Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, October 16
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
SEATED IN CHRIST
Mark 10:39-40 NKJV "They said to Him, “We are able.” So Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared.”
Someone said that the disciples of Jesus were politicians (before they received the Holy Spirit): Jesus was talking to them about Him being killed, and all that James and John thought of was getting positions, recognition and power. There seemed to be a power tussle. They said to Jesus, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.” “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.” Very funny men.
But what God had in mind for us was far greater than what they requested! God didn't want us to seat by Christ, His plan was for us to seat in Christ! Hallelujah! Ephesians 2:4-6 says, "But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Wow! Glory to God!
In Christ, we have authority! Ephesians 1:20-22 says that God raised Jesus from the dead and seated Him at His 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 age but also in that which is to come, and that He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things! Yeah! That's where we are, far above Satan and all things are subject to us! Hallelujah!