Their relationship with their mother was estranged. They knew she had come from a wealthy background but it had made no impact on the lives of brothers Geza and Zslot Peladi. They literally lived in a cave near Budapest for many years selling scrap metal to survive.
But then in 2009 everything changed. Charity workers tracked them down and informed the brothers that they had inherited a substantial portion of their late maternal grandmother’s $6.6 billion fortune. And just like that, two destitute brothers, should they want to, could call a castle their home when all they had ever known was a cave.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (Matthew 28 v 18)
How many of us live like we are in a cave when the castle is our home?
How many of us struggle under the weight of sin even though the Redeemer has paid the price and we are forgiven?
How many of us have minds burdened by the unkindness of others, the social media lies and we have no mental space to meditate on God?
All authority. That is who we are following.
All authority. That is who is inside our lives.
All authority. That is who is on our lips.
He is the Ancient of Days, the Creator, with the Father and nothing was made that has been made without Him.
He was given authority, and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed (Daniel 7)
We cannot contain Him to a time and a place and a nation. We cannot hold on to Him, He is beyond our grasp, we cannot understand all that there is to know about Him, He is beyond our capability to think. He is pre-existent, before Abraham was born, I am!
The Jews saw only the historical manifestation and not the eternal person.
Jesus did not begin 2000 years ago, that was just when the incarnation took place. He had no beginning. He was before beginning. Because of this we can say He has seen it all and He knows it all.
There have been no accidents in your life, neither your birth, nor your death, nor anything in between. He knows the beginning and the end for each one of us.
We can invite Jesus into our existence – but there is a far greater invitation. An invitation for us to live our lives in His pre-existence.
Come out of the cave and move into the castle.
Let us walk in the authority given by God. The heaven sent confidence that we are on earth to do His purposes. We are not controlled by any other force whether by man and their hidden agendas or by the evil one with the attacks of fear and doubt. No one can take this authority it belongs to God. It can be wasted and given away but not robbed.
No one has greater authority than Jesus.
No one can move you. I know who I am because I know who He is and what He wants for me.
No one can shake you. Psalm 62:2 “Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall never be shaken.”
No one can take your joy. John 16:22 “no one will take away your joy.”
No one can take you from the Lord. John 10:28 “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”
No one has the right over you, they can change your circumstance perhaps, they can attack you, but no one can move you from your freedom to choose Him and to remain in Him. No one.
Your place is the castle not the cave.
One Reply to “Are you living in a cave when you could be living in a castle?”
I like the phrase: there have been no accidents in your life…’ It tallies with my thinking on the life of Rahab (Josh 2, Mat 1:5, Heb 11:) Look where she came from to enter the genealogy of Jesus.
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