The New Man and The Mandate

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“[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].” (Colossians 2:15).

The Book of Ephesians 6:10-18 shows us in a very strong tone that there is a battle going on. There is a spiritual warfare we need to fight. Yes! There is a warfare going on in the spiritual atmosphere over us and we need to engage this battle. But then, one thing we must know and settle in our ‘knower’ is that the battle is already WON! We are not fighting to Win!

The Bible tells us in, Colossians 2:15 that, Jesus spoiled principalities and made a show of them, Jesus defeated Satan, He TOTALLY destroyed the power of sin, and made it possible for anyone who believes and is joined with Jesus Christ to live in total victory over sin and the consequences of sin. Such as poverty, lack, sickness, diseases, all forms of toiling, pain and death.

As a result, everything that God has, now belongs to us through our union with Christ. Hebrews 1:2 says, God has appointed Jesus as the heir of ALL things. And Romans 8:17 says, we are joint-heirs with Christ. Satan has lost everything! Everything that Adam lost to Satan at the fall in Genesis chapter three, Jesus took it all back! Jesus is now the key to enter back into that garden that mankind was barred from. (Genesis 3:24). We are back in the Garden through the victory of the Cross, and we are now reconciled to God, living 24/7 in His presence as New Creation. ( 2 Corinthians 5:17-18).

Now what God expects us to do is, to do what Adam should have done in Genesis and he didn’t do. When Satan showed up with his cunning, conniving deceptive and manipulative nature, Adam should have kept the devil out of his territory and inheritance! He should have excised his dominion authority (Genesis 1:28) and kicked the devil off and out!

You see, God created man in His image and likeness with one primary purpose in His mind – FELLOWSHIP with God. Man’s first purpose is to have Intimacy of Fellowship with God. When God created man He poured Himself into man through His BREATH, “and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). By this act man became filled with the presence of God. The Creative Life and power of God became resident in man.  And so man was filled with God’s Authority – ‘made in the image and likeness of God’ (Genesis 1:27).

But when Adam used His God’s giving free will to disobey God, that act separated man from God. And sin reigned over man, through the sin of Adam Death came to all. But God devised another plan – GRACE! By the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (the last Adam), Abundant LIFE came to all who will believe and put their trust in Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17 & John 10:10).

My dear friend do you know that as a believer in Jesus Christ. God has placed His hand of blessing on your life, just like He did when He first created man to rule and have dominion. Beloved, whatever looks like a curse thing in our lives today is a trespasser, just like Satan trespassed in the garden of Eden in Genesis. And so God expects you and me to use our God given authority in Christ to cast out the cursed things out of our lives in Jesus Name!

Prayer confession: Dear heavenly Father, thank you for saving me with the blood of Jesus. I am no longer under the dominion of sin and Satan. You have giving me a new and abundant Life. I have a life of dominion, power and victory as a joint-heir with Christ. God’s hand of blessing is upon me and so, I reject and  kick Satan and every one of his evil works  from my life and my family. My life is a manifestation of the excellence, virtue, perfection and grace that dwells richly in Jesus Christ. I pray this in Jesus Name. Amen!

Reference: "And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth." (Genesis 1:28).


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