Dear Precious Friends,
It's a beautiful new day... a gift... So much is happening in our world, we must be filled with God's word and rise up to what we've been called for.
I love the beauty of God’s Word. It’s precision, order, and purpose. God sees everything and is orchestrating events within human history and our individual lives – all for His great glory.
Have you heard this song by Zach Williams????
MY FRIENDS, WE ARE HERE FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS! IT IS TIME FOR US TO RISE UP!!! GET MOTIVATED.. click this link and listen to this song...
The Hebrew verb translated “Up!” is qumi, which means to arise or stand up.
As believers we are united with Christ and because the Lord Jesus broke the power of sin and death and hell when He rose from the dead – the strength of sin in our lives has also been broken and we have been raised-up, into newness of life, in Him.
But God did so much more for us when the Lord Jesus died and rose from the dead – (and then ascended into heaven, to sit at the right hand of the Father in great glory and majesty). we discover that we have a new and eternal position, simply because we believe in Jesus. We have been positioned in Christ and exalted together with Him into heavenly places – IN HIM. We have been seated spiritually in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.
WOW WOW WOW... EXCUSE ME... DID YOU READ THIS TRUTH???
As believers, our physical body may still be living on the earth, but our spiritual position is in the heavenlies in Christ. Positionally and eternally we are complete in Christ.. yet we are to grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus, during the rest of our time on earth.
While positionally and spiritually we are already seated together with Christ in the heavenly realms – our physical condition may seem to contradict the truth of our new position in Him. ( anyone relate)
We died with Christ and are dead to the world and our life is hidden in Him and yet we are daily to put to death the things that are of the world and the lust of the flesh. SEE WITH OUR SPIRITUAL EYES!!!!
We were raised up to newness of life and are complete in Him - we have put on the new man in Christ and are seated with Him in heavenly realms and yet we walk this earth and are charged to keep on being renewed in our minds, and to put off the old self with its evil practices.
While our spiritual POSITION in Christ is assured our physical CONDITION is very different, and so we are to trust God at His word and reckon all that He has told us in His world, is the truth. There is no contradiction in God’s Word and SINCE God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms.
Let us live our lives by faith, with thanksgiving, in a manner that is worthy of our exalted positioned in Christ, and glorifies our Father Who is in heaven.
God is outside of time and sees everything from an eternal perspective. God saw Hagar and Ishmael’s future. Jesus saw Martha and Mary in extreme grief over Lazarus' death.. Jesus wept!! He told Lazarus to RISE UP!!!!
Jesus saw the paralytic’s faith. He demonstrated the hope of the resurrection ... just moments before His arrest, Jesus commands His sleepy disciples, “Rise!”—the exact same verb He uses to foretell His resurrection soon to come.
Hagar, rise! Young man, rise! Child, rise! It’s not over!
HE IS SAYING THE SAME TO YOU AND I... NO MATTER OUR CONDITION.. IN FACT IF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH EXTREME PAIN AND ISSUES, PEOPLE LISTEN AND WATCH YOUR TRUST IN THE LORD AND FAITH! YOUR EXAMPLE AND YOUR ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN ANYTHING ELSE YOU THINK OR IMAGINE..
Beloved, it’s not over! Right where you are, God is calling us you: rise!
In every scenario, the situation looked hopeless. Hagar’s son is dying, the man is paralyzed, the child is dead, Lazarus is dead, and the King of Glory is about to be arrested, tried, and killed. But God looks down from heaven and sees Behind the Seen. He sees what no one else could believe: they ... will ... rise!
Ephesians 2:4-6 assures us that,
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)
The verbs “raised” and “seated” in Ephesians 2:6 are presented in Greek as a statement of fact. To Him, we are already raised and seated with Christ in the heavenly places, and nothing in all creation can change this truth. This is the foundation of our Christian hope! Our hope of heaven is not wishful thinking or fairy tales, but a fixed, eternal fact.
Rise! “It is finished!” (John 19:30)
Praise the Lord! Jesus Christ has won the victory! The Cross demonstrates His great love for us. His resurrection reveals His power over death and the grave. He did it all so that we could become children of God, holy and beloved in His sight.
AMEN AND AMEN AND EXCUSE ME... WHO WILL RISE UP TODAY!!! PLEASE SAY SO IN THE COMMENTS!
Resources: God's word, Holy Spirit, Daily Verse
HAGAR: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me.