“The one who comes from above is above all.” – John 3:31

Have you ever stopped and considered that phrase by John the Baptist? He comes from above! Not from earth. The earth came from HIM! That which is of the earth is earthly, that which is of heaven is heavenly. He comes from above. He comes from heaven. Therefore, being heavenly, He is by His very nature, above all. Above all kings, above all the majesty and beauty of the earth, above John the Baptist, above all creation, both physical and spiritual.

In 1 Kings 20, we find the Syrians being defeated by the Israelites. Then, some of the Syrian king’s advisers gave the king what they thought was the reason for their failure. They said that they had fought on the hills and lost because Israel’s God is the God of the hills. So if they were to fight the Israelites on the plains or in the valleys, they would win.

What stupid advice! They thought that the God of Israel only helped His people up in the hills and mountains, and not down in the valleys. Now, mountains refer to our good times, and valleys, our bad times. Some people have this idea that God is the God of our good times, but He is not there when we are going through bad times.

Jesus being above all by His very nature came down from above. How rich is that thought? ”…who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant. And being made in the likeness of men, and being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Philippians 2:8

Our God is the God of the mountains, but He is also the God of the valleys! He has lived amongst us. Whatever you are going through right now, know that God is right there in your valley with you. He is holding you in His arms and carrying you through the valley.

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