Monday, May 12, 2014

Jeff Jansen: The Enthroned Life! What "Seated With Christ" Means And How To Live There

Jeff JansenOf all the subjects and books that could be written to encourage Believers in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, the subject ofThrone Room living is, in my opinion, one of the most crucial.

The reality of enthroned living is that Jesus personally invites us to share with Him in His enthronement at the right hand of the Father right now. This invitation is not only set aside for God's generals or anointed ones, but rather is the privilege, right, and inheritance of every Spirit-filled Believer on planet Earth.

"Cum Christo" or "with Christ," means we are seated with Christ in the heavily realm and have the right of privilege to enjoy living from Heaven to earth in the now. We are enthroned! It's true that many of God's children have not accepted the invitation into this reality; however it does not negate the fact that it is intended for all. The fullness of God's blessings and access into the glorious inheritance of the saints are already ours to enjoy in Christ Jesus and awaiting our full comprehension, acceptance, and appropriation.

Jesus shed His Blood on Calvary to open to us the way of life with all the benefits of His Kingdom. The right to sit and rule with Him on His heavenly throne in glory is at the top of that list.

The Apostle John, when caught away into the Throne Room and permitted to hear what Jesus said to the seven churches, recorded the following in the Book of Revelation: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me" (Revelation 3:20 AMP).

John saw an invitation being offered from Jesus Himself for us to "open the door to Him." The promise from the Lord is that if we opened the door to Him, He will, "come in to [us] and will eat with [us], and [we] (will eat) with [Him]."

The next thing John heard the Lord say was, "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne" (Revelation 3:21 NKJV).

John was writing to the Church at Laodicea, which was lukewarm and self-centered, and yet Jesus was offering them cooperation with Him on His throne. Entrance into the company of becoming an "overcomer" was quite clear: "If anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me" (Revelation 3:20 AMP).

In so doing, we are automatically seated with Christ on His seat of authority which the Father gave Him. As overcomers, we share in the glorious inheritance of Jesus Christ as joint-heirs, or co-seated ones. We rule with ultimate authority in Earth and in the heavenly realm. Sadly, most "Christians" do not believe this reality and pass these truths off as notions of bad theology and grandiose thinking, unknowingly cutting themselves off from access to their inheritance through unbelief. How tragic!

An enthroned Believer is one who has overcome the self-centered pull on this life, has opened the door to intimate union and fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and is eating and drinking and deriving his life from Jesus Christ alone. If we are zealous and repent and open the door to Jesus Christ through intimate union with Him, we can then join Him on His throne as enthroned ones, as overcomers who enjoy rich fellowship with Him.Jesus Has Opened The Way

Enthroned living is the reality of our supernatural union with God Himself. God created us to live in unbroken union with Him continually. As Spirit-filled Believers with our roots in Eden, we should live our lives now as we will live in eternity.

Jesus Christ, at great cost, opened the way back to Eden and to His throne, which, for every Believer, should be a true view of supernatural reality! The Blood of Jesus Christ provided not only salvation for humanity but also for the restoration and reconciliation of the whole of creation (see Colossians 1:20). The Lord is looking for His Church to be connected above through union with Him while keeping its Body fixed on the earth below, walking out the Kingdom mandate with power and love. To do this we must reconnect with the Head (Jesus Christ) and grow up spiritually.

Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Ephesians 4:15 AMP

Living In The Benefits Of Enthronement

Jesus said the overcomer would be enthroned with Him and enjoy all of the benefits of His victory. John tells us that it's our faith that overcomes the world and that the invitation to become an overcomer is for every Believer. "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith" (1 John 5:4 NKJV).

As our faith grows, we must take hold of our inheritance in Christ. There are six places in the Book of Revelation where the idea of an "overcomer" is used. The first three places all start with: "He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). To him who overcomes..." (Revelation 2:7, 2:11 and 2:17 AMP).

he fact that they start with "He who is able to hear" clearly indicates that an invitation is being offered to those who would hear, listen, and obey. The following three times the idea of"overcomer" is used in Revelation 2:26, 3:12, and 3:21 are addressed to "he who overcomes,"which indicates that Jesus is talking to a mature group of people that have already made the decision as overcomers. It ends with the invitation from Jesus Himself: "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne" (Revelation 3:21 NKJV).

We are to be conformed to the image of God's Son. Since Jesus Christ is an overcomer, then – at least, potentially – so are we as well. The truth is that you may not feel like a victorious overcomer, and your present level of spiritual maturity may not reflect it just yet, but if you are a Believer you have the potential to walk as an overcomer in Christ. As your mind is renewed and your faith grows, you are able to respond and enter into this reality. If it weren't possible to experience throne room living this side of eternity, Jesus would not have offered it to us. But He did!

We can enjoy the radical reality of supernatural union with Him in the here and now. He has given us power, authority, position and the right of joint seating with Him now in the heavenly sphere.

And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Ephesians 2:6 AMP

I encourage you to take time this week to meditate on being seated with Christ. Ask Holy Spirit to show you any areas of your life that you are not living in that higher place with Christ. Allow Him to show you what needs to change in your thinking, your actions, your faith in order to live in the fullness of the benefits of the enthroned life.

Richest blessings,

Jeff Jansen
Senior Leader, Global Fire Church & Global Connect
Global Fire Ministries International
Kingdom Life Institute & Global Fire School of Supernatural Ministry

Email: info@globalfireministries.com
Website: globalfireministries.com

Jeff Jansen is founder of Global Fire Ministries International in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The mission of GFMI, as an apostolic and prophetic ministry, is to pave the way for personal, city, regional, national, and world revival. The ministries of GFMI include: Global Connect, Global Fire Churches, Kingdom Life Institute, Global Fire TV, and international conferences and crusades. Jeff Jansen is well known for his miracle/healing anointing and prophetic ministry worldwide, often giving revelatory directives for not only individuals but regions and nations. Jeff is also founder and senior leader of Global Fire Church Murfreesboro, from which the Global Connect initiative of church planting and networking was birthed.

Jeff Jansen's Itinerary:

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May 1-4, 2014
Global Fire Korea: Cheonan
with Jeff Jansen
Contact: info@globalfireministries.com

May 5-6, 2014
Global Fire Korea: Kunsan
with Jeff Jansen
Contact: info@globalfireministries.com
May 9-12, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina Revival
with Jeff Jansen & David Hogan
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