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Have You Ever Been In Two Places At Once? I Have!

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Have You Ever Been In Two Places At Once? I Have!

It sounds impossible, but it’s not. Actually, to those that can achieve the ability to be in two places at the same time, it will proved to be one of their life’s greatest blessings.

The Apostle John told us plainly that he had found the secret.

Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

John was an aged prisoner. He had outlived all of the other Apostles. He alone remained alive.

He had been banished to Patmos because he wouldn’t stop preaching the name of Jesus.

patmosThe deserted isle was not some luscious paradise, nor was it a vacation spot. It was used as a death row type prison. Even its name told him that he would never be released from this evil place.

“Patmos” means “my killing” (Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names by J.B. Jackson). It was a sterile island. “Sterile” meaning “1. Unable to produce offspring; infertile. 2. Free from living . . . 3. (Of plants or their parts) not producing or bearing seeds, fruit, spores, stamens, or pistils. 4. Lacking inspiration or vitality; fruitless” ~ Collins!”

http://www.gospel.org.nz/FreeArticles/Rodney%27sArticles/John%20on%20the.htm

Picture in your mind what it would have been like to be condemned to a hostile environment such as this. Most would give up in despair, knowing they were to die on this desolate island prison.

His banishment here was meant to be the death of him. His enemies wanted him to die. This was a place of doom, yet the Apostle chose not to focus on his surroundings.

Rather, he wrote a whole Book about being in another place. He wrote about what couldn’t be seen with his naked eye. He wrote about being in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day!

  • On Patmos, John was in pain. And, at the same time… he was in the Spirit!
  • On Patmos, John felt rejection. And, at the same time… he was in the Spirit!
  • On Patmos, John was alone. And, at the same time… he was in the Spirit!
  • On Patmos, John had no encouragement. And, at the same time… he was in the Spirit!
  • On Patmos, death stalked John daily. And, at the same time… he was in the Spirit!

 

The Lesson Here Is, “You Don’t Have To Be Where You’re At!”

 

It Is Possible For You:

  • To be living in pain. And, at the same time… be in the Spirit!
  • To be living in grief. And, at the same time… be in the Spirit!
  • To be living in despair. And, at the same time… be in the Spirit!
  • To be living in defeat. And, at the same time… be in the Spirit!
  • To be living in a heartache. And, at the same time… be in the Spirit!
  • To be living in fear. And, at the same time… be in the Spirit!
  • To be living with cancer. And, at the same time… be in the Spirit!

 

So, Where Do You Live?

Are You Living On Patmos 24/7? Or, Do You Ever Live In Two Places At Once?

Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 17, 2012 at 11:09 pm

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  1. Very Good Elder.

    Ted Tolstad

    December 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm

  2. I really enjoy reading your site.

    Dickie Wilson

    December 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

  3. So encouraging!!! Thank you.=)

    mona roca

    January 30, 2013 at 11:32 am


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