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To Live with God’s Eye View

The Lord is calling us up. He is calling us to live above the clouds and above the storm, with an eagle’s eye view.

Father God is beckoning us to come closer, and to live and move and have our being from the place of connection and partnership with Him.

We must aim to remove our focus from the earthly and the negative, and think on things above.

We must aim to learn God’s ways and God’s perspective, thinking, speaking and acting from that pure perspective.

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4 NKJV)

This comes only through the place of intimacy. It is in getting to know Jesus and hearing His voice, then following as He leads and guides. It is in knowing the heart of our Father, our God who is love and is our Refuge and Strength (1 John 4:8; Psalm 91:2; Psalm 46:1)

It is a higher perspective of living from the place where we truly dwell, seated in heavenly places with Him (Ephesians 2:6), where nothing phases us and nothing moves us except His voice, His heart, and His Spirit; and from this we follow His leading.

This is the place of being unmoved by whatever is happening around us or even trying to affect us, and instead being in tune with the Lord. This is the place of not allowing even our own emotions to lead us on, but to allow only God’s Spirit, along with His emotions and His truth, to lead and guide us, our actions and our responses.

This is the place of abiding fully in the Vine, so vital to our life, being in this world but not of it (John 15:1-5, 19; Romans 12:2).

This is the place of being fully committed to follow the Lamb wherever He goes, forsaking all else to follow Jesus no matter what.

“These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.” (Revelation 14:4 NASB)

What helps you to live with God’s perspective about your life? What do you do to help get your focus on God throughout daily life?  Share your thoughts below.

Dive In!

My heart is full with the knowledge that Christ’s return is soon. So many of us are living for ourselves, Christians included. Many aren’t living for God with the knowledge of His return in their hearts.

Know Him? No

If you don’t know Him today, know that God loves you unconditionally. He aches for you to know Him and have life and life abundantly! Come to Him and receive His everlasting love for you, my friend. Contact me or find someone who you think is truly living for and in love with Jesus and talk with them. Even tell Jesus Himself at this very moment of your desire to know Him. You won’t be disappointed!

Know Him? Yes

Are you trying to live as the world lives, fulfilling your longings with money/material things, success, activities and other people without satisfying your longing in God? He’s the only One who can satisfy you, beloved. Raise your heart to Him.

It’s not easy to constantly die to our soulish wants and desires and we will do so until His return. But come to Him, spend time with Him alone daily, and also bring Him into every aspect of your life here. You will grow in experiencing His yoke that is easy and light.

He Aches For You!

He aches to hear your voice, and also wants to tell you how He feels about youalways love and gladness! Ask Him, beloved! Ask Him! He will speak of His love to you!

Go on the never-ending pursuit of seeking God and searching out His unfathomable riches. Talk to Him and listen for His reply. Dive into His Word and ask questions like, “What was Mary feeling as she sat at Your feet listening to You speak?” What were You feeling, Jesus?!” He will answer, I know it!

It’s not just for the pastor or missionary or the person who’s “crazy” for God. It’s for ALL of us! Dive into seeking out the God of the universe in all His endlessness! You won’t be disappointed!

Being Prepared for Christ’s Return

“Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit… “Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them… if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. “You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.” …the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? “Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes… (Luke 12:35, 37, 39-40, 42 – Read all of Luke 12:35-48.)

Christ says we are blessed if we are ready when He returns. We’re to be alert and always prepared for His second coming so that His return doesn’t take us by surprise no matter when He comes. We must be ready. In verse 37, Jesus even says that He Himself will come serve and dine with us who are ready and alert for His return.

I know that I honestly don’t feel prepared for Jesus’ return! How can we be prepared? Some things I feel God brought to my mind:

  1. First, we must have faith in God to help and guide us by His Holy Spirit. Without faith, we can’t please God.
  2. We must put our relationship with Him center-stage, spending daily, quality time with God on a consistent basis. (Read the Parable of the Ten Virgins.)
  3. Read, pray, study and live His Word, including studying Scripture pertaining to the End Times. (150 Chapters on the End Times.)
  4. Help others be ready by equipping them to do #1-3 above and guide them in preparing others still–both other believers and also reaching the lost for Christ (Luke 12:42).

So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.’ (Revelation 3:3)

Prayer: Lord, strengthen our faith in You and guide us by Your Holy Spirit. Help us to cultivate our relationship with You in all depth and intimacy. Give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You and in Your Word, Your will and Your ways. Help us in every way to be alert and prepared for Your return, helping others to be ready as well. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Other verses to study: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 2 Peter 3:10-18, Revelation 3:1-3

Making Connections

Probably others have seen this, but today in my reading of Luke 10, God led me to remember Revelation 9 in comparison. I wasn’t studying end times specifically, just in the Word with my quiet time. I love it when God reveals Scripture like that at most unexpected times! I wanted to share this with others, so:

Luke 10:18-19:
He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.”

What first made me think of the passage in Revelation was actually the mention of scorpions, but Luke 10:18 in relation to Revelation 9:1 caught my eye as well.

Revelation 9:1-4 (The Fifth Trumpet):
Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

The passage in Luke 10 is an awesome promise to us as believers that WE WILL OVERCOME even the powers of the enemy, in whatever form they manifest, and that we will be protected by our Savior Jesus Christ during the end times! Definitely something to study more…

Link via BibleGateway: Luke 10:18-21/Revelation 9:1-5