You Raise Me Up
I fell getting up from my recliner. My foot hung up on the hem of my long robe. I turned my ankle completely underneath me. I laid on the floor for a good while since there was no one home to help me. For almost an hour I couldn’t get up, for the pain was so terrific. There was no doubt in my mind that I had broken my foot and ankle. I tried to get to my phone to call my husband, but I couldn’t crawl to it. When I began to fall, I screamed out “Jesus, help me”. I lay on the floor, crying and praying. My ankle swelled up. Finally, I said to God, “It’s me and You, Lord. Please, help me.” All of sudden, a supernatural strength entered into my body, foot and ankle. I was able to get up and discovered that my foot was normal size and was completely healed. It happened so quickly and thoroughly that I felt I was caught up in a cloud of His presence.
I prophesy to you that which has immobilized you, caused you pain and left you in a helpless condition will suddenly become a thing of the past. Get ready for a surge of the Holy Spirit as you begin to experience Jesus in visitations of dreams and visions. Jesus, Himself, will come to you in them. You will be able to move and flow with the power of God, accomplishing great exploits that in the natural seem impossible.
If you have experienced being cast down, fear not, for soon He will raise you up!
Recently, I listened to two Asian children singing under a very strong anointing the song, “You Raise Me Up”. It was unlike anything I had ever heard. I was so moved that I began to worship the Lord, weeping before Him. The words of the song caused me to meditate upon God’s goodness and faithfulness.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas,
I am strong when I am on your shoulders,
You raise me up to more than I can be
The Lord raises His children up to great heights, exalting and promoting them. Take for example the bedraggled Hebrew slaves that He took out of Egypt. He called them “My armies” (Exo. 7:4) and made them royalty, even princes (Num. 1:16). God conferred honor upon Israel calling their family bloodlines “pedigrees” (Num. 1:18), which means “recorded ancestry, especially upper-class ancestry, of a person or a family”. God lifted the children of Israel higher; He wanted their thinking to change about themselves—they were no longer slaves, instead they were of royal bloodline with pedigrees!
He takes those who have fallen and raises them up. He is the Lord and His mercy knows no bounds. Who is the Lord? He declared to Moses His name, revealing His wonderful character:
... 6 “The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin” (Exo. 34:6-7).
The Lord turned the Hebrews’ shame into honor, and He will do the same for you. He says to you today, “Raise up”! He proclaims to you that “you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people” (1Pe. 2:9). He says to you that He has made you “kings and priests” (Rev. 1:6; cf., Rev. 5:10).
Get ready for a visitation from the Lord, just as the Hebrews experienced His visitation when He came to Egypt to deliver them! Get ready for an exaltation, even a promotion! Higher you will go! He will lead you out of your bondage. He will set you free. He will cause you to be honored and He will set you on high. For as He remembered the Hebrews, He, too, has remembered you. He has heard your cries and groans!
... 23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them (Exo. 2:23-25).