Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Colossians 3:2-4.

Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26.

Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You. John 17:1.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:

Why do you get so upset over little things that really do not matter? Sometimes you just have to come up higher, where Christ is seated at My right hand and get a better view of things. When Abraham would get too embroiled in the stress below, I would tell him, “Lift up your eyes.” Genesis 13:14. And he got a whole new perspective of greatness.

You will find in the Bible that I often tell My people to lift up their eyes. Daniel lifted up his eyes in his exile in a pagan land and saw visions of things to come. Daniel 8:3. Jacob lifted up his eyes as he labored for his father-in-law Laban who kept cheating him out of his wages and saw in a dream how to prosper in his wages and have promotion in spite of Laban’s underhanded actions. Genesis 31:10-12. Jeremiah lifted up his eyes and saw visions of things that were and would be. Jeremiah 3:2; Jeremiah 13:20. Joshua lifted up his eyes and saw the Commander of the Angelic Hosts. Joshua 5:13-15.

So what are you looking at? Are you like Martha, all tied up in knots being focused on many things that have impact only briefly in this world, or are you like Mary, whose eyes are fixed on Jesus, My Word, to bear fruit that will endure for eternity? Both are good, but one is better. Mary had chosen the better part and I would not deprive her of that.

But I will not just ask where and what are you looking at, but why are you looking where you are looking? Lot’s wife kept looking back and lost going forward. Judas kept his eyes on the common purse that held the money for the ministry of My Son and what he looked at too long he took. Samson looked not at the daughters of Israel but at the daughters of the Philistines and when his parents tried to stop his breaking of My Covenant, all he replied was, “Get her for me, for she looks good to me.” Judges 14:3. And there began what would eventually destroy his life. What is it that you are looking for, what is it that draws your attention? In other words, why are you looking at what you are looking at? If you love Me, you will be looking at My Words. If you do not love Me, you will have no time for My Words. But My thoughts and ways are above yours, so lift up your eyes and see what I am about.

When I taught Abraham the Gospel ahead of time, I told him to take his beloved son, his only one and offer him up as a burnt offering on Mt. Moriah. I was speaking of My Son. You see, Adam had shut Me out of the world that I had made for him and his descendants and left Me for another “god.” I no longer had authority in his life or the lives of those born of his corrupted and perishable seed. But I wanted to make right what had gone wrong, and bring My family back to be born again of incorruptible imperishable seed. And there was only one way to do it. I looked about for a redeemer but found none that could qualify, for you all now descended from Adam, but I found a man named Abraham and he entered Covenant with Me by faith and opened his line to allow My Son to be born of flesh and bone as the Son of the Promise. And it came many generations later to a descendant of his line through the line of Judah and singled out to the line of David, a man like Abraham after My own heart, fully persuaded that I would perform My promise. Abraham gave Me a nation that would open their hearts to Me in a Covenant. The Hebrew people. And I send My Son as one of them and that incorruptible seed of My Word healed, saved, and blessed the whole world. All the families of the earth found blessing in blessed Abraham. For from His line came the Messiah. And it took lifting up his eyes. I showed him the stars and it told him the story of My Son, from the Virgen to the Lion.

And as he willingly walked with his son up the hill of Moriah with the wood for the sacrifice, he foretold that I Myself would supply the Lamb for the burnt offering. The holocaust. That is the first offering I taught in the book of Leviticus. It is the sin offering whereby you bring an unblemished Lamb and lay your hand upon it and all your sins are imputed to the lamb as you receive back his unblemished righteousness, and then your sin is slain in the lamb and his blood poured out in a cleansing flood and his flesh consumed in fire till all that remains is ashes that are put on the east side of the altar and taken away with the rising sun. I give you BEAUTY for your ASHES. Jesus is your burnt offering, your guilt offering, your peace offering, your sin offering, your grain offering, He takes away the sins of the world. And just as Abraham was ready to raise the knife to Isaac, as later, under the Levitical priesthood, it was raised to the lamb, I stopped him for it was not Isaac who was the beloved Son, the unique and only one, the spotless lamb who could take the sins away, but My own Son that I would give to you from the line of Abraham, the believer, who entered Covenant with Me.

And Abraham raised his eyes and saw behind him a ram caught in the thicket by the horns, like a crown of thorns, and he went and TOOK the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in place of Isaac. Genesis 22:13. Just as Jesus was offered in your place. The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Abraham, Jesus would later tell the astonished crowd, saw His day and rejoiced in it! And I told Abraham much more. I told Abraham that his seed would take the gates of their enemies. And My Son told you the same, the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Church, His body. He took the gates of the enemy and crushed the head of his authority over your lives forever. How? As the new Adam. Grace was lost by a man, but it was redeemed by a Man. Only a man born of woman could do it. And Abraham was the one who allowed that to happen. He is the rock from which you are hewn. And I swore all this to Abraham by Myself, that I would greatly bless him and multiply his seed as the stars of the heaven and the sand which is on the seashore (spiritual children and natural children) and his SEED would possess the gates of their enemies. Genesis 22:16. Do you understand? All because Abraham lifted his eyes. But there is more.

I then told Abraham, “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be BLESSED, BECAUSE YOU HAVE OBEYED MY VOICE.” And I knew he would teach his children and household to do the same. But there is more. There is something here I want you to understand. So I will show you.

I told Jeremiah that I watch over My Word to perform it. Jesus as your great High Priest of your confession (homologia, that is, agreement with My Word that you return to Me) brings it to Me for performance, but how do I perform it as you come confidently to My throne with Jesus and receive My promises? I tell you. Have you never read Psalm 103? “Bless the LORD all you HIS angels, mighty in strength, who PERFORM HIS WORD, OBEYING THE VOICE OF HIS WORD.” Psalm 103:20. Do you see? Lift up the eyes of your heart. How is My Word performed in your life? Did I not make the angels as ministering spirits onto the heirs of Salvation? I send out My angels with healing, prosperity, and all that you need. And they obey the VOICE of My Word. Even when the voice is yours as long as you are speaking My Words. I have you covered for I have given My angels command to guard you in all your ways. My angels encamp around those who revere Me to deliver them and bring them all I have promised. I have a vast army, called the hosts, that are at your command. Jesus told you that. He could have had twelve legions of angels come to His aid, but He would not, for He had to give His life for you. He was the beloved Son who would give Himself as the burnt offering. No one took His life from Him, He gave it willingly up for you.

Do not ignore so great a salvation. Do not be unaware of the myriads of angels surrounding you. Lift up your eyes like Elisha and his servant, by his intercession that I open the servant’s eyes too, and see the host of the Lord surrounding you with the shield of My good Will. Joshua saw the Commander of them when he lifted his eyes and so can you.

I love you. Isn’t it time you fixed your eyes on Jesus and put your mind above where He is seated at My right hand? And I have seated you who believe in Him there in Him also. Stop looking only below by your physical senses and lift up the eyes of your heart by faith. It will be like John on Patmos, I just told him to come up where I was and he lifted his eyes in the Spirit and I showed him great and mighty things he could not know. Come up higher.