……. behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice which I had heard addressing me like [the calling of] a war trumpet said, Come up here, and I will show you what must take place in the future. [Revelation 4:1] AMP
So much is happening in the world and around us as the battle intensifies. All this year God has been saying “Come up here – HIGHER!”. He is saying this to us all, because He wants to share His strategies for the times that are coming upon us.
That we would be ones like eagles soaring up into His presence. As an eagle soars on the thermals of a storm, so we can do this by facing the storms, soaring on the thermals of His love and power, in His strength. In that secret place of complete rest with our Lord Yahweh, He gives us all we need.
As He expands within us and dispels all the things of this world, it fades in the brightness of His love. His peace and strength flood our hearts and our minds, all anxieties and fears have to flee away. The door stands wide open for us to be taken up into the heavenly realms. As we overcome we step into our true inheritance.
Why will you tarry here in darkness,
Why will you wander, sad at heart, -
When Jesus has bidden you, “Rise up,
My love, and come with Me apart?”
By Frances Metcalfe ‘from the book Ladies of Gold by James Maloney’
In times past some were chosen to see into the realm of heaven, Jacob saw a ladder with angels ascending and descending; Isaiah saw the King of Glory seated on His throne and His robe filled the temple; John saw Jesus in His glory and fell down to the ground at the sublime glorious sight of the man who on earth had been his best friend.
In His grace He has opened that door wide to us. As we encounter the God of the seen and unseen realms, we are ‘raptured’ into the heavenlies. There we can see and commune with Jesus and angels. We see beyond the veil and we are changed into His likeness.
He wants us to realise all He has established for us through His son Jesus Christ since before the foundation of the earth. He wants to bring us into full unity with Himself.
Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
Blessed Assurance by Fanny J. Crosby
In His love