This is another narration of an event in our CYFES fellowship. Before I give you the gist. Have you ever had a song that you sing all the time but then one day as you sing the song, either alone or with other people a certain insight about the song hits you ? So, you may know this song:
Holy Ghost, do it again
Do it again, in my life
Open my eyes, to see Jesus
Seated upon the throne
I love to sing this song but what happened on Wednesday 27th November 2019 brought another dimension to my understanding of this song. After our opening prayer, a brother started this song and we broke out into an intense prayer session. He started by sharing a testimony that was shared by someone, of how God miraculously restored the person after a near death experience and then led us to pray that God will open our eyes to see Jesus seated on the throne. Because when our eyes are opened to see Jesus seated on His throne, we will realize that every kind of miraculous work is REAL in Jesus. He being seated on the throne signifies a position of authority, power, majesty, possibilities.
When our eyes are opened to the truth that Jesus is sitting on the throne our faith will rise for we will see that indeed with Him all things are possible and nothing is impossible with Him. We will know that indeed he has the power to save, redeem, heal, restore, rescue and deliver us.
When our eyes are opened to see Jesus seated on His throne, fear and doubt is overcome because we see that all power and authority belongs to Him.
When our eyes are opened to see Jesus seated on the throne, we are reminded and assured of His sovereignty and we understand that there’s nothing beyond His control.
When our eyes are opened to see Jesus seated on the throne, as we behold the glory of His fullness, every other thing that contradicts him pales on comparison. Sin and every thing the world offers in exchange for a life in Him lacks it’s lustre because we are captivated by His glory.
When our eyes are opened to see Jesus seated on the throne, we are transformed within and without because in seeing Him we see ourselves. When we see His glory and majesty, we surrender ourselves in worship, wherein we are transformed.
If you are still reading up to this point and your are wondering how your eyes can be opened to see Christ Jesus seated on the throne. For Stephen and Isaiah they saw a vision of heaven. For people like Peter, God released the truth about who Christ is to His heart.
The Holy Spirit chooses which way to speak to us. He reveals the truth, an understanding of who Christ is and what the implication of Him sitting on the throne is to our hearts. As we comprehend that knowledge, a light is switched on in our hearts and as our hearts are transformed, our lives are transformed because this revelation impacts on how we interact with God and people.
When Stephen saw heaven and the glory of God, the fact that he was being persecuted in a very cruel way did not bother him, rather he prayed that God will forgive his persecutors, whereas naturally he should desire that they be punished.
“But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God… Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep. .”.- Acts 7:55,56 &60”
When Isaiah saw a vision of heaven, he saw himself for who he truly was, because when we see Christ for who He is, we see ourselves for who we are. And with that revelation, the radiance of his glory transforms us to who He wants us to be as we behold Him.
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne;…5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”- Isaiah 6:1-6.
What image of Christ is in your heart? He was on the cross but not anymore. He is risen and now He is seated at the right hand of the father. May the Holy Spirit of God open our eyes to see Jesus and Him seated upon the throne and as we behold him we are transformed. In Jesus name, Amen!
“to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.- Jude 25”
“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,- Colossians 3:3”
It is my desire that this truth will cause your faith to rise and stir you up to pray, as it was for us.
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