Jesus has some simple commands that He repeats. One of those is “Get up”. If He spoke this to your spirit, how many scripture accounts would you think of? Do you know who He said that to and what the outcome was? How would you meditate on those 2 little words to pull apart what God was trying to tell you?
I heard those two little words as I lay flat on my back in a moment of heaviness this week. This command interrupted my thoughts and I got up. And this morning as I met with a wonderful Christian woman, she recalled a time when she had all but given up on herself, her life, and said was even tempted to give up on God. She found herself on the floor in total despair until the whispers of God started coming, He ended with a command, “Get up.” She got up. Her life since is a powerful testimony of a daughter of God overcoming by His Spirit. (She should be writing a guest post soon!)
Has God told you to "Get up!?" How might you interpret that command? Would you think, “Why? What is the use? Nothing is going to change.” Would you infer the voice of a disapproving father telling you to get over yourself and get up? Would you feel despair because you had no power to muster? Would you rattle off excuses beginning with “But I don't have anyone to help me…”? Would you be quickened to talk to yourself and heap pressure upon yourself? “I need to get my act together. People are relying on me. I can do this.”
These are all normal, human responses. But they are certainly not the responses He wants or correct interpretation. Those are responses confined to human limitation. YES, we are to hear, “Get up”, but we are to know it means supernatural help is available. Those 2 little words should cue us that he is casting a supernatural lifeline to the weary, the weak, the hopeless, the troubled in heart.
And they are just 2 words to open up the conversation. He wants to lead us to a dialogue of thought and spiritual interpretation.
I searched the scriptures for those 2 little words where God says "Get up."
Here are just a few examples with brief excerpts.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river and say to him, “This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”- Exodus 8:20
And the Lord said, “Now get up and cross the Zered Valley. “ - Deuteronomy 2:13a
During the night the Lord said to Gideon, “Get up, go down against the camp…”- Judges 7:9
The hand of the Lord was on me there, and he said to me, “Get up and go out…”- Ezekiel 3:22
"I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”- Mark 2:11
But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!”- Luke 8:54
Then I a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”- Acts 10:13
“’I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me…’”- Acts 26:15b-16
“Not by power, nor by might, but by my Spirit.” Says the Lord Almighty. – Zechariah 4:6b
Supernatural endings are outcomes to obeying God's words of "Get up." Here are summarized outcomes in line with the scripture referenced above.
By the power of God Moses got up, and God poured out His Spirit. He delivered his people from the oppressive bondage of Pharaoh with miraculous signs and wonders and Heavenly provision.
By the power of God the Israelites got up and crossed the Zered valley. He led them like a shepherd leads his sheep, guiding them and providing for them in a new land filled with milk and honey.
By the power of God Gideon got up and went down, the LORD defeating an army as thick as locusts with merely 300 men, 300 jars, 300 torches, and 300 trumpets.
By the power of God Ezekiel got up and went out, lifted up by the power of the Spirit, allowed to be a special witness of God’s glory and have a holy place within eternal prophetic legacy.
By the power of Christ, the paralyzed man got up and walked. He was used of God to silence skeptics, amaze crowds, and be a vessel through which Christ demonstrated His authority to forgive sins.
By the power of Christ, the little girl who had died got up and ate, Jesus demonstrating that life is not limited to flesh and time, through His life, we live again.
By the power of Christ, Peter got up and ate with people he thought were unclean. God renewed his thoughts and began destroying Peter's prejudices. He was transformed as He served God and obeyed. His obedience allowed him to witness God pouring His Spirit into all who believe in the Good News of Jesus Christ.
By the power of Christ, Paul got up and went. He was transformed from an enemy of Christ into a beloved apostle and father of faith who boldly preached the message of salvation to the Gentile nations. He is still preaching! We hear him through the Word of God!
All of this by the power of the Holy Spirit. Hear Christ saying to you, “Get up.”
Insert your name into the situations above. Proclaim them as truth over you because by His Spirit, God can through you. He can deliver through you. He can lead through you. He can defeat darkness through you. He can allow you to commune with Him in his glory and to glorify Him. He can demonstrate His resurrection power through you. He can destroy your wrong thoughts. He wants you to witness His life saving those you thought could never be saved. He can boldly speak through you. He will heal and save and redeem! Press in and call on His Name!
He is saying, “The impossible is possible through Me. “ He is saying, “Yes you are weak and only by my Spirit will you live and move and have your being.” He is saying, “You are clean. I am with you. Do not be afraid.” He is saying, “Humble yourself like a little child.”
He is saying, “Get up in the power of my Spirit.” Repeat that simple phrase to yourself in prayer this week! (Just try it!) Say to yourself, “By the power of the Holy Spirit, get up!”
“Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up”…- Acts 9:34
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Hi my name is Gina; and I'm the founder of the ministry. My 25 year journey with God has been centered on immersing myself in the safe relationship God offers, learning about the power of surrender, and praying for His life in greater measure!