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When I was small, I used to play a game with my friends called musical chairs. Do you remember it? The object of the game was to be in possession of a chair when the music stopped. All through life it often seems we’re caught up in this game.

There are different kinds of chairs and in life’s "game" we can sit in one of these

The principal’s office chair

The kitchen chair

The rocking chair

The recliner


The electric chair

The throne of a King

Let me tell you about God’s chair:

Isaiah 6:1

"I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple."

Ephesians 2:4-7 (Amplified)

4But God--so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us,

5Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved ([a]delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation).

6And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us [b]joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

7He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.

When you accept God’s love and mercy and acknowledge that you are a sinner. When you ask for forgiveness of your sins and submit to Jesus Christ as the Savior of your soul He raises you up from death unto His chair. We were spiritually dead but God decided to give us the very life of Christ Himself.

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