“I AM CALLING MY BRIDE TO RAISE THE STANDARD OF LIVING”

As you come up higher into the mount of My Presence, your hearing will increase and strategy will be clear for every occasion.  
Faith comes by hearing and hearing comes from the Word of the Lord.  Rise up and position yourself in intimacy to hear what
the Spirit is saying and in hearing you will see, and in seeing it will rise up as revelation on your inside
and as you take dominion over every situation with My Word, declaring it in authority, it will surely come to pass.”

THE HIGHER STANDARD
The standard He is calling us unto, is the standard of holy separation unto Him.  We have to go through the gates of
obstruction and “gather out the stones” of stumbling blocks (offences) and prepare the way for others to go through (through
repentance and forgiveness).  It is a highway of Holiness (Is. 35).

Isaiah 62:10-12  “
Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway;
gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. BEHOLD, THE LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world,
Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.  
And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of THE LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, a city not
forsaken.


THE UPWARD CALL
The call we hear is an upward call.  We are called to live on the mountaintop, in the constant glory of His Presence.  It is a call
to rise up above the clamor of many voices into the quiet and rest of His Presence where the soul merges into Him to become
one – one with His heart and His desires - in Worship.  In this place of intimacy our Well Beloved is a bundle of myrrh (Song of
songs 1: 13) to us and He diffuses the fragrance of His love over us when we come into communion-union with Him. His desire
is for a constant intimate love-walk with His Bride.

As He has consecrated Himself for us, He wants us to set ourselves apart for Him – to truly be a living sacrifice for Him (Rom.
12: 1-2), a fragrant incense of worship in spirit and in truth (John 4: 240).  When He sees that we are truly reserved for Him as a
holy tabernacle of worship, He makes us His abode where He dwells with us and as we learn to abide, we live in His abiding
Presence (John 15).

In this union-life He reveals His secrets and mysteries – the love-pearls that are to precious to share with anyone and cannot be
told.

1 Corinthians 1:9 "
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the
things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
"

Out of this communion, we receive Wisdom as well as strength in the inner man to rise up in every challenging situation, taking
dominion with the Word of His power to subdue the enemy under our feet – in full assurance of faith that He will hasten to
perform His Word with signs and wonders for His glory! It is a place where we live to Praise Him for His glorious provision in
Christ!

Psalm 149:5-9  “
Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.            
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
"

UNION AND UNITY IN THE GLORY
As I was meditating on John 17:22, this revelation opened up to me in such clarity as I have never had before, namely that
union with God in the glory of His Presence brings unity with one another.  The one cannot exist without the other.

John 17:20-23 “
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they
all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that
thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I
in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me,
and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.


This is also the evidence to the world that Jesus Christ was sent by the Father as a love-gift, and this is how the world will know
that we have been with Jesus, by our love for one another.  It cannot be faked.

DOMINION COMES THROUGH A UNITED FRONT!
This puts the angels into action and releases the fire of God to purify and burn away everything that is not of Him.

John 13:34-35 "
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love
one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another
"

The purpose of the glory, the manifest presence of God, which has been given to the redeemed, is so that we can be walking in
union with Him.  Out of that union will flow the love for one another that will have us walk in oneness with one another.

God is love and His glory is His love poured out in our hearts by Holy Spirit (Rom. 5: 5)

UNITY IS THE PLACE OF BLESSING
Psalm 133:1-3 “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious
ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron' beard: that went down to the skirts of his
garments;  As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: FOR THERE THE LORD
commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.


We see here that the result of unity is three-fold:
1.    It is as fragrant as the priestly anointing oil, speaking of a holy brotherly love out of a pure heart of worshipful devotion to
God.  Without this holy love of the Spirit we are nothing (1 Corinthians 13: 1-2) and our services to God are unacceptable.
2.    It is producing growth and fruitfulness as the dew of Hermon and Zion.
3.    The commanded blessing of life eternal from the Lord Himself.

THE ENEMY'S PLAN IS TO DISRUPT UNITY
Satan will do anything and everything to creep in and bring offenses between God's children in order to disrupt unity and bring
discord. In the process we will also lose our oneness with the Lord and the glory will depart.

In these days we need to discern the works of Leviathan and take an active stand against his devices.  They are basically
found in the description in Proverbs 6: 16-19

These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
"

With Leviathan is also working the spirit of Jealousy, the spirit of Pride, the Lying (Religious) spirit and the spirit of Deception.  
The Religious spirit is studious in pointing out someone else's sin, and also keeping him/her in remembrance of it (like the
Pharisees); it is self-righteous and walks with great show of godliness (without power) and false humility.

As we look into His glory, the Lord Himself will shine His light on areas in our lives where these evil spirits have a foothold and
as we submit to Him, we need to repent and ask Him to deliver us from evil and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

BROTHERLY LOVE IS THE ROYAL LAW OF THE KINGDOM
James 2:8-9 “If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: but if ye
have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.”

ONE ACCORD OPENS THE HEAVENS
In Acts 2:1-4 we see the outpouring of the Spirit in the day of Pentecost and signs and wonders following as a result of being in
one accord.

We can constantly live under an open heaven as we guard our hearts against anything that can bring discord and pursue
peace with one another.

1 Peter 1:22 "
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the
brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently..
"

So beloved, let us heed the word of the Lord and raise the standard of our love walk with Him and with each other to fulfill His
heart’s desire!  

Prayer:  Father, give us the grace never to grieve the Holy Spirit and ignite us with the fresh fire of Your love, in Jesus’ Name.  
Amen

Shalom
Elsabe Briers
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