Essentials 6


Stand

          Like Jonathan, we too must trust in the promise of our King. Because Jesus is not just our King, He is the mediator of the new covenant and that makes Him Lord.

 Heb 9:15

 Therefore He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called might receive the promise of the eternal inheritance, because a death has taken place for redemption from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.

 

We can be assured that we will receive the promised eternal inheritance because our covenant King has assured us, and the Father has sent His promised one The Holy Spirit as a guarantee.

 Acts 2:32-33

32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. 33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.

 

 Eph 1:13-14

13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession — to the praise of his glory.

We can stand in the promise of the Covenant we have with God the Father through Jesus Christ His son. Because His word is truth. 

           When we decide to Surrender to Jesus Christ and place him upon the throne of our hearts, by removing ourselves from the throne. We start to truly live out the Christian life. Jesus must be on the throne for God’s will to have it’s perfect way.

As I have said we can Surrender and never Submit to authority. True Submission is placing the will of the authority above our own. Trusting that God knows what is best and that His will is better than ours. Trusting the sovereignty of God is another way to put it.

When we have surrendered, submitted, we can then Stand. We stand upon the promises in Scripture and in the reliance that He is actively working for our good. God has sealed us with His Holy Spirit. He has promised faithfulness and we can rest in this promise regardless of our circumstance.

The problem of many Christian today is that they have Surrendered their lives to Christ for salvation, but refuse to Submit to Him as Lord, and in vain the try to Stand in the promises of the new covenant only to be frustrated in their ability to do so.

The power to Stand is directly linked to our submission to His Lordship of our lives. If we don’t Submit to His will then we are in rebellion against it. We can never expect to receive the promise of His covenant and be in rebellion against His rule at the same time.

So if you feel as if the promises of the New Covenant like, victory over besetting sins, and newness of life (to name a few) are far off.Then perhaps it’s because you have not submitted to the Lord of Lords rule in your life. Is Jesus Lord of your life in actuality or is it just a title you call Him when you pray?

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