OUR POSITION IN CHRIST
New Creation Realities
When a person recognizes his or her sinful nature with the consequences of the second death and spending eternity in hell and receives the Lord Jesus as his Lord and personal Savior, Jesus then washes your sins in His precious blood and forgives your sins. He then takes you through a paradigm shift from the Kingdom of darkness into His own kingdom; the kingdom of light (Peter2:9). In His kingdom you become a new Creature. You receive a NEW IDENTITY OR POSITION (WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST), NEW POTENTIALS (WHAT YOU CAN DO IN CHRIST) and NEW POSESSIONS (WHAT YOU HAVE IN CHRIST). For any born Again Christian to walk in his or her new identity and do what Christ will have us to do and possess what He has for us on earth we have to understand these New Creation Realities. In the coming months we will be discussion about our Position (IDENTITY) In Christ.
KINGS AND KINGSHIP RIGHT
In the book of Revelation when we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal savior He washes us in His precious blood and presents us to God as Kings. The victories we have from God’s word, the influence we have in society, how best we maximize our potential, the effectiveness of the salt and the light that we are in this world all depends on how we understand and live out our new identity in Christ as Kings.
Revelation 1:5-6 and from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen
Revelation 5:9-10 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou was slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
As kings we have kingship right and delegated authority from the Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords. Our kingship rights are given to us to reign on earth ant we do this through PRAYER.
Because our kingdom is basically spiritual our reign begins in the spiritual realm where we enforce our kingdom principles here on earth through PRAYER. Just as our natural kings have servants who carry out their commands, we also have servants in the realm of the spirit who fights our battles and delivers answers to our prayers when we pray. These servants are called ANGELS.
Hebrews 1: 13-14 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Below are few examples of people of God who exercised their sonship rights in prayer and how angels carried out their commands.
In Daniel 10: 1-15, Daniel had fasted and prayed for three full weeks desiring some petition from God. He did not have the answer in the period he had fasted and prayed. Three days after an angel appears to him with an astounding revelation that from the very first day he stated the fasting and prayer God send him (the angel) to deliver the message but demonic, opposing angels resisted him until another angel Michael came to assist in the fight with the demonic angel. Finally the angels succeeded and brought the message to Daniel.
In Acts 12:1-12 the Apostle Peter was arrested and kept in prison by King Herod with the intent to execute him. The church went into intercession prayer for him. A miracle happens. In response to their prayer and angel was released by God to the prison and miraculously led Peter out. Peter went straight to the place where the church had gathered to prayed and behold they were still praying for his release. Amen. What a mighty God we serve.
In Luke 22:39-44 Jesus was approaching the time of His death and as one born in the likeness of men began to experience uneasiness in his spirit. He went to the Mount of Olives to have a time of prayer. In response to His prayer an angel visited him to strengthen Him.
Angels are ministering spirits assigned to those who are Born Again to serve us, because God has raised us up as kings with kingship rights so take advantage of this and pray without ceasing.
During the Easter season in 1999 a couple of Christian youth returning from activities at the beach had their minivan colliding with a beer truck when their homes were within sight at SNNIT flats near Cape Coast. All eight youth were removed from the vehicle unconscious. Among them were two brothers who were university students, three sisters of one parent; their father was the Bursar at Mfantsipim Sec. School in Cape Coast. One was a Liberian seeking refuge in Ghana, a dynamic praise and worship leader. Unfortunately nurses were on strike at the time that sent chills anxiety to the parents who watched their children lie motionless on hospital beds. The parents all of whom I have known turned to Church for God’s intervention. I immediately summoned a group of Christians who were part of my program I call “THE GATHERING OF INTERCESSORS”. These were Christian trained and matured from the elementary rudiments of the A.C.T.S. of Intercession to the ART OF INTERCESSION. They know how to exercise their kingship right and follow the current of the Holy Spirit in Prayer and tap into the release of the unction. According to the victims around the same time we reached the climax of the prayer, they saw angels as though they were dreaming; performing medical procedures on them (remember nurses were on strike at the time).
They were miraculously released from the hospital. Ami, who had her pelvic bone shifted to one side of her body and was declared not been able to give birth is based in London with two children. The Liberian seeking refuge in Ghana finished University and is now the Accountant at Coconut Groove Hotel near Cape Coat. The rest are all having good jobs. Glory to God!.
What am I saying? If the Church i.e. those who believe in the Atonement and the authenticity of the Power of Almighty God will stop the talking and complaining and learn how to pray by praying and allow the Holy Spirit to release our ministering Spirits ‘Angels’ to execute God’s will on earth, we will put a halt on the wave of kingdom of darkness in our families, societies and Nations.
Jesus intimated in Matthew 21:13 ….my house shall be the house of prayer. It is through prayer that the gates of terrorism, sodomy, occult; celebrated as hallowing, apostasy, corruption and many others will be lifted up for the King of Glory to come in and fill our families, society and nations with testimonies as the waters covers the sea.
Let the Church arise and put our Angels to task.
To be continued………..