Retro One Thing 12/27/2013

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed
John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

The word “rise” in Like 2:34 is actually the word “resurrection.” These two scripture reveal the way to growth in the Kingdom of God. Life in the Kingdom is a down and up life. The lower you go, the higher you soar. The more we go down, in humility and brokenness, the more we rise up in union with His Resurrection Life. The degree to which He possesses all of us, is the degree to which we will experience all of Him. Every act of surrender, obedience, and repentance, and every work of brokenness in our lives results in a holy flight upward into the reality of resurrection and ascension in Him. If you wistfully long for the heights in the Spirit, then remember the way UP is DOWN.