Come Up Higher!
A "word" that is being quickened at this present time is "rise up," or, "come higher." Wherever we are in our spiritual life experience, the Lord is challenging us to come higher.
"After these things, I saw a door standing open in Heaven. The first voice that I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, 'Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.'" (Revelation 4:1, International Standard Version)
There are several terms that relate to our having a "higher" (deeper) walk with the Lord. One of these words is "overcomer."
An overcomer is one who rises above a difficult circumstance or situation by dealing with it. Being an overcomer is not the result of something that we do; rather, it is what we have become through the experience of what we do. It is the unconditional commitment of our life to the Lord – our "heart attitude," or the "set" of our spirit.
The Vine and the Branches
We are to live in the Lord's presence as being totally dependent upon Him, as a branch depends on the vine to which it is vitally attached.
The world recognizes our need for increased physical energy, and advertises all kinds of things to give us that energy. Our spiritual energy also needs not only to be maintained, but also to be increased. This "energy" must come from above.
Jesus said, "I am the vine, you are the branches: He that stays in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5, Treasury of Scripture)
The vine has roots through which it receives life. The branch is attached to the vine and draws its life from the vine. If the branch is detached from the vine, within a short time, it will become withered and soon die, as it has no life within itself.
The Word tells us that we are "branches." Therefore, we must attach ourselves to the "Vine." This requires an action on our part, as we were cut off through the transgression of Adam. As we do this, we begin to draw on the life of the Lord, and as a result, we have a deep, inner sense that we are "receiving" the life of the Vine flowing down into our lives; we are partaking of and receiving the life of Jesus into our lives. (Photo via Pxhere)
Partaking of His Life
In His resurrection, Jesus said to Mary, "...'Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father...'" (John 20:17, King James Version). He then ascended to the altar of Heaven and applied the Blood of redemption, and we were eternally forgiven. He then spent forty days appearing to the Church of that day, strengthening and empowering them as they touched His very life.
This impartation of His life that came into their being was so powerful that the first-generation Church literally turned the world of that day upside down. In His ascension, the Blood of Jesus became the power of an everlasting life.
"Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life." (Hebrews 7:16, King James Version)
Jesus said, "...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you" (John 6:53, King James Version). As we partake of His life in intimate fellowship and communion, we are receiving the power of an endless life. As we receive the life of the Vine (Jesus) into the branches that we are, we will live. The Lord said, "...I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10, King James Version).
There is an end-time witness that the Lord will give to this world through the present-day Church. Today, the world laughs at the Church and considers it a nuisance. But the world is about to be shaken, as there is an "empowering" from above that is about to be released. The power of Heaven (the glory of God) is increasingly being made available, but we must "tap in" as a branch coming to its vine to receive its life and strength.
There are unending demands on our time, which keep us earthbound and unable to take the necessary time to "ascend" and receive of His life and strength. These things need attention, but in the end, they will all be left behind, for they have no value in relation to eternal things.
There is another word that is being quickened at this present time which relates to us having a "higher" (deeper) walk with the Lord. Our being a "Bride" speaks of a submissive relationship to the Lord. This Bride is "within" the present-day Church, and is quietly being made ready for her unveiling.
As we confess our utter dependence upon the heavenly Bridegroom (Jesus) and commit our lives to Him, we lose our identity and take on His identity, that in a submissive relationship to Him, we will become the witness and expression of His life, as was John the Baptist.
"He said, I am the voice of One crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah." (John 1:23, Webster's Bible Translation) (Photo via Unsplash)
Sons of God
Another term that relates to the present-day workings of our Lord is the "sons of God." Being a "son" speaks of our having a cooperative relationship with the Lord.
"Come, My beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards..." (Song of Solomon 7:11-12, King James Version)
We are living in the time of the last days. The Lord will demonstrate through the present-day overcomers – those who have made this level of commitment – His life and power to this world.
Neither Male nor Female
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28, Treasury of Scripture)
In the Church, "under the anointing," there is neither male nor female. We can all function as we are enabled by the Lord, totally irrespective of gender. Male and female become a type of our relationship to the Lord.
As the "Bride," I am dependent and become "one" with Jesus. As a "son," I enter into a cooperative relationship with the Lord. I "rise above" the earthly as an "overcomer," and His power – His very life – begins to flow out through my life. I am then able to give expression to the life of the Lord, as my life becomes the witness of His life.
The Marriage Feast
We are approaching the last days, the time of the closing out of the Church age and the beginning of the millennial Kingdom, which is the government of God ruling all mankind.
"And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut." (Matthew 25:10, King James Version)
Those who are prepared to enter with the Lord into the marriage feast will be able to say in that day, "And they sang a new song, saying: 'You are worthy... and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth'" (Revelation 5:9-10, New King James Version).
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Wade Taylor¬†graduated to Heaven on February 29, 2012. He served others as a teacher and spiritual father for over 50 years. He was respected and loved by many for his quality of spirit and walk with his Lord. He was an anointed author, bringing forth deep truths of the Spirit with a clarity and simplicity that drew the reader up into a closer walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. For more of his writings please visit¬†www.wadetaylor.org.
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