Fight Club 103b - Know Yourself
If your life is in the spiritual realm - which it is - and if you're a spirit - which you are - how can you contend against those powers and prinicpalities that have so much more experience than you? We already said you're not just some bag of bones. That meat suit your spirit is wearing is your badge of authority in the earth. But what authority do you have?
You're not some low-life, no-good, worthless scum bag. If you've been born again, all that has passed away and you've been remade. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
You're not a sinner anymore. That's not who you really are. You may commit sin, but you're not a sinner by nature. Thanks to Jesus, you have been declared righteous by God (Romans 5:1)
You're a child of the Living God. You are His heir. You are a joint heir with Christ. (Romans 8:17) If you're saved, then He's called you and justified you and He has glorified you. (Romans 8:30)
Here's the problem, the natural mind of man - and the religious mind of man - has a hard time grasping and accepting what God did through Jesus. Here's the reality of your spiritual position:
You have been made alive, raised up, and seated together with Christ. As a spirit, you are seated in Christ in the heavenly places - in the spiritual realm - where you life really is. (Ephesians 2:5-6)
Where is that? At God's right hand, far above all principality and power and might and dominion. You are positioned above every evil spiritual force there is.
Friend, God has made you the head and not the tail - He has put you above only and not beneath. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
Shift your perspective. Stop thinking along worldly lines. You must understand that you are a spirit and your true life is in the spiritual realm. Get out of the flesh. Walk according to the Spirit. Live according to your authority. Stop letting the forces of darkness drag you down and force you into a wrestling match.
Practice the love of God.
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