If the YouTube video above is not available, here are two other ways to view:
Most of our lives are dominated by the physical world: our health, the weather, our family, our car, our job, etc. The Holy Scriptures each of us hold, were designed to transport our minds away from our physically-dominated-world that is easiest for us to see and feel; and to transport our minds onto the spiritually-dominated world of God’s Throne.
Paul explained this process that God uses to the Colossians when he taught them to: “Set your affections on things above” (Col. 3:1). Paul was telling them that they still had to live out their life in the Roman Empire (most of them were stuck for life as slaves). But, they could live life on earth in a transformed way when they learned to focus their mind and heart on “things above”.
We are actually spending our time together learning about the “things above” in Heaven: The Throne Room of the Universe. God’s Throne is central to all things above. The more we understand about what is going on this very moment at The Throne of God, the more we stay in step with God’s plans for us while we live in this world.
God’s Word explains for us in great detail: The Sounds and Sights around the Throne of our Awesome God. Today, that Throne Room of God is the place:
Where our Worship Arrives
While we are gathered here with the songs of worship to our God in Heaven still reverberating in our hearts from the first part of our gathering: something is happening up there, in the place we have directed our worship.
What we are doing.
What we sang and all of our thoughts.
Each word of our prayers, and the gifts we just gave in the offering:
Each of those actions, that originated in our redeemed hearts and minds, rises above us, rises out of this place on South Drake Road: and arrives before The Throne of God’s presence.
Do you realize how much of what you do today, on the Lord’s Day, matters to the Lord God Almighty, seated on The Throne?
To help us understand more about the impact of our lives, look with me at:
What Happens in Heaven
As we just sang, as we gave, and while we worshipped: what was happening at that very moment in Heaven?
Often we think of Heaven in the past (when Christ left for earth and the angels came to announce His birth).
Or we think of Heaven in the future (when Jesus comes breaking through the clouds at the front of all the saints and armies of Heaven as King of Kings).
But do we often enough stop and focus upon Heaven Now: what is happening at this very moment?
While we are gathered here, above us at the epicenter of the Universe, at the Throne Room of God: it is literally pulsating with activity. So what is going on right now up there?