Sunday, October 27, 2013
The Eyes of Our Understanding
Our own thoughts and ways must be set aside in order to follow Him. He is the Christ, the Anointed of the Lord God. Therefore, the natural man cannot come this way, for he cannot discern the presence, nor receive the anointing to bring us into this higher realm. This is a function of the Spirit, not of the mind.
The Lord greatly desires to introduce us to “His kingdom” through a Spirit-led life. He cannot allow us to have a part in this higher governmental realm of His kingdom until we have totally submitted our lives to be governed by Him and have in some measure, learned how to “walk in the Spirit.”
“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” Ephesians 1:18
There is much that is available to us - which we have yet to appropriate, as we have a tendency to settle for less than His adequate provision. Our Lord is challenging us to move upward and onward. The present feeling of spiritual dissatisfaction by many within the Body of Christ is His prodding. These “stirrings” within us are His means to bring us “higher.”
“Brethren, I do not imagine that I have yet laid hold of it. But this one thing I do – forgetting everything which is past, and stretching forward to what lies in front of me, with my eyes fixed on the goal I push on to secure the prize of God’s heavenward call in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 Weymouth
“I push on to secure the prize.” The kingdom of God is the goal.
“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up here, and I will show you things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” Revelation 4:1-2
For us to “live in the Spirit” is to become subject to the guidance that comes from the “throne” in His kingdom.
During this time of transition from the Church into the Kingdom, a remnant is being called to “come up” into a higher realm of identification with our Lord, in His throne.