“And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,” (Zechariah 4: 1)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
In our Focal Scripture, Zechariah speaks of how an angel of the Lord came again and “waked him” as a man is wakened out of his sleep. The word ‘waked’ as used in that scripture comes from the Hebrew word ‘oor’, which means ‘to raise up’. So the angel came to Zechariah and raised him up. That angel had come in previous chapters, albeit without a raise; but when he came again, there was a raise. He raised Zechariah higher.
Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: in this season, God will visit you with a lifting. God will visit you with a promotion. God will visit you with a raise. God will visit you again with an elevation. God will come again with that divine touch that will propel you to your next level. God will create the opportunities for your rising. God will cause the gates of your next level to be opened to you. God will cause the gates of progress to open to you.
Zechariah had experienced divine visitation of that same angel in time past; but this time, it came with a raise. It was a fresh visitation that orchestrated advancement and elevation. Hear me as I hear the Lord: your next divine visitation will move you from where you are to where God wants you to be. Your encounters with God will reposition you on a higher plane. Your divine visitation will position you in new realms.
Something bigger is on the way. Something beyond your calculations and expectations will come your way. Something you least expected is about to emerge. You are about to become a recipient of what God Himself made happen. The same way the Angel took responsibility for raising Zechariah, God will take responsibility for raising you. Even if you cannot raise yourself, God will take responsibility for your elevation.
Get set for that divine encounter that will raise you higher. Get set for that divine encounter that will move you to your next level.
Psalm 18: 33 says: “He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.”
Declare With Me: My next divine visitation will come with a raise; something better is coming, in Jesus’ name!
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