And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6 New International Version
If you are a believer, I want to ask you a question. Do you know where you are at this very moment? “Well I’m at Starbucks waiting in line for my latte before work or I’m at my desk already at work.” Are you? No matter where you are physically right now, its more important that you know ‘and are consistently conscious” of where you are spiritually. You must have a revelation that God’s Word is true and is more real than anything you will ever see with your natural eye. I often use this example and it fits here so I will again as it is something most people can relate to. Now most people have seen an elephant or at least a picture of one. We all know elephants are grayish in color and skin tone. But do you realize that if God right now said, “Elephants are pink!”, every elephant on the planet would immediately turn pink in color? This is the power and absolute unfailing Word of God who is Jesus. Jesus is The Word and when God speaks a word, Jesus is in complete agreement with The Father and The Word is released and The Holy Ghost brings it to pass or manifestation. This process works every time all the time.
Now all of Jesus’s power and authority has been given to us in His Name. So the authority of the believer is The Name of Jesus. The believers authority and The Name of Jesus are synonymous. We must know this and function and operate this way because it is how Jesus operated. How did Jesus keep the disciples and other people he had been charged with out of danger and safe? THE NAME. But in the case of the New Testament The Name Jesus used and revealed at that time was “FATHER”. You may say, “Well I never knew that?”. Trust me there is a lot we don’t know but it’s all there in the Bible for us. And guess what? The Holy Spirit is telling you about it right now.
10 All who are mine belong to You, and You have given them to Me, so they bring Me glory. 11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me Your Name; now protect them by the power of Your Name so that they will be united just as we are. 12 During my time here, I protected them by the power of The Name You gave Me. John 17:10-12 New Living Translation
We know that Jesus was not talking about His own Name because he later said, “Up till now you have asked for nothing in My Name:”, in John 14 and 16. Jesus revealed the Father to us and after He died and was resurrected the Father belongs to us just as much as He belonged to Jesus because of the finished work of Jesus. Another way we can see this change is because of how Jesus adjusted how he referred to his disciples after he was resurrected. He used to call them his disciples but now look at the change.
Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.” Matthew 28:10 New Living Translation.
When your friends come over your house in a lot of cases they do not have the same rights as the people who are “family” or who live there. With family comes rights and privileges and access that others do not have. This is the same way with God the Father and Jesus. We no longer approach God as a beggar or a humble worm or even a servant. Moses was a servant and was under the law. We are full blown, full grown SONS OF GOD just like Jesus and are under GRACE, not under the law. I want to emphasize that you are grown in Christ because The Word tells you a heir and a servant basically have no difference as long as the heir is a child. The Word tells us we are complete in Him (Jesus).
And in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:10 New International Version
That word complete means full, mature just as Jesus is. The old covenant is not better than the new covenant. Adam was not created as a baby then grew up to be a man and then the whole world and the garden was his. No, no, no!!!! Get the picture here. Adam was created fully grown and given complete and total dominion over the whole Earth including the garden before he sinned. Hallelujah!!! Do you see that? Adam was BORN GROWN!!! With full rights, benefits and dominion. That picture of the first Adam is so you can understand the last Adam Jesus! Jesus is even greater and Jesus Himself was BORN AGAIN GROWN with all authority in Heaven and Earth with full rights and benefits and you are His joint heir. Jesus told the Father this:
All I have is Yours, and all You have is Mine. And glory has come to Me through them(them is us). John 17:10 New International Version
Jesus also said:
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matthew 28:18 New International Version
So since you are joint heir you need to tell Jesus, “Jesus all You have is mine and all I have is Yours!!!”, and you need to do it with the same boldness and confidence which Jesus had when He said the same thing to the Father. All Jesus’ authority is yours in His Name. The Name belongs to you. You inherited it. ACT LIKE IT!!!
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!