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Our Throne Rights In Christ

By Sarah Foulkes Moore 

    The Lord is head over all principality, power, might and dominion and every name that is named in this world and in the world to come.  His position and power are supreme.  The risen Lord enthroned at God’s right hand rules “far above” every other force which seeks to control and govern this dark world (Eph. 1:20ff.).

    Through the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus, God the Father “hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places” with our risen and enthroned Lord.  Thus, raised up together and seated together in heavenly places with Christ (Eph. 2:5-7), through the grace of God, every believer is elevated with Him to the right hand of God and occupies potentially the throne of the Lord.

    For the church of Christ to stand victoriously in this hour when Satanic forces are united in full and deadly array against her, ...it is absolutely essential that believers, in humility, giving honor to God, take their seat in the heavenly places in Christ at His right hand, far above all powers of the air, and from that seat hold them in subjection, through faith in the name and authority of the Lord Jesus. 

Every Believer’s Place of Privilege and Authority

    Christ “spoiled principalities and powers” and triumphed over them (Col. 2:15).  Every believer shares this mighty conquest of Calvary to the full.  Jesus who has absolute command over the forces of evil confers this authority upon His disciples for He says, “Behold I have given you authority…over all the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19).

    The believer whose eyes have been opened to the comprehension of his throne rights in Christ soon learns in the exercise of this authority that the power he possesses “in the heavenlies in Christ” is infinitely greater than that which backs his enemies.  The powers of evil are compelled to obey the believer as he boldly and in faith exerts his authority in Jesus’ name.

    The Cross has robbed Satan of his power.  To overcome him, present the blood of Jesus in the face of every attack from the pit whether the attack is upon your church, family, mind, soul, body or circumstances.  Satan is overcome by the blood of the Lamb of God, and by the word of our testimony (Rev. 12:11).  Bind the blood upon him.  It takes away all his abrogated authority and power.

    The seat of authority far above the enemy, in union with Christ, is the believer’s security (Eph. 1:15-23; 2:1-6).  By faith ask God to cover every part of your conscious and sub-conscious being with the blood of Jesus.  Then say aloud, “Jesus’ blood does NOW protect every part of me and does NOW destroy the power of the devil.”  A definite stand in the authority of the Lord must be taken, absolutely refusing to give place to the devil in whatever form he manifests himself in the church or home, in body, mind or spirit. 

“Give No Place to the Devil”

    Whenever the powers of darkness come anywhere near the borders of your home or church or personal life, in the name and authority of Jesus Christ they must be challenged.  Say out loud, “This is the devil, and I now resist him in the name and power of the Lord who conquered him on Calvary.”

    Dissensions arise in churches, in ­families, among friends.  Behind all strife, perplexity and confusion is Satan.  To break his power use every weapon you know by appealing to God on the grounds of Calvary and calling down God’s judgment upon the adversary (Luke 18:7-8).  The devil only lets go his hold on men and affairs of church and home when compelled.  To us is entrusted the power to resist the devil (Jas. 4:6-12).   

    “Neither give place to the devil” (Eph. 4:27) is a commandment of God.  Are we daily displacing the devil and his despotic and Satanic control in the affairs of this present evil world?  Do we meet his attacks on mind and soul and body, upon church and home by counter attacks?  Do we in the name of the Lord and by His authority say, “The prince of this world is NOW cast down”?  Do we live in Ephesians six and obey God’s commands to “Be Strong”; “Put on God’s Armor”; “Wrestle”; “Stand”; “Withstand”; “Take the Sword”; “Pray with all perseverance”?

    It is our duty to oppose the devil every place we find him at work. The Lord says if we resist the devil he will flee and those who obey the Lord and put up a bold and steadfast resistance to Satan, find it is true, he flees as God said he would (Jas. 4:7).  We need daily to, in humble faith in Christ’s finished work, take our seat in the heavenly places at His right hand and exercise the authority which He has entrusted to us in fearlessly binding the powers of darkness wherever found. 

Enforcing the Redemptive Rights of This Dispensation

    In a certain revival center, outside opposition became so strong that it seemed the work would suffer ruin.  Finally, the pastor-evangelist gathered together a group of praying people and asked them to stand with him, under the blood of Christ, and bind the power of the enemy.  After a time of prayer and praise and song they definitely prayed aloud, “In the name of the Lord Jesus and by His authority we bind the strong man from stirring up these people, and from attacking God’s work” (see Matthew 12:29).  No further trouble was encountered.  The opposition began to quarrel among themselves and their power to oppose the church was broken.

    Instances may be multiplied to show that in every situation where, in faith, the obedient child of God claims his throne rights in Christ and boldly exerts his author­ity that none are able to stand before him.  A mother was grieved with the lying disposition of her child.  Learning of the authority of “His name” – quietly but firmly in the name of Jesus she rebuked the lying spirits and saw her child delivered.

    In personal work difficulty is often encountered in dealing with souls.  The mind of the seeker after salvation seems bound and blinded.  A quiet attitude of victory over the opposing spirits often brings quick deliverance to the captive.

    In another instance a Christian worker was often conscious of a stupefying power coming over his mind and para­lyzing his will.  He was often pressed down and perplexed.  He did not know of the oppression of the evil spirits in the atmosphere and did not resist the attacks but stood passive and helpless before them.  One day it came to him from God to say out loud, “This is the devil.  I resist him in the name and power of the Lord who conquered him at the Cross.”  He felt instant relief from the oppression on mind and body.  His mind cleared.  His will became strong to resist.  His faith in Calvary’s victory extricated him from a mass of perplexing circumstances that had for years hindered his testimony and prayer life.

    God’s Word is clear, “Your adversary the devil...whom resist steadfast in the faith...” (1 Pet. 5:8-9).

    – Condensed.

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