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TODAY’S MEDITATION: Who is sitting on your throne? (Ephesians 5:18)

My brother, my sister, who is sitting on your Throne? Knowingly or unknowingly, we all have erected a throne in our lives. For some people, their spouse is sitting on it, others it is their family or children, for others it could be money or work… and finally, for the wisest among us, it is Jesus! Who is sitting on your throne?
The Bible teaches us that God is sitting on His Throne: “God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne” (Psalm 47:8). Definitely, there is only ONE throne, the Throne of God because the Bible always talks about THE Throne: ““And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne” (Revelation 4:9-10).
Now, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God the Father are three in One… but there is ONE Throne, because only ONE, the ONE who sits on the Throne, can be in control of everything. Jesus is sitting near God the Father right now and the Holy Spirit is at work on earth with us as He was sent to live in the temple of God (inside of us) not only to help us but also, so that we are not left orphans. Thus king David is reminding us that: “The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man” (Psalm 11:4). Therefore, the presence of God is with each believer wherever they go and whatever they do. Now, who is sitting on your throne? You or the Holy Spirit in you?
Unless God is the one leading your life and sitting on your temple, you cannot experience the fulness of the Holy Spirit. My friend, the standards of the Christian life are so high and so impossible to achieve, according to the Word of God, that only one person has been able to succeed. That person is Jesus Christ. Now, through His indwelling presence, He wants to enable all who place their trust in Him to live a supernatural life. It is simple: we need to surrender all to Him to be filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit came to glorify Christ. Therefore, if we are filled with the Spirit, we are abiding in Christ and walking in the light as He is the light. This crucial for each one of us who believes in Christ because with the Holy Spirit, we have received a supernatural power (Acts 1:8) and we are commanded to continually be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). In other words, to continually be controlled by the Spirit of God, not as a robot is controlled but as one who is led and empowered by the Spirit. As we do so, the fruit of the Spirit will become increasingly obvious in your life. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.