Yes — Rise Up, And Take Your Place!
By Thomas Downes
Your life has been pulled out of the dry, and unfruitful place, like a root pull out of dry ground.
Because of where you used to be, there was no form or comeliness
in your life, that any would desire you.
There was a place at one time where you were brought down and fallen, and became a mockery of those who lorded over you, and treated you in such a despicable means
that made it difficult to recover from the wounds inflicted upon you.
The depths of your being were trodden under foot, so you would not be able to rise against your adversary.
He wanted desperately to keep you there at all costs.
But there has been a price paid by a Kinsman-Redeemer that you had no knowledge of. He is the Son of God, and, the son of man!
He saw you as one stricken and afflicted, and He saw that you couldn’t raise your voice or even open your mouth.
He showed great compassion for you in your
distress, and offered a sacrificial payment so you would hear the Voice that would pull you out of the dry ground that had held you captive for so long.
As you laid there on the dry ground of your life,
He lifted your head onto his lap and began pouring living water into your mouth, and into your spirit. (Ezekiel 37:4).
Now, because He lives, having come from being, Himself, “the root pulled out
of the dry ground; having no form or comeliness that any would desire Him”, (Isaiah 53: 2).
His own resurrection has justified your own promise of resurrection, and is causing your life to be justified
by faith in Him, Who has risen from the dead.
Because He went down in death, and was raised for our justification (Romans 6:4), we are now risen and we can stand upright (Corinthians 13:4).
For faith is the assurance of things hoped for, it is the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1). He has given you the title deed to hold in your own heart with full assurance.
This is the victory that overcomes the world; even your faith. (1John 5:4).
He is causing you to walk with feet like the feet of a deer, to walk in the high places He has called you for.. He
has given you exceedingly precious promises (2 Peter 1:4), so that you will be a partaker of His divine nature.
He descended into hell, taking away the keys of hell and death, and has given gifts to men
(Ephesians 4:8) and He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers. (Ephesians 4:8-11).
Now arise and shine, for your light has come, and the Glory of
the Lord rises upon you (Palm 27:1).
Stand, therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made you free, and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Romans 8:1).
For whom the Son has set free, is free indeed (John 8:36). He is faithful Who promised, and He will do it. (Hebrews 10:23).
Rise up, and take your place in Jesus Christ. You will stand; because
you have been made to stand complete in Him; (Colossians 2:10; Romans 8:33-34).
By Thomas Downes