Now I will Arise

James   Tissot - What Our Saviour Saw from the Cross

“For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.” Psalms 12:5 

There are those moments, when your whole being is in the need of a word, a strong and defining word! Then, when the word comes in, only the 4 words that where shouted out in the room of my spirit made me jump and arise with Him!

The need for a word was not about my or our need but for the oppression of the poor, the sighing of the needy! It directly turned my attention to the words Jesus spoke in Matthew 5 and 6 in His “sermon on the mountain”! The amazing thing is that when Jesus is addressing the poor and the needy, there is no second-class-sound in His speaking, even more than that, there is a “blessed are the poor”, the poor in spirit, the ones that mourn, those that hunger and thirst, the persecuted!

Father has come to the point that He will arise. He has seen enough, has waited long enough in order to be sure that when He arises, many, many with Him will arise and follow!

Just some dictionary wisdom: 

yearn have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from; filled with compassion or warm feeling.

sigh a long, deep audible breath expressing sadness, relief,tiredness, or similar.

“Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he longs.”

I have heard the sound many many times in my house, seen the reflection of the yearning for the past 40 years as I had to recognize it, expressed by my wife! This inner longing, yearning, sighing of a spirit that sees the need, experience (as a mother) the need and than, in her spirit sighs, yearns as a silent prayer to the Throne of the Father. The sensitive heart of a “mother” moved to the bones, neglecting her own need, to weave it to a prayer, a question: Don’t You see it Father?

Then, this morning Father says: I have heard, I have seen, I have waited, but now I will Arise! I will arise because your sighing and yearning is not about you, not about self but about my children, my people, the precious bride for My Son!

Prayer, intercession, is not about the need, but about the way your heart is moved, like the unselfish mother-heart! It is about seeing the need and not able to go to sleep and rest, but go on and on and on until! I know, we have lost this sensitivity of “seeing” as we look in the eyes of our children. We are blurred by the busyness as there is the demand to dedicate ourselves to other duties. But with the restoration of the gift of fatherhood and motherhood, God is restoring the sensitivity of the heart of the father and the mother! With hearts moved as the heart of a father and a mother, we send up a pure and honest cry to Father as He, more then anyone understand to moved by the actions of His Son!

I will set them in the safety for which they yearns.

In the same time, when He arises, there will be judgment in His right hand, judgement for the oppressors…

“Now I will arise,” says the LORD,
“now I will lift myself up; now I will be exalted.” Isaiah 33:10

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