"Finally, be strong in the LORD, and in the strength of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil...That ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins...having put on the breastplate...having shod your feet...taking up the shield...and the helmet...and the sword...praying...and watching" (Ephesians 6:10-18).
Though the Christian life begins with sitting, sitting is always followed by walking. When once we have been well and truly seated and have found our strength in sitting down, then we do in fact begin to walk. Sitting describes our position with Christ in the heavenlies. Walking is the practical outworking of that heavenly position here on earth. Tune in and hear what the Holy Spirit continue to say to His Church.
Ephesians 2:6 is the secret of a true Christian experience. God has made us to sit with Christ in the heavenly places, and EVERY Christian must begin their spiritual life from that place of rest. Tune in and hear what the Holy Spirit continue to say to His Church.
The life of the Believer always presents these three aspects—to God, to man, and to the Satanic powers. To be useful in God's hand, a man must be properly adjusted in respect of all three: his position, his life, and his warfare. He falls short of God's requirements if he underestimates the importance of any one of them, for each is a sphere in which God would express "the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved" (Ephesians 1:6). We will take, then, these three words—"Sit," "Walk," "Stand"—as guides to the teaching of Ephesians, and as the text for its present message to our hearts. We shall find it most instructive to note both the order and the connection in which they come. Tune in and hear what the Holy Spirit continue to say to His Church.