“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus” (Heb. 10:19).
After years of reckoning with little or no deliverance from the dominion of sin, when you are just about to sink under the futility of it all, the Holy Spirit will turn your attention to the One who is your Deliverer. And by the Word, He will also begin to call your attention to the fact that where the Deliverer is, you are. "Hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:6).
˜. . . our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him' (1 Thess. 5:10). Can anything affect your heart so much as the way the man in Christ is received in the new position? What I press now is the right that we have to be in the place, and that it is not only that I delight to be there, but the ineffable thought is that the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ delights to have me in His place, sharing His joys." -J.B.S.
"We are not according to our Father's pleasure, nor are we in simple restfulness as to our acceptance, if we do not enter by faith into the new position to which He in His grace has placed us. A further fact is, that we have no place but that; and when we get even a glimpse of it, it alters immensely this place; this world through which we are passing, and all things in it, appear in another color altogether." -J.B.S.
"If I only think of my position in Him above and do not study Him and His ways while here, then, though there may be a sense of power, there is no direction given to it. It is only in the combination of both that there can be a true study of the Lord Jesus, and conformity to Him. The eye of the soul must be open and receptive to learn of His ways and walk here."
"But now in Christ Jesus ye who once were far off are made near by the blood of Christ" (Eph. 2:13).
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