IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” (Ephesians 2:4-6).

This is our rightful place, to be “seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” and to “sit still” there. But how few there are who make it their actual experience! How few, indeed think even that it is possible for them to “sit still” in these “heavenly places” in the everyday life of a world so full of turmoil as this.

We may believe perhaps that to pay a little visit to these heavenly places on Sundays, or now and then in times of spiritual exaltation, maybe within the range of possibility; but to be actually “seated” there every day and all day long is altogether another matter, and yet it is very plain that it is for Sundays and week-days as well.

A quiet spirit is of inestimable value in carrying on outward activities; and nothing so hinders the working of the hidden spiritual forces, upon which, after all, our success in everything really depends, as a spirit of unrest and anxiety.

There is immense power in stillness.  All things come to him who knows how to trust and be silent. The words are pregnant with meaning. A knowledge of this fact would immensely change our ways of working. Instead of restless struggles, we would “sit down” inwardly before the Lord, and would let the Divine forces of His Spirit work out in silence the ends to which we aspire. You may not see or feel the operations of this silent force, but be assured it is always working mightily and will work for you, and in you if you only get your spirit still enough to be carried along by the currents of its power.

You cannot be a “know it all”, You just have to be a somebody to sit still in the presence of God and allow your spirit to be taken by the current of the Great Holy Spirit and take you into heavenly places. Then you will have the experience and testimony. When you think you know it all and nothing is working for you then you will have to fake something to catch the eyes of the followers. O, wretched sons and daughters. Just surrender to the Great “I AM” and let HIm take you into heavenly places.

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