”…Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” [Rev. 4:1b]

Moving from where we are to where God wants us to be requires us to move to higher ground.  John, prior to hearing these words, had said that he had seen a door standing open.  Jesus is the door and always opens to every heart that desires His presence.  The Father says if you hear my voice… ‘come up here’, then I can show you what you need to know and what I desire to reveal to you.

In the Kingdom of God seeing and hearing go hand in hand, but we must respond to what we hear before we can see.  That’s called faith!  Job said; “My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you”.  Hearing the call of God requires a response, the result is that we can ‘see’ what God is ‘saying’ that’s called VISION!  Three things that seem to surround those who hear and consequently see what God is saying in this present age.

  1. Job was living a good and godly life when life happened in the negative. Every photographer knows that you cannot possibly produce a positive without going into a dark room with a negative.  Every person’s life has equal amounts of negative in-put; no one is exempt from the trials and tribulations.  No one has an ‘easy life’.
  2. Job knew to focus, he knew which direction to climb – upward – he climbed the mountain of seeking the Almighty and was confronted even as John was by a loving Holy God.
  3. Job persevered! It wasn’t easy, the suffering was acute – the depression, the separation from loved ones, the loss of all things, his inability to understand even on the simplest level must have caused him sleepless nights and grievous pain, but Job persevered.

To ‘see’ what God is ‘saying’ is to live in the realm of eagles.  To soar above the things of this world and as an eagle, to see sights unknown to those who play it safe in the lower lands, be a mountain climber, alert to His voice and catch the heavenly vision.

Further Reading   Job 42 ~   2 Corinthians 4