Walking in Heavenly Authority
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”
As a believer in Christ, God wants you to be aware of your reality, which is heaven on earth in the here and now. This is not simply a humble, peace-making ideology, but a tangible, practical, life-giving world of wonder, filled with the substance of God’s power and optimistic love. God’s ecstatic, joy-filled imagination formed and shaped a world of fantastical bliss that all of your senses can engage in and interact with through the eyes of your imagination, as you meditate on the heavenly realities of Jesus’ finished work (Ephesians 1:18). This New World in Jesus is your honeymoon island, given to you through God the Father, which you explore as you sail on your Holy Spirit luxury cruise ship! 1 Corinthians 2:12 describes it this way: ‘we have received the Spirit who is from God so that we may know the things freely given to us by God’ – with God, everything is smooth sailing! You can expect bliss-filled days in this entirely new world of serenity in Christ! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
In your marriage to Jesus Christ, you have been translated to the Grand Isle of Heaven, which is ‘in all and through all’ (Ephesians 4;6; Colossians 1:17; 1 Corinthians 8:6). So how do you access and engage with this reality, living in the heavenly victory and authority which is your inheritance? – Simple! You SEE this Island is real, through the belief that Jesus’ resurrection is yours, and thus, the entire Godhead lives within you! Colossians 1:27-28 in The Passion Translation states that: ‘Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! The mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it! Christ is our message! We preach to awaken hearts and bring every person to the full understanding of truth’.
As you understand the authority within you, you will walk effortlessly in the manifest blessings of heaven on earth, including all of your enemies – whether they be emotional, relational, or financial – having to bow down to this revelation that you live in heaven on earth. Deuteronomy 28:7 states that ‘The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven’. Jesus causes you to walk on flourishing paths of intoxicating heavenly beauty and prosperity. God has given you tangible, authentic heaven on earth in the here and now. It is this revelation that transforms everything – every last enemy- into conforming with the truth that your name is recorded in heaven! You are in heaven!