LIVING SUPERNATURALLY, THE MAGNIFICENT HOPE OF OUR CALLING ~ Ray E Horton
Let us look beyond the day to day Christian life to the magnificent hope of our calling, seeking to see by the eyes of the spirit all that we are in Him. We are meant to live on a supernatural plane, and God wants to reveal to us what that means.
“As it is written, ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him,” Paul writes in 1 Cor. 2:9, quoting Isaiah 64:4. How wonderful is that? God has prepared for us things beyond what we can even imagine.
“We are meant to live on a supernatural plane”
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory…” (Eph. 3:20-21).
Awesome: His power within us is able to do more than we can even imagine. Yet, we are not in the dark, because we have the revelation by His Spirit, as we read in 1 Cor. 2:10, “But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”
“Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, so that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God” (Vs. 12).
“For ‘who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?‘ Paul quotes Isaiah 40:13, then tells us, “But we have the mind of Christ” (1Cor. 2:16).
Paul prays for believers “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, that the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance among the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe...” (Eph. 1:17-19).
Let us believe, open our spiritual eyes, come out of complacency, and arise to who we are in Him, surrendered and available for Him to move through us to change the world.
(Written and first posted April 21, 2017).