It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
I was reading about two men who both occupied the Oval Office, and it brought this Scripture to mind. Another place refers to Heaven as God’s Throne and the Earth as His footstool. It’s an awesome image, God’s Circular Office.
Can’t you picture it, The God of All Glory, sitting on a snow white throne, sitting on the Heavens, and looking down on the Earth. It’s also a very intimidating image, and thats intended by the way. You see, in this world of catastrophe, God wants the enemy to know something.
For a time, the adversary may be able to cause trouble on this planet. For a little while longer, we have to endure the accuser of the brethren. However, where God sits should scare hell, and inspire the citizens of God’s Kingdom.
Our Savior’s Throne is high, and lifted up. He sits above the chaos, always focused on us, and our needs. One of my favorite Scriptures reassures the weary believer that God is in Heaven, He is on His throne, and He is in control.
The word circle is in The Bible once, and only once, this verse. The Oval Office is a powerful image, but God’s circular summit is one that reminds us of something. First, He is in control, second that our God is always watching us, and the third is the most powerful of all.
It states that He is stretching out the Heavens as both a curtain, and a tent. Soon, He will wrap things up, and meet us between Throne and footstool. He’s not planning on sitting alone for Eternity, He’s returning for us to spend it with Him.
That story I read, was about one of the Father/Son occupants of the White House. In it, the writer mentioned one of his greatest moments was sharing that first day with his Dad. That must have been a meeting to remember.
As great as that was, I can think of a better one. One that is soon coming for every Christian, no matter what they’re facing currently. Our Father is Eternal, not elected, and we His children, will one day soon pay a visit to our Father’s office.
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: