Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Where Are We?

Last week, I asked the question, “Where is Jesus?” He is at the right hand of the Father. 

This week I ask, “Where are We?” In one sense, we could say that we are at Providence Church or Lynchburg or on the Earth. All of those answers are true but only partially.
We are with Jesus seated at the right hand of the Father. There is much we could say about this. It is a place of privilege and responsibility before the Father. It represents both a present reality and a future certainty of Christ’s rule and our rule with Christ. But what I really want to say about it is simply that it is true. We can theologize, philosophize and theorize but what we need to do is simply realize. We must understand this is real.

Jesus is real. He is alive. He has a body. We are in Christ and we are His body, the Church. As the Church, we are in the place of final authority with Jesus. Do you understand the manifold and magnificent ramifications of this? 

Jesus cannot be toppled, therefore the Church cannot be toppled. The Church and those of us in Christ are absolutely secure in the place of ultimate and final authority, now and forever. This is God’s exceeding great power towards us who believe. If God is for us, who can be against us?

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