2018 Fasting Guide – Day Eight

POSITIONED

We must realize that God is so ALL IN that He gave His Son in order for us to become His sons and daughters.


First, we must recognize how God honored Jesus and where He is positioned right now.

Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 1:20 KJV

So here we know Jesus is sitting at the right hand of the Father.

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.
Ephesians 1:21 KJV

We know that God is HIGH ABOVE our enemy and any tactic that he has—above every name, including every name of sickness, disease or malady, now and forever.

And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the Church.
Ephesians 1:22 KJV

Here we find US—the Church that He is the head of—over everything, and He didn’t leave us out of the equation. He included us in this:

Which is His body, the fullness of Him that filleth ALL IN all.
Ephesians 1:23 KJV

We have positional authority to fulfill all that He has pre-qualified us to accomplish! Oh my goodness! We are not beggars. We are not missing anything. We are with Him, and we have been given the fullness of who He is, and we are accomplishing everything He has for us to do, as we recognize and accept our position.

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:6 KJV

Wow! Wow! Wow!


Church, we are alive and living together with Him! We are seated above the troubles, above the circumstances of life, above the weightiness of sin. We are built to operate like Him, and we are hidden in Christ in God. And there is a purpose that we all have. If you were wondering what that purpose is, He has made it clear in His Word (even clearer in the Amplified version):

[The purpose is] that through the Church the complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere.
Ephesians 3:10 AMP

We have been purposed with representing God in such a way, that any principality of darkness can’t even tell if it’s us or Jesus Himself!! That is who we are! And that is how we should live! If we were able to grasp this, none of the devil’s fear tactics could work against us. God is on our side, and Jesus has made a way:

This is in accordance with the terms of the eternal and timeless purpose which He has realized and carried into effect in [the person of] Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 3:11 AMP

It has been settled and declared. And if we need any kind of assurance or help, we can just do this: Go see Daddy God!

In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).
Ephesians 3:12 AMP
Just walk in, have a discussion, get wisdom and direction and know what to do as instructed by Him. FREE access. It doesn’t cost us, it cost Him. It just cost us a little stroll into the presence of God to access all that He has available to us. Oh, how exciting is that! It makes my heart sing and I fall in love with Him all over again to think of all that He made accessible for us as individuals. Remember, it doesn’t stop there. We are also God’s partners.

A partnership is an arrangement where parties, known as partners, agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interest. They contribute money, skills, and other resources, and share profit and loss, rewards and risk, in accordance with the terms of the partnership agreement.

Many people nowadays have a very independent attitude. They want to do it themselves. Did you ever hear the song, “My Way?” That’s the announcement of the world’s system: “I did it my way.” Well, the Church gets to make the announcement that we did it God’s way and God’s way is MUCH better!


Others think in terms of, “What can one person do?” and so they live small and in an attitude of defeat. They are done before they even start. The real issue isn’t what one person can or cannot do, but what can one person do when they partner with the all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving, all-gracious God of the universe?


With Him, there is no small thinking, and nothing is impossible. God calls to you every day, providing opportunities for you to be a part of a miracle-working team. If you allow God to show you the impossible it will determine your future.


Now think of it, God chose to partner with you. He chose you to change people’s lives. Realize what one man can do! Realize what YOU and GOD, with seamless oneness, can do. Recognize the power in a partnership. And then prove the partnership by showing and reminding the whole world what partnering with God can accomplish in a moment and in a lifetime.

For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God's garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God's building.
1 Corinthians 3:9 AMP

If you are joint promoters, you are living BIG.

As God's partners, we beg you not to toss aside this marvelous message of God's great kindness.
2 Corinthians 6:1 TLB
This means that we must use the gifts that God has given us to advance His Kingdom and not just for our own benefit. He gave us the ability to reach them all. And it doesn’t matter if they are depressed and needy (meek) or poor in any way, or afflicted in their body, soul or spirit.


Why? Because we have the answer for it all! That’s why He anointed us. Anointed means “rubbed with oil, painted.” The original text means that He has taken the oil of His Spirit and infused us with it and He has painted us with His blood so we stand out. We are a walking billboard for the Lord.


The afflictions of the enemy have no power against the power of the Lord that we have and that we operate in. You make the difference when you realize you are equipped to help those that are going through the broken parts of their lives. We are called to help others, to build them up, to introduce them to salvation and to get them planted! And they will change the things that need to be changed with Him, with us. And His name will be glorified. Are you living the life that God intended you to live, or are you just getting by?


We must realize and act as God’s partners—as the Church. If God is our Partner, life is different. We should operate with authority and the mindset that we are way makers, not just takers. We are producers, not consumers!


Do it ALL IN!!!

Wonder – Hillsong

Victor’s Crown – Darlene Zschech

Alive in the River – Jesus Culture

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