LIFT JESUS HIGHER
“Lift Jesus higher, lift Jesus higher. Lift Him up for the world to see. He said, ‘If I be lifted UP, I will draw all men unto Me,”
In a time of prayer recently, I found myself happily singing this song that I enjoyed in church as a child. Mylon’s memories of church are much different than mine, because he experienced religion (rules/regulations) not knowing he could have a fun relationship with Jesus. It was a time in the church where “hellfire and brimstone” preaching was prevalent. He only heard about what NOT to do, instead of how GOOD our God is and how much He loves us. On the other hand, my experience in church during the Jesus Movement and Charismatic Movement of the 1970’s made me want know Him more and serve Him with all my heart. Children know the difference between what is real and what is just religious. So as I sang this song, sweet memories started flooding my mind. It was a precious reminder that no matter what we may be facing, The NAME of JESUS is HIGHER:
“And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross! Therefore God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is ABOVE EVERY name, That in the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phil. 2:8-11 (emphasis added)
We need to consistently apply the powerful NAME of Jesus to our situation. We should never take lightly our declarations of God’s Word…IN the mighty NAME OF JESUS. Use it against the enemy!! He has NO defense. And if discouragement has caused us to hang our head low, Psalm 3:3 says, “But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.” Jesus is the LIFTER of our head! But here’s our part: We must CHOOSE to ARISE!
“ARISE (from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–RISE to a NEW life)! Shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness all peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His GLORY (goodness) shall be SEEN on you. And NATIONS shall come to your light, and KINGS to the brightness of your rising. LIFT UP your eyes round about you and SEE!” Isaiah 60:1-4 (emphasis added)
We choose to GET UP from depression by LIFTING UP our eyes. This means changing our focus from what is wrong in our lives to the awesome God we serve. Nothing is too difficult or impossible for Him when we believe. We need to ask ourselves, “What are we thinking about?” The problem or the promise? The battle or the victory? The thief and what he has stolen in our lives or The Good Shepherd who RESTORES everything the devil has stolen?
One way to get our focus back on Jesus that gets immediate results is through worship. Psalms 63:3-4 says, “Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. So will I bless You while I live; I will LIFT UP my hands in Your name.” Please take a moment right now to lift up your hands and bless the Lord. When we begin to declare that His love is better than life, we exalt Him above the difficulty we are facing. When we practice this, we are “setting our mind and keeping it set on things that are above!” (Col. 3:2) THANKFULNESS keeps us lifted up!
Jesus said in John 12:32, “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw ALL peoples to Myself.” We understand that it is only as we lift up JESUS in our TV Ministry and events that multitudes are set free. THANK YOU in advance for your financial seed sown this month! Rejoice, knowing that you are supporting us lifting up the name of Jesus above every evil work of the enemy. Nations are coming to our light and learning that HIS LOVE is better than life! We are lifting you up before the Lord. We believe that the goodness of God seen on our lives draws kings (people of prominence, influence, position and power) to provide all the help we need to DO His will and ENJOY it!
We Love you,
Mylon & Christi
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