Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne:
“Behold, on the mountains the feet of Him who brings good news, who announces peace!”
Hallelujah, beloved child and priest of God, being on the mountain with your Lord God puts His peace on your feet and enables you to deliver “good news” to this world!
Yes, walking on the mountains, which represents our worship of and fellowship with God, puts the peace of God and the good news of God in our hearts and on our feet, so we may truly go forth, from this place of divine fellowship, with the pure announcement of the Gospel of peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!
When we minister to our Lord first, as His priests, on the mountain of His presence within us, having already been “seated with Christ in heavenly places” (Ephesians 2:6), He then lovingly and graciously prepares us, in His peace and with His good news, so we may be blessed and filled with this understanding, and then we may truly minister to people in the Spirit of peace in Christ even as we announce God’s good news to all people.
This blessed truth gives us a deeper understanding of Paul’s words in Ephesians concerning our putting on the whole armor of God, when he wrote, “Having shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15).
Praise His name, time spent with our Lord, ministering to Him in His presence, actually prepares us and produces within us this happy outcome of “Having shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.”
This affirms for us once more a most beautiful divine principle of our priesthood, namely that if we will minister to God first, as our first ministry each day, this act prepares us wonderfully to minister Jesus Christ to this world, having a most profound and blessed presence of mind within us of His peace, so we may insightfully and joyfully declare the “good news of great joy which will be for all the people” (Luke 2:10).
The mountain we are clearly on with God in Ephesians is this, “God... made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (2:4-6). Our ministering to our Lord is our access, our portal, into these heavenly places. Whenever we approach our Lord’s throne of grace in our “inner room” (Hebrews 4:15-16, Matthew 6:6), that we may minster unto Him, we are on the mountain in the heavenly places with Christ in that moment. Ministering to our Lord is always our solid connection between Christ within us (Colossians 1:27) and us within Christ, “seated with Him in the heavenly places.”
How else could this be possible for us right now, except through this one and only reality of our permanent identity, now and forever, as God’s kingdom of priests, bought expressly for Abba Father by His Son, Christ Jesus, with His Own blood (Revelation 5:9-10).
Today I encourage you to “Behold, on the mountains the feet of Him who brings good news, who announces peace” as God’s invitation to you, to meet with Him on the mountain, so He may fill you anew with His peace and good news, and that you may go forth in His name and Spirit, filled with His peace and good news for this world. Hallelujah!