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”
Let us rise “above the earth” this day in our ark of salvation. Yes, let us rise so high above the earth that we see our God, above all things, Who has also “raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ“ (Ephesians 2:6). Now here is a seat for you and I that is far above the earth!
The word of God, of salvation 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 effectually 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 today, without Christ, are always submerged under the waters (of humanity) of this world, dragging everyone down.
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 and live a new life in and with our Lord.
Rise above the earth, beloved, in the praises of your God as you minister in His presence. In doing so, God lifts your ark of safety and salvation far above the all the judgments and opinions of this world. In His presence you are free in Him!
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 in your Lord with thanksgiving and gratitude before His presence. Bless your God Who has called you to Himself so you may rise up in new life in Christ Jesus. Thank You Lord. You are the glory and the lifter of our heads. Hallelujah!