Out of numerous life experiences, the Psalmist say, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” —Psalm 91:1 An elderly man stood up in a testimony service, waved his handkerchief, and said, “I’ve been serving the Lord for fifty years, and I want to testify that in that fifty years I have never been down-.-.-.-not one day-.-.-.-not one time.” There was also a young man in that service who had recently given his life to Jesus. He stopped the old man as he was leaving and said, “Old man, wait a minute, I don’t understand why my experience is different from yours. I gave my life to Jesus, and it seems like all hell broke loose, what’s going on. How can you say you have never been down?” The old gentleman smiled, his face lighted up with nostalgic years packed-full of numerous experiences. He replied the young lad with words of wisdom, “Son, I’ve never been down, because I have always either been up or getting up.” Friends, If you are fighting a little adversity, dance longer, shout louder, and pray harder. Tell the devil you are not giving up; you are enduring to the end. Born-again, Spirit-filled believers may wobble, but they don’t fall down. The word Down is only meant for satan, not for the Children of God. Our Lord Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven! Hallleluuujah! He did not stopped there, He went further to say, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:18-19 NKJV. If you are standing on the same pedestal with satan you cannot trample it, but because you are higher. You are Higher in ranks – commandeer satan, you are Higher in creation- it is written, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:27-28 NKJV. You are Higher in calling, You are Higher in life Acts 1:8, the life of God dwells in you, we are the carrier of the Godhead. YOU ARE HIGHER!
God warned Isaac not to go down to Egypt Genesis 26:2. Nehemiah, the son of Hachalia said to the satanic agents of his time “I cannot come down’ Praise the Lord! “So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?” But they sent me this message four times, and I answered them in the same manner.” Nehemiah 6:3-4 NKJV Do not descend to satan’s level, because you are seated with Christ Jesus in Heavenly places Ephesians 2:6, far above principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and dominions. You are higher in all ramification. Claim His promise today: Say to yourself “I cannot fail, I cannot fall, I cannot come down. Higher is my place, a place of honour and dignity has been preserved for me. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand” (Psalm 37:23-24). He that helped you till sixth occasion will definitely not abandoned you on the seventh, for the manna will continue to fall even until we crossed the Jordan. Friends, In whatever area you have been coming down to satan, it is A New Day, Arise, Shine.
PRAYER Lord, whenever I stumble, lift me up by Your hand. Uphold me in Your arms. Cover me with Your wings. Shelter me in the Rock. Amen.