Excerpt From You Are Blessed by Sylvia Gunter
Speaking to your personal spirit, hear God’s word for you in John 11:25. “I am the resurrection and the life.” 1 Peter 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” Ephesians 1:18-20 “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know…His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the Heavenly realms.”
Spirit, be blessed to know that you are identified with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. You are united with Him in His resurrection (Rom. 6:4-5). You live in the fullness of the risen and ascended Christ every day because God raised you up with Him. It is no longer you who live but the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you (Rom. 8:11). He is your life in the fullness of His resurrection (Phil. 3:10).
Because of what Christ did, you are hidden in God, sealed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Be blessed to live seated with Him in the Heavenly realms in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6). Be blessed in the reality of your new life, your sanctification, and all the finished work of Christ’s resurrection and ascension.
Spirit you are created to hear and commune with God and represent Him to the soul and body. You are the team leader, leading the soul and body. You have been given all spiritual blessings in the Heavenlies in Christ Jesus. As the Holy Spirit makes these blessings active in your life, He applies to you all the power and gifts in Pentecost. Be blessed to live unto Him in all things, giving Him total claim to your life.
All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus, and you are raised with Him to the right hand of the Father and established with Him in His authority. Receive all the authority of His ascension by which you have His power and dominion over spiritual forces of darkness. Be blessed to stand in Christ, having all authority to overcome the power of the evil one. You reign in life through Christ.
Spirit, the glories and the benefits of the resurrection and ascension of Christ on your behalf are huge. You can compare the trials of your life now with the darkness of the hours after the crucifixion. You are waiting to emerge triumphant in the dawning of resurrection with the rebirth of life and hope and joy.
Spirit, there is a huge bank account of spiritual riches that is in your name. But it is not yours until you make a claim against it, until you write a check on it and cash it. You can be rich and go hungry if you never write a check or access the ATM. You are making a claim on the resurrection power of Jesus when you say, “I am no longer a slave to sin. Because of what Jesus did, I am not under the spirit of the law of sin and death.” You cash a check on the resurrection power of Jesus every time you bow your knees and ask forgiveness or access His grace to go to someone and ask their forgiveness.
You put in a claim on the resurrection power of Jesus when you are faced with something you can’t handle, and you look to Him and throw Himself on His sufficiency. You make a claim on the resurrection power of Jesus when you feel rejected and remember that in your Father you are not rejectable, and He can never reject you.
You make a claim on the resurrection power of Jesus when you feel unloved and abandoned, and you counter that with the truth that “Nothing can separate me from my Father’s love; He cannot leave me of forsake me.” You put in a claim on the resurrection power of Jesus when you live in the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way, and you put everything in your life under His feet and make Him your head over everything in your life at all times.
Spirit, Jesus came to show you His Father and your Father. Be blessed that your Father’s purpose and power is to restore you to be who He designed, and in Jesus you can access it. The more you exercise your freedom of choosing Jesus, the easier it is to stay in your spirit. Be blessed to understand your true position in Christ. Spirit, receive it and choose to live in it, not allowing the soul or the body to take over. The spirit of Christ Jesus is present every day in you so that you can live always from your spirit.