Some of what we think is spiritual, is not. Some of our most spiritual efforts are not as truly spiritual as humanly guided with good intentions and planning. The difference is power. True spiritual power to do as Jesus taught only comes from being in divine connection with Him, submitted to His way of doing things. Other instruments of spiritual expression, no matter how seemingly right or righteous, will not bring the Lord’s view of spiritual power where signs follow the believer (Mk 16:17).
In terms of power, we envision Jesus as He “went about doing good.” He met face-to-face with hard cases and walked among unclean characters. His own family challenged His mission. Even the ordeal leading to His arrest, interrogation, and death by crucifixion did not provoke Him to draw a humanistic sword of persuasive or intellectual power-over. He remained above such humanistic trysts. Those were available to Jesus the man, but He chose instead obedience to the Father’s view. . . on earth as it is in heaven.
The view from the top—from our seat beside Him in heavenly places—is humility, disciplined in dependence on divine power. We choose His view—far above!
Matthew 28:18-20 | Mark 16:14-16 | Mark 16:17-19 | Matthew 6:10 | Luke 11:2 | Ephesians 1:20-23 | Verses@Once