Posts Tagged ‘Soar’

The Hand of the Lord Came Upon

October 18, 2015

Psalm 139:5 NIV … You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.

I was thinking about the Lord “hemming me in” and looking at the above image. The image looks like the secret place of Psalm 91 beneath the wings of the Lord. The secret place on high before the Lord’s throne from my previous post (Flying Soaring Wings)

Then I remembered Ezekiel 40:1-2, where the Lord brought Ezekiel to a “very high mountain”! Again this made me think of the secret place on high before the Lord’s throne. Notice below, before the Lord brought Ezekiel to this high mountain – the hand of the Lord was upon him. It’s from this high mountain that Ezekiel receives a vision from the Lord. In Ezekiel God’s hand being on the prophet Ezekiel is regularly associated with communication or a vision from God. Ezekiel 40:1-2 is especially interesting because it shows that this communication from God takes place on Mt Zion, the place where the Most High dwells, the secret place in the shadow of His wings. A place that you can only go to if God’s hand lifts you up and places you there(Ps 40:1-3)!

Ezekiel 40:1-2 NASB … In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was taken, on that same day the hand of the LORD was upon me and He brought me there. 2 In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, and on it to the south there was a structure like a city.

From NetBible Ezek 40:1

  • *Hand upon in the OT can refer metaphorically to power, authority, or influence. In Ezekiel God’s hand being on the prophet is regularly associated with communication or a vision from God
    =>Ezekiel 1:1-3; 3:12-14, 22; 8:1; 37:1; 40:1

From NetBible Ezek 40:2

  • In the visions of God = By means of divine visions => The expression introduces the three major visions of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1:1; 8:1,3; 40:1,2)
  • a very high mountain = harmonious with Isa 2:2
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    Isaiah 2:2 NASB … Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it.

    • * The image of Mount Zion being elevated above other mountains and hills pictures the prominence it will attain in the future.
    • * Mt Zion = the place where the Lord dwells = the secret place (Ps 132:13-14; Ps 91:1)

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Related:
Standing on the Rock{article}

Flying Soaring Wings

October 15, 2015

Thinking about the wings of the dove and the wings of an eagle soaring through the clouds. The Lord reminded me of something He inspired me to do in the past. I made the following image. (See the Lion of Judah behind the clouds?)

A beautiful eagle is lifted high, soaring in the clouds. The royal Lion of Judah is in the background, supplying the wind (the roar), the power, the breath of the Spirit beneath the eagle’s wings.

The soaring eagle, it’s the eagle of (Is 40:28-31), the promise that those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength and not grow weary. They will soar on wings like eagles. Placing all hope and trust in the Lord, waiting on Him, this is how one soars. This is also a key step in worship, in entering the Lord’s courts, His sanctuary, the secret place, His manifest presence (Ps 100; Ps 91:1-4). He inhabits, is enthroned on the praises of His people (Ps 22:3;Ex 15:2;Rv 5:6,9-13;Ps 40:1-3). The Lord himself guides those who trust in Him to this place where He dwells (Ps 43). The Lord prepares and draws those who have clean hands and pure willing hearts to this secret place (Ps 24).

The secret place is also the place of rest, the dove longs to fly away to. The place before the throne where prophecy happens(Ps 55:6;Ps 68:8,13). A place of spiritual wisdom and vision seen in the eyes of both the eagle and dove(Is 40:28;1 Cor 2:7-10;Ps 32:7-8). A place of double portion(Is 61). A place of freedom in the Spirit of the Lord! (2 Cor 3:17) SOAR!!!!!

Isaiah 61:6-7 – Double Portion
You will be called the priests of the LORD;
You will be spoken of as ministers of our God.
You will eat the wealth of nations,
And in their glory{honour} you will boast.
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor,
And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.
Therefore in their land they shall possess double;
Everlasting joy shall be theirs.

Refined Silver and Gold

September 22, 2015

Proverbs 17:3 NET
The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the Lord tests hearts.

From NetBible Prv 17:3

  • * When the Lord “tests” human hearts, the test, whatever form it takes, is designed to improve the value of the one being tested; removing impurities

Psalm 66:10 NLT
You have tested us, O God; you have purified us like silver melted in a crucible.

Remember the “Refiner” sits close by the furnace
Tending the flame
He will not allow us to be tried beyond what we can bear
Don’t be afraid
Yield to the process
The “Refiner” sits close by
Tempering the flames
Always watching patiently until His face is seen
Reflected back
Refined silver
Refined gold
A shining testimony.

1 Peter 1:6-7 AMP
In this you rejoice greatly, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the genuineness of your faith, which is much more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested and purified by fire, may be found to result in [your] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 3:18 AMP
I counsel you to buy from Me gold that has been heated red hot and refined by fire so that you may become truly rich; and white clothes [representing righteousness] to clothe yourself so that the shame of your nakedness will not be seen; and healing salve to put on your eyes so that you may see.

Wings, Wings Opening

September 12, 2015

Psalm 68:13 AMP
When you lie down [to rest] among the sheepfolds, You [Israel] are like the wings of a dove [of victory] overlaid with silver, Its feathers glistening with gold [trophies taken from the enemy].

Wings, wings opening
Wings, wings pure white wings
The wings of His dove
Opening, anticipating
His wind, His breath
The sweet fragrance of life.

Wings, wings opening
Pure white wings shine bright
Covered with silver
Glistening with gold
The light of the Son{in all it’s might} –Jdg 5:31
Wings of victory ready to rise. –Song 6:10Mal 4:2

The wings of His dove
Opening, anticipating
Only need His wind to fly!

Psalm 55:6 AMP
… Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.

Be of Good Courage

May 7, 2014

Deuteronomy 31:6 AMP
6 Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.

Be strong
Be of good courage
Remember it is the Lord your God who is with you.

He will not fail or forsake you!

Courage

Psalm 27:13-14 AMP
13 [What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living!
14 Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.

From NetBible Ps 27:13-14

BBE … 14 Let your hope be in the Lord: take heart and be strong; yes, let your hope be in the Lord.

NKJV … 13 I would have lost heart{despaired,fainted} , unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. 14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!

Let your hope be in the Lord
Believe you will see His goodness
Be of good courage
And He will strengthen your heart!

Soar

Isaiah 40:28-31 AMP
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.
29 He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;
31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Related:
Be of Good Courage
Be Strong{prayer}

Strength for the Faint and Weary

June 12, 2013

Isaiah 40:29-31 AMP … He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; But those who wait for{trust} the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Strength for the Faint and Weary

TrustInTheLord

Comes with Trust in the Lord!

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Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ
He is strength for the faint and weary
He is the One who holds the key to all our needs

God will supply according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. -Phil4:19 AMP

Surrender ALL to Him and follow where He leads!

 He is utterly trustworthy to keep you. -1Th5:24 AMP

Rely on His strength, Trust Him
To provide and be lifted up as if on eagles wings
To continue to walk with Him and not faint or become weary!


Related:
Strength for the Faint and Weary{prayer}
Faith and Strength
Leader or Follower?

Refresh

July 4, 2010

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.
Jeremiah 31:25

Call out to the Lord with this promise when you are weary and overwhelmed. Not only does He “not faint” but He gives power to them who do faint.

Lord Jesus, I know you refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. I know my soul finds rest in You alone.

Refresh and satisfy my soul as only You can.
Amen.

Isaiah 40:28-31 AMP Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.

29He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].

30Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;

31But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Psalm 62:1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.

Quotes:
Kathy Bippus:
saaweet!! : ) love it Karen..hammocks are great! a ‘fish net’..the picture itself speaks volumes but along with the scriptures given..ahhh!

Gayle Getz:
Gonna try this a second time here,,,had a reply written out ready to post & “poof” off it went somewhere?  lol-it is retrievable through Holy Spirit. I was out in my front yard 2 days ago with my lil dog, Boo. I heard an eagle whistling & looked up, sure enough, there was what has been come to be known as the ‘neighborhood eagle’ soaring, only it is not alone, there are two eagles soaring.   This intrigued me. Standing there looking up, watching as they soared higher & higher I got such a grand sense of HIS Presence. I did not hear a car pull up, but all the sudden this car is sitting there on the street in front of me and this gal yells, “have you seen two big dogs roaming the neighborhood.” I mentioned I was too busy watching the eagles. She proceeds to tell me these two dogs attempted to jump her fence to get at her two lil dogs. I look down the road behind her car & here come these two big dogs barking, growling snarling. She begins to yell at them to ‘get out of here’. I scoop up my lil Boo & throw him in the front door. I turn around and discerned the fear coming out of this woman’s heart. As quickly as the dogs were coming up the street they turned and were headed down the street-like something herded the two of them to turn direction.  I know my angels were on the job here, “HE GIVES HIS ANGELS CHARGE OVER ME TO WATCH ME, TO PROTECT ME, & KEEP ME IN ALL OF MY WAYS.” HALLELUJAH!!! Is. 40 was played out for me there, assuring confirming to me that the Word of God is the LIVING WORD OF GOD. IT IS ALIVE WITH EVERYTHING WE NEED.  Thanks for posting this precious Sister Karen-will be praying & holding you up along with ALL our Brothers & Sisters here at OH. Love you ALL-shouting unto God with a voice of triumph; shouting unto God with a voice of praise. HIS Kingdom is growing in our hearts & HIS will is manfesting in the earth! Amen.  GLORY TO GOD!!! \o/\o/\o/


Isaiah 61:6-7 – Double Portion
You will be called the priests of the LORD;
You will be spoken of as ministers of our God.
You will eat the wealth of nations,
And in their glory{honour} you will boast.
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor,
And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.
Therefore in their land they shall possess double;
Everlasting joy shall be theirs.

Blossom – Spread Your Wings

August 15, 2009

The Beloved to Her Lover:
Song 7:12 Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has *budded{flourished} and its blossoms have opened, and whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.

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From: http://net.bible.org/verse.php?book=Sos … 7&verse=12
*flourished – parach [06524]
a primitive root; to break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom;
generally, to spread; specifically, to fly (as extending the
wings); figuratively, to flourish:-X abroad, X abundantly,
blossom, break forth (out), bud, flourish, make fly, grow,
spread, spring (up).

Psalm 18:19
He also brought me out into a *broad{wide open} place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.


*broad – merchab [04800]
enlargement, to be or grow large, widen
Broad or roomy PASTURE

My beloved is mine, and I am His; He pastures His flock among the lilies. –Song 2:16

The Beloved to Her Lover:
Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has *budded{flourished} and its blossoms have opened, and whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love. –Song 7:12 

The Lover to His Beloved:
The fig tree has ripened its figs, and the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. ‘Arise, my darling{love}, my beautiful{fair} one, and come away!’ –Song 2:13


Arise My dove
Spread your wings in anticipation of My wind
Let go of the ground
Come away
Be drawn in My cords of love -Hos 11:4
To a wide open place
Beside still water
In green pastures -Ps 23:2
You will be fed with the finest wheat.


O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely. –Song 2:14

My dove, you are called Hephzibah [My delight is in her]
Spread your wings, arise beautiful one, My fair one and come away!
The time of singing has come
The time of love has come
The time to fly into the Bridegrooms waiting arms
The time of union is here.

Isaiah 61:10-11   I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

For as the earth brings forth its bud,
As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth,
{as a garden cascades with blossoms},

So the Lord GOD will brings righteousness into full bloom and puts praise on display before the nations.

Related:
Among the Lilies
Arise Beautiful One, My Fair One
Among the Lilies{article}

From A Bouquet of Lilies:

They look like lilies, white lilies, long stemmed and graceful, their stalks and head, bowing and flexing out like the necks of a swans. They are taken to a home. The stems are already cut and are placed in a clear glass crystal vase, splaying out in splendor as a centre piece of freshness and fragrance.

Not all the buds are open yet, but they will be, they will open out in youthfulness, majesty and modesty, for the flowers have been cut for such a time as this. And chosen to adorn the houses of man and heaven since before all eternity. Not just a single flower, but a bouquet of them.

Fear not little one, you are not forgotten, nor what was or has happened to you been unforeseen or uncontrolled. Time is like light it is allowed to splay and open up the corners of the shadows at the very moment I have chosen it to, for I decided before the sight of man could even comprehend, when it was that it, you would be released. I have timed you to come to my landing place at the speed and place that has long been in my sight.

Arise Beautiful One, My Fair One{Blossom}

April 8, 2009

During worship the image of spreading your wings while waiting on the Lord to be ‘saturated’ with His presence was impressed on me. I thought it was the eagle from Isaiah 40 — anticipating the wind to ‘soar’ BUT it was the dove!!! The image of the bride — budding, blooming spreading her wings in anticipation of the union with the bridegroom! IT IS TIME FOR LOVE, TIME TO FLY INTO HIS WAITING ARMS. 🙂

The Beloved to Her Lover:
Song 7:12  Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has *budded{flourished} and its blossoms have opened, and whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.

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From: http://net.bible.org/verse.php?book=Sos&chapter=7&verse=12 
*flourished – parach [06524]
a primitive root; to break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom;
generally, to spread; specifically, 
to fly (as extending the
wings)
; figuratively, to flourish:-X abroad, X abundantly,
blossom, break forth (out), bud, flourish, make fly, grow,
spread, spring (up).

This is beautiful …

bridegate

 

The Lover to His Beloved:

Song 2:13   The fig tree has ripened its figs, and the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. ‘Arise, my darling{love}, my beautiful{fair} one, and come away!’

The time to arise and come away
The time to be joined in love and union with the Bridegroom
The time when the flowers burst forth and appear on the earth
The blossoms flourish, opening spreading their wings
A sweet fragrance fills the air, the whole house is filled  -Jn 12:3
The time of singing has come.

Spread your wings, arise beautiful one, My fair one and come away!

Who are these who fly like a cloud,
…and like doves to their *roosts? –Isa 60:8

Who shine with the Lord’s glory? –Isa 60:1-3

My dove, you are called Hephzibah [My delight is in her]
My beautiful one you are a crown of glory
A royal diadem in My hand
As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride
So I AM rejoices over you.

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely. –Song 2:14

Spread your wings, arise beautiful one, My fair one and come away!
The time of singing has come
The time of love has come
The time to fly into the Bridegrooms waiting arms
The time of union is here.

Isaiah 62:3-5   You shall also be [so beautiful and prosperous as to be thought of as] a crown of glory and honor in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem [exceedingly beautiful] in the hand of your God. You [Judah] shall no more be termed Forsaken, nor shall your land be called Desolate any more. But you shall be called Hephzibah [My delight is in her], and your land be called Beulah [married]; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married [owned and protected by the Lord]. For as a young man marries a virgin [O Jerusalem], so shall your sons marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. 

Isaiah 60:8   Who are these who fly like a cloud, and like doves to their *roosts?

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From: http://net.bible.org/verse.php?book=isa&chapter=60&verse=8
*roosts – ‘arubbah [0699]
feminine participle passive of 693 (as if for lurking); a
lattice; (by implication) a window, dove-cot (because of the
pigeon-holes), chimney (with its apertures for smoke), sluice
(with openings for water):-chimney, window.
see HEBREW for 0693


 

Dare to Soar!

January 10, 2009

Isaiah 40:28-31
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


Dare to Soar
Karen Holland … 10-9-06

Place your hope in the Lord
Wait on Him
Dare to soar
On the wings of praise
By the breath of His Spirit
Be lifted higher
Place your hope in the Lord
On the wings of praise dare to soar
Lion of Judah roar!

 

 

Dare to Soar  
Karen Holland  … 10-10-06 
 
To see with the eye of the Spirit  
Place all your hope in the Lord 
Trust Him completely
He sends forth His truth and light to guide
Up His Holy Hill into His sanctuary
With singing lips, in His name glory  
Spread your wings in anticipation of the wind
Within and without, be made holy  
Willingly let go of the ground
On the wings of praise 
By the breath of His Spirit 
Be lifted higher                  

Soar  … 

 
Let your eyes be open to see from on high
View with the eye of the Spirit
On the wings of praise
Ascend His Holy hill
Hidden things revealed.
 
No eye has seen
No ear perceived
No mind the glorious riches of Christ has conceived
But to those who love the Lord
Who trust in Him completely
All things are opened
You never know how high you can fly 
Or how far you can see 
Unless you anticipate His wind and spread you wings  
Place all your hope in the Lord
On the wings of praise dare to soar  
Lion of Judah roar!
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1 Corinthians 2:7-10 
No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began [to lift us into the glory of His presence]. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: 
   ”No eye has seen, 
      no ear has heard, 
     no mind has conceived 
     what God has prepared for those who love him”—
but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
 
Isaiah 42:9 
See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.

Scripture refs:
Ezekiel 40:1-4; Psalm 43:3-4; Psalm 24:9-10; Joel 3:16; Hosea 11:10

Article:
Dare to Soar (On the Wings of Praise)