THE WORLD WITHIN US

Posted: July 24, 2012 in Books, Christianity, Education, Family, History, Life, Lifestyle, News, Parenting, Quotes, Uncategorized

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Ephesians 6:12 NIV

Careful inspection of Ephesians 6:12 will lead us to an important discovery in our ability to live victoriously in our faith walk with Jesus Christ. Ephesians 6:12 indicates that the spiritual forces of evil that we struggle against are located in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 1:3 declares that the heavenly realms are where we receive every spiritual blessing we need. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 2:6 indicates that the heavenly realms are in Christ. “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Faith in Christ allows Christ to live within us. If Christ is in us and the heavenly realms are in Christ, then the heavenly realm, where the spiritual forces of evil wrestle against us, is in us too!

God provided us everything we needed in Christ, in order to live the victorious spiritual life God requires of us in His word. The spiritual forces of evil, within the heavenly realms, want to dissuade us from accessing and operating within the full spiritual power God provides us, by His Spirit, to keep us from experiencing the fullness of life Christ came for us to have. Proactive initiative to invest quality time reading, meditating on and striving to apply God’s word is the antidote to overcoming the influence of the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” – 2 Peter 1:3 NIV God’s divine power has been made available to us, through faith in Christ, the presence of His Holy Spirit within us and His written word. Everything we need to live a victorious spiritual life! Our knowledge of Him comes from His word and the illuminated revelation of His person, presence and power through His Holy Spirit living within us.

Our continued growth in faith, spiritual development and maturity will allow us to access and encounter God’s divine power to help us live victorious spiritual lives and experience the fullness of life Christ came for us to have. “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.” – Ephesians 1:17-20 NIV The more we know of Him, the more we allow His power to raise us up, as He raised Christ, and experience the victorious spiritual life He desires for us to experience in this life!

May God bless you and help you to grow in your knowledge of Him and in His grace so you may know His power to raise you up from the spiritual forces of evil that seek to keep you in bondage and experience the fullness of life Christ came for us to have.

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