LET US GO UP by Bill Burns:
This is a spiritual season which creates for us the opportunities to begin again. It is an elevated spiritual time for new beginnings.
Small Straws: I am preparing you for the next phase of life. The past is behind and has become part of your history, but it is not vital to where you are now. You will benefit greatly by staying connected to Me, says the Lord. Stay relevant to My plans and purposes for your life, and be sensitive to that which is required of you at this time so that you are free to forge ahead. I am with you every step of the way.
These are the “Days of Elevation”. The clarion call given in both Micah 4 and Isaiah 2 is: “Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.”
Going Up requires letting go of the past and its disappointments. We must do what the apostle Paul did:
Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Understand that you cannot reach forward until you stop looking back. Satan loves to hold God’s people in the bondage of past failures. Get over it. Get past it. Everybody has experienced failure.
David had failure. Remember Bathsheba? But, David remained a man after God’s heart.
Psalm 138:1-3 I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You. I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.
Here is the answer when you don’t think you can begin again. David said, “I cried out; you answered me and made me bold with strength in my soul.”
Small Straws: When you seek and ask Me for wisdom, I cause you to be extraordinary. The impossible becomes possible. All you have to do is ask believing that I hear and answer your plea. Do not waver in faith or purpose. Let Me show you the way to supernatural accomplishment. I can do in and through you that which you are unable to do on your own, says the Lord. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Whenever God establishes a new season for us to move into, Satan sows his seeds of doubt and unbelief over the promises of God.
Doubt and unbelief will negate the promises of God.
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
Yes and Amen (it is so)—no doubt or unbelief.
Jesus on Faith and Doubt:
Mark 11:22-24 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
These Times are times in which God is leading us up to a higher place (spiritually) and Satan is trying to ground us.
Small Straws: Times are changing, and you must adopt a mindset of flexibility. Be sensitive to My leading, and be ready to make changes that will insure that you are where you need to be. My path is a narrow one, and your obedience is the key to walking with Me, says the Lord. Stay close!
So, stay close to God. Present yourself to Him in obedience. Believe God and reject the enemy’s lies.
Forgetting what is behind, give yourself a new beginning. Go with God into this season of faith.
Get up from that place of doubt and unbelief. It is time to forget the hindrances that past failures have established. It is time for you to move forward again. The days before you will be filled with supernatural experiences. But, it is up to you. If you will respond in faith, then you can come with Me on this springtime journey. Do not forget this one thing—every time you move with Me the glory gets brighter and the blessings are more abundant.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.