I call this chapter -Life Threatening Chapter..
This time as I read this chapter here's what struck me. As soon as Jesus was born word got out and he immediately had enemies, just by being born. The pharoah left no stone unturned to kill him. You know the story.
You know our life is much like that when you are born again, into a new life with Lord Jesus, you immediately have enemies, ever ready to bring you down, some way or the other.
I have a lot of worldly , fleshly stuff keep pulling me down, trying to nullify or bring to nothing my spiritual life, but you know what "4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus." Eph 2:4-7
Jesus our Lord has saved us and not left us down under, but lifted us up so we are seated in the heavenlies so we can escape the corruption as we learn to dwell with Him there. As long as we have a sense of dwelling here, we'll keep getting stuck with the worldly pressures, but the moment we realize what Jesus has done for us by making us sit with him in the heavenlies, nothing on the earth can stop you from living your spiritual life out loud.
Conclusion:We will have enemies and not the ones who will forget about us now and then, but those which will always be ready to bring us down. Yet in all this we have been given the power to overcome by the blood of the lamb and our testimony. Isn't that why Jesus our Lord seats us in the heavenlies so he can demonstrate to the world his grace that is at work on us. So keep on going strong and have your head up in the clouds, in the heavenlies.