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What Is Jesus Doing Right Now?

Have you ever wondered what Jesus is doing right now—today?

Most believers haven’t. They know what He did in the past. They can tell you without hesitation about His ministry on earth, His death, resurrection and ascension. And they can testify about how those things have changed their lives. But if you ask them what Jesus is doing right now, at this very moment, they’re likely to look confused.

“Well…” they might say, “I suppose He’s in heaven seated at the right hand of the Father.”

Yes, He is. But what’s He doing there? Is He on vacation? Is He just sitting around in heaven with no particular purpose?

This is an important question if you want to see Jesus working on your behalf in an ongoing, ever-increasing way—and I’m sure you do. That’s something all believers want. Speaking for myself, I can certainly say there’s nothing in the world I desire more than a manifestation of Jesus in my life.

That’s why I’m so thrilled about what He said in John 14:21: “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”

Over the years as I’ve studied and meditated on that promise, two things in particular have dawned on me: First, I’ve realized that keeping Jesus’ commands includes more than obeying the Ten Commandments. It means seeking out and following all the instructions He gives us both in His Word and by His Spirit.

Second, I’ve realized that for us to see Jesus in manifestation we need to know what we’re looking for—which means we need to know what He is doing today.

How do we find that out?

The same way we find out about His commandments—by reading the Bible. The New Testament book of Hebrews, especially, provides wonderful revelation about Jesus’ present day ministry. In the very first chapter, it says:

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high (verses 1-3, King James Version, emphasis mine).

Now, in the light of those verses, let me ask you the same question I asked earlier. What is Jesus doing while He’s seated at the right hand of God?

He is upholding all things by the Word of His power!

He’s upholding the Blessing of Abraham. He’s upholding all of God’s exceedingly great and precious promises. He’s upholding the victory, authority, healing, prosperity and abundant life that have been guaranteed to every believer through the New Covenant.

That’s what the resurrected, glorified Jesus has been appointed by God to do! It’s His divine calling. As Hebrews 5:10 says, He is “called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.”

Most people these days think of a priest as little more than a religious figurehead. But the word actually means much more than that. By definition, a priest is “a minister or administrator; a person who stewards and operates in authority over something; a person who’s been given the power to implement certain policies and bring them to pass.”

That’s the capacity in which Jesus operates today as head of the Body of Christ; that’s what Jesus is doing right now. He administrates, implements and brings to pass the New Covenant. He brings all things into line with it. He upholds its authority by the Word of His power.

If you’ve ever wondered what Jesus is doing right now and how His daily activities affect your life, then let this scripture solidify it in your mind. Jesus is bringing the New Covenant—THE BLESSING—to pass in your life and in the life of every other believer. Praise God!

 

Written with permission from Kenneth Copeland Ministries©

Why Should I Read My Bible?

Why should I read my Bible? Perhaps you’ve asked yourself that question. Perhaps you’ve read the Bible in the past without seeing much benefit. If you haven’t made Bible study a constant part of your quiet time with the Lord, I encourage you to do it.

You see, the Bible is truly a supernatural book. No matter what is happening in your life at any given time, you can open the Bible every day and the Spirit of God will quicken to you the words you need to empower and sustain you. He will direct you to the scriptures that will move you toward the fulfillment of your dreams.

Yet, as vital as the Bible is to your success, God won’t make you read it. He will let you choose your own level of faith. He’ll let you go as far with His Word as you choose. It depends on how much or how little attention you give it—how much you keep it in front of your eyes and in your ears—and whether you receive it, believe it and act on it. You can either have faith that’s strong enough to make your biggest dreams a reality, or you can limp along on just enough faith to get you into heaven.

As God said in Deuteronomy 30:14-16: “The word is very near you, in your mouth and in your mind and in your heart, so that you can do it. See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil. [If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which] I command you today, to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you” (The Amplified Bible).

One thing about God is He doesn’t stutter. He just tells it like it is, and this is how it is: You have a choice. God has given His people His Word and through it He has set before them life and good, blessing and cursing. Now it’s up to us to decide what we’re going to do about it. What do you choose?

Do you want a successful, faith-filled Christian life that is bigger and better than anything you could come up with on your own? Then you need to read your Bible. Study it. Memorize it. Put it in your heart and mind every day. Make your quiet time with the Lord the most treasured time in your day. Why should you read your Bible? Because it is the foundation for the life God fashioned just for you!

 

 

 

 

Written with permission from Kenneth Copeland Ministries© 

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