By: Tim Sader
The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it. (Psalm 89:11)
Last week we learned what it means to be called the church according to Christ. The church isn’t the building we go to it is us using our gifts to minister one to another so we can all grow to be the body we will be. If we belong to the church we can experience heaven on earth because the heaven and earth belong to God; He founded everything that exists. Often times in our lives we don’t heaven on earth though. Some days feel like the total opposite when we’re sick, kids won’t listen, we lost a job, we’re stuck in traffic and we get a flat tire. Those days feel like hell but even bad days can be heaven. We can choose how we respond in situations that aren’t so desirable and often the difference is our attitude and reaction to things. If we don’t react the way heaven would then how can we see heaven in certain situations? Quite simply if we are negative we will spawn more negativity but if we are positive we will see things on the brighter side of life. We will learn to respond the way heaven would respond. The heavens listen when the Lord speaks so on earth we need to tune our ears to hear what God is speaking (Deuteronomy 32:1). If we do this things will start seeming more like heaven on earth. All power, glory, majesty and splendor belong to God; the whole kingdom belongs to the King of kings (Chronicles 29:11). Everything belongs to God when we fully realize this we will see everything in a new light. The Lord does whatever He pleases to in heaven, on earth and in the deepest depths of the sea (Psalm 135:6). God has shown us heaven on earth in creation so heaven can be experienced here on earth. It is Gods pleasure to have mercy on us, He wants all to be saved but He also wants us to desire to serve Him so he gave us a choice. There is no where we can hide from God He fills the heavens and the earth (Jeremiah 23:24). If God fills the earth then the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
When Jesus taught us to pray; He prayed God’s kingdom come and His will be done on earth like it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). Jesus knew heaven on earth was possible when we pray to God. Later He says that whatever we bind on earth is bound also in heaven and what is loosed here is loosed in heaven. If two or more of us agree on anything in prayer God the father will do it; when we gather in His name He is there (Matthew 18:18-20). If He is there with us heaven has come to earth. Christ said that all authority in heaven and on earth had been given to Him (Matthew 28:18). If Christ is inside our heart then the same authority He had we can have it to. We can bring heavens reality and experience it here on the earth through Him. The Lord has exalted Christ to the highest position and gave Him the name above everything created. At the name of Jesus every knee will bow in heaven, on the earth and under the earth (Philippians 2:9-10). When we speak the name Jesus we are calling heaven to earth and it must acknowledge our request. In Christ all things were created: things on earth and in heaven, visible and invisible, thrones, powers, rulers or authorities; all things are created for Him and through Him (Colossians 1:16). Christ was there in the beginning because He was creating everything we know in this life; it’s all His so earth is full of heaven. If we are breathing we are experiencing heaven on earth; air is an invisible thing but only by heavenly design. We need to open our eyes and realize that heaven is always at work among us. It is Gods pleasure to give us heaven on earth if we will open our heart to this reality and react the way heaven would when trials come.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16