But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7.
“All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.” Isaiah 53:6.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
No more lame duck excuses. It is time to take authority over yourself and stop all this nonsense. Enjoy our relationship. Christ died to give it to you.
Christ died to give you a relationship of joy with Me. Enjoy it. You are the elect. You are forgiven and blessed. Jesus leads you out with joyful singing laden with silver and gold and not a feeble one among you, and no one stumbles. He is your good Shepherd and you hear His voice.
My left hand under your head and My right hand embraces you. That is relationship.
The only way you can live a life of perfect love and peace is by being seated with Christ above. By being the head and not the tail, above and not beneath. Otherwise your perspective will be wrong and you will live in defeat, without love, and with no peace. It is all about position and perspective, otherwise your self-image will be wrong and will keep you trapped in mediocrity. You choose—grasshoppers or more than conquerors, timidity and whining or boldness and confident speech. Position sets your perspective.
Remember the temple guards did not take Jesus into custody because they explained to the authorities who sent them to do so, “No man ever spoke like Him before.” He spoke with authority and not like their scribes. And remember when the leaders saw the boldness of Peter and John, knowing them to be uneducated men, they recognized they had been with Jesus.
It all comes down to a relationship of loving, confident trust in Me. That was what made David bold. He said to Saul, when the army of Israel was cowering in fear before the Philistine Goliath, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:37. And I did. But he would never even have tried to fight Goliath if he had not been confident of My giving him the victory. And you probably never would have heard of the challenge of Goliath because no one would have been bold enough to take him on. And My apostle Paul had that same spirit of faith and he declared, “I know Him in whom I have believed and He will deliver me out of them all!” And how about the three friends of Daniel? Being thrown into a fiery furnace gave them no fear for they had confidence in Me. They knew My faithfulness and My power.
When I sent Moses, Joshua, and Gideon to face their enemies and bring them down I told them the simple truth that kept them going to do mighty works of power, “I will be with you.”
Jesus told you He is with you always until the end of this age, and then you will be with Me forever. I never leave you or forsake you. As I told Joshua, “Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9. Do you believe that? David sang, “I know this, that the LORD is for me.” And if I am for you, who can be against you? Romans 8:31.
Who will bring a charge against My elect? I AM the one who justifies. Romans 8:33. There is no snatching out of My hand.
Live with Me above. When Christ died, you died to sin in Him, when I raised Christ from the dead, I raised you in Him and seated you with Him in Heaven at My right hand. Ephesians 2:6. Fix you mind above, get the divine perspective and what seemed very large and impossible to you will actually become quite small. Nothing is too hard for Me. Nothing is impossible to Me. But I need you to proclaim what you have. Acknowledge all the good things you have in Christ. Come up with Me and I will show you what will happen very soon.
By walking with Love, you are walking with Me. Like Enoch, and that relationship with Me was so close that one day I just took him across the light line to come onto My side. To walk with Love you must walk in love. And do you know why you can live this triumphant life of victory where you are above and not beneath, the head and not the tail? Why you can be in everlasting favor and intimacy with Me, blessed in all things? Because of what you read in Isaiah 53:6 and you must never forget it. You should write this Scripture in your heart. “All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.” Isaiah 53:6. All the wrong you ever did, do, or will do fell on Him. And not only your iniquities but everyone’s. He gave His life as a ransom for all. 1 Timothy 2:6. Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude for where I have put you in Him. Colossians 2:5-7. When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, I made you alive together with Him, having forgiven you all your transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against you, which was hostile to you; and I have taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Colossians 2:13-14. I have put you in Him in a place of grace, in a place of power, in a place of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Not for anything you have done, but for what He has done. Deeds done in your own righteousness are nothing but filthy rags, but works done in My righteousness are solid gold.
One man, the first man, put you all in a mess, but the last Adam, the God/Man, undid all the mess. One man took you in and one Man took you out. He calls you by name and leads you out. The good Shepherd who gave His life for the sheep. When you were trapped in your transgressions and unbelief, I qualified you in Him to share the inheritance of the saints in light. I have made you joint heirs with Christ. I sealed you in Him and made Him wisdom unto you, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30.
Jesus has made it a reality for you to live godly, released from your sins by His blood, and made you a king and a priest because of His great love for you even when you were living a sinful life against Me. I gave you My Son to take away the evil you did against Me. David sinned against Bathsheba and her husband, but when he prayed to Me in repentance he said, “Against You only have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight.”
Jesus took all your sins. I took all your iniquities and laid them on Him. Everyone is forgiven and free but you must receive Him as Lord, for as Jesus told the Pharisees, unless you come to believe that He is the Lord you will die in YOUR sins. And you will drink the cup of wrath, but Jesus drank it for you when you make Him your Lord and Savior. Isaiah 51:22. I took the chalice of My anger out of your hand and put it in the hand of Jesus. Isaiah 51:22; Matthew 26:42.
You are in My hand and there is no snatching out of My hand. The evil one canot touch you and the plan is in My hand with your name engraved on it. And I put it in your DNA. You can live out who I made you to be, each person’s DNA is different and every cell in your body has the plan in it of your life. The path of your life is not hard to find, it is in you by My hand divine. I wrote it out before you came forth, in your mother’s womb I gave it birth.
Wisdom is to let hurts go. And wisdom is to let no idle, evil, unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29.
When Peter cut off the ear of Malchus in the Garden of Gethsemane, as Jesus healed it, He answered and said, “Stop, no more of this.” Luke 22:51. No more cutting and tearing each other apart in fear and anger. No malice or ill speaking of one another. Forgive those who hurt you. Jesus healed the ear of a man who came to arrest Him and take Him captive for His harm. You must learn to forgive and let go of offense. Whom you forgive is forgiven, whose sins you retain are retained, not against them but in you. When you stand to pray, forgive anyone whom you are retaining anything against, just as I have forgiven you in Christ. And I have forgiven the one you are not forgiving too. Remember? All of you like sheep have gone astray, each of you have turned to your own way; but I, the LORD, have caused the iniquity of you all to fall on Him, the alef and the tav, the beginning and the end for all. Isaiah 53:6.
I love you. I knock at the door of your heart, and if you will open to Me, I will come in and dine with you and you with Me; seated in heavenly places and it is there you will be able to see as I do. And that makes all the difference in whether you live in confidence or in fear. Don’t spend another day in the wrong chair. Position sets perspective. Come up higher.