Come Up Higher

Aug 21, 2019 | Lady Rose Devotionals

Lady Rose – June 2019

 Come up Higher

ABBA woke me up early this morning and said, “Release these words, ‘Come up Higher’.  I am calling My children out of the valley of the shadow of death.”

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the [sunless] [a]valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me.

I saw a vision of the valley of the shadow of death and ABBA showed me many of His children within this valley, where the shadow of death tried to overshadow them. Then I heard a voice from the top of the mountain that called, “Come up Higher”.  I looked up and I saw Jesus calling us to come up higher.  In the vision I saw only a few looking up and hearing His call, but the multitude were wallowing within their own pain and persecution, they were so caught up in the “shadow” of death.  Jesus then showed me that it is just a ‘shadow’.

Meaning of shadow: a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.

Jesus then said it is a ‘shadow’ of the enemy coming between Me (the Light) and My children. He said, “I am calling the sons of God to arise from the shadow of death”.

Then He showed me a vision of His life and He said, “I went through the valley of the shadow of death, but I overcame the shadow of death and was resurrected on the 3rd day. This is the 3rd day and it is time for the resurrection of my true sons, those who will manifest heaven on earth”.

Then I saw the crucifixion. Jesus showed me how many walked with Him, but in the end, only one went through the valley of the shadow of death with Him – John, the disciple whom Jesus loved. Judas betrayed Him, Peter denied Him and the rest left Him for that moment. John remained till His very last breath. I saw the excruciating pain on His face, yet a deep love in His eyes and He said, “Remember it is just a shadow, the glory that comes out of this suffering is My resurrection, which ultimately led to the resurrection of man kind”.  I saw how He died!  And I saw how He was resurrected, and the dead were resurrected with Him.

Jesus went through the valley of the shadow of death, the enemy thought he had the victory but it was just a “shadow”.  The glory of God was revealed through His Son 3 days later.

We are in the 3rd day and the voice of our Lord Jesus Christ is calling, “Come up higher, it is just a shadow”.

Then I saw my own life within this valley of death, and I saw the past 3 years reflecting, and I cried. I saw the cross on my back and on it was written “Lady Rose”.

Luke 9:23 Amplified Bible (AMP)

And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross daily [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me].

The calling and destiny God has for us has greater purpose and that purpose is to manifest His glory and His Kingdom on this earth.  When God birth’s His perfect will in and through you, you will pick up your “cross” destiny and calling, it will go through the valley of the shadow of death (place of dying to self) and it will then be resurrected in Him!  At the end of your valley is where heaven meets earth.  Don’t give up on your destiny!  Even if it feels too much at times, Jesus endured the cross to the end and the Glory of God was revealed!  He paid the ultimate price!

James 1:2-4 Amplified Bible (AMP)

2 Consider it nothing but joy, my [a]brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. 3 Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.

I saw many of His children within the valley with their “crosses” on their backs….. you carry an end time ministry, don’t give up…. it is time to come up higher. You have been called and prepared for such a time as this.

In the valley of the shadow of death you will be surrounded by people, you will go in with people around you but you will leave maybe with one, like Jesus.  In the valley hearts are exposed, things are brought into alignment.  In the valley you die to self and to your own plans.  But Jesus is calling us in this hour to look up and come up higher. The valley can “kill” you and “imprison” you or it can prepare you for the manifestation of His Glory.

What I saw in my own life within this valley hour was heart breaking and I know that those who are carrying a cross in this season saw the same heartbreak. Don’t get despondent, don’t get distracted.  I saw people so caught up in their own circumstances (it is all about their possessions and their hurt and rejection) that they just don’t see the greater vision.  I saw how people around you can try to destroy the vision and mandate within you because of their lack of understanding, like a Judas, they only see self gain and not the purposes and plans of God. I saw how some deny the work of God within those whom He is raising up in this time, like Peter denied Jesus for that moment of weakness. The valley hour reveals the heart condition of man, it reveals the heart condition of those who carry a vision, and how you handle things in the valley will determine your outcome. I saw how people shift blame onto others and don’t take responsibility for their actions. These are not unsaved people, but the children of God. The valley is a time and season where you should focus on yourself and your heart’s condition before Abba, don’t look to those around you.  Allow the Holy Spirit to complete His work within you so that you can start climbing higher.

Psalm 24:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)

He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to what is false,
Nor has sworn [oaths] deceitfully.

In the vision I saw Jesus calling with a loud voice, “Come up higher”.  All could hear Him but only a few responded, because to come up higher you have to climb the mountain in front of you and leave everything else behind you.  It is time to let go of the things that tried to bind you and keep you within the valley….. it is time to “come up higher”.  You do not have to stay there.

Peter denied Jesus in the valley hour of his life, but He repented and Jesus lifted him higher.  Don’t die in the valley like Judas did. The love of Jesus for you is enough!  Do not stay in the valley, do not get caught up within this “shadow” of testing. Jesus is calling His children to come up higher, it is the 3rd day and it is time for the sons of God to be resurrected.

He is preparing a table for you!  And in this next hour He will anoint you afresh!  Come and enter into His rest.

Psalm 23:5-6

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You have anointed and refreshed my head with [b]oil;
My cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the Lord.

It is time to shake the shadow of death and dwell in His presence!  You have endured your “cross”, and He did not forsake you in this season – He was preparing you for this hour to come!
It is time to manifest His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

Ephesians 2:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)

And He raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus.

Much love and many blessings
Linda Chuter – Lady Rose