YOU are heaven touching earth

HeavenTouchingEarthDid you ever think that you are heaven touching earth? Jesus seems to think so. He placed us in heavenly places with Him (Eph.2:6), and He’s in heaven. Yet, you live right here on the earth.

So…are we in heaven or on the earth? The answer, of course, is yes.

And did you know that one of the last things that Isaiah prophesied was about you. Let’s look at what He said.

“Heaven is My throne,
And earth is My footstool.
Where is the house that you will build Me?
And where is the place of My rest?” (Isa.66:1 NKJV)

So, where is the house that God built? Where is the place of His rest?

Let’s do the math.

You’re seated with Christ, and He’s seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven.

And His footstool is on the earth, and you are on the earth, so you are at His footstool.

Therefore…

You are where His throne and His footstool connect…

Between heaven and earth…

Beloved, YOU are that place of rest.

And this is true whether you realize it or not, feel worthy or not. You are God’s house– where He rests–24/7.

So you might as well learn to rest in Him.

So let’s take it a step further…

YOU are where heaven touches earth!

On that point, I want to share a recording that comes from our time of worship a couple of Sundays ago. It starts with a song led by Arleena called, “Spirit Break Out” (see info below). I’ve included the first four minutes of the song and the lyrics to provide context for what comes after.

As often happens during worship, there are prophetic words, revelations…you know normal Christian stuff that goes on when you meet (See 1 Cor.14:26). This time was no exception. First, you will hear a word from David about our identity and finding fulfillment and joy from heaven doing what we were created to do, which was awesome. Then my wife, Maureen, shared something profound. She said that WE are heaven touching earth.

That means…wherever we walk, heaven touches earth.

Beloved, do you know this about yourself? You are a walking place of rest, God’s conduit between heaven and earth!

And your worship is the sound of heaven touching earth.

Can you hear it?

And why did God constitute us this way, living simultaneously in two realms–our citizenship in heaven from which we live here on earth? (Phil.3:20)

Because that’s the way Jesus lived, for He said He came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven (John 3:13).

Because this orphan-hearted world needs to know its not homeless or separated anymore–that they can know a life lived in the Father’s embrace.

And you’re God’s instrument to do just that!

So, I invite you to take a few minutes, listen to the song and exhortations to us. And while you do, ponder this reality and ask the Lord to show you who you really are…because you’re pretty awesome!

Let the Spirit break out in you!

Song performance licensed through stream-full

Spirit Break Out
By Ben Bryant | Luke Hellebronth | Myles Dhillon | Tim Hughes
© 2010 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Our Father all of heaven roars Your name
Sing louder let this place erupt with praise
Can you hear it the sound of heaven touching earth
The sound of heaven touching earth

Spirit break out
Break our walls down
Spirit break out
Heaven come down

King Jesus You’re the name we’re lifting high
Your glory shaking up the earth and skies
Revival we want to see Your kingdom here
We want to see Your kingdom here

CCLI Song # 6058450
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About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 37 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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13 Responses to YOU are heaven touching earth

  1. gailmanizak says:

    Wonderful words of encouragement. Totally love the song. The speakers after the song brought. Great encouragement, love and truth. Thank you

  2. Wow!! What a thought! I am heaven touching earth. I’m going to chew on that one for awhile. Thanks for sharing, Mel!

    • Mel Wild says:

      Yes, it’s a matter of changing our perspective–from one that sees things from earth to heaven to one that sees things from heaven to earth. For that’s who we are in Christ. And when we do, everything changes!
      Happy chewing! 🙂 Blessings.

  3. What a powerful song with such a simple but deep message. I heard it for the first time a few weeks ago (sung by Sheila Walsh at a conference) and i fell in love with it! And I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the fact that we are citizens of heaven living on earth and how that should look in our daily lives. It seems unreal at times but we ARE God’s adopted children and by being so we should reflect Him well to the world around us through our lives and actions, as any child usually reflects the character of their earthly father, even more so we should reflect the character of our heavenly Father to everyone who is in desperate need of His touch. Thank you for sharing this Mel. Have a blessed weekend!

    • Mel Wild says:

      Thanks Anna. Yes, it is a wonderfully simple song. We’ve been singing it for awhile here. Got from a Kim Walker album about a year ago. But then to think that it’s really about US bringing heaven to earth, that does seem unreal. Yet, this reality more real than what we see with our physical eyes! And this understanding is what helps us to reflect our Father’s love to others. He’s in us and we are in Him! Blessings to you too.

  4. Dual realities… Heaven and earth. Our citizenship is in Heaven… our earthly circumstances get the benefit of our Heavenly status. More and more saints believing our true Heavenly position… a game changer, for sure.

  5. jodiwoody says:

    Again, a good word! Something that is hard to get our minds around, and then when we do, hard to keep in mind when living here. Thanks for the reminder Mel.

    • Mel Wild says:

      You’re welcome, Jodi. Yup, it’s is incredible. I think we’re actually starting to learn what it means to be in Christ. It’s mind-blowing, actually!
      Thanks for your words of encouragement and for the re-blog. 🙂 Blessings.

  6. Love what David said – there is a distinct joy in pursuing God’s will. Call it heaven – call it acknowledging our adopted status in His family. I just know it fills my heart and gives me deep peace I couldn’t find anywhere – or with anyone – else.

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