Have the Faith of God .. in other words see what God sees and believe what God believes ..
Faith will help you to see way beyond what you can see . Faith will help you to see what God sees and to believe what God believes .
God is not a bit nervous about anything going on in this world today !
God is not looking at the economy and the gas prices and saying Wow ! I never saw that coming ! No !
Gods kingdom is never shaken by any CNN or Fox News report and neither should we be Why ?
Because we have received a kingdom that cannot be shaken .
And guess what ? His kingdom is in us .
We just need to have our eyes fixed in the right place .. in other words what are you looking at ? What are you beholding?
Are we looking at the world ? Or are we looking to Jesus the author and finisher of the faith ?
We need to have our eyes open to our new reality in Christ .
Remember when Elijah asked the Lord to open the servants eyes to see beyond this perishing world ??
So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
And Elisha prayed, and said, "LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 kings 6:16-17
Paul prayed the same thing when he said
Ephesians 1:15-23 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
18] the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power
which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
I’m not real sure that much of the church has any clue of the one who now lives in them ! Who they are in perfect union with !
Christ is our life and our victory .. Greayer is He that lives in you then he that lives in the world ..
It’s about seeing what God sees and believing what God believes .. it’s have I h your thoughts entwined with Gods thoughts that will cause you to rise up with wings as eagles.
Colossians says it this way .
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4
The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes it, but for those who don’t well they will be filled with a lot of unnecessary rest and turmoil .
We need to understand that salvation is not just speaking of going to a place called heaven one day , but it’s actually talking about being able to reign in life through Jesus Christ … in the right here and now ..
Salvation is about being able to reign in the this present evil world through the Zoe life of the Spirit of God who now lives in us ..
The Gospel says that not only did Christ die but the old you in Adam died with Him..
The old man who constantly looked to his own flesh and to this present world for righteousness and life died !
The Gospel says that when Christ was raised up from the dead that we were raised with Him !
This is not just a future Hope but a right now present reality.
We were raised up with Christ and are seated with Him .. In Him
The Gospel says that my new life is perfect union with Christ life .
Christ is my life and I no longer seek life where life cannot be found ..
I’m dead to seeking life in a world that has no ability to cloth me with eternal life .. My life is in Christ
As Paul said I’m dead to the world and the world is dead to me ..
Colossians 3:16 also says .. To Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Let means your need to let it happen .. Jesus the word stands at the door knocking but you need to let him come on in ..
What’s Jesus want ? Why is He knocking? Why does he want to come in ? He wants to fellowship with you and you with Him ..He wants you to experience what you were always created and designed for ..intimacy.