April 2014 – High & Lifted Up
Our theme for the month of April is High and Lifted Up. This month is a month of celebration for all Christians all around the world. It is even a glorious and an exciting month for us at the Everlasting Father’s Arena. It is the month of our Lord’s victory and redemption. It is the month of reflecting on how our Lord Jesus Christ has been there for us and became lifted up.
In John 12:32, Jesus responded to what He knew would happen to Him, and, how He would be lifted up regardless of the view of people around Him. So, when everybody was worried about Him, the only thing on His minds was expressed in John 12:32 –
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
So, the Lord implied that regardless of what you guys says, or the feelings you might have, the providence and the purpose of God would be fulfilled. As Christians, we are aware of how the Lord was dragged to the Golgotha hill, beaten and killed (Matthew 27:32-40; John 19:23-24, Isaiah 53:9-12 and Acts 2:23). But this effort by the wicked men did not diminish the glory of God for our Lord Jesus Christ. God lifted up Jesus to accomplish the great plan of salvation for His people; and He remains lifted up forever.
Brethren, our Christ is already dwelling in the high abode and lifted up, He does not need to be helped; and no ladder or crane is required for this type of uplifting. He is already there, reigning and ruling as the King of glory. So, it is not the time to cry, but rather a time of new relationship and understanding. Therefore, it is a time to respond to the challenge like Prophet Isaiah did in Isaiah 6:1-13. Isaiah saw a new heaven, a new reality and a new vision about the state of Israel. He saw God’s greatest power, provision, and how the Lord was sitting upon the throne that was high and lifted up. I pray that in this new month, the Lord will be high and lifted up in your family, and you will see a new vision in Jesus name.
To be high and lifted up means, to go from a lower level to a very higher position, to move to an unimaginable height and to break all records of lift. In spiritual terms, the lifting up of our Lord Jesus Christ broke all records and principles of lifts. He became elevated above heights that can be measured. He made the heavens His home, and the whole earth became His footstool.
This month of April, we are responsible to keep Him happy, and keep Him lifted up. Our responsibility is to continue to do what we have been called to do as His chosen one. We need to have Christ like spirit and attitude (1 Peter 5:5), and encourage others to come to the full knowledge of Christ. Introduce your saviour to others by preaching His good news in the towns and cities around you. Our Lord will grant salvation unto those that would come to Him in Jesus name. Therefore, make it a point of duty to preach the gospel to at least three people on a weekly basis, and, as you would preach it; you will be lifted up highly in Jesus name.