Have you ever considered that it was the cross of Jesus that joined the universe to itself by joining it to God. The cry, ‘It is finished!’ meant it has begun. The new creation has begun in Christ. The the New and Living Way of being had begun. The New Creation had begun – the process by which all things are made one in Christ.
If the universe is made whole in Jesus, so are you. You will find your togetherness, your victory over sin, its fragmentations and tortures in Jesus. Jesus opened a door to the realm that means much more than endurance. You can do more than endure. Reigning is not only for eternal life. It is for now. This does not mean and easy life. Jesus never said it would be easy. But you can reign even when circumstances indicate that you are dead and the Enemy attempts to suffocate you with hopelessness. Your victory is already real in the Spirit. It is by the Spirit of Christ in you today that this ultimate victory is brought into you present.
‘You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth’ Revelation 5.10 NIV.
You can reign in life since all things have by the Spirit been placed under Christ’s feet. We have the privilege of living in the Spirit to bring things in the natural under His dominion. Heaven and earth are linked by Jesus. You are seated in Him beside the Father. He walks with you by the Spirit on earth. Jesus is where you are and you have the privilege of declaring His authority over things on earth that are not yet under His feet. This is the meaning of ‘Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’
‘I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven’ Matt 16.19 NIV.
Heaven is real and it is more than pie in the sky by and bye. Our adventure is to multiply the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. When Jesus is our life and we are ignited by His Spirit of Sonship, streams of living water issue from our being. From our hands come living acts and from our mouths living words.
With Jesus in us we become life itself, even in our mortal bodies. As sons and daughters living in the Spirit and not in the law, we minister in the authority and power of the Most High. We speak with authority and live with authority because it is the Son of God who lives through us, so that in spirit and truth we are the sons of God.
‘I ask you again, does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe the message you heard about Christ’ Gal 3.5 NLT.
‘And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus’ Eph 2.6 NIV.