Friday, March 13, 2015

His Enemies are Your Footstool

"From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool." (Hebrews 10: 13)

Human beings are not good at waiting.

We struggle to see a living God taking care of our living, vivid problems.

Yet that is exactly what are loving Father exhorts us to do:

"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." (Psalm 46: 10)

and also

"It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD." (Lamentations 3: 26)

Today, we are not waiting for God to move, so much as we are waiting as He is bringing all our enemies to our foot.

This process began the moment that we are saved:

"9And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all." (Ephesians 1: 19-23)

Now, this verse speaks of how God the Father placed Jesus, resurrected from the dead, at His right hand in full glory and honor. What does this placement have to do with us?

We are seated in Christ, too!

"But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:" (Ephesians 2: 4-6)

We are seated in Christ, and God our Father sees us in His Son:

"Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4: 17)

Because we are in Christ, and God our Father has placed all things at Jesus' feet, we know that all these enemies are at our feet, too:

"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." (Genesis 12: 3)


"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD." (Isaiah 54: 17)

and of course:

"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." (Romans 8: 37)

Rejoice, Beloved! Today and forever more, His Enemies (and yours) are your footstool!

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