“And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 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. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven” – Luke 10:17-20

LIGHT FOR NOW: At the resurrection, the only begotten son who died and rose didn’t rise as the “only” because he gave birth to sons when he rose.

The believer today is identified in the name of Jesus. Note: In the four gospels, Jesus is referred to as the only begotten son of God. John 3:16 is an instance; it reads “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. Notice, “only begotten son”. Other references to this are in John 1:18; 1John 4:9, etc. However, when he died and rose, he is no longer the only begotten. He rose and by virtue of that we are sons of God. Hebrews 2:10-11 has this to say “For it became him, for whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren”. He is called first born from the dead; the first begotten from the dead (Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:18, etc).

The word “first born” implies a prototype; one that others will be like. Hence, Jesus being the firstborn implies that everything found in him will be found in the body (the church; believers). Jesus was raised and all power was given to him as a prototype (Ephesians 1:19-23). He is the model; it is in him that you get all that makes you who you are. He is the head (source) and we are his body. The head and the body has the same life. In looking at the believers’ authority, you look at his union with Christ. Ephesians 2:5-6 has something interesting to say “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”. We are seated together with Christ at the right hand of God. Glory!

INSTRUCTION: See yourself seated with Christ at the father’s right hand.

CONFESSION: I am seated together with Christ at the right hand of God, in Jesus Name.  Amen.

QUOTE: The believer is seated together with Christ.


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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