This past weekend has probably been one of the best Easter Seasons I have ever had. Taking the time to really think on what Jesus did, taking the time to think about how the mother of Jesus and the disciples who loved him must have felt as the watched them crucify Jesus. Then on the third day Jesus defeated death, hell, and the grave when He rose up and came knocking at the gates of hell to take the keys from Satan!
Rumor had spread while Jesus was alive to the religious leaders that Jesus had said he would indeed rise on the third day. Even though these leaders did not believe what Jesus had said, they were not so sure the followers or disciples of Jesus would not come and somehow steal Jesus body and then “say” he rose from the dead. With temple guards standing watch over the tomb and the official wax seal of Pilate sealing the stone door shut once and for all, they felt there would be no way for anyone to get in; but they did not ever think about Jesus rising up and getting out! Hallelujah!
The devil is not up to any new tactics, in fact he does not have anything new; all he ever does is just a repeat of what he has already done! He gives spiritual assignments to his cohorts to stand guard over you and your life; keeping away as many miracles and blessings he is allowed to. (Notice I said allowed here, we have power and authority over the enemy and All his plans!) The devil does not want you to think you can rise up out of your situation in victory. He does not want you to know you have been healed by the stripes Jesus took on his back, he does not want you to know Jesus took over poverty and lack. The devil wants you to think your situation is dead and at a loss. And he (if we allow him) puts his wax seal over our situation to keep us from having the victory that Jesus ALREADY died for! He wants to prevent your miracle, your provision, and your breakthrough!!!
When we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior we are made a new creation in Christ Jesus, we inherit the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and we can use it in prayer against the enemy. The value of the authority rests on the power that is behind the authority; God Himself IS the power behind our authority! The devil and his forces are obliged to recognize our authority!!!
You have a right to stand against the enemy in Jesus Name, your situation cannot stand under the Name of Jesus, so allow Jesus to come into your tomb and bring you out! In Jesus name you can rise up out of your situation!