Daniel Fast – Day 11 with Fusion Church

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DAY 11 –  HEAVENLY POSITION

 …….and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus… – Ephesians 2:6

 

I believe one of the greatest things the devil tries to steal from the Church is her identity. I have heard horror stories on how people have stolen social security numbers to purchase high ticketed items and how it has ruined their credit score. I was a victim of identity theft years ago and let me tell you, it wasn’t fun.

 

It took a lot of time to get things straightened out and I had to pay a lot of money to get things in order. When it comes to our identity in Christ, there are two things you must know. Your identity consists of who you are and what you have. And what you have as a child of God is a heavenly position. That’s right, you are seated right now (spiritually speaking) with Christ Jesus.

 

If you don’t get a revelation of your heavenly position, you will never receive a heavenly perspective. The way you see yourself, others and circumstances will be determined by the lenses you see through. Negativity is a disease and will hinder you from receiving the fullness of what God wants to bless you with. Having a heavenly perspective is about seeing things the way God sees things and it’s about seeing people how God sees people.

 

Gods view is broad and wide and He doesn’t worry about the outcome of any situation because He trusts in His sovereignty! He trusts in Himself because He is high and lifted up, and because we are united with Him through the Holy Spirit, we must allow the Father to change our perspective by being open to this wonderful truth. You are seated with Christ so enjoy the view!

 

 

 

PRAYER: Holy Spirit I need a revelation of my position in Christ. I need you to change my lenses and how I see things and people. Remove my negativity and help me to see things how You see things. In Jesus name, Amen!

 

 

FASTING TIP: Pray for encouragement from God when tempted to eat.

 

ADDITIONAL READING: Ephesians 2:1-22

 

RECIPE:

Pineapple Citrus Muffins

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup oat flour (see Recipe Notes)

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

½ cup diced pineapples

¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts

¼ cup Date Honey

¼ cup flaxseed meal

2 teaspoons unsweetened coconut flakes

2 teaspoons grated orange zest

½ teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly rub 8 cups of a 12-cup muffin tin with olive oil, and set aside.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and stir well to combine. Scoop out mixture into muffin tin cups, allowing

about 1/3 cup for each muffin. Bake 20 minutes, or until muffin tops are lightly browned. Serve warm.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)

Recipe Notes

Make your own oat flour by placing old-fashioned rolled oats in a food processor or blender and process until fine

(½ cup old-fashioned oats will yield about ½ cup ground oats).

Spread almond butter or Date Honey on top. Flaxseed meal is a powder made from ground flaxseeds. It can be found in health food stores and some grocery stores. Instead of buying flaxseed meal, you can also grind whole flaxseeds at home by using a coffee or seed grinder. The zest is the outermost, colorful skin of citrus fruits. Zest is often used to enhance flavor in recipes. The pith, or white membrane underneath the outside peel, has a bitter, unpleasant taste and should be avoided while zesting.

 

 

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