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Month: April 2020

Maintaining A Personal Relationship With The Lord

Wade E Taylor

A “word” that is being quickened at this present time is, “Rise Up,” or, “Come Higher.”  Wherever we are in our spiritual life experience, the Lord is challenging us to come higher.

“After these things I saw a door standing open in heaven.  The first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.”  Revelation 4:1 International Standard Version

There are several terms that relate to our having a “higher” (deeper) walk with the Lord.  One of these words is “overcomer.”

An “overcomer” is one who “rises above” a difficult circumstance or situation, by dealing with it.  Being an overcomer is not the result of something that we do; rather, it is what we have become through the experience of what we do.  It is the unconditional commitment of our life to the Lord – our “heart attitude,” or the “set” of our spirit.  We are to live in the Lord’s presence as being totally dependent upon Him, as a “branch” depends on the “vine” to which it is vitally attached.

The world recognizes our need for increased physical energy, and advertises all kinds of things to give us that energy.  Our spiritual energy also needs not only to be maintained, but also to be increased.  This “energy” must come from above.  Jesus said:

“I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing.”  John 15:5

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