Arise and Come with Me
Jewels from the River: Arise and Come with Me
January 5, 2011
Arise and Come with Me!
It’s dark as I walk the path to the River, but I don’t stumble because my heart knows the way. I’m not scared because I know the Lord is near. My heart LEAPS! “The Lord is near!” I shout with joy while simultaneously jumping up and twirling. I am wearing a long, deep blue, full-skirted dress that twirls as I do. I spin and I sing, “O glory to You my King!”
I look up to see the Lord approaching me. He is wearing armor with a sword in its sheath at His side. (I never knew there were so many styles of armor until I tried to find a photo of the lightweight, yet sturdy armor I saw! This photo is as close as I could find.)
Behind Jesus is a garrison of angels. I curtsey low at the sight of the Lord and this multitude coming toward me. I stay bowed low until the He addresses me, “Arise and come with Me.”
He takes my hand and leads me to an open field hidden in the forest. The Lord escorts me to a place to sit and after I am seated He begins to address the troops. Surely this is Jesus as the Captain of the heavenly hosts! I do not see any men or women in the troops – only angels. The Lord lifts up His voice to address the troops and speaks in a language I don’t know, yet I understand what He is saying:
“This day marks a new day in the days of creation. Even rocks cry out for My return, but the time is not yet. There is a fullness that must come to My own. They must be given more time to awaken. They are sleepy as if drugged – and drugged they are! They are drugged by the media. They are drugged by entertainment. They are hypnotized by the world’s governmental issues. They slumber because their hearts have grown weak from the continue diet of fear fed them.
“I Am sending you out in force to roust up the saints of God, My chosen and elect. I Am decreeing this day a mandate to call, call, call, beckon, beckon, beckon the sons of God – both male and female – to awaken to the revealing. Shake them out of their deep sleep and cause them to ARISE!
“Give heed to My orders and follow My voice and we will witness the great move you have heard of from old. Creation itself will also be set free from its slavery to corruption into freedom of the glory of the children of God. Cause them to awaken to the groaning that is deep within them for the adoption.” (See Romans 8:14-22)
“Tell them: Your light has come and the glory of the Lord is seen upon you! Yes the light will shine brightly through even in the dimmest of lights because of the dark days that are upon them.”
Angels in the thousands cheer the Lord and worship Him as they each come and salute Him. I cannot help but stand and cheer with them in praise to the King of kings! He is glorious! Jesus hands each angel a scroll, their specific orders, they salute Him again; He nods and they quickly depart on their mission. Their salute is not like anything I have seen and is most respectful and full of awe, adoration and obedience of heart. When they leave, these dedicated ones depart so fast I cannot tell if they fly, run or just disappear. Given the size of this multitude, one would think this courtesy would take too much time because of the sense of urgency in the Lord’s message, but then I realize that God is Omnipresent. He is not in a hurry because in Him is the fullness of time!
The Beloved turns to me after all the angels have gone, except for mine which stand behind me. He hands each of them a scroll and then turns His gaze toward me and says, “Be excited, Dear One! The days you live in are full of promises fulfilled. Many have sought your day and never saw it. Tell My Church to pull their hearts away from their own worldly pursuits that keep them from My table of blessing. They must seek My face and there they will find their daily bread. There they will be sustained. There is where My kingdom will give them life and life more abundantly!” Then He quoted Matthew 6:33:
“Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.”
Scriptures to ponder:
Isaiah 60:1-5; Psalm 46; Proverbs 3:5, 6; Matthew 6:11, 14-21, 24; Matthew 25:1-13; John 10:10; Philippians 4:4-9; Revelation 4:11; 19:6-8, 16