Two weeks ago I was attacked by a mocking spirit that assaulted me for 24 straight hours. I could not come out from under this attack, it was as though it sat on me. Thinking it would pass by morning I woke up with the same spirit of mockery in my midst. As I cried out to the Lord for help, He said “Stand up!” I physically stood up as a prophetic act and then began to cast that spirit off of me with decrees and prayers in the courtroom of heaven. The spirit left and has not returned since.

I tell you this because the body of Christ has been sitting for too long. We have been taught over and over again that we are seated with Christ and we are, this is our positional authority according to Ephesians 1 & 2. When we are seated we have positional authority but when we stand we excercise our authority.

The Lord is saying it is time for the body of Christ to stand up and start exercising her authority. When we stand up the enemy backs down. When we stand up we make it clear we are not the afflicted, the broken, the weak, the helpless, rather we are the body of Christ who is clothed in the robe of righteousness.

The day is here when Saul and his sitting army is going to be activated, mobilized and will charge the enemy because David has yet again took a stand against the giants in the land. Stand up my friends, you are not to be under the circumstances of life but you are to reign over them. Your feelings about the situation are based on how you see the situation. Fix your eyes on the Lord and the situation will be minimized because the Lord is magnified.

Stand up! Stand and see the salvation of the Lord! Stand and keep on standing! Arise and shine! It’s a new day, it’s time for a new way. Stand up!

Romans 8:37 “Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.”