Topic: Up From The Grave [Sunday, 16th April 2017]
And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. Mark 16:6
Bounds broken, Jesus Christ took on the whole host of hell. He subdued them, and made Satan to bow to His Lordship. Christ did not loss His position to Satan, man did. But in hell, He, on behalf of man subdued Satan, and took the power (Greek – exousia: meaning influence and legal authority and supremacy), of earth from him. The whole process to restore man was complete. While the death on the cross reinstalled man’s holiness and acceptability before God, the activities in hell was to reinstall man as the paramount ruler of the earth. So, up from the grave He arose!
He arose with victory. He arose with power. He arose for man. He arose also as the authority over hell, the domain of Satan. No wonder Apostle Paul said in Philippians 2:10 “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” He did it for you, me and all who call and will call on His name. The authority that Satan deceived man to get, have been restored. So He arose.
Today, everyone that put faith in Jesus Christ and the salvation He offers come into His authority as though they were the ones who went through the process. “Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives” (Roman 6:3-4). Up from the grave, we arose in Him. Yes, we were all part of the process, with Jesus Christ leading the pack. We are no longer bound, but now we have new lives as rulers in heaven, on earth and under the earth, in His name.
Keep winning daily.
I am risen with Christ into a new life of authority and dominance. I am no longer under the dominion of Satan. Satan’s domain is now part of my territory. I rule and reign with the authority Christ has given me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.