Seated in the Heavenly Places

Christ has seated us in the Heavenly Places in Christ. The beginning of our living His life through us is to have the revelation of what He has already accomplished. With this we can then begin to live overcoming lives.

Cutting Off the Cousins

The flesh and the demonic are close cousins. The flesh represents that which revolves around I. It is all about striving, controlling, forcing things to happen, anxiousness, having a driven mindset, stepping out ahead of time, lack of self-control and much, much more . . . Demons feed on that lifestyle. Self-consciousness, self-pity and any other thing that revolves around self is no threat to the powers of darkness, but actually helps them. It is a vicious circle that is only broken by repentance, cutting off the evil through renunciation and confrontation, cleansing of the Blood of Jesus and the denial of self realized in Christ’s work on the cross  reckoning oneself dead to sin and alive to God.

But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

James 3:13-17

Experiential Revelation

The deliverance from this sort of life must come through greater experiential revelation of God. It begins with a choice. It comes through fulfilling our call as priests unto God, ministering to the Lord. As we spend time in His Presence, receiving the anointing of the Spirit, the powers of darkness begin to break off our being. We sense a greater liberty and freedom. There then comes revelation and flow of understanding that the fleshly mind (headiness) would try to accomplish with much striving, only to get a confused mixture of principles and language that does not communicate to the heart. It is about placing ourselves in a place of receptivity. Striving in the flesh through our intelligence has no role in receiving from the Spirit. Maybe that is why God prefers to call us sheep. They are not smart. . . And it is required of the sheep to stay close to the shepherd.

Condition of the Heart

It is a heart condition that draws the Lord. He is looking for a contrite and humble spirit within us. This is where He can come. He is drawn like a magnet to the inner life that is consecrated and devoted to communion with Him. The hunger condition is the key that opens the door of various and diverse blessings from God. His storehouse is full of gifts. He is the Father who has abundant gifts for abundant life to present and perfect the overflow in our lives.

For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 57:15

The Psalmist

The psalmist had the experience where his cup ran over. It was an abundant experience of life and flow. Even in the psalmist realm of receiving revelation for songs of the Spirit, David walked in the depths of flow and freedom experiencing the life of God that came forth from the songs that carried anointing for deliverance. David knew how to place himself under the heavenly spout to receive heavens deposits into his spirit. His hands were armed with the skill of writing and his mouth brought the release of heavenly things blowing within his being. It is those deposits from heaven’s treasury that carry the weight to deliver ourselves and others from the heaviness and oppression of the enemy.

Seated in the Heavenly Realms

No human might can break the power of evil. It has to be received from heaven, then released through us into the earth. So our light is only as bright as the light that has been revealed to us from the Source of True Light. It is the revelation of the Truth that makes us free. It is in the heavenly realms, the seated position with Christ in these realms, which places the legitimate true authority within our hearts to rule and reign with Him. It is the seated position because it is a place of rest. It is not a place of striving. He is seated, therefore we are seated. We are not standing in the heavenly realms with Christ. We are seated. It is consistent with the words in Hebrews where we are exhorted to enter that rest of faith. It is in this place of divine rest, peace, ease and joy that we carry the weight and authority of the Father. It will not be found in busy busybodies. It is the living revelation in the rested place, the seated place with Christ that we are overcomes of the flesh and the demonic. It is easy to get busy and push, but who can stay still and silence the noise of voices and of the soul.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ…

Ephesians 1:3

Which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 1:20

Divine Connection, Demonic Destruction

Revelation says that they overcame him (the devil). If we are to overcome the devil the flesh must be overcome first. The flesh is the inroad that the devil travels on to bring corruption, deception and destruction. If the flesh is overcome in our lives there is no place for him to camp out! But conquering the flesh is not through the weapons of the flesh, but through divine connection and perception of God in the context of communion. Paul was concerned that the church at Corinth would be deceived out of that place of simplicity, intimacy and communion with Christ. He knew that this was the only hope for victory and source of strength. The priestly life is the foundation and the source of power for the life He calls us to live. It is in this place that you hear. It is in this place that you see. It is in this place that you receive. Out of fulfilling your ministry of worship to the Lord everything else falls into place. If you get this out of order, your life will be out of order. It is the honor of the saints to minister at His feet.

The LORD came from Sinai,And dawned on them from Seir;He shone forth from Mount Paran,And He came with ten thousands of saints;From His right hand Came a fiery law for them.Yes, He loves the people;All His saints are in Your hand;They sit down at Your feet;Everyone receives Your words.

Deuteronomy 33:2-3

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