"Up from the grave HE arose; with a mighty triumph o'er HIS foes; HE arose a victor from the dark domain, and HE lives forever, with HIS saints to reign. HE arose! HE arose! Hallelujah! CHRIST arose!" Robert Lowry "Up From the Grave HE Arose"
"When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives,the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:37-38
Hearing this as a little girl, I always saw it as a celebration, as that what was told to me. However, yesterday HE began to teach me what HIS word really means,and today HE is telling me it's time that I share with this world what HIS word means for me, as HE takes me on the journey from living oblivious, to living in HIS TRUTH!!!
In reading HIS word I can SEE that the crowd of HIS disciples are all PRAISING HIM, saying HE is the BLESSED KING WHO has come in the name of the LORD. They are acknowledging WHO HE is, and WHOSE HE is, WHO sent HIM. In HIS word it is written that ALL PRAISED HIM, and said, "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest."
Thinking back to HIS word being spoken to me as a little girl, it was ALL about celebration. I would wave my palm around like everyone else around me. I would sit silently still next to my gram, holding her hand, feeling her soft skin, and feeling immense comfort. She often would glance down at me smiling, and when she would smile I knew that all was right with the world................ and there I remained oblivious as to what was going to transpire next.
HIS Daily Teachings today started yesterday as HE began to set the stage with HIS word about the BIGGEST EVENT that was going to lead up to the reason WHY I am able to sing the HYMN I woke up to singing. HE is wanting me to know that it is imperative that I NOT only know, but understand what HIS word means for me.
" Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” Luke 19:39-40
I remember earlier when my journey with HIM began after I repented, and asked HIM to come into my heart, and into my life, that we were given stones as a reminder to "live louder than the stones." HE is reminding me that I am HIS Disciple, and that means that I am no longer oblivious as to what that means for my life. HE is telling me to soak in HIS word, write it on my heart, and LIVE it so that even when silence surrounds me, I will be LOUDER than the stones, as they too are living, as HE created them.
HE is telling me that HE didn't rescue me just so I would have an easy life. HE is wanting me to know that HE rescued me because HE knew that I would speak HIS words and that I wouldn't shrink back, as my life has been written on purpose by HIM that NOT only would I survive, but that I would conquer absolutely every single storm that the enemy whips up to try and take me out with.
Through HIS FAITHFULNESS to me, I am NO longer living oblivious to the fact that twenty four weeks ago the most malicious attack by the enemy was staged. It was on the very day that I surrendered all, and was ALL in no matter what that the challenge was accepted, and that was the day that my heart would shatter as my whole world and life as I knew it was forever changed.