1/17/21 - Rise up Today!
Rise up Today — Everyday!
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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.
Say this with me…
“I am in Christ”
“I have become a new creation”
Let's focus for a few minutes on the contents of this verse
The reality about Paul speaks to us here
If you already know what I am going to share — then let this remind you
if not let it stir you to
Rise up Today!
The Spirit is challenging you to arise and live this truth!
I want us to be a company of people that rise up in the power of God
I want us to be a company of people that use the authority that God is given us
I want every single person, man, woman and child to walk in the supernatural, miraculous power of God
I want us to walk, not in word only, but in the demonstration in the power of the gospel
And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
If the majority of Christians fully understood what it means to have a brand-new, supernatural nature,
it would change the landscape of the church forever because this is the secret to God’s power within us.
We would know how God really feels about us, why He sent His Son to die on the cross, and the implications of our being filled with His Spirit.
If God had simply forgiven man what he had done, and did nothing more, man would continue to commit sin.
But God does not forgive the sinner.
He makes him a New Creation.
He remits, wipes out, all that the sinner has ever done.
He stops a man being a sinner, and makes him a saint by the New Creation.
He imparts to him His own nature.
Old things pass away. All things become new in Christ.
and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
This New Creation is made out of righteousness,
so he is righteousness.
He is made out of holiness,
so he is holy.
He is made out of truth,
so he is real.
The Father actually unveils His very genius in this New Birth.
We are the workmanship of God in Christ Jesus.
This New Creation fact means to you, (whether you know it or not),
all that it means to Jesus and the Father.
Paul's Revelation is filled with New Creation truth.
It is God's dream for you to enjoy the fullness of this New Creation’s privileges.
“The old things are passed away.”
Those old things of bondage, fear, doubt, want, sickness, weakness, and failure are gone.
You might say “that is not possible.
These things do not belong to the New Creation.”
BUT — The New Creation is just like the Master.
He is the Head.
You are the Body.
He is the Vine.
You are the branch.
As He is, so are you.
By living in God, love has been brought to its full expression in us so that we may fearlessly face the day of judgment, because all that Jesus now is, so are we in this world.
Just as long as you deal in doubts and fears,
so long as you sit in judgment on yourself,
you will never arrive.
You will never enjoy these things.
But if you will act on the Word, take it for granted and act on it as you would act on a letter from some friend, ...
you will arrive.
Now act upon the Word of God which cannot be broken.
When God says, “All things have become new,” start thinking of yourself as living in this new realm.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
Since we first heard about you, we’ve kept you always in our prayers that you would receive the perfect knowledge of God’s pleasure over your lives, making you reservoirs of every kind of wisdom and spiritual understanding. We pray that you would walk in the ways of true righteousness, pleasing God in every good thing you do. Then you’ll become fruit-bearing branches, yielding to his life, and maturing in the rich experience of knowing God in his fullness! And we pray that you would be energized with all his explosive power from the realm of his magnificent glory, filling you with great hope. Your hearts can soar with joyful gratitude when you think of how God made you worthy to receive the glorious inheritance freely given to us by living in the light.
We have allowed a sense of unworthiness to exist and it has robbed us of our spiritual victory
It has kept us in a state of bondage —
bondage to fear and ignorance and sin
We've held onto the idea that we are poor — weak — nothings
that we are ruled by satan
we must live lives of poverty and
that we are too unworthy to have our prayers answered
The word knowledge in verse 9 is not ordinary knowledge —
it is a perfect knowledge
it is a knowledge of His will
He did not will that we should dwell in the camp of the enemy
when He planned the church — He planned that it would be composed of His sons and daughters and
that they would be the masters of the world both spiritually and physically
He planned that His children would walk as Jesus did
we were …
to rule nature to control the wind and the waves
to be masters of the animal creation
to be carriers of the name of Jesus and
to regain all the authority that was lost in the garden of Eden
His will is awesome …
it is lifting us above our circumstances
It is lifting is above the dominion of Satan
it is making us absolute masters
where we have been traveling slaves before
We have been delivered out of the authority of Satan.
Satan no longer has a right to rule over us.
This is where the children of God actually
For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:17 (Weymouth)
”reign as kings in the realm of life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Christ is our redeemer and in that redemption we have the remission of all the sins we have ever committed
We have been made new
we've come as sons and daughters in God’s family and enjoy His fellowship
We can exercise our rights and privileges
we can use the name of Jesus
He has given us His authority
disease has lost its Dominion
poverty has lost its Dominion
We know who we are and who our Father is!
having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
We are born again and we became new creations
We receive the very nature of the father the sin problem has been taken care of
We become the righteousness of God in Christ
we can stand in the Father’s presence just as Jesus did
we can have our prayers answered
we can have a victory
We don't realize that we have the right to stand in the Father’s presence just like Jesus did.
So that with all boldness we can stand before the throne of grace in full assurance of acceptance.
We don't have a sin consciousness any longer.
Satan longer has dominion over us
we are the masters
we no longer submit to the rule of the flesh .— senses
Say this with me…
“I am in Christ”
“I have become a new creation”
“All of the old has passed away”
“Everything has become new”
I have a new authority
I am healed
He has rescued us completely from the tyrannical rule of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom realm of his beloved Son. For in the Son all our sins are canceled and we have the release of redemption through his very blood.
Translated – – to move instantly from one place to a whole new place
Removed from the kingdom of darkness…
into the kingdom of light
Look at it this way….
You’re not in Chicago —you’re not in New York —you’re not in Los Angeles well then you must be someplace else and if you're someplace else you can't be here
that someplace else is the kingdom of His dear Son
knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
We were redeemed by the blood of Christ
we were redeemed from Satan
we were redeemed from the claims of justice
Satan does not have any claim on you
justices not have any claim on you
You have been redeemed from the hand of the enemy
take it serious
order your life accordingly
Satan Was defeated by Jesus
That defeat stripped him of his ability to take you captive again
Jesus paid the price for my redemption
Jesus satisfied the claims of justice and
Jesus defeated the enemy
Breaking the devil’s dominion over me
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Look at John 1:16a (NKJV)
And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.
The new creation that we're talking about is in the fullness of God
look at …
which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
“Fullness” — means completeness
This is not a situation where there is joint ownership between Christ and the devil of your life
You either belong to the devil or you belong to Christ
and Christ has purchased you with his own blood
You are a New Creation.
The devil’s nature has been taken out of you.
God's nature has taken its place.
You are reconciled to the Father.
You are brought into fellowship with the Father.
Everything you were — stopped being.
All you were in Satan — stopped being.
The old things of weakness and failure are passed.
This New Creation has no memory of a past creation.
You are newly born.
You are a new species.
You are a New Creation created in Christ Jesus.
Confess it out loud in your room.
Say it over and over again:
“I am a child of God. I have God's nature.
I am the Righteousness of God in Christ.”
The very life and nature of Christ has been poured into us.
we are a new type of Christianity
a new type of life
and God has equipped us for the supernatural life
and God finishes the equipment!
Look at what the Word says in...
as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Everything we could ever need for life and complete devotion to God has already been deposited in us by his divine power. For all this was lavished upon us through the rich experience of knowing him who has called us by name and invited us to come to him through a glorious manifestation of his goodness. As a result of this, he has given you magnificent promises that are beyond all price, so that through the power of these tremendous promises you can experience partnership with the divine nature, by which you have escaped the corrupt desires that are of the world.
The battles we fight have already been fought and won by Jesus
We don't have to pray for it
we don't have to struggle for it
we simply say “Father, the battle has been won!”
God does it all
He conquered Satan
He put away sin
He bore our diseases
all we have to do is
stand in the victory
The combat we fight is fought with our lips
We fight with a double edge sword.
The spoken word of God
Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God. Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers.
With that word we overcome sin
With that word we conquer disease
we say “disease, in the name of Jesus Christ, stop being"
We say “cancer, in the name of Jesus stop being"
we say pain, in the name of Jesus, be gone"
we say “ ‘You fill in the blank’, in the name of Jesus, be gone"
Jesus gave us an example during His earthly life of how we are to rule today
Jesus gave us his own ability
In Ephesians the word “dunamis" is translated power or ability
Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.
It is according to the ability of God that is at work within us
We are equipped by God and with God we have His word within us we have the name of Jesus
And all authority in heaven and in earth is invested in it
and we have the power of attorney to use that name
we have within us the mighty Holy Spirit --
He raised Jesus from the dead and He dwells in us
we have the same ability at work within us that Jesus did while on earth
The equipment God gives is spiritual and that is far stronger than the physical
I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power that was released when God raised Christ from the dead and exalted him to the place of highest honor and supreme authority in the heavenly realm! And now he is exalted as first above every ruler, authority, government, and realm of power in existence! He is gloriously enthroned over every name that is ever praised, not only in this age, but in the age that is coming! And he alone is the leader and source of everything needed in the church. God has put everything beneath the authority of Jesus Christ and has given him the highest rank above all others. And now we, his church, are his body on the earth and that which fills him who is being filled by it!
Listen to the revelation the Scriptures bring us
the weight of it
the glory of it
the truth of it
Little children, you can be certain that you belong to God and have conquered them, for the One who is living in you is far greater than the one who is in the world.
You are victors
the mighty Holy Spirit who healed the sick, who raise the dead, who conquered the enemy through Christ
He is the same Holy Spirit that we have within us and
He's lost none of his ability
Jesus summoned together his twelve apostles and imparted to them authority over every demon and the power to heal every disease.
Do not fear the enemy
stand strong and let him fear you
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
You are invited to come now to the throne room and sit with the Master and with the Father.
You are to come in with the Master and with the Father.
You are to come boldly.
Don't come creeping in.
Don't come in confessing your sins, bewailing your weakness and failures.
Put on the new garment.
Dress fittingly to appear before the throne.
You are the sons and daughters of God Almighty, without condemnation.
You will find mercy and grace to help in time of need.
This is the very reason I’ve been made a minister by the authority of God and a servant to his body, so that in his detailed plan I would fully equip you with the Word of God. There is a divine mystery—a secret surprise that has been concealed from the world for generations, but now it’s being revealed, unfolded and manifested for every holy believer to experience. Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This 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!
Faith talks in the language of God.
Doubt talks in the language of man.
When I dare to say that I am what He says I am,
then I am what He says I am.
What the Word says I am, I am,
because He knows what He did in Christ to make me what He says I am.
The Word says that I am complete in Him.
Well, God is the author of the Word.
He is the author of my redemption,
so if He says I am complete in Him, then I must be complete in Him.
It is barely possible that I do not understand His method of measurement.
It is barely possible that I do not understand His standards of perfection.
But I rest in what He says and I am satisfied with what He says.
What He says is what He sees in us by grace.
And what He sees is what we really are.
It is not what we believe or what the church has taught us, but,
when He says, “we are the fullness of Him that fills all things,” we are.
When He says that, “He has blessed us with ever spiritual blessing in the heavenlies,” then we are blessed.
Whether we have enjoyed it or not, that is not the issue.
He has blessed us.
When He declares that we are seated together with Him in the heavenlies,
Now you go about your work this week, and every idle moment that you have, repeat some of these great facts over and over again.
After a while, they will become a part of you, — like your addition facts
Just so will this Divine - consciousness or Jesus-consciousness become a part of you.
You cannot think God’s thoughts after Him without God following His thoughts into your life and changing your thoughts into reality.
You think weakness and you are weak.
You think strength and you are strong.
You think about God indwelling you and God will rise up and fill your body, His temple, with His Glory.
Just as He overshadowed Solomon’s temple with the cloud of His Glory, so will He overshadow you.
Just as He filled that temple with His Glory so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the wonder of His presence, so He will fill you today with the Glory of His presence.
Let faith speak through your lips today.
Let the world hear your confession.
Every time you confess your sonship rights and your sonship place, you defeat the adversary.
Sickness has no dominion over you.
Disease has no dominion over you.
Want and hunger and need have no dominion over you.
You are now in the family of plenty.
You are doing the works of a Righteous man.
You are praying the prayers of a Righteous man. Jas. 5:16, “The supplication of a righteous man avails much in its working.”
You are praying for the sick.
You are casting out demons.
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
You are living a life of victory because you are the Righteousness of God in Christ.
This is what we are in Christ.
You are a new creation!