Is it not amazing that one could engage another person in a casual conversation and in a short while discern with whom they are seated.
Scripture informs us that a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is seated with Him and He is seated at the right hand of the Father. So we are seated in a place where we have access to all the resources of the heavens.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
This is our position. Seated with Him and in Him; where He is the very core of our existence. I believe this is the reason why David declared:
Psalm 23: 4
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Let us not allow anyone or any circumstance to overwhelm us for He is with us. The Lord is not functioning and issuing His decrees from some remote location. He is formed in us. His Word is near.This is the reason we speak with confidence, boldness and authority that is imparted to us by being seated with Him and functioning from His Presence. The natural mind will never comprehend our joy in the midst of trials and persecution. He is with us.
Listen to these words by Charles Spurgeon:
“The refiner is never far away from the mouth of the furnace when His gold is in the fire”
We the remnant are His gold and He is our refiner.
Keep this in mind this as we join with many other like minded believers around the world to celebrate Him and His influence over our lives. There are those who are clamouring to be invited to all the A list parties; wanting to be seen with the right crowd to enhance their social status. Is this not the operating system of the Pharisees?
We must strengthen our resistance and maintain our vigilance as the structures of darkness would use this season of celebration to hinder our forward momentum in His Kingdom by eroding our faith in Him.
But where would we go the remnant of God? We are in Him and He is in us. We are His prisoners like Paul declared.
Numbers 6 : 24-26
24 “The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;
26 the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” ‘
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