Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Judges 4:14
And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the LORD hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not the LORD gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.


Deborah the prophetess was one of the judges in Isreal at a time before kings were established. The Word testifies that she sat under a palm tree and people would come to her for her judgements in matters. She was given a word for Barak that he was to deliver the children out of captivity from the Canaanites. When the time for battle came, her command was "Up!"

Barak's victory in battle was on the other side of Up! If he hadn't headed the call, nothing would have changes. Canaan would have still ruled and Sisera would have remained captain of the host. Everything was in place for their victory, but Barak and his men had to get up.

If you continue reading this chapter of Judges, you'll see that the woman who eventually kills Sisera was already in a tent, with the items assembled to first cajole and later destroy her enemy. She was in place before the battle even began. She didn't need to run out and get anything. She didn't need to contact the elders and make sure she was supposed to carry out this plan. She got up and she made it happen.

Dear ones, there is a time for everything, a season for everything. The time and the season for "Up!" is now.

If you've been asking God to deliver you from something, your delivery is on the other side of Up! You have a responsibility in your deliverance. Everything that needed is in place, but you have to get up. Even in our salvation in Christ, we have a responsibility. It's not our works that save us, but we do have to confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts that He is Christ (Romans 10:9). We have to get up.

If you do not know Christ as Savior, Up! This is the day of your salvation! It is at hand!

If you know Christ as Savior, but not as Lord, Up! He has gone out before you to make the path clear. He sits at the right hand of the Father and His kingdom shall not pass away. Submit and follow Him according to His ways for your life.

If you are not associated with an assembly or if you are not growing where you are, then I invite you to get up and come to Fellowship Church. We've heard the call for up and we are about preaching the Good News of Christ Ressurrected and discipling believers into a full relationship in Christ.

Like Peter and John at the gate, I give you what I have. I have Christ. His call is Rise Up!

Acts 3:1-8
1Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

Matthew 3:16-17
16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Evg. Stephanie Robinson

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Fellowship Church
Where Passions Become Reality
Because you are a CHOSEN GENERATION!
455 Hwy 138, Ste C
Jonesboro, GA 30238
Alton Watkins, Pastor

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