Roots in Heaven – Planted in the House of the Lord
It is a simple question for every heart in this room….You say you are clear about Christ’s death and resurrection. Are you? Do you mean to tell me you are in the liberty of His life, when your heart is indifferent as to where He is…? I could not believe it while you are engrossed with the things of this life.
Hence the argument of the apostle is, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God,” Col. 3:1. I put a plain question to every one of you, how much of the things above have you sought today? You belong to another sphere altogether. You have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Be like a tree that has its roots in heaven, and its branches down here. You say, that is a miracle. Very likely; nevertheless, in reality your roots are in heaven, and your branches down here. No doubt they are fretted and nipped by the atmosphere here, but nothing can touch the roots up there. “Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God”,” Psalm 92: 13. Planted inside, they flourish outside.
(J B Stoney, NS vol.1 p300. Suggested by an English subscriber.)