Today’s Fragrance by Papberry
Topic: You carry power
Main Text: Ephesians 1:18-21
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, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far 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.
Sometimes when I take time to study the word of God and the Holy Spirit highlights certain things to me I go like “wow! The devil really is clever” and the truth is, ignorance really is killing us not the devil.
Now, even though he (the devil) devises smart ways to keep us from finding out the truth of who we are in Christ, we should always know that his plans will always fail if we don’t allow ourselves to be used.
He has blinded a lot of people (2 Corinthians 4:4) and has waged a war in their minds constantly getting to them by the loop holes in their lives. These holes, our sinful desires create, but not to worry, there is good news for you after all, you who have Jesus. The bible says:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (KJV)
If you have forgotten who you are, then I’m reminding you that you carry power, and that power is incomparable and great! Have you the fainted idea what that is?
You are operating in a position of authority in Christ! You are in charge, whatever you allow is allowed and whatever you disallow is disallowed!!
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6-7 (NIV)
Why sit down unconcerned and allow things to go bad in your company, life, family, church and nation, do you not know that you represent Christ where you are?
A boss calls the shots, and wherever he goes circumstances must adjust to accommodate him, not the other way, get up, dust yourself up and resume duty in your position of authority ‘cause you carry great incomparable power, that same one that raised Christ from the dead.
Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for the gift of life and this message. I humbly ask that you would forgive my sins even as I forgive those who wrong me. Enlighten the eyes of my heart in order that i may know the hope to which you called me, the riches of your glorious inheritance in the saints, and your incomparably great power for us who believe. Help me to always operate from my position of authority in Jesus name have I prayed with thanksgiving, amen.