The last two weeks of January, 2018, I’d been studying almost exclusively in the book of Ephesians. Several times during this period, in the wee hours of the morning, I’d awakened to hear the Lord say,
“Rise up and sit with Me, My Beloved!”
Every time I heard this, my heart filled with excitement and anticipation at the thought of taking my seat in Christ at the right hand of the Father! As Ephesians chapters 1 & 2 (along with other verses) make clear, Jesus has been given all power and authority and now sits at the right hand of the Father. He is far above every principality, power, might, and dominion, and every name that is named.
And the Father has made us alive together with Christ, and raised us up to sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:4-6). Jesus said He has given His power and authority to the Church. But the Church has yet to take that seat in the heavenly realm, and has failed to exercise the very power and authority given Her.
On January 31st, after again hearing the Lord tell me to rise and sit with Him, I began praying and enquiring about the various trials and spiritual battles of late that I and other brothers and sisters are experiencing. The intensity has been at a level I’ve never experienced, and I knew I wasn’t walking fully in the power and authority given by Jesus. As I cried before Him, suddenly the Lord said loudly,
“ALL HELL WILL COME AGAINST YOU!”
This was said with such urgency, it shook me to my core. I was then shown why the battles some of the saints are experiencing are of a totally different nature and intensity.
The Lord showed that, just as the resurrection of Jesus was opposed by Satan and every principality, power, and dominion of darkness, so will the rise of the Bride of Christ be opposed!
The opposition to the resurrection of our Lord was of such magnitude that it was only by the “exceeding greatness of His power…according to the working of His Mighty Power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand…” that Jesus was not only raised from the dead, but completely defeated and triumphed over ALL dominion, principalities, and powers of that age – and in the ages to come!
Saints, that same mighty power is “toward us who believe,” those who will rise up and sit with our Beloved at the right hand of the Father (Romans 8:11).
Those who take their seat in Christ Jesus will only do so by Faith, as it will require the total submission of our will to that of the Father, allowing Him to finish the work He has begun in us. Everything in our life that isn’t of Him, the high places and idols, will have to be destroyed and brought down. The things of the flesh will be burned up as we learn to live and worship Him in the Spirit.
The Lord is warning in advance that “All Hell Will Come Against You” as one rises to sit with Him. Just as the resurrection of Jesus was opposed by Satan, so will the rise of the Bride of Christ be opposed!
As we enter the spiritual realm currently ruled over by the kingdom of darkness, the battle will be like nothing we’ve experienced. Satan is absolutely terrified of a Saint who begins to walk in the Spirit and will do whatever he can to stop them. He knows when the flesh no longer rules over a Saint, he’ll have nothing left to attack him with.
Jesus is calling His Body to rise and sit with Him. Those who heed this call will become His Bride, and the two (Head and Body) will become one flesh. When we take our seat in Him at the right hand of the Father, we will then walk in the power and authority of Jesus!
It will be at that time that the manifold wisdom of God will be made know by the Church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places (Eph. 3:9-11). Once Her obedience is fulfilled, she will be used as His Instruments of Righteousness to punish all disobedience (2 Cor. 10:5-6).
This, dear Saint, is why “All Hell Will Come Against You” once you decide to heed the call to “Rise up and sit with Me, My Beloved.”
The Lord reminded me that He gave me a vision of the above a few years ago entitled: ‘The Light Will Rise Above the Darkness’. This short vision will help you see how it looks in the spirit realm.
Ephesians 1:18-23 and 2:4-6, “…that you may know…what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named…and He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body……But God…made us alive together with Christ, and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…”
Ephesians 3:9-11, “And to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Christ Jesus, to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places…”
1 Peter 4:12, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you.”
Romans 8:11, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
Romans 6:12, “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts…”
2 Cor. 10:5-6, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
John 4:23, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.”