Health and Healing. Day forty-five...
What if you had been separated from your father at birth and had been raised as an orphan? What if your father, who was a very rich and powerful man, had hired me to find you at any cost? And what if, after many years of searching, I had finally found you living on the streets in a poor village in Haiti?
Would you want me to try to convince you of your true identity? Or would you want me to give up on you after your first bit of resistance?
Wouldn't you want me to keep after you until you finally agreed to become a part of your father's family? Well, I'm going to keep after you until you are convinced of your true identity in your Heavenly Father's family.
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:12‐14 ESV)
Does this sound any less ridiculous to you than it did a few days ago? Or, better stated, can you begin to see yourself doing the kind of works Jesus did?
If you're still skeptical, all it takes is for you to just one time see the physical world change right in front of your eyes through the power of God—when there's no other explanation possible.
But one testified in a certain place, saying: “What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You take care of him? You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of Your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. (Hebrews 2:6‐9 NKJV)
Jesus was made a little lower than the angels for His time here on this earth.
Is it possible that we were made a little lower than the angels only for our time here on this earth as well? Is it possible that we were created to always be with Jesus and to always see life from His perspective?
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:4‐7 NKJV)
While I can't properly explain it, we are in fact seated together with Christ in the heavenly places, as believers, right now—this very moment. Obviously, this is not a physical presence, but a spiritual one. In other words, my spirit is seated together with Christ in heavenly places that aren't necessarily located in Heaven itself, but in the heavenly realm accessible to those of us who live on this earth.
God gave us angels to help us.
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14 NKJV)
The same was true for Jesus. God gave Him angels to help Him after He was tempted in the wilderness.
Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. (Matthew 4:11 NKJV)
And He could have had the help of angels as He was about to be arrested in Gethsemane.
Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? (Matthew 26:53 NKJV)
I don't know all that it means to be made a little lower than the angels, but it probably has something to do with the fact that we are confined to physical bodies, just as Jesus was. Angels, of course, have no such restrictions.
It is interesting to note, however, that the angels who help us (see Hebrews 1:14) do not have as much authority as we do. We have the authority to initiate or activate anything given to us in the Word of God. It appears, however, that angels do not have the authority to initiate, but are restricted to responding only.
Notice that all things were made subject to us (just as all things were subject to Jesus when He walked the earth).
And there is nothing that was not put under us … nothing!
But we do not yet see all things put under us. Why? In part it's because we don't know who we are and to Whom we belong. We're still living on the streets, overcome with sickness and disease, when we have access to a rich and powerful Heavenly Father who can fix us of any infirmity.
Ah, but we see Jesus. And in Jesus we see what He says is possible for us. We see a world where everything is subject to us, including sickness and disease, because everything is subject to Him. It sounds too good to be true, but He makes it possible.
Have a good weekend,