Above Only, Pt 1 - No. 16

Deuteronomy 28:13, “Thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do them.”

Where do you live? Groaning under your circumstances? Or are you on top, looking down on them from a place of victory? It’s so easy to go under, isn’t it? It doesn’t take any effort at all. It takes a lot more effort to stay on top. But you can get into the habit of doing it. You have to change your current thought groove and switch gear into a new mindset.   

When Peter wrote to the new believers who were scattered throughout the country that is called Turkey today, he encouraged them to “gird up the loins of their minds.” (1 Peter 1:13) The Modern Language Bible translates it well, “Brace up your minds for action, and be alert.” These believers understood what he was talking about. In those days, they wore long flowing robes. If they wanted to run or exercise, they had to pull up their robes and secure them so they would not be hindered in their action.

This is what you have to do with your minds. When you feel you are coming under your circumstances, gird up your mind. Capture your negative thoughts and oust them from you. Instead of agonizing over your problems, look down upon them from God's vantage point. Remember where God has placed you in the spirit realm. You have been lifted up to sit with Christ Jesus in the heavenly spheres. (Ephesians 1:6) See yourself there. See yourself looking down upon your problems. 

Perhaps you feel overwhelmed in your home. Everything is in a mess. See yourself looking down upon it. From that vantage point, you’ll begin to see solutions to the problem. Dear mother, there is a solution for every problem. God has got a practical answer for every difficulty or frustration you face in your home. Of course, you’ll never see the way out while you are complaining and crying in the dust. You’ve got to look down from your position in Christ. As you do this, you’ll see things in their true perspective and the revelation for the victory will come!

God’s Word says that you will be “above only” and “not be beneath.” Wait a minute. There is a prerequisite. This promise is only to those who fully obey the commandments of the Lord. This promise is to those who not only hear God’s Words but who do them. But as you walk in obedience to the Lord, you can claim this promise. 

Dear friend, you choose where you want to be today. Don’t let Satan take your mind captive. He’s laughing when you are in a miserable state. He wants you to feel a failure. Instead, “tear down reasonings and every proud barrier that is raised up against the knowledge of God and lead every thought into subjection to Christ.” (1 Corinthians 5:10 MLB)

God’s plan for you today is to be above only! Be there!



“Oh Lord, I thank you for the amazing revelation, that because I am in you, I have been raised up to sit with you in the heavenly realm. This is beyond my natural thinking, but it is the truth. Help me to believe the truth. Help me to experientially live in this truth. Help me to see my problems from my position of sitting with you in heavenly places. Oh Lord, I thank you for the victories that I will see today as I live in this place. Blessed be your wonderful name. Amen.”



Out of Christ, you live in despair,

In Christ, you live in divine revelation.

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