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EPISODE 524 – YOU ARE SEATED IN GLORY 3

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Sunday 30th, June 2024
 

YOU ARE SEATED IN GLORY 3



And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus 

Ephesians 2:6 (KJV)



When God made man, the first day man saw was His rest.

The final work of God in His creation was man on the sixth day. (Genesis 1:24-31).
The beginning of man’s day after He was made was the seventh day.

God finished all His work on the seventh day and rested.

Man didn’t meet God working. Man met God in rest.

“Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” Genesis 2:1-3 (NKJV)

Man’s work is what God has done. Which means whatever man was designed for must be done in REST. Man was to live his days in rest.

Yes, God made man to be fruitful and multiply, to fill the earth and to subdue it, to have dominion and to till the ground and tend the earth. However, all these were to be done in REST.

To come into rest is to work from what God has finished. For God to rest means He is satisfied. Thus to be in the rest of God is to dwell in God’s satisfaction.

God’s glory is seen in you when you enjoy His satisfaction.
To come into rest is to come to the place of communion, intimacy and a deep relationship with God.

God didn’t intend that His relationship with man would be based on works and religious efforts unto righteousness.

God made man to have a relationship with him (man) based on who He (God) is and not based on man’s self-generated effort.

God made man and brought him into the abundance of His provision. Man was to enjoy, care and express all that the Lord supplied.

When man fell from glory (Romans 3:23), man also fell from rest.

Man who was to enjoy communion with God in rest must now attempt to use self-effort to connect to God.

God is so loving, beloved. Even after man’s fall, God began to work His saving plan to bring man into His complete rest. (Genesis 3:15,21)

All through the scriptures, you will find God walking man through His plan.

The idea of the animal sacrifices in the Tabernacle and the temple was to teach man how He (the Lord) is ushering man into His rest.

In the old covenant, worshippers of God found peace and felt whole after they had offered a sacrifice. And most of all when the High Priest had presented the blood of an unblemished lamb on the mercy seat in the Most Holy Place.

They had to offer regular daily sacrifices (Numbers 28:1-8), weekly sacrifices during the sabbath (Numbers 28:9-10), monthly sacrifices every first day of the month (Numbers 28:11-15), then the yearly Passover celebration sacrifices, the thin bread and annual harvest sacrifices (Numbers 28:16-31).

These sacrifices were to bring them into daily, weekly, monthly and yearly rest and peace with God.

You can imagine how the High Priest and the Priests have to work daily. This isn’t a one-time thing. They offer sacrifices every day of the whole year, morning and evening.

The High Priest is daily standing to offer sacrifices.

However, that is not our testimony in the New Testament. In Christ, our High Priest is seated once and for all. To be seated means He has finished His work and has entered His rest.

“Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. There he waits until his enemies are humbled and made a footstool under his feet. For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy.” Hebrews 10:11-14 (NLT)

As we have seen previously, when Jesus sat in glory, we sat with Him in glory. Just as in the Old Covenant, the offeror stands with the Priests every day, we also who are in Christ, are seated with Him forever.

Jesus sat in honor. To be seated in honor is to be seated in glory. Furthermore, to be seated is to be at rest. The High Priest kept standing in the Old Covenant, which means they have not entered the rest. They must work daily to feel at peace with God.

But for us, we are seated in rest with Christ. To be seated in honor or glory is to be seated in rest forever in Christ.

The believer in Christ is not trying to enter rest. The man in Christ is seated in rest.

This is not the restoration of Adam experiencing rest on God’s sabbath.
This is the tangible transcendent manifestation of God’s sabbath in wholeness.

Beloved, your relationship with God is not a strive to enter rest. Your relationship with God is the eternal enjoyment of God’s rest.

Hallelujah!

DIG DEEPER
(Psalm 110:1; Mark 16:19; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 8:1; Ephesians 2:13)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that the restfulness we have experienced in Christ will be preeminent in our daily living.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Proverbs 17 – 19
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I am seated in glory.
 
– I am at rest in Christ.
 
– I live daily in the consciousness of my seated position of rest in Christ.
 
– I do all things from the position of rest.
 
Oh thank you Lord Jesus!

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Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
17 days ago

Man in Christ lives a false identity when they try to work their way to righteousness because it is only fallen men that are supposed to do work outside the rest of God because they have actually fallen from Rest

Last edited 17 days ago by Benjamin okyere
Lindiwe Esenam
Lindiwe Esenam
17 days ago

Oh,I work from a place of rest. One statement that really got to me was the fact that satisfaction stems from intimacy and deep relationship with God. That means without intimacy, the rest of Christ cannot be fully experienced.
God bless you Apostle for this series. I’m seated in glory and rest.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
17 days ago

I enjoy the rest of God daily

Gbali Gershon
Gbali Gershon
17 days ago

I’m seated in glory.

Gbali Gershon
Gbali Gershon
17 days ago

The believer in Christ is not trying to enter rest. The man in Christ is seated in rest. I’m in charge.

Sandra
Sandra
16 days ago

I dwell in the rest of God

Sandra
Sandra
16 days ago

I do all things from the position of rest

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
16 days ago

Glory to God the rest is not a day but a personality which is Jesus and in him we also have rest from all we used to struggle with

As we are in Christ we are always in Rest because he is the Reality

Nkrumah Charles Sarkodie
Nkrumah Charles Sarkodie
15 days ago

My life is lived from the standpoint of rest.
I am seated in rest.

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
15 days ago

I always thought I will rest when I’m dead, laid in state and in coffin. This is a sweet message about my now life

Emmanuel Nanor
15 days ago

Thank you Jesus

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
12 days ago

I live my days in rest. Hallelujah!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
12 days ago

I dwell in God’s satisfaction.

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