Where are you sitting?
(Edited notes from party of a bible at my sister’s house)
[All scripture passages quote/paraphrased from the ESV bible.]
Do you know where you are sitting right now?
[God the Father of Glory’s great might] ‘…worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.’ (Ephesians 1:19-21)
‘…by grace you have been saved — and [God] raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.’ (Ephesians 2:5-7)
I will ask you again, do you know where you are sitting?
The devil thrives on our ignorance and complacency. He creeps and crawls the earth, looking for every opportunity to devour us (by tempting us with worldly things).
‘Be sober- minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.’ (1 Peter 5:8-9)
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32 – Jesus speaking)
If we are not satisfying things of the spirit, we are satisfying things of that flesh that was made from dust.
‘…then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.’ (Genesis 2:7)
‘The Lord God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this,
cursed are you above all livestock
and above all beasts of the field;
on your belly you shall go,
and dust you shall eat
all the days of your life.”‘ (Genesis 3:14)
‘But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.’ (Galatians 5:16-17)
We have dominion over everything worldly, dominion that comes straight from God the Father through the grace of Christ! Walk habitually in the Spirit so you will not forget God’s power in you, and your rightful place at his right hand.
‘And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.’ (Genesis 1:25)
‘By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.’ (1 John 4:2-4)
‘I can do all things through him who strengthens me.’ (Philippians 4:13)
Again, be alert and watchful in the Spirit. You are Godly royalty.