“ He who overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne.”
The Christian life is not easy, if fact, it is impossible to life in this world for God, without His power in our lives. The person who has never been forgiven is not able to live it or sustain it to the very end of their lives. Salvation of our souls starts with God and ends with God. The whole pathway in between is full of trouble and doubt and hardship. We know this because Jesus walked the road before us and He was known as the “Man of Sorrows.” He had nothing of this worlds goods and suffered at the hands of the authorities of His day, who eventually put Him to death on the cross.
I have heard Christians leaders say that Jesus failed in His mission. This is a really foolish thing to say, as it shows that have no understanding of there spiritual aspect of the life of Jesus, which was why he came in the first place. Jesus came to save sinners like you and me. Only He can set us free from the power of sin and death and give our souls life to God. We cannot know God, or come to God without Him.
The people who killed
Jesus, where fulfilling the plan of God to show how our salvation would be procured. All the Old Testament sacrifices were pointing to this monumental event in history. All of human history revolves around this point. The cross of Christ is the very centre of our time and space and fulfilled the law of God so that we can go free and be forgiven. This is necessary for our spiritual life and the avoidance of spiritual death forever.
Jesus died on that cross in utter agony and seeming defeat, but it was the triumph of eternity, as he paid the terrible price for our sin. He did this because of His great love for us and to buy us out of the slavery of sin, and have a people for Himself, who would be with Him forever in heaven. This He did and paid that price for us, so that we will never die to God. We can know He really did this because He rose from the dead on the third day. He is the dying Saviour and the conquering King. No one can thwart the plans of God, and His ways are not our ways. Death is the only price for sin, and Jesus came to pay that price. What a rescue plan that was! It was made in the eternity even before the world was made, and is worked out before our eyes in the Holy Scripture.
The cross of Jesus was the triumph of human history, for those who understand and have eyes to see the glory of what Jesus did. It is not how we would do it, but we are sinful and selfish and have no idea of the holiness of God. God works all things in conformity with His will and not according to human ideas.
We embrace the truth and reality of it in wisdom, which comes from God. This is the mindset of the Christians and we walk the road to heaven in the light of God and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit, who dwells in the life of the Christian so that they can walk their lives to please God and reach heaven and home.
This is the way of the Over-comer. It is the road that Christ walked and full of trouble, and we will be disappointed if we expect an easy life. However difficult it gets, God will never leave us or forsake us, but will bring us safely to the end. At the end is eternal glory, and the eternal reign with Christ in heaven. We will be with our Beloved forever and have such glorious and delightful things to do and enjoy. All will be peace and joy and our sin will never bother us again. We will enter into our inheritance with Christ and enjoy His presence and power forever.
This is the destiny of the Christians person, even though this life is so difficult. Our view of heaven will encourage us to keep going and the hope we have for the eternal redemption will give us the power to persevere.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”