Today’s Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth"
The word of God in Jesus Christ, which this world rejects, is the same word that we have received and, as a result, we have been lifted up in our ark of salvation so we may rise "above the earth." It is as the apostle Paul wrote, "Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God" (Colossians 3:1). In Noah’s day the water of judgement which came upon the earth was the same water that lifted him up so that he "rose above the earth."
Similarly, the judgements of the people of the earth without Christ in our day are always submerged under the water (of humanity) of this world. Whereas the judgements of God in Jesus Christ lift the child of God above the waters of humanity so that we might rise above the earth. Rise above the earth today, beloved, in the praises of your God as you minister in His presence. Let God lift up your ark. In Jesus Christ we are saved and lifted so we might rise above all things of this world, in victory and safety, continually rising up, becoming closer to our Lord all the time.
Child of God, drinking the waters of this world can drag you down and out of God’s presence in a flash. So, drink the living, loving, waters of Jesus Christ instead and become “lifted” up in your ark so you may, by God’s grace, rise up "above the earth." Rise up with thanksgiving and gratitude in the presence of your God Who has called you to Himself. Hallelujah!