But the noble man devises noble plans; and by noble plans he stands. Isaiah 32:8.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

The sanctified life is a life of nobility. I have lifted you from the dust and out of the ash heap and seated you with princes.

The sentence on Adam was dust you are and to dust you shall return, and to satisfy that sentence, I laid Jesus in the dust of death and had Him taste the double death for you all. He was dead but now He lives and through Him you live now as well and will never die.

And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, land the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades. Revelation 1:17-18.

He is the resurrection and the life.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. John 11:25-26.

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“He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with nobles, and inherit a seat of honor; for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and He set the world on them.1 Samuel 2:8.

I have called you to My own Kingdom and glory. 1 Thessalonians 2:12.

Who is like the LORD our God, who is enthroned on high, who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of His people. Psalm 113:5-8.

It is written that I lift you out of the dust and from the ash heap and seat you with princes, the princes of My people.  And there are two levels to this.  An earthly one and a heavenly one.

Isn’t it time you took your place?  It is there for you already.  Occupy.  Take possession and live in your inheritance.  In the book of Revelation you see My Son with one foot in the Heavens and one foot on the earth.  And as He is so are you in this world.

When you take Jesus as your LORD you are born again from above and your dead spirit becomes a living spirit and you become one spirit with Him.  1 Corinthians 6:17.  And I lift you out of the dust of death and I raise you up with Him and seat you in Heaven in Him.  All time is present for Me and I see you there with Me already though you do not see Me as yet.  But you are a member of His body and where the Head of the Body is, so the body is there too.

And do you know who is seated on thrones around My Throne?  The twelve disciples of the Lamb and the twelve princes of the twelve tribes of Israel.  The nobles of My people.

Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne. And He who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads. Revelation 4:2-4.

And there I have seated you too.  In Christ, you are righteous with My righteousness and there and no one is more righteous than another.  Your rewards may vary depending on whether or not you lived out your assignment, finished your race, as My apostle Paul called it.  And My Son told you the parable of the talents given to the servants.

But I will tell you a secret.  Who is the faithful, far sighted servant who carried out the Master’s wishes? The one who brings his oil along.  Like the bridesmaids who were wise waiting for the bridegroom to come, they brought extra oil—a flask of it.

Do you know what I am speaking about?  The anointing oil.  Jesus is the anointed one.  The Messiah, the Christ.  Remember?  He read about Himself from the prophecy of Isaiah:  “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, He has anointed Me to bring good news to the humble.  He has sent Me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and the opening of prison gates to those that are in bondage, to declare a year of favor from the LORD.”  Isaiah 61:1-3.

And in that same prophecy of Isaiah that tells of My Son’s mission, I go on to say that He grants to all those who are sad in Zion (Mt. Zion is the mountain of grace from whence you are born of grace and truth) beauty for their ashes and the oil of joy instead of mourning (grieving), a mantle of praise instead a spirit of fainting (dimness, weakness, depression); so you shall be called sheep (rams) of righteousness, a planting of Mine, that I may be glorified in and by you.  For the praise of My glory, which is My goodness, My presence and My power working in your life and flowing out to all who come in contact with you.

Joy is contagious.  Faith is contagious.  But so are depression and fear.  You choose which you take.

In Psalm 113 it is written: “Who is like the Lord our God, Who is enthroned on high, Who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of His people. He makes the barren woman abide in the house as a joyful mother of children. Praise the Lord!”  Psalm 113:5-9.

Let’s break this down for the treasure there.  My Son is enthroned on high in the glory He had with Me before the world began.  John 17:5.  And He humbled Himself, emptying Himself and taking the form of a bond-servant and being made in the likeness of men.  Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:5-8. And why did He come down among you—the Word taking flesh?  I told you long ago:  I sent My Word to heal you and deliver you from the pit!  From death, the grave, and hell.

I lift you from the dust to which I condemned you to return when you separated yourselves from Me by sin and raise you up in My Son.  When you believe in His Name and the good news of salvation and how He makes you righteous before Me with His own righteousness as a gift, I seal you in Him, Ephesians 1:13, and then I have commanded Him to lose nothing of what I give Him but to raise you on the Last Day! John 6:38-40. To raise you from the dust of death to seat you with princes in heavenly places!  And for this reason also, I have HIGHLY exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the Name above every other name, so that at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to My Glory.

I have raised you with Him and seated you in Heaven in Him.  And He is the Prince of Peace.

And then it is written that I not only raise you from the dust but also that I lift the needy from the ash heap.  Ashes.  Jesus gives you beauty for your ashes.  How? He is the fulfillment of the burnt offering by which the sinner placed his hand on the head of an unblemished lamb and transferred his sins to the lamb, the lamb was then killed and burnt until only a pile of ashes remained. These were set at the east side of the altar and later carried outside the camp. All that remained of your sins was that pile of ashes, and you were shielded from My just wrath for My wrath had fallen on the unblemished lamb and totally burnt him to ashes in your place.  And now My wrath fell on Jesus for your sins and I give you the gift of righteousness in Him. Beauty for your ashes. I restore the years the canker worm stole from your life.  The years of abuse, sorrow, and wasted time.

Jesus is the repairer of the breach.  Jesus is salvation.  Jesus is eternal life.  Jesus came to give you abundant life.  He is the great Shepherd of the sheep to guide you in paths of righteousness to places of beauty, to free and open places.  To open your prison doors and set you free.  For the one whom My Son sets free is free indeed and where My Spirit is there is liberty.

But go on.  How is it I remove the guilt of the sin that I now turned to ashes?  I anoint you with the oil of joy.  For you have the mind of the anointing, the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16; 1 John 2:27.  And Jesus is anointed with the oil of joy above His companions.  Hebrews 1:9.

What is in your flask?  It should be filled till it runs over with the oil of joy.  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give constant thanks—this is My Will for you in Christ Jesus, the anointed One.

And it is by My Spirit in and upon you that I anoint you.  And one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit is joy! Pure joy.

Happy are the pure (clean) in heart for they shall see Me. And it is My Word, My anointed Word, that cleans you and sets you free from all sin, guilt, and shame.  The water of My Word.  And My Son told you that He gave you My Word so that His joy would be in you and your joy would be made complete. John 15:11.

If you have no joy it is because you do not see yourself seated in Heaven with the princes of My people.  If you have no joy, you do not know who you are in Christ Jesus.  If you have no joy you have not filled your flask with oil.  And how do you fill your flask?  The more of My Word that you take in and cultivate in your heart the more you will have joy.  When you learn that you are righteous not by your works but by your faith in Jesus and that you will never lose My favor but can live in the year of favor every day, every year, and every moment of your life you will have joy.  When you know Me as your healer, provider, Shepherd, lover, friend, and Father you will have joy.

Get filled with My Spirit. Let Me pour My love in your hearts for love brings joy.  Address one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (singing in tongues builds you up and gives you joy), singing and making melody with your heart to Me and My Son; always giving thanks for all things in the Name of your Lord Jesus Christ, and through Him your songs come to Me, your Father, who so loves you I gave you My Son to lift you out of the dust and the ashes and seat you with the princes of My own people.

And even better, I have seated you with Him who is the King of kings and the great Prince of Peace to whom I have given all authority in Heaven and on earth and who is seated at My right Hand on My very throne!  And as He is, so are you in this world.

I love you. Come find your place of nobility.  It is there for you already.  Come just as you are, washed in Christ’s blood, filled with My Spirit and wrapped in My love!  And let your flask always be full—filled with songs of deliverance, thanksgiving, joy, and love. The righteous shall live by faith.  Faith in My love for you, which is not based on your performance but on that of Jesus.  And I have raised you up with Him. The sanctified life is a joyful life of nobility filled with promotion and authority. It is about being seated in heavenly places.

Behold, a king will reign righteously and princes will rule justly. Each will be like a refuge from the wind and a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry country, like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land. Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, and the ears of those who hear will listen. The mind of the hasty will discern the truth, and the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly. Isaiah 32:1-4.