“…And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus”.
Ephesians 2:6 (KJV)
What out text today means is that the power which raised Jesus from the dead has also raised you up to function like Him. That same power is at work to lift you up above mediocrity, above lack, above shame and everything that afflicts men. When Jesus died, He not only paid the price for your sins, but He freed you from the power that hold men down from their destiny and gave you access into the class of royalty. He took from the devil all power and authority and restored it back to you so that you can function as one who is in charge.
The truth is that so many believers today are still operating or functioning from the grave rather than from the throne. In other words, when you continue to accept the fact that you are sick, broke, barren, disadvantaged or in bondage, you are still seeking the living among the dead. You are operating from the grave. Jesus went through the harrowing experience of bearing the shame of the cross, the mocking, the jeering, the anguish and the pain of crucifixion so that He might once and for all pay the supreme price for you to be raised to royalty.
Until you begin to see yourself as royalty, you cannot attain to all that God has ordained for you. There are places and positions you shouldn’t be found in again because Jesus has moved you up by His resurrection and He expects you to be at that level. If the power of hell could not hold Him down, no power can also stop you from rising, If He rose, you too will rise. I therefore call on you today to arise from the place of shame, defeat and hopelessness. It is my prayer that the resurrection power that can lift up a man from the grave and take him to the throne will touch every area of your life. I stand in faith with you that you will arrive at God’s ordained destiny for your life. Nothing will cut short your destiny.
Further reading: Ephesians 2:1–7, 1 Peter 2:9–10
Daily Bible reading: Morning—Isaiah 5–6, Evening—Ephesians 1