August 30, 2012

Ephesians 1:11
In him (Christ) we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,


Your life is not an accident or mistake.  It is not designed to wander aimlessly if you are in Christ.  In Christ, you were chosen, you were commissioned, purposed and destined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will.  That may not look like any thing the we have imagined, but as you walk in faith and obedience to whose you are, you can trust that He has our steps ordered.
We are no longer our own.  We were bought with the price of His blood.  It is no longer us who has right to live, but rather Christ in us.  He identified us with Him and Him with us as He died upon that cross.  When He died, we died.  When that man who became sin for us was buried; we were buried.  When He arose in resurrection life, the same Spirit that rose Christ from that grave dwells in and raised us up also in a recreated newness of life no longer after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  We received His LIFE, His DNA, His indwelling Spirit.  When He arose, we ascended in Him, because where the head goes the body follows.  Ephesians 1:18-23 Paul imparts this revelation to us, “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”
We have a power in us like the working of His (God’s) mighty strength, the same strength that raised Christ up and seated Him far above all rule and authority, power and dominion and every title that can be given, not only in this age, but the ages to come.
Guess who is right there in Him who God has placed all things under His feet.  Does that not speak to the body, which we are?  “He is the head over His church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”
Excuse me, but didn’t Paul just say that we, Christ’s church, His body is the FULLNESS OF HIM who fills everything in every way?
Paul goes in Ephesians 2 to talk about what we formerly were, but says in verses 4-7, “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”
God wants us to get a hold of something today.  If you want to press in to know and be all that Christ has called you to know and be then you need to know “Who you are, Where you are and What you are for.” Identity, position and purpose.  These are the three principles God gave me when I asked Him how we can operate out of the third heaven.
Most of us have a very understated revelation of who we are in Christ.  God didn’t just chose you out of a drawing from a hat, you we were born for this day, this time and this season.  You were born to be an even fuller expression in the age to come, but don’t allow that to negate the impact your life is to have today, in this season.  There is nothing or no one that can limit you, but God Himself.  You are in Christ.  You are seated with Him in heavenly places.  You were chosen by Him and for Him, to be the expression of Him.
B e the violent person who presses in and takes the kingdom by force; exercising faith, confidence and the mind of the Spirit to possess and exercise all that Father has for us.  You are a world changer, a destiny maker; all things are beneath your feet, because you are in Christ.  Now, let us be the expression of who we are.


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