FOR I RECKON THAT THE SUFFERINGS OF THIS PRESENT TIME ARE NOT WORTHY TO BE COMPARED WITH THE GLORY WHICH SHALL BE REVEALED IN US
THE SERPENT YOU SHALL TRAMPLE UNDERFOOT
Have you learned how to trample the serpent in your circumstances? I have, after I learned to stop focusing on the troubles my natural eyes could see and started focusing on the things only the spiritual eyes of my heart were able to see—the Glory of God.
FOR OUR PRESENT TROUBLES ARE SMALL AND WON’T LAST VERY LONG. YET THEY PRODUCE FOR US A GLORY THAT VASTLY OUTWEIGHS THEM AND WILL LAST FOREVER! SO WE DON’T LOOK AT THE TROUBLES WE CAN SEE NOW; RATHER, WE FIX OUR GAZE ON THINGS THAT CANNOT BE SEEN. FOR THE THINGS WE SEE NOW WILL SOON BE GONE, BUT THE THINGS WE CANNOT SEE WILL LAST FOREVER
(2 Corinthians 4:17-18).
Precious One, be encouraged. You will trample the serpent, if you learn to look at things with the spiritual eyes of your heart, instead of your natural eyes. If you stop focusing on the troubles you can see, but rather, fix your eyes on things only your spiritual eyes can see, you will see the Light. You will see My Answers. You will witness the Glory of the New Jerusalem, which comes out of Heaven, from Me. I will show you the open doors, which nobody will be able to shut. I will clothe you with the Robe of Righteousness, which no-one will be able to remove. When you behold My Glory that vastly outweighs the troubles you see with your naturel eyes, you will know how to trample the serpent.
HIM THAT OVERCOMETH WILL I MAKE A PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF MY GOD, AND HE SHALL GO NO MORE OUT: AND I WILL WRITE UPON HIM THE NAME OF MY GOD, AND THE NAME OF THE CITY OF MY GOD, WHICH IS NEW JERUSALEM, WHICH COMETH DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN FROM MY GOD: AND I WILL WRITE UPON HIM MY NEW NAME
Are you suffering right now? Have you learned to trample the serpent?
Develop the spiritual eyes of your heart, so you may see God’s Glory in the midst of your suffering. You do this by focusing inward, on your heart, and on what God wants to show you, through your heart. You learn to overcome when you stop running away from the serpent, but confront him, through your own suffering, in your own heart. There, when God shows you His Glory, you find the strength to trample the serpent in your circumstances.
PRAYER: Lord God, show me Your Glory, so I may see Your Answers, in my heart, and trample the serpent in my circumstances.
Maintain an Awareness
Discipline, the training to enter God’s Holiness, cannot be exercised AFTER we have already entered a route of escape to resort to a sinful solution.