My thoughts are still lingering on the resurrection of Jesus and how His followers must have felt after seeing Him again. Perhaps they thought that He would resume what He started on earth. But Jesus reminded them that He was going away, going back to The Father. On the surface, it looks like Jesus left His disciples. We know He sent His Spirit to them, and He had told them it would be better this way (John 16:7). But He was no longer physically with them. He was in heaven, and they were on earth.
“After The Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and He sat at the right hand of God.” (Mark 16:19)
We in the Kingdom of God know not to look at the surface. The truer picture is that while Jesus is on His throne and His followers are on earth, His Spirit is in His followers on earth and His followers are seated with Him in heaven. It’s true, we are not confined to this realm, and He has not left it. Both He and we operate in both realms simultaneously.
The beauty of this plan is that we as His followers – His priest and kings in His Kingdom – can present both the needs of humanity to God and the power of God to humanity. Jesus is seated on His throne, not as an absent deity but as a distributor of Kingdom authority. Through those who believe, He offers His strength to all who need Him. He may be sitting on His throne, but He is actively walking and talking through us, His people.
That’s amazing, isn’t it? May we never forget our connection with heaven. We are an intersection between two realms, a living, breathing gateway for Kingdom power. Our prayers come not from a place of desperation but from a place of victory – displayed at the Cross and the empty Grave. Our message is spoken not from tentative speculation but from divine revelation. If we are relying on Him, our strength is not our own but the evidence of divine power. You Are In A Much Better Position than you think.
Let’s learn to live from that position. It’s always true, but it only manifests practically when we learn to see it. Let’s not allow anyone from any realm convince us that our human flaws and frailties disqualify us from extraordinary work. We are representatives and a reflection of The King to everyone around us.
Have a confident weekend. Make it better by worshiping The LORD with those who live to make a difference for Christ and be an influence for His glory because they know who they really are.
All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.
“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)