Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17
To be a Christian means that you’ve come into Christ. Christ is a person; it refers to Jesus—Jesus the Christ. But Christ is also a place; a place in God. You came into the place called “Christ” when you were born again. So, when you say, “I’m in Christ,” it means you live in Christ; Christ is your home address.
Now, in the place called Christ, where you live, there’s no darkness at all (1 John 1:5); that means sin, sickness, disease, failure, poverty, defeat, weakness or death can’t have dominion over you. Rather, all you have in Christ is a glorious life of health, joy, peace, success, strength, prosperity, beauty, and excellence. In Christ, you’ve been given divine authority and power to reign in the earth, over Satan and his cohorts of darkness.
Ephesians 2:6 says we’ve been made to sit together in heavenly places, “in Christ,” “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).
In John 14:2-3, Jesus said “… I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” Jesus wasn’t referring to heaven when He said, “I go to prepare a place for you”; He didn’t need to prepare heaven for us; heaven was already prepared. The place He went to prepare for us is called Christ; our place at the right hand of the Father, where we now sit—with Him—in the heavenly realms, far above defeat, failure and all the negative works of darkness. It’s a place of glory and dominion.
That place is also called Zion; the city of the living God: “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn….” (Hebrews 12:22-23). What’s the name of the firstborn? Christ. We’ve come into the place called Christ; we’re there now. The natural man can’t see that place, but we live there.
The Bible tells us that when Jesus was raised from the dead, He sat down at the “right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:12,1 Peter 3:22, Colossians 3:1); not at the “right hand side of God.” “Right hand of God” refers to the place of authority and power; and we’re seated together with Him, in that place of authority and dominion (Ephesians 2:6). Blessed be God.
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Dear Father, I thank you for raising me up together with Christ, and making me to sit together with Him in the heavenly realms, where I exercise dominion over the world and its system. I function from the exulted realms of the supernatural today, as the heavenly man in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study/Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:30; Acts 17:28