Being in a constant war shouldn’t compel us to try to depend on any kind of weapon, probably because we feel our weapons are weak; given that our victory isn’t about the quality of our weapons, but our supernatural positioning in love, which is ‘through God’ – #ProsperAnangQuotes
The word “avalanche” is used literally and figuratively to mean “a large amount of something”. It’s often used related to a large amount of snow that falls on the mountainside.
We’re using “avalanche” figuratively in this context to refer to an enormous or unquantifiable amount of God’s glory. Isaiah referred to it in prophesy in Isaiah 60:1-3
If you understand war, you’ll appreciate the fact that victory isn’t determined or defined by your weapons but your position [alignment] before, during and after the war.
David and Goliath’s story leaves us with a great lesson on this [1 Samuel 17]. Israel under King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20, is another instance of victory that came through proper positioning. The reduction of Gideon’s army from 32, 000 to 300 men, leaves us with another priceless truth related to securing victory through proper alignment.
While running away from King Saul, David tells us that “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil…” Why? His answer was straightforward: “…because you’re with me” [Psalm 23:4]. That kind of fearlessness could only stem from a man who had properly positioned himself in God.
Paul goes further to tell us in the New Testament that “Even though we walk in the flesh, we do not war in the flesh. For the weapon of our warfare are not carnal, but they are made mighty through God, to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself above the knowledge of God; and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” [2 Corinthians 10:1-5].
PAUL IS SAYING TWO THINGS HERE:
Firstly, being in a constant war shouldn’t compel us to try to depend on any kind of weapon, probably because we feel our weapons are weak; Secondly, our victory isn’t about the quality of our weapons, but our supernatural positioning, which is “through God”.
God understands the place of right positioning, and that’s the summary of all what Christ did for humanity – to position man supernaturally on a platform that would guarantee a lifetime of unquantifiable glory – absolute victory, the circumstance notwithstanding.
The New Testament [also known as Will or Covenant] is what Jesus came to set up; and it wasn’t put to force until the point where Jesus died on that wooden cross, according to Hebrews 9:14-18 TLB.
The Book of Matthew didn’t actually mark the beginning of the New Testament [Will or Covenant] according to Hebrews 9:14-18.
We need to, however, look beyond the birth of Jesus, because just His birth wouldn’t have registered any relevance, considering that the founders of other religious factions were equally born.
More importantly, we have Christ’s death, and most importantly, His resurrection. His death and resurrection were needed in order to secure for us this supernatural POSITION I’m talking about. In His own words He said, “If I am lifted up, I will draw men unto myself” [John 12:32-33].
He also said, “In my Father’s house there are many mansions…” [John 14:1-4 TLB].
After His resurrection, He ascended to heaven on that Sunday morning, came back to earth the same day in the evening. His encounter with the disciples marked the beginning of the New Testament Church, given that it was at that point that they got born again, and were consequently indwelt by the Holy Spirit [John 20:1, 10-17].
Why was Jesus’ ascension to the Father immediately after His resurrection necessary? None of the Gospel writers told us, even though John the Beloved tells us of an instance when Jesus spoke to them about this in John 16:5 “But I am going away to the one who sent me, and none of you seems interested in the purpose of my going; none wonders why. Instead, you are only filled with sorrow”.
Guess what; the anonymous author of the Book of Hebrews, speaking by the Holy Spirit, leaves us with the answer as to why Jesus had to ascend to the Father after that resurrection morning. “10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. 11 But Christ being come a high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but BY HIS OWN BLOOD HE ENTERED IN ONCE INTO THE HOLY PLACE, HAVING OBTAINED ETERNAL REDEMPTION FOR US” [Hebrews 9:10-12].
Did you see that? What’s described in Hebrews 9:10-12 happened in the morning of the resurrection Sunday, and the outcome was the birth of an exalted church; a triumphant church; an insurmountable church; a church that’s destined to win all the time; a church that’s more than a conqueror. Hallelujah!
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so, send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
Romans 8:9 TLB: “But you are not like that. You are controlled by your new nature if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that if anyone doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ living in him, he is not a Christian at all)”.
Hence, our position that qualified us for a lifetime of avalanche of glory was secured – it’s at the right hand of the Father; far, far above principalities, powers, rulers, authorities, in the heavenly places, with all things placed under our feet [Ephesians 1:17-23; 2:1-6].
WHAT’S THAT POSITION? It’s God unfailing love. 1 Corinthians 13:8 tells us that “Love never fails”. Also read John 3:16 and Romans 5:5, 8.
Jesus says “remain, abide in my love” [John 15:9]. Throughout His life on earth, the only place Jesus asked His disciples to remain was in His love. He was referring to God’s love in our born-again spirits – the Love of the Father [John 3:16]; the Love of the Son [John 15:9-12]; and the love of the Holy Spirit [Romans 15:30 TLB].
That’s the only place God wants us to be, in order to enjoy a lifetime of an avalanche of God’s glory.
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You’re deeply loved, highly favoured and greatly blessed because you’re God’s righteousness in Christ and a life-giving spirit just like Jesus.
Jesus Is Lord!