest sphere of authority (the heavenly). In chapter 2 of Ephesians, Paul’s words there puts it clearer that the believer is seated together with Christ in the heavenly; it reads “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” (Ephesians 2:5-6). Notice:

  • He raised us up together
  • He made us sit together in the heavenly.

The question is, where is the heavenly as we saw earlier? The heavenly is the right hand of the Father; and this heavenly (the right hand of the Father) is far above all principalities and power. Who sits at the right hand of the Father? Christ sits there. But from Paul’s words here, is it clear that the believers were raised together with Christ? The answer is yes! Also, has the believer been made to sit together with Christ? The answer is yes! So what does this tell us? This tells us that Christ and the believer in Him occupy the authority of the Father (the Father’s right hand). In other words, the believer is in the highest sphere of authority in Christ. The believer sits together with Christ, so Christ’s authority is the believer’s authority. Notice, the believer was raised up to sit together with him, meaning the believer’s authority was consequent upon the resurrection of Jesus. Glory!

INSTRUCTION:You are in authority; acknowledge this.

PRAYER:I declare that I give expression to my realities in my walk here on earth, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE:The authority of Christ belongs to the believer.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 28; EVENING: MARK CHAPTER 16

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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