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Our identity is in Christ Part 3

Victories through Jesus Christ the glorified man

1 Corinthians 15:20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.

Since death came through a man (Adam), the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. All men will die but believers in Christ will be made alive again.

Victory with the devil under our feet

Your identity in Christ gives you various rights, privileges, and authority.

Psalm 110 1The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”

If Satan and his forces are under Jesus' feet, we are so identified with Jesus' Christ, that we must realise that Satan and his forces are also under our feet.

Victory over demons

Colossians 1:15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

Do you remember your first encounter with the demonic? As a young Christian I recall that a man at a worship service began to manifest demons. The senior pastor, pastor and an elder invited me to join them to minister to this man in a cloakroom. There was something in the man’s eyes that moved independently of his pupils I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. The man locked eyes with each of the ministers trying to psyche them, but he was the one who had to break his gaze. Then he came to me the least experienced Christian, when he locked eyes on me, I felt the power of the Holy Spirit flood through me, and I knew for sure that ‘’Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world’’!

Needless to say, the demonized man broke off his gaze.

Victory over sin and the ability to pull down strongholds

2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Our mighty weapons through God are used in the context of our righteous living (armour of God) and include the Word of God (that Rhema living word), prayer, the name of Jesus Christ, and the Blood of Jesus Christ.

Victory over our circumstances

1 John 5:4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. Do you believe?

Pray for God’s will, his good, and pleasing and perfect will in your life not what is gratifying to your fleshly desires.


Personal Prayer

In Part 4 we consider your new birth right.

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