Colossians 1:13 (NIV)
“… he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves…”
Whether you feel like it or you don’t feel like it, this scripture holds true if you have surrendered your life to Jesus Christ. You have been
literally delivered from the control of darkness and translated into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son. The devil does not have a right to hold you
and me oppressed anymore, because we are now in the Kingdom of God’s Son. You and I have been delivered from the old nasty task master – Satan –
and translated to serve a loving Lord and Savior – Jesus Christ. You and I have been delivered from sin, sickness, poverty, fear, anxiety, doubts
and every other manifestation of darkness. We have been rescued!
Our union with Yahushua HaMassiach and the fact that we are members of His body make this even more true in our lives. Galatians 3:26-27 indicates that
we have been baptized into Christ Jesus. This indicates that we have been immersed into Christ. Therefore, wherever Christ is seated, that is where we
are seated as well. We live, move and have our being inside Christ Jesus (Acts 17:28). Now, because Christ Jesus has been exalted far above principalities
and powers, and we are in Him, we have been far exalted above principalities and powers as well.
We have been made to sit together with Christ Jesus in the heavenly realms far above principalities and powers (Ephesians 1:13, 20-23). Christ Jesus is
our head and we are His body. Because the head is seated at the right hand of God the Father far above the dominion of the devil and darkness, we as Christ’s
body are seated at the right hand of the Father, too. This is how God sees us and we need to see ourselves this way. We have a position of authority in Christ
Jesus far above everything the devil has to offer.
To validate this exalted position of authority, Jesus states that all authority in heaven and earth has been given to Him after His resurrection from the
dead (Matthew 28:18-19). He subsequently transferred this authority to us (His Church) by commissioning us to preach the gospel and make disciples of all
nations. Mark’s account of this same commission states that signs and wonders will follow those who believe in Jesus in Mark 16:15-18. All the saints of
God have this authority and this place of exaltation, and if you have been born again, you are a saint of God. You are a king and priest in Christ Jesus.
You have authority over the devil and every form of darkness. See yourself through this lens of God’s authority invested in you through Christ Jesus and
learn how to use your authority in Christ Jesus. We invite you visit www.heroesmart.com for additional resources that will strengthen your spirit and grow
your faith in Christ Jesus. Also, we have included additional scriptures below to build your faith concerning your authority in Christ Jesus. We invite you
to read through, meditate and confess them over every area of your life.
Please reference additional scriptures below to renew your mind in this regard, and access resources on www.heroesmart.com
to feed your spirit and grow your faith in Christ Jesus.
Luke 10:19 (NIV)
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”
Matthew 10:1 (NIV)
"Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness."
Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and
of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Mark 16:17-18 (NIV)
“And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands;
and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
Ephesians 1:13 – 23 (NIV)
"And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed…”
Ephesians 1:19-23 (NIV)
”…his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at
his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also
in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him
who fills everything in every way.”
Numbers 23:23 (NIV)
“There is no divination against Jacob, no evil omens against Israel.”
Proverbs 21:30-31 (NIV)
“There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.”