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What will give us confidence in our walk of faith in Christ? What will give us confidence in leading others in the path of life? We must know that our path is a spiritual path. It is of the spirit and of the natural. We are influencing our natural world by the spiritual reality of the kingdom of God. We must know that the realm of the spirit and the realm of the natural are connected. There are more with us in the spirit than are with anything that is against us in the spirit or in the natural. We are connected to all that is in heaven.
Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Mount Zion is not a geographical location on the earth. It is a reality of the Spirit, and it is filled with all in Christ in the place that is, the place that was, and the place that is to come. We are joined to the full force of the general assembly of the church in heaven and upon the earth. Our greatest connection is with Jesus, the name that is above all other names. We have an assurance of triumph over everything that opposes the life of God in our lives.
What is it that gives us the ultimate connection to the life and power of God’s Spirit? We have a multitude with us in the realm of the spirit, but the strength behind our connection is God’s love for us as His children. Because nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ, nothing can separate us from the force and power of all that in the realm of the spirit.
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Connection to God in the Spirit doesn’t mean that we are free from opposition and suffering in this life. It simply means that in all things we will conquer because of God’s love for us. We can have confidence as believers and as leaders that we are connected to the spirit because of God’s love. When faced with spiritual opposition of darkness we must remind ourselves and one another that we are joined to spiritual powers of light, most of all, we are joined to God our Father through Jesus Christ the Son and God in His love will give us all wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in our path of life.
Food For Thought,
Ted J. Hanson
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