Remember where you're seated.
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,”
- Ephesians 2:6 (New International Version)
“Remember who you are. Remember where you’re seated.” These were words I sensed the Holy Spirit whispering to me in the midst of some difficult decisions I was trying to make, as He reminded me of the visual He had shown me a few weeks prior of what the “throne room” of heaven looks like. Newsflash—there are actual thrones 😂 God is seated on one of them, and Jesus on the other one at His right hand (Romans 8:34). The kicker though is that, according to our text this week, we are seated IN CHRIST. Although we’re walking around on earth in our bodies, our actual spiritual location is inside Christ in heaven on a whole actual throne. Isn’t that powerful!? That means that:
Whenever you ask God for something, you’re asking from IN Christ.
Whenever you command a sickness or oppressive spirit to leave, you’re commanding from IN Christ.
Whenever you declare God’s word over your life or business situation, you’re declaring it from IN Christ.
As we head into 2023, I want you to remember this place of power in which you reside. No matter what earthly realities come your way this year, you are always seated above them in Christ with ALL of His authority backing you. So don’t be afraid to ask God for big things, to move boldly according to whatever His Word says you can have and to bulldoze past any obstacles that try to stop you from getting EVERYTHING God has for you in 2023.
BIG Happy New Year to you from my heart to yours!!
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Acts 17:28a → When I declare something in the name of Jesus now, I’m adding this catchphrase on it to remind me of my authority in Him.
Revelations 19:13 + Philippians 2:10 → Using the Word of God is how we ask or declare things “In Jesus' Name” (and they have to obey)
John 14:20 + John 15:7 → We are united with God in Christ so when we speak His Word, it’s like the equivalent of Him speaking it through us.