MOVE TO THE TOP OF THE TOWER (1) Monday, 23 February 2015
“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither [. . .].” Revelation 4:1 (KJV)
Growth is very important because it is the only way you will enjoy your benefits and privileges in Christ; it is the only way to escape the corruption present in the world. 2 Peter 1:2-3 says, “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (KJV). This scripture indicates that our call is not unto shame and disgrace but to excellence, morally and otherwise.
2 Peter 1:4 says, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature [. . .]” (KJV). In other words, God wants you to manifest His nature here on earth and part of this task is to be invincible to the enemy. By doing this, you will have “escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4, KJV). We have escaped the corruption of the world, so we cannot partake in it. The world is filled with challenges, difficulties, and demonic activities but those who are growing and understand the promises of God have escaped them.
The text for today tells us that we must never be static;instead, we should move towards the top-becoming more and more like Jesus with each passing day-because the bottom is where the enemy operates. Don’t remain at the lower part of the tower because the devil will come at you if you are walking there. Genesis 3 tells us that the devil feeds on dust. If you remain in the dust you will become dust-conscious and pretty soon you will begin to think that you are dust; nothing good will come out of you. Then, sooner rather than later, the devil will come and eat you up because he feeds on dust.
When in spite of whatever is around you, you look up, you will be inspired and challenged to aspire to great heights. With an open face, we are all beholding as in a mirror the image of Christ; by doing so, we are being changed into the same image, from glory unto glory. The Bible is there to show you your true image. It is not the image of failure, of a defeated foe, or of sickness and disease but one of success, excellence, achievement, boldness, prosperity, and sound health. However, as long as the devil stops you from aspiring to the top of the tower, you will contend with him on the ground floor. And guess what? He will defeat you at this level because your natural habitat is not on the floor. You have been raised to sit in heavenly places in Christ.
Further reading: Isaiah 40:1-31 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Numbers 5-6, Evening-Mark 4:1-20