Arise and reign with Christ
by Ivan Ho 5 Aug 2020
Demonic powers have no access to the third heavens as they have been casted down long BEFORE the creation of man on earth.
The only realms the devil can operate is 2nd heaven and earth which he did when he tempted Eve to sin against God, and Adam fell as well. Since then, man has no direct access to God’s place of abode due to sin. God has to come down to communicate with man (and to deal with demonic powers as in Job).
When Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead, our sins are forgiven and those who are in Christ can spiritually have access to the third heavens. We are seated with Christ in the heavenlies where we rule and reign with our Lord.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians 2:4-6 KJV
At the same time, the devil has been completely disarmed of his power. Any power that he has is given to him by sinful man not by God. The devil’s tactics is to keep you bound at his level of operation. As long as you try to fight the devil at the soulish level, you are fighting a loosing battle. Unfortunately that’s where most people operate, throwing punches in the air so to speak. Our spirit man must arise to the level of Christ!
The weapons of warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. (2 Cor 10:4-5) Spiritual warfare is not against the devil, but in what demonic spirits have been building in your minds and hearts. What need to be pulled down is in your mind, the religious and mental strongholds you allow the enemy to build over the years. Such strongholds are so strong that only God can dismantle.
Christ is sending us the word to dismantle our strongholds. The way to demolish strongholds is through obedience to the word of Christ, taking captive every thought to obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:6) As long as we stay in disobedience we have no power to overcome attacks of the enemy. Disobedience keeps us bound at the level where demonic powers operate.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 KJV
Take the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. That does not mean holding the bible in our hands and wave at the devil or just studying the bible. We need to obey what God speaks to us through His written as well as spoken words. Jesus would have no power over the devil if He just quoted the written word but wasn’t living in obedience Himself. As the Son of God, Jesus was in total obedience to God the Father!
Arise to God’s level where no powers of darkness can have access!