While praising and worshiping God at church Sunday, I was overcome with the vision, a realization of the power of Jesus and His gift to us. . . His NAME: I am seated with Jesus at the right hand of the Father, and suddenly the power of God surrounded me. Have you ever been in a strike area during a lightening storm and had your hair stand on end? The physical feeling is difficult to put into words, but if you’ve felt the power of God surround you, then you understand. A vision of me there~
I am seated at the right hand of the Father with Jesus.
Colossians 3:1-3 (AMP)
If then you have been raised with Christ
[to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead],
aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures]
that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 And set your minds and keep them set on what is above
(the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
3 For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died,
and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.
Jesus gave us the gift of His name and all the power behind it.
John 14:13-14 (NKJV)
13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do,
that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
Whenever I ask in Jesus name, it is the calling of the dominion of Jesus and all the power that flows from Him to come into the situation. The immensity of that power almost lifted me physically out of my place. And all the monumental reality of this realization filled my spirit with a new understanding of the power of prayer.
This first revelation led me into a second: My life is not my own. I have been raised up with Jesus, and now I live in Jesus kingdom:
Col 1:13 AMP
[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself
out of the control and the dominion of darkness
and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
No longer am I “of the world”. I use to wonder, what does ‘of the world’ mean? Then I found:
For all that is in the world—
the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification]
and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind]
and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or
in the stability of earthly things] ~all these come from the world
Now I am in the Kingdom of Jesus. He is my King! My new existence means I live in the Kingdom, but travel into the world as an ambassador. I am Christ’s ambassador and I walk in His Presence, and i walk in His authority, as His ambassador to the world. In prison Paul prayed so long ago:
Ephesians 6:19-21 (NIV)
19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak,
words may be given me
so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 for which I am an ambassador in chains.
If I speak in Jesus name, I speak with His authority. The name of Jesus is His power of attorney given to me, so it’s as though He in all His divine authority is speaking or acting through me. Scary. This enormous responsibility can feel overwhelming when thinking about it. How do I know when I am to speak His Words, His will?
Enter new understanding of the Third Person of the Trinity:
Holy Spirit is a gift from the Father.
John 14:26 (AMP)
But the Comforter
(Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby),
the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name
[in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf],
He will teach you all things.
And He will cause you to recall
(will remind you of, bring to your remembrance)
everything I have told you.
This gift of His Holy Spirit is the secret of being a successful ambassador for Christ. Holy Spirit will put me on the path i am ordained to follow. He will cover me with His anointing when I am to call the power of God into a situation.
He is the guard rails on my highway; He keeps me going in the right direction. It is the nudge to the right or the left, the quiet word softly spoken, the Scripture that appears on the screen of my mind, the sound of a heart cry. My response to all these seemingly small actions are like little seeds that will sprout into strength and beauty with my obedience.
Lord God, You are so exceedingly grand and majestic! Yet You love us beyond measure, helping us fulfill the potential You placed in us. Thank You, my Lord!
When was your last “ah-ha” God moment?