The Lord is incomparable in height, in prestige, in supremacy. He is beyond what the mind can capture. His name is great; he is greatly to be praised (Psalm 96:4). There is none like him.
Though enthroned on high, he comes down to earth because he delights in us. Though supreme, he seeks to walk in us (2Corinthians 6:16), work through us (Philippians 2:13). It is the greatest feeling in the world that God, the enthroned one, still seeks for a throne in our hearts; that is the throne we want to capture as we willingly yield to him. He made us with free choices and he will not violate that.
He is enthroned on high and he cannot be removed from there. He can remove people from positions; he lifts one and puts down another (Psalm 75:7). But our heart is a high place, a world of its own. God seeks our permission before he comes in there.
That was pictured in the words of Jesus to one of the churches he wrote letters to through Apostle John, when he was in the island of Patmos. Jesus said: I stand at the door and knock if anyone ears my voice and open to me, I will come into him and he will sup with me and he with me (Revelation 3:20). What God seek is relationship, fellowship, and for that we need to allow him into our heart to take his place as Lord.
Jesus gives the disciples the option of following him or rejecting him. After He preached a difficult message and many departed from him, he asked the twelve apostles: do you also want to follow them (John 6:68)? To which Peter said: “to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
They could not replace interacting with the life of God through Jesus Christ with any other thing; they do not want to short-circuit the transformation path they have been on, because Jesus brought the freshness of heaven. Apostle John said that no one has seen the father at any time but the only begotten who is in the bosom of the father, he has revealed him (John 1:18). The revelation of the Father that he brings makes him irresistible. Jesus prepared them for the enthronement in their heart.
God is enthroned in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. He has sealed us with him (Ephesians 4:30). He as empowered us with him (Acts 1:8). It is the Holy Spirit, who raised Jesus from the dead and lifted him to the right hand of power, who also causes us to rise and seat together with Jesus on high (Ephesians 2:5-6).
The Holy Spirit was poured from heaven to the earth (Acts 2:33); he causes us to manifest the reality of being enthroned on high together with Jesus having raised us together with him. By the life that he releases in us, we are enabled to live enthroned life on this earth. The bible said that as Jesus is so we are in this world, and that is by the Holy Spirit (1John 4:17).
God is so highly enthroned, he needed to humble himself to relate with those in heaven (Psalm 113:4-8). And to relate to those on earth he had to doubly humble himself. Even at that he could not tolerate the recalcitrant nature of the Israelites, who stirred up God’s anger and he wanted to utterly destroy them.
They will be the first group of people that God will identity with as their God and they proved unworthy of that kind of association. In time Stephen will describe them as being stiff-necked and unresponsive to God (Acts 7:51).
It was the fervent intercession of Moses that preserved the Israelites, but eventually the judgement was that that generation, those of them, who were twenty years old and over will die in the wilderness. And when Moses committed an offence, there was no one to intercede for him and he had to die in the wilderness, not getting to the Promised Land. That adventure of God relating with did not fully go well on both sides at that time.
Now by the Holy Spirit and the blood of Jesus, we are lifted up and made sanctified, made holy. So God does not have to condescend to relate to us. Our relationship with God was put on the soundest of footings. It cannot be improved.
We can exit in a perfect state having been given the righteousness of Jesus. Lifted up to the right hand of God, we assume the identity of being reigning kings with him. From our enthroned place, we use the name of Jesus executing the will of God on the earth.
Jesus is the lion of the tribe of Judah (Romans 5:5) and at that we get to roar with his voice as he is in us. The saints have a special privilege to have a double-edged sword in their hands to execute the judgement written. The enthroned place, the place of dominion, is also the place where we release divine judgement, where we could decree a thing and it will be established to us (Job 22:28).
In the enthroned place, the spoken word is enough because the bible says: wherever the word of the king is, there is power (Ecclesiastes 8:4). No need to shout. The king is not a king if he has to do everything himself, if he does not have those who enforce his word.
For God there are angelic forces who harken to his voice and execute his word (Psalm 103:20). Therefore when we declare his word we empower angelic forces to act in situations and on our behalf. Angels are ministering spirits, servant-spirits, sent forth to minister to those who will be heirs of salvation (Hebrews 1:13-14). When you begin to carve our world with the word of God, then there will be a flurry of angelic activities around you going into your future to set things in order.
Welcome to the enthroned life.
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