Ascended Mountain – Part 2
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of April 11, 2021
Ascension Day commemorates Jesus’ ascension to Heaven on the 40th day that He ministered to His disciples after His resurrection. This Holy day is usually held on a Thursday and will be officially celebrated in several countries this year on May 13th.
Ascension Day is not an official federal holiday in the U. S. But many Christians, especially Catholics, are faithful to acknowledge and celebrate it.
It is a wonderful time to thank God for the invitation and provision to live an ascended life with Christ on earth and beyond. Of course, this kind of life is done in active submission to His gracious Spirit and Word by faith.
Recently, our Lord revealed to me, during quiet time, that He has many of His proven leaders on the mountaintop right now, who have been prepared secretly and are now ready, willing, and able to fulfill divine assignments with Him. These are assignments that have been revealed and promised years ago and have felt like a long time coming.
God has come alongside these high-performance individuals, who went deep with Him in intimate devotion during past years of intense persecution, to help them hit their mark and go long in this new season of super-abundance to help others.
These transformed, titan-like leaders, who were developed by God in the hidden place, are now refreshed, filled, and equipped by Holy Spirit to be launched farther into their destiny to impact nations with His explosive grace-power.
Think Great Commission with the power of Holy Spirit at Pentecost, which was given 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection (Acts 2:4).
Are you one of God’s titan leaders?
Dictionary.com defines a titan as:
- "A person or thing of enormous size, strength, power, influence, etc."
- "… a two-stage, liquid-fueled…intercontinental ballistic missile…designed for launch from underground silos.
Interesting, too, is that titan is the root word for titanium, a lightweight and noncorrosive metal alloy used in the production of strong, heavy-duty, high-quality aircraft and ship parts, as well as in surgical repairs for fractures (Dictionary.com). The scientific sign for titanium is "Ti," which has an atomic number of 22.
The number 22 is also the Biblical reference for personal revelation.
So, by coming more into God’s truths, God’s titans have been delivered from issues that once weighed them down to then help others take up their positions to soar and sail through their God-ordained missions of life. Think Peter, who received and preached Christ’s truth to the point of seeing miracles manifest after denying Jesus three times (Ac 2-3, Jn 18:15-27). Because, like Peter, these leaders have been made lighter and freer in Christ, they are able to express and lead others into the true power and authority of God by sharing His Word and Spirit to free them from any catch-22 disorder so they can move onward in life (Acts 3:1-10).
Isaiah 22:22 AMPC says, "And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall shut and no one shall open."
Just as Nehemiah was given permission to return to the land of his ancestors (Jerusalem) to lead a supernaturally-powered rebuilding of city gates and walls with God as an act of worship, so too will God use His titans to complete projects that have weighed heavily on their hearts (Neh 2, Psa 122:3 MSG).
God is sending them out to work, produce maximum value and finish jobs for Kingdom’s sake.
I love what Paul says in 2 Corinthians 13:4 ESV, which was that "…he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but…we will live with him by the power of God."
So, friends, the way to this higher power is through humility.
Throughout Scripture, we see that high places point to God meeting His appointed leaders with provision for miraculous work.
Acts 2 reveals the story of Pentecost, which occurred 50 days after Christ’s resurrection in the Upper Room, 10 days after His ascension and on the same day that Moses received God’s written Word on two tablets after he ascended Mount Sinai 1470 years earlier (Ex 24:12, Ex 31:18).
Acts 2:2-3 in the TPT version say, in reference to the Upper Room experience, that "Suddenly they heard the sound of a violent blast of wind rushing into the house from out of the heavenly realm. The roar of the wind was so overpowering it was all anyone could bear! Then all at once a pillar of fire appeared before their eyes..."
So, friends, what Kingdom assignments will you fulfill by God’s miraculous dunamis power of atomic proportions (2 Cor 13:4, Strong’s #1411)? What strategies has our Lord revealed to you on your mountaintop sanctuary as He has equipped you with His very life and breath for your assignments (Matt 4:4, Heb 4:12, John 20:22)?
Whatever it is, go forward in Him and with Him to do the work of His Kingdom, always remembering that Jesus is alive and is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His faithfulness reaches to the skies.
This is God’s reward of expanse in Kingdom-building (2 Sam 22:20).
And for all of this, we thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen (2 Cor 1:20 NLT).
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.