“LET US ARISE”
“For there shall be a day,
that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry,
Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God”
It is the time to ARISE. It is the time to hear and speak that Word of ARISING and GOING UP to Zion. We are not talking about a geographical location in the Middle East; we are talking about the TRUE and HEAVENLY ZION; The City of the Living God.
“But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,
which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all,
and to the spirits of just men made perfect”
This is the time to seek heavenly things, to set our affections on the things above, and to seek the welfare of the people of God by the speaking and doing of TRUTH; to put away the carnality and strife of the religious divisions that promote men’s agendas, kingdoms and teachings. Let us repent (turn away from) glorying in men’s ministries, organizations, and ways and return to the singularity of HIS Lordship. His Ways and His Life are the only basis of true and powerful fellowship. The simplicity of the Love of God being shed abroad in our hearts BY the Holy Spirit requires a LIFE that is LIVED IN the Holy Spirit. Unity is never to be found in the compromising of TRUTH but in the MINISTRATION OF TRUTH. The purpose of the five-fold ministry in the Church is to be for the PERFECTING of the people of God; an EQUIPPING of the people of God for their own unique and powerful ministrations of the SON. This brings the people of GOD unto the UNITY OF THE FAITH.
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets,
some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry,
for the edifying of the body of Christ,
till we all come to the unity of the faith
and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”
EPHESIANS 4:11 – 13
THE BODY VERSUS BUILDINGS
“Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here:
if thou wilt, let us BUILD here three tabernacles;
one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias”
Peter got caught up in the moment of seeing the great ministrations of Israel’s past. In so doing he responded with the innate heart of the natural man to “build”. Let us take note that Peter was rebuked by the God of ALL GLORY who said “THIS IS MY SON, HEAR HIM….” When Peter looked up he “SAW NO MAN, EXCEPT JESUS”!
We MUST understand that all true ministry is given that “WE MAY SEE JESUS”. This is what we have been called to; this is the HEAVENLY CITY, for it is the CITY OF GOD! Notice the words of the prophet….
“Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God”
To ARISE and to go up to ZION is to arise and go UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD! Zion is wherever HE IS!