Positional Security

The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him and I am secure.
Psalm 28:7

Would you agree that many of us try to build security in our lives? We have locks and alarms on our houses and cars; chips and pins connected to our credit cards; security companies with virus scanners and firewalls. All help us create confidence in our insecure world.

Fort Knox is one of the most secure places in the world. We all know from history class and movies, that most of America’s gold is kept in a vault at Fort Knox. This bullion bunker in Kentucky, is a mysterious well-guarded building that few people have seen.

It was built with more than 4,200 cubic yards of concrete and 16,000 cubic feet of granite, with 750 tons of reinforced steel and 670 tons of structural steel. The roof is so strongly built that it is bomb-proof. The main vault door cannot be breached by explosives, blow torches, or drills – it’s 21 inches thick and weighs more over 20 tons.

Strict measures are in place to assure its security. Did you know that no one person knows the complete combination to access the massive vault? Instead, the information is divided among several people. Even information about who knows a piece of the combination is top secret!

While men are great at securing places through their craftiness, God is the greatest at securing His people in Christ.

As believers in Christ, we hold an incredibly unique place in Christ. Paul tells us in Colossians 3:3 that “our real life is hidden with Christ in God.”

The word “hidden” is a very picturesque Greek word. It was used in Bible days to describe an artist or craftsman creating something of unbelievable beauty while keeping his work of art out of sight during its creation.

This means that behind that word “hidden” is connected God’s omnipotence and omniscience because the Bible tells us that we are His masterpiece, His treasure, His royalty created in Christ Jesus already seated in God’s throne room in heaven.

While Satan is the enemy of our souls, and knows about our past sins and insecurities, he knows nothing about the fact that God is constantly and divinely working His amazing protective power in the deepest places of His children’s lives to assure each one that they are in Christ! This gives us the security of our salvation. While Satan can mess with our sanctification, Satan cannot rob us of our salvation. Some say that Satan can make us lose our salvation. But if he can and hasn’t yet, hasn’t Satan been good to us so far? How ridiculous!

Charles Spurgeon wrote, “With God, there is no suspicion as to the future; He is as positive for years to come as He is for this present moment. That was what Paul revealed to us in his great words, ‘God is able to keep that which I have committed to Him against that day.’”

Because we are positionally fortified in Christ, God already knows the finished product in each of our lives, while we struggle to understand just how He can do anything with our lives! Remember, God uses cracked pots and each of us are visual aids for an insecure, fearful world so they can get a glimpse of not just positional security, but also eternal security.

God bless you,

Pastor Dave

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