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THE ASCENDED PLACE
Men, just as Moses took his position on a hill overlooking the battle that was raging between the sons of light and the sons of darkness, so we must also, by faith, take up our position in Christ who has ascended into the hill of the Lord on our behalf. This hill of the Lord into which Jesus Christ has ascended is the highest position of all.
Ephesians 4:10 sates: “He that descended is the same also that ASCENDED UP FAR ABOVE ALL heavens that he might fill all things.”
When it comes to prevailing prayer and seeing our prayers answered, it is important for us to see ourselves seated together with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). This enables our faith to rise and become strong because it is not based on our righteousness, but on His righteousness.
Psalm 24:3: “Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?"
When we look at all the moral and ethical qualifications listed in the following verses in Psalm 24, we could easily shrink back into our own hopeless despair. However, we have the amazing truth that through identification with Christ Jesus, we have the privilege of being not only welcomed up into the holy hill (heavenly places), but we are given a front seat!
In fact, even more than front seat. We are given a governing seat in Christ at the right hand of the almighty throne of God.
Psalm 15:1-5 also speaks of the righteous qualifications of those who can dwell in God’s holy hill.
We Christian men but not view ourselves apart from Christ-worthiness. This is where we so often fail to see our prayers answered. We must appropriate our ascended position in Christ.
From our position of being ascended and seated at the Father’s right hand of total and complete power, we dare not plead our own name. God has given Jesus a name which is above every name and at the mention of this name “every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10,11).
This name has been given to us to plead in the place of our own unworthy name.
1 Corinthians 1:30: “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.”
Colossians 2:10: “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.”
Teach Your families these truths so they can have their prayers answered.