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Get Thee Up

“O Zion, that bringest good tidings,
get thee up into the high mountain”
Isaiah 40:9

God is ever calling His people to higher places. Here the prophet tells God’s people to go up into the high mountain so that they might behold their God afresh. The verses preceding this declare:

The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass… surely the people are grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever”
Isaiah 40:6-8

The Voice is Calling

Do we not hear “the voice” calling out to us in our fading humanity “get Thee up” and “behold your God”? If we fail to respond, if we are not moved from where we are, we will fail to behold the greater light of Him. The pulse and the passion to see Him will wither in the spirit of slumber which permeates our day.

All Flesh is Grass

Here are the good tidings: the pride and strength of man will not prevail but His Word will stand forever! In the light of this knowledge we are called to arise, no longer in our own strength, but in the power of God. It is time to climb that holy mountain and behold Him from a new perspective. We, who are withering grass and fading flowers, will find that our hope and our strength are in God alone and in that holy place we will be able to declare to others “Behold your God!”

Lift Up Your Voice

“O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!”
Isaiah 40:9

Those in whom the fervor of the Lord burns call continually to all who would hear:

“Behold your God!”

It is the anthem of those who are climbing that mountain of God. The things of this world fade in the Light of His countenance. These are the good tidings amid the intensity of the battle that rages within, the call to compromise, and the pervading slumber of this late hour.

Those who have been captivated by Zion’s heavenly decree (Hebrews 12:22) are discovering a growing intensity to respond and present themselves afresh unto Him who is worthy!

Let us heed His Call in this darkening hour.

“O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!”
Isaiah 40:9

Lift Up Your Voice

Truth is meant to be personal and experiential. God’s call to each of us in whom He dwells… “lift up thy voice with strength” and declare “Behold your God!”.

“When therefore the first spark of a desire after God arises in thy soul, cherish it with all thy care, give all thy heart into it; it is nothing less than a touch of the divine loadstone, that is to draw thee out of the vanity of time, into the riches of eternity.”
William Law

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Every new act of our arising unto our God will be followed by a new altar of worship and sacrifice.

“And let us arise, and go up to Beth–el;
and I will make there an altar unto God…”
Genesis 35:3

Please Read the Related Article: Let Us Arise

Get Thee Up!

Brian Troxel

4 Comments

  • There is definitely a voice within us that calls out to God. Our lack of satisfaction with this world ever seeks to be filled, and only God can do that. All material stuff is made to be tools, but we tend to load up ourselves with those things only to find that there is not enough.
    1 John 2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

    • Brian T. says:

      Amen and so true… “where your treasure is there will your heart be also” They who covet the things of this world clearly declare where their heart and allegiance lie.

      So appreciate the insightful comments.
      BT

  • Amen! “Truth is meant to be personal and experiential. God’s call to each of us in whom He dwells… “lift up thy voice with strength” and declare “Behold your God!”.” 🙌🙌🙌

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