One of the foundational truths we focus on in our Freedom Fighter International Training Center curriculum is the spiritual truth of being hidden in Christ! Disciples of the Jesus need to understand the truths of being hidden in Christ, resulting in a more victorious life. PART ONE we examined some basics of being in Christ. This part — Part II will examine what blessings and benefits we possess as a result of this spiritual truth and reality. I believe understanding these truths will empower you to be a more victorious disciple in Christ!
The apostle Paul taught the church, more then two-thousand years ago, that we have been blessed with EVERY spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. In Ephesians 1:3 the Scripture is clear: “…who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”
What is some of the blessings we have by virtue of who we are in Christ? We have all of His love, peace, joy, strength, provision, and on and on I could go. However, today, I want to focus on the blessing of VICTORY! That’s one of the blessings we have in Christ. He is “far above” all demonic powers (see Ephesians 1) so as a result of being IN HIM –we are ALSO far above all the dark forces of Satan.
Moreover, we who are in Christ Jesus are also in a continual state of victory –forevermore. The Scripture is clear on this. In 2 Corinthians 2:10 the apostle Paul encourages us in this truth for all time: “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ.”
We are winners, not losers. We are victors in the resurrected Son of God! Amen! Be encouraged my brothers and sisters, we win with Jesus for we are IN HIM!
So, to recap:
-When we are born-again, the Holy Spirit invades our spirit nature and we become alive.
-Immediately, God the Father, takes our spirit nature and transports it to the heavenly places.
-Once we are in the heavenly places, God places us in His Son. We are now hidden in Him!
-By virtue of being in Him we are blessed with EVERY spiritual blessing, including victory!