HE’S THERE IN YOUR NAME
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were
not so, I would have told you. 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 (John 14:2-3).
Some people interpret the above scripture to mean that Jesus went to Heaven to construct our mansions. So, they think when someone gives his or her life to Christ, God starts building a mansion for that person in Heaven. But they forget that the Bible says “…the works were finished from the foundation of the world” (Hebrews 4:3). Heaven is a beautiful place, and it’s already been built. So, what place
was Jesus talking about then?
The answer is simple: The Bible says Jesus was victorious in hell,
and when He came to the disciples in Galilee, He said, “…All hail”
(Matthew 28:9). Then He went into Heaven and was given a place! That place isn’t a chair beside or close to the Father; no, He got the Father’s seat! He’s set on the Father’s throne of Majesty in the heavens. It’s the place of the highest authority.
Then the scripture says, “If then you were raised with Christ,
seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the
right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1 NKJV). Everything Jesus did was for
us. The place He went to prepare for us is the place at the right hand of the Father; He got us a place in, and with Himself in glory. Now we’re seated together with Him in the heavenly realms.
Hebrews 9:24 says, “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.” As long as Jesus is in Heaven, we’re well represented in heaven. He represents us there! That’s why He told us to live in His Name. Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus….” This is because He’s there in our Name, and we’re here in His Name. We reign and rule over Satan and the cohorts of darkness, in His Name. Hallelujah!
The Lord has brought me into a glorious place, a place of authority
and dominion, where I reign and rule over all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named. When I speak, all of creation responds, because I live in Christ. Even now, I break the influence of Satan over men’s lives and declare that the light of the glorious Gospel shines in their hearts, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Ephesians 2:6 TLB; Luke 10:19 AMPC
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 9 & Jonah 1-4
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 14:11-20 & Habakkuk 1-2