Through Paul, God was showing us how to identify with Christ Jesus. In the realms of the spiritual world, an amazing substitutionary program unfolded, revealing an amazing truth. In the mind of God, it was not just Jesus who died and put sin away, but it was you, who did this fantastic job together with Jesus.
Together with Jesus, you conquered the Devil, and now, in the mind of God, you are seated alongside the victorious Christ.
This revelation brings amazing realisation - you possess the same authority and dominion as Jesus Himself. Every action He took, every conquest He made, was done in your place, for you. It was all for you.
I was crucified with Him & I died with Him
I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me
I was buried with Him
We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may walk in the newness of life.
I was raised with Him
And having been buried with Him in baptism, you were raised with Him through your faith in the power of God, who raised Him from the dead.
I was made alive with Him
made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by grace you have been saved!
I was justified with Him
And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.
I am seated with Him
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
But here's the catch - for this profound truth to manifest in your life, you must begin to confess it. Your confessions hold immense power, shaping your reality.
If you constantly speak of weakness, lack of strength, and faithlessness, you will descend to the level of these confessions. In doing so, you turn your back on the entirety of God's magnificent plan for you.
Instead, let your thoughts be filled with faith, and let your words reflect that faith. Refuse to entertain any other confession.
Remember, Satan cannot defeat you any more than he could defeat the seated Christ.
You are connected to the vine, which is Jesus Himself. To conquer the branches is to conquer the vine. Therefore, do not allow the enemy to destroy your fruit-bearing ability by planting doubts and fears in your heart.
Embrace this substitutionary program with unwavering faith and proclamation.
Believe that in the mind of God, you are an overcomer, a conqueror, and a bearer of abundant fruit.
Let your thoughts and words align with this truth, and watch as the reality of your divine authority and dominion unfolds before your eyes.