Speaking the Realities of Heaven

We’ve been doing a lot of comparing and contrasting for the past few weeks; talking about God’s reality and man’s reality. We need to see that God’s reality is greater. It’s where He intends for us to live. We need to know that we have all of God’s peace, grace and prosperity at our fingertips. However, it’s still a choice that only we can make.
This choice is made by us every day. The Apostle Paul tells us “Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2). speaking-reality
Instead of seeing our lives the way the world tells us to see them, we should set our sights on the realities of heaven. We should see things the way Christ does. He died to give us life more abundantly, but if our mind is always set on the world, we’ll never live that abundant life.
That’s why we have to choose life. We do that by saying it out loud. Proverbs 18 tells us that “life and death are in the power of the tongue.” So we choose life by what we say. We choose the reality we live in with our words.
When we receive a negative report from the doctor we can agree with it through what we say about it. We can say “The doctor says I’m sick, so I must be sick and will continue to be sick until the doctor tells me otherwise.” Or we could speak the reality of God and say “The doctor says I’m sick, but the word of God says I’m healed, and I’ll continue to say that I’m healed until it comes to pass.” That’s speaking the realities of heaven.
There are those of us who have been told since we were children that we would never amount to anything and that our life would be insignificant. We’ve probably agreed with what all those people have said about us, so their words have become our words. When we talk about ourselves we say “I’m not much. I’ll never amount to anything and nothing will ever change that.” Instead we could say “I believe that God knew me before I was born and has always had a plan for my life. That plan is significant and is meant to impact the lives of others.” That’s how we should speak about ourselves, because that’s the reality of God.
We need to make it a priority of our lives to set our minds on the things of heaven and let what is in our minds come out of our mouths. When we do this, we’ll see our lives shift from being like the world, to being like Christ.

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