In The Father's Presence

Now to which of the angels has He ever said:
Sit at My right hand
until I make Your enemies Your footstool?
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out
to serve those who are going to inherit salvation?

My mind is consumed. Each moment of the day, I think of what my friend needs next. I can hardly read or write. Even if I turn to another source of noise (any media), I can hear little else. His life is like a runaway train (he loves trains). I am the only one who can stop it.

He is changing so. He hardly remembers a thing (even my name). And the man who used to be the sweetest thing to me is often now harsh. I am determined to see him through. My main concern is when he reaches his end he will come to know Christ.

In chapter nine of our study of Andrew Murray’s classic The Holiest of All, we find our opening text:

This is the Son in whom God speaks to us. The word, “Sit thou on My right hand,” is spoken in our hearing and in our behalf. In that word we have concentrated all God's speaking. See, He says, how l have exalted Him, your Brother, your Surety, your Head, to My right hand, in token of My perfect acceptance of His work; your perfect admittance to My presence and the enjoyment of all the power of the heavenly life; your full participation, in your inmost being, of what the kingdom of heaven is. Sit thou on My right hand: let the word enter and master all our heart and life.
Through all the chaos in my life right now, the presence of the Lord and His provision through Word and Spirit envelopes me. With peace and joy, He rises to meet every need. As Murray says, “God is the hidden ground of all existence and has the power to enter all and fill it with Himself.” No matter where you are in life, He offers you the same.

Our reading today contains a powerful Scripture prayer, one you will want to remember always. It is titled, “The Son on the Right Hand of God” from Andrew Murray’s classic The Holiest of All:

To gaze upon the heavenly Christ in the Father's presence, to whom all things are subject, will transform us into heavenly Christians, dwelling all the day in God's presence, and overcoming every enemy. Yes, my Redeemer, seated at God's right hand—if l only know Him aright and trust Him as able to save completely—He will make me more than conqueror.

lf we would obtain this blessed knowledge of our Lord, and the blessed life in the experience of His power, Scripture has a prayer for us (Ephesians 1:17-22), that we will do well to pray often:

"That the God of our Lord Jesus would give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation, that we may know what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of His might which He wrought in Christ, when He made Him to sit at His right hand in the heavenlies."

Let us pray for this spirit of divine illumination; let us study and adore the strength of God's might that lifted Him to the throne; and let us believe joyfully, that that power works in us every day to lift us up and enable us to live as those who are set with Him in the heavenlies. And let us sing without ceasing: Praised be God for such a Savior!