1. Jesus Rose From The Grave Then Ascended Into Heaven

In  a previous post titled, “Satan Bowed To Lord Jesus And Confessed That He Is Lord”, we learnt that Jesus descended into hell and stripped satan of his power and authority over believers.  Apostle Paul taught us that the Lord then ascended  G305  to Heaven with the Captives that He took away from satan:

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended G305 up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

(Now that he ascended, G305 what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?.

He that descended is the same also that ascended up G305 far above all heavens, that he might fill all things)  – (Ephesians 4: 8).

Prior to His Ascension, Lord Jesus visited the place where He had been buried and appeared to Mary Magdalene, who did not recognize Him immediately because He had appeared in another form:

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended G305  to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend G305  unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God (John 20: 17).

The Lord spoke about His Ascension during His Ministry and the words in the following text prophesy the astonishment that the disciples would experience as they would see Him go back to His home:

What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up G305 where he was before?  (John 6: 62).

Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!  (NIV).

2. Jesus resumed His heavenly position of authority

I love the scriptures in which beloved Apostle Paul wrote about the exceeding greatness of the power that God revealed when He raised Lord Jesus from the dead:

…  and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come

And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church (Ephesians 1: 20 – 22).

We see that Apostle Paul used some descriptive language in order to paint a picture of the Lord’s position in heaven. For example, he said that Lord Jesus is at the Father’s “own right hand,”   that  all principality, power, might, dominion and name are “under His feet” and that the Lord is “head of all things.”

These words may appear to be puzzling and contradictory to some people since we know that Lord Jesus is Eternally God and Ruler of Heaven and Earth. However, during His life on earth, Jesus submitted Himself to the authority of His parents and to some degree to human systems such as taxation. He also submitted to the authority of the Roman system, allowing Himself to be crucified as a substitute for our sins. Halelujah.

The Lord’s sojourn in the earth realm did not change His Position and Character. However, Lord Jesus set an example for all believers to follow. If we suffer in this earth for His sake, we will be exalted or rewarded in Eternal Life. Furthermore, when our Lord ascended on High, He gave gifts to men.  Through Jesus, redeemed human beings can now claim the spiritual inheritance of authority over satan that Adam gave up.

3. Best of all, believers are risen together with Christ and are seated with Him in the same position of authority

Continuing from Ephesians 1: 20 – 22, Brother Paul then gave the revelation about the inheritance and position of  the believer.   It is so amazing and wonderful to know that as a believer, I have inherited the same position and authority of my Lord and Christ.

Since Jesus is at the Father’s own right hand, this too is my position of favor and authority. Since all things are under His feet, then all principality, power, might, dominion and name are also under MY feet:

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins…

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2: 1, 5 & 6).

I just do not have the space here to write about the implications of our inheritance, but pray that you will meditate on the Word of God, take hold of it by faith and begin to cash in on your spiritual inheritance.

Blessings, peace and angelic prosperity.

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