Day 82: I trust you, Lord. Standing while you are seated. The Book of Hebrews
When you were created, God blew His breath of life into you – He gave you a spirit. Just like He did for Adam, He’s still doing for people today. When we die, this Spirit will return to Him.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:7
Because the spirit came from God, it must be perfect, right? In Heaven, there is no sickness, pain, aches, glasses, missing limbs…you get the point. So why do we have this now? Sin, that’s why.
We are all born into sin, but we do not have to stay there. Christ died and is the propitiation for us, that is He became all you need to be saved and set free. The word salvation in Greek is sozo and it means to save, make whole, heal, and to be whole. It is used 103 times in the New Testament. What this means is when you receive salvation (Christ), you not only enter the Kingdom, but you can enter the Kingdom completely healed of any ailment that may be troubling you. That’s right! Completely set free. It’s as easy as just receiving it.
When a priest (not today’s priest of course) is ministering, he stands the entire time. He never sits down until he is completely done for the day. The temples had no chairs. There was no place for him to sit anyway because his job was to minister, not rest. Why did he continue all day? Because the sacrifices he made could would never be enough to completely remove sin.
And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: Hebrews 10:11
It sounds like as long as the priest was awake and in the temple, he never rested. There was always more to do.
Today, we have no need for a priest to go before the throne for us. The High Priest has been appointed and He has already told us that we gain access to the Father via Him. The difference between this High Priest and the others is that He has sat down. He has completed His works. There is nothing left for Him to do. You can look at it as resting for He is done.
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Hebrews 1:3
Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such a high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. Hebrews 8:1-2
And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Hebrews 10:11-12
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 11:1-2
How much clearer can it be: He is done! There is nothing more for Him to do so why are you toiling, pleading, repeating, and chanting to receive freedom from sin, healing, or anything that has been promised to the children of God when the propitiation has been made. All you have to do is receive. You are a Kingdom citizen, aren’t you? Then receive it!
Your spirit was given by the life giver. When it was passed to you, it was perfect. It remembers what perfect looks like and it is urging you to recall it as well. It is urging you to receive what was given. There is no reason to continue living like sinners in bondage when you can be free, whole, and healed! He is done! There is no reason for Him to do anymore. It’s your turn now.
When you take communion, if you do not receive the representation of His body, then you won’t get it, right? If you do not receive the representation of His powerful blood, then you won’t get it either, right? Well, why is sozo (salvation) so different? You have authority over everything in this Earth (Luke 10:19). All power is given to you through the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). Receive it! Use it! The gates of hell SHALL NOT prevail (Matthew 16:18)! Get up! Wipe those tears away! Remember who you are! Remember whose you are! Stop wallowing in shallow communication with God (prayer)! Command your body to return to the state God intended for it. Command your body to be perfect as Christ is perfect. Now is not the time to be asking God to do what He has already done. HE’S FINISHED! Stop asking and start commanding!
It’s my time for sozo,
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!