Fight Club 103c - Know Yourself
If you're still coming back for more after that last session, that's awesome. Most people refuse to believe it. They let the devil or religion talk them out of it. But the question remains - what real authority do you have in the earth? How is that even possible?
You are a spirit. You have a soul. You live in a body.
Although it's the least of who you are, it's your body that gives you the authority to live and act on the earth. When your spirit leaves your body, you lose the authority to do things here. The body without the spirit is dead (James 2:26) and your authority to act on the earth is over.
Think about it. Even way back in the garden, the devil had to come in the form of a serpent (Genesis 3:1). He had to possess some sort of body. The demons that called themselves Legion - when they were cast out of the man, they ended up taking over some pigs (Mark 5:9).
So as a spirit being, you're seated at God's right hand in the heavenly places in Christ far above all the power of the enemy. How do you bring that - how do you enforce it - on the earth through your body?
You are an ambassador of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20). You represent Him on the earth. Isn't that what worldy ambassadors do? They go to a foreign land and speak, act, and do with the full authority and backing of their home country, right? That's you.
This world isn't your home (John 8:23). The spiritual world is. It is your position in the spiritual realm beside and in Jesus - it is your body here on the earth - it is your ambassadorship for Jesus that permits you act in power in His name in the natural realm.
We know that His name is above every name and every knee of those in the heavens (spiritual realm), on the earth, and under the earth will bow to it (Ephesians 1:21, Philippians 2:9).
THAT is the power of His name. THAT is why we are His ambassadors on the earth. THAT is why we are to do everything in His name. THAT is why we speak His name. So that His kingdom comes to earth and His will is done on earth. THAT is our role and responsibility as His ambassadors.
The church - you and me - are the ones who have authority on this planet. The Devil may be the god of this world, but he's not our god because we don't belong to this world. He's not our god and he's not our king. He doesn't have any authority over us, we have authority in Jesus' name over him! And it's time we started acting like it.
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. Act accordingly as an ambassador of Christ.
Practice the love of God.
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