What Does It Mean To Abide Above
October 30, 2013
What does Abiding Above mean, you might ask?
Abiding means to remain, wait for, to be held or kept. For the Christian it speaks of resting in the Holy Spirit Who lives inside of you. Letting Him control you by living His life in you and through you.
As Dr. Stephen Olford used to say, The Holy Spirit; “Looks through your eyes, listens with your ears, loves others with your heart, serves others with your hands, and walks in your steps.”
What does Above mean? Above speaks of the Believer’s heavenly position in Christ.
The Apostle Paul said in Colossians 3:1-3 – “If then your were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”
My friend, Paul is saying that when Christ died, you died, when He was buried you were buried and when He was raised from the dead your were raised and when He ascended to heaven you ascended and when He sat down at the right hand of the Father you sat down with Him. When God the Father looks to His right hand, He sees Christ, and you in Him, clothed with His righteousness. This is your heavenly position. This is what Paul means when He says, “Seek and set your mind above.” My friend, to enjoy a heavenly life on earth you only need to Abide Above.
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