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Get Ready to Go Up!

At my church back in the day, the annual "7 Last Words" service on Good Friday was always highly anticipated. Preachers young and old got a chance to stretch their chops while the congregation sat eager to promote a little competition.

It was our collective "come to Jesus"; a joy and pain moment where the Spirit could prick yet prepare our hearts for the Sunday that was coming.

Jesus will soothe, my troubled mind And all of my heartaches, every burden, all of misery, all of my crying, every trial, every tribulation Will be left behind; When Sunday comes

(From Daryl Coley's "When Sunday Comes")

And guess what? Sunday came.

Our Savior has risen, and now sits at the right hand of the Father.

The Bible tells us as sons and daughters of God we too will be revealed, but are we willing to walk the same path?

Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” ~John 20:17

Salvation was sealed and secured by Jesus at the Cross and the Tomb, but there was still more to do after His victory over death.

Are you ready to ascend?

Ready to go higher in your understanding of God,

draw closer to His presence,

live engaged by His essence,

and fulfill the dreams He's give you?


The work towards ascension began at the Cross.

So, as we walk this path together, my question to you is...

What have you died to?