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The Uncertainty Principle.

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July 12, 2021

Werner Heisenberg, a German physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1932 postulated the Uncertainty Principle, which loosely states that;

“If we know everything about the position of an object, we know nothing about its motion (or momentum) and vice versa”.

In layman terms, this simply means we cannot determine an object’s true position if it is moving and likewise if an object is static we can not determine its motion. From a scientific position, this principle revolutionized the world albeit, when you begin to consider it from a spiritual perspective, this principle no longer holds, and in today’s devotional, we would be unravelling this.

Eph. 1: 20–22 — “which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and made Him head over all things to the church,” (NASB)

Eph. 2: 6 — “and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” (NASB)

Brother Paul from these two scriptures showed us that the Christian’s Journey starts from a static position and that position is one wherein we assume Christ’s Posture which is seating. It is quite a famous saying that “Christianity starts with a big DONE” and not DO. And oftentimes we tend to only appropriate this to the New Birth Experience, but like all scriptural truths, there is a continuous dimension to all of God’s dealings and no Christian experience is to be outgrown, on the contrary, we are to engage all of God’s dealings at every phase of our growth. Take for example; you didn’t stop using numbers simply because you graduated from nursery school, instead, you now learn how to appropriate those numbers in every area of your life and use them wherever the need arises, such is supposed to be our posture in seating.

So in this same vein, every time a believer enters into a revelational truth from God’s word, your first reaction isn’t to get into motion, your first reaction should be to understand how to consolidate that revelation in the light of the finished work of Jesus Christ by giving all our cares and worries over to him while resting in the reassurance and virtue that flows from His presence. We must never outgrow the fact that our journey in Christ started with what He Had Finished and not what we intend to do, so the continuous appropriation of this in every facet of our lives, to a very large extent, will determine our momentum which is our next point of discourse.

Eph. 4: 1 — “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,” (NASB)

Now from here, we see that our position isn’t just an isolated event in futility, on the contrary, it’s a remarkable strategy for our victory because in our sitting, we engage our Father and He, in turn, gives us the strategy on how we ought to engage His revelation in such a way that will produce maximum returns. No other story best captures this thought than the Story of the Patriarch David in 2 Samuel 5: 22 -25;

Once more the Philistines came up and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim; so David inquired of the Lord, and he answered, “Do not go straight up, but circle around behind them and attack them in front of the poplar trees. As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move quickly, because that will mean the Lord has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.” (NASB)

David overtime had formed a habit of sitting in God’s presence, an act we find him doing 2 Samuel 7: 18, (no wonder, Jesus said Mary had chosen the better way; Luke 10: 42) and the major thing we do there is conversing with the Lord and this intimate relationship makes it easy for God to communicate strategies for walking effectively to us. In 2 Samuel 5, we saw that even though David had received earlier assurances of victory, he still maintained the posture of sitting in and receiving instructions for every variation of the Battle, little wonder why he was mightily victorious on every turn.

So, unlike Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle which tells us that it is impossible to determine the position and movement of an object at the same time, In the Kingdom, our position determines our motion (or momentum), so the litmus test for scrutinizing position is a keen observation of the motion, movements and decisions of a believer, once the position of Christ as regards any situation, issues and challenges aren’t prioritize, the likely-hood that its momentum will be skewed is great but when we seat in God’s presence and allow Him dictate our motion, the uncertain becomes certain in our case

So, as we step out this week, prioritize the habit of resting in Christ’s finished works in all you do and watch the strides of your momentum turn into gigantic laps of victory.

Have a remarkable week ahead.

Nonso Charles Orji

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