Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle (Psalm 24:7-8).
To some people, Jesus is the gentle Lamb of God that was crucified for us; to some others, He’s that great prophet of Galilee. Yes, Jesus is the Lamb of God that was crucified on the cross to redeem man from sin, and sure, He’s the great Prophet of Galilee, but He’s now our resurrected King-priest; the King of glory. He was slain for the sins of the world as God’s lamb, but He resurrected victoriously as the “Lion of the tribe of Judah” (Revelations 5:5).
The Lord Jesus that we serve is the reigning King. As the son of man, He defeated Satan and all his demons in hell, much more now that He’s been glorified. No wonder, with audacity, He declared in Matthew 28:18-19: “…all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” That means men, angels, demons—things in heaven, earth, and under the earth—are subject to Jesus.
However, Jesus is presently in heaven, and He doesn’t exercise His authority from there. He exercises His authority today through us—His Church, which is His Body and His extension. He’s made us sharers of His glory and partakers of His grace. He said to us in Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore and teach all nations….” He has delegated His authority to us, to function in His stead, and make disciples of the nations of the earth.
You’re the effulgence of the glorified Christ: as He is, so are you, in this world (1 John 4:17). He’s given you the same glory, which the Father gave to Him (John 17:22). Become conscious of the fact that He’s given you all authority in heaven and in earth. In His Name, you can cast out devils, tame the forces of nature, and mobilize angels to work on your behalf.
Dear Father, I recognize that I’m born after the image of the resurrected Christ, having His life and nature in my spirit. Today, I manifest your life that’s in me to my world, in Jesus’ Name.
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer's LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )