Assigned Seating

Ephesians 1: 20-22

He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church.

Ephesians 2: 6

. . . and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus.

I want you to see your position and specifically your position relative to Satan. God has elevated Jesus above all things including the rule, authority, power and dominion of the devil. He has put all things beneath Jesus’ feet. That includes the devil and all his imps. Then in order to make His joy complete, God raised us up to sit in the heavenly places with Jesus. You are right now seated at the right hand of the Father with Christ Jesus. Just because your body is sitting in your office or at home doesn’t make this any less true. Spiritually you are in Jesus and Jesus in you. You have been elevated with Jesus. His victory is your victory. And when the Father put the devil under Jesus’ feet, guess what happened. He put him in subjection under your feet too.

Look, we do not have to be run around and beaten up by the devil. When we begin to understand who we are and what rights we have in Christ then we will with confidence tell the devil exactly where he can go and what he can do. Jesus said that we no longer have to be subject to the yoke of slavery. We are free and that includes being free from the persecution of the devil.

When he starts at you, you let him know that he has no right over you and to get back under your feet where he belongs.