Summary: I believe that many believers today are hearing the call of the Holy Spirit to move positionally into a higher place in God, when we think about the word elevate automatically what comes to mind is that God is lifting up, God is raising up individuals for
Re 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, (Come up hither), and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
I believe that many believers today are hearing the call of the Holy Spirit to move positionally into a higher place in God, when we think about the word elevate automatically what comes to mind is that God is lifting up, God is raising up individuals for a particular purpose where position and rank is concerned. If we are to move into the things of God we then must be in a place spiritually to hear from Him. John said in Revelation 1:10 “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.”
*I was in the Spirit on the Lord‘s day” when God speaks to us there has to be a special intensity of spiritual sensitivity to the voice of the Holy Spirit so that revelation may flow, dreams and visions may be received and after the acceptance of what God is manifesting in our lives; we are then thrust into destiny. Like John God God has showed us that which was; now that we are in that which is; He wants to show us that which is to come. As John ascends into the celestial realm he is shown in a panoramic view the world and all of mankind as it is unrolled before him in one magnificent vision after another. As a result of what John saw he begins to write with authority of the things that God reveals to him as they had already happened. If we are going to get from the prophecy to the promise we are going to have to rely on God to get us from point A to point B.
When we look in the Old Testament God used His presence to move Israel they dared not move if God wasn’t moving so they waited until the Lord said move :
In Ex 40:37 it say’s ,“But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.”
In Numbers 9:19 it say’s , “And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.”
In Numbers 9:22 it say’s , “Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.”
All this was done to teach the children of Israel how to get from the prophecy to the promise, from the dream to the reality, from faith to sight.
It was to teach them that on the journey their provision and their guidance and their protection was all dependant on staying with the cloud.
One of the most important lessons it taught them was never get too comfortable.
Intentionally God would change the time that they would stay in a place, to teach them that no matter how comfortable or convenient a place it was, It was not the place He promised.
God did not tell them when he was going to move, he did not send advance notice
Because he wanted them to stay in a condition of readiness for change.
One of the greatest battles we fight is that of the familiar (that which we already know, that which we have already experienced), this is an area that a lot of people really fight in because even though something or some place may be dry, desolate, and difficult because they have become familiar with it they became comfortable with it.
Once it becomes comfortable to us, we resist anything that threatens our normality (being normal) or our familiarity (that which we already know, that which we have already experienced) .
Moving is one of the most interesting things:
There is in the moving process something called - (ordered chaos)
#1 Everything is chaotic, everything is moved out of it’s place, the familiar routine is replaced by what seems to be confusion and disorder.
#2 Nothing is convenient, everything you want seems to be the hardest thing to get to.
#3 Another thing is: When you start to move, you begin to realize all the things you have accumulated over the years, ( a lot of it just plain junk) or at least stuff that is outdated, and unnecessary
#4 It’s a time of shifting and sifting, it’s when you lighten your load, it’s when you separate the useful from the useless and the valuable from the worthless.