(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) (Ephesians 4:9-10 KJV)
In one place Paul says that if the devil knew what he was doing, he would not have crucified Christ (1 Cor 2:8). Everything that happened was fulfillment of scripture! He came as a lamb to be crucified for the very purpose of taking back the power that was stolen from Adam through deception.
‘Now that He ascended’, this statement is full of power and we will reserve its analysis for another day. Before He ascended, He first descended into the lower parts of the earth. For what reason you may ask? He had to get to the citadel of the devil, the very throne room of the enemy who was holding power illegally. The three days before His resurrection, He was busy recovering that which was lost. He embarrassed Satan in his own stronghold.
I am here to announce to you that power is no longer in the hands of the enemy. It was taken back. Satan was embarrassed in his own place of power. Even those that were held illegally were released (Eph 4:8) All he can do now is to still work through deception to keep prisoners those that have been set free. This is why the Father laments that, ‘my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge’ ((Hosea 4:6). Bring yourself to a place of knowledge of your rights. Fight for your rights for since the days of John the Baptist the kingdom of God suffers violence but the violent will take it by force (Matt 11:12).
Power changed hands! Refuse that disease, refuse to accept those nightmares, refuse that terrorism from the devil. Refuse those miscarriages and so-called barrenness! He holds no power, it was taken from him. With your mouth, you can declare God’s word and bring yourself to the level that God always intended for you. Let God’s word sink into your heart and stand on it no matter the attempts of the enemy to try and deceive you.
The good news is that when He ascended He gave power to us His children, not only that. He is seated at the right hand of the Father now, ever living and making intercession for us (Romans 8:34). You now have representation right in the throne room of God and besides holding power, you have the most powerful intercessor in the world on your side.
Look up today, things are changing as you come to the understanding that power changed hands. I pray for you that knowledge becomes part of you and that you quest for more of it. May you come to an awareness of your rights in Christ!
I refuse to be intimidated by the enemy through tricks and deception. I accept that power changed hands. He descended so that I may ascend and today I refuse anything that does not align with one who is a joint heir with Christ.
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