Updated: Jul 22, 2022
“Listen up, you wicked, irreverent ones— don’t harass the lovers of God and don’t invade their resting place. For the lovers of God may suffer adversity and stumble seven times, but they will continue to rise over and over again. But the unrighteous are brought down by just one calamity and will never be able to rise again.” Proverbs 24:15-16 TPT
This life is all about falling and rising again. If you have lived more that two decades you can relate to me. I’ve been thrown away many times and removed from my tunic (meaning name, position) for no reason, but always God removes my dust, heals my wounds, and puts me back in my feet (Matthew 5:40, 1 Peter 3:17).
“But he had already sent a man ahead of his people to Egypt; it was Joseph, who was sold as a slave. His feet were bruised by strong shackles and his soul was held by iron. God’s promise to Joseph purged his character until it was time for his dreams to come true. Eventually, the king of Egypt sent for him, setting him free at last. Then Joseph was put in charge of everything under the king; he became the master of the palace over all the royal possessions. Pharoah gave him authority over all the princes of the land, and Joseph became the teacher of wisdom to the king’s advisers. Then Jacob, with all of Joseph’s family, came from Canaan to Egypt and settled in Goshen.” Psalms 105:17-23 TPT
(Goshen was the place where they were protected and provided from the global famine) This is the time for me to rise again, and if you’re reading this it might be yours too. Like Daniel in Babilonia, I’ve been thrown to the lions, but now I’m being rescued and restored. That’s what God does for the ones who loves and honor Him wherever they go.
“My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.” Now the king was exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no injury whatever was found on him, because he believed in his God. And the king gave the command, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions—them, their children, and their wives; and the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the den.” Daniel 6:22-24 NKJV
Let’s keep our eyes and hopes in Jerusalem, the upcoming kingdom (Daniel 6:10), where the only rightful king will reign this world forever. Jesus understands us more than anyone, and at the end, He will rise us... but this time for eternity.
' You killed the Prince of Life! But God raised him from the dead, and we stand here as witnesses to that fact. ' Acts 3:15 TPT (emphasis added)
'“But you (Daniel), go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”' Daniel 12:13 (emphasis added)