Re 19:17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the great supper of God,
How powerful is the sun?
In Revelations an angel is standing in it.
Hebrews 1:13 But of which of the angels has he said at any time, Take your seat at my right hand till I put all those who are against you under your feet?
The Christian is given a seat with Christ on His throne at his right hand.
Angels do not have this honor!
Who is ultimately more powerful, they or us?
Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
The power belonging to a resurrection life which will last forever is greater than the power of the sun, which one day dies.
God will remove both sun and moon and His glory will be left.
Paul’s pursuit was to know the Christ in him experientially and progressively.
Secondly, was his quest to know the power belonging to Christ’s resurrection experientially and progressively.
This amazing power is gradually revealed as we obey.
It’s not what we do, but what Christ does through us.
It’s our observation of God’s resurrection power at work in us that is key to victory.
Someday our knowledge of this power will allow us to stand in the sun if it’s still there.
How much power do you have in you? Is it enough to stand in the sun?
Make it your goal to progressively and experientially know Christ’s resurrection power.
This is no easy task.
It takes time with Jesus.
Yet, very few things matter as much.