THE PURCHASE OF GOD

Acts 2:33-35 – “Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.

“For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but he himself says: ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,

UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET.”’

What was it the Lord was after? Really; why did He become a man and endure the mess that He was welcomed with on earth? Obviously, He didn’t walk in blind; He knew exactly what He signed up for. He knew the resistance and hatred He would face and endure, He knew the hardships, but He also knew something else. He knew about the reward. He had enjoyed it from eternity with His Father. He wanted to taste this life as a man so that man too could experience this treasure of unspeakable delight. Heb.12:2 – “who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

It’s this sitting down at the right hand of God that has captured my attention. Think about it, He is at the right hand of God as a man representing us. Paul said in Eph.2:4-6 – “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus”.

So how does all of this effect me in my down to earth here and now world? Actually, it is major. I am seated together with Christ and have access to the life and joy that Jesus has enjoyed with His Father from eternity. This is our heavenly inheritance and we taste the edge of it now through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. This is what Jesus purchased for me. He purchased access into this heavenly intimacy with the Father and the Son. He has called me into this fellowship of the Holy Spirit purchased by His blood.

David saw this and prophesied about it 1000 years before Christ. Peter tasted it on the day of Pentecost and proclaimed “THIS IS THAT”. We can enjoy this blessing now, it is more than enough to sustain us and satisfy us in this journey called life.

One Reply to “THE PURCHASE OF GOD”

  1. I remember this interesting perspective from a class on Hebrews. Jesus represents man to God as a man and Represents God to man as God. Fully man and fully God. I find comfort in the fact that Jesus, the man, experienced the frailty of man yet the fullness of life in oneness with God the father. Because of that, then I too can achieve the same by following His example. \o/

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