“Beloved. This is the year when you will recognize your Savior, that your eyes shall be opened to see me as I AM.
From He who is high and lifted up, from He who is your strength and song comes a Decree of Vindication.
And you shall hear the Sound of the Seraphim and the Sound of the Worship of Heaven. And you are invited, My Child, to join in the celebration of the Ages, for I inhabit the Praises of My People!
“The suffering Servant is the great I AM. I AM He who was dead and behold, I AM alive forevermore. I AM He who suffered and died and rose again so that you could be blessed, healed, delivered and empowered.
The Spirit of God fills your temple. My Glory is in the house. My Train fills the temple. This is not a time for fear but this is a time of Vindication of My lowly ones.
I became lowly that you would be raised up. I AM your Glory and the Lifter of your head.
The King of Glory dwelt in the flesh to bring about the Justice of Heaven. The very same Power that raised your Savior from the dead dwells in you!
The angels cry, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” All of Heaven rejoices at the Victory and Vindication of the Children of God. Because I came down to earth you are raised up with Me and seated at the Right Hand of Majesty.
I ride upon the praises of My People. Your worship makes a way for the Presence of the King. I will plow a way through the wilderness for you and brings Streams of Living Waters in the desert.
I AM He who makes a Way where there seems to be no way. Music has substance, faith has substance, worship in Spirit and Truth causes atmospheres to shift.
I set the lowly on high, so that mourners are lifted to safety. I thwart the schemes of the crafty, so that their hands find no success. These things shall I do for you, My Child, and I will not fail.
I AM that I AM. I have prevailed over the enemy. My Glory fills your temple. I revive the spirit of the lowly, and revive the heart of the crushed.
Weep not, for The Lion of Judah has prevailed. I AM seated HIGH ABOVE every principality and power. As your Praise goes forth, I sing over you a Song of Vindication.
Our Sound is EXPLODING in the Atmosphere! The LORD your God is in your midst, the Mighty One who saves; I rejoice over you with gladness; I quiet you by My love; I exult over you with loud singing!
Praise and celebration in faith lead the Way to Victory, Beloved! Rejoice, for it is finished. My GRACE has prevailed!
Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah with crimson-stained garments? Who is this robed in splendor, marching in the greatness of His strength? It is I, proclaiming VINDICATION, mighty to save.”
Bible Verses and Commentary
“I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above Him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (and the train of His robe; וְשׁוּלָ֖יו (wə·šū·lāw) Strong’s Hebrew 7757: 1) skirt (of robe) 1a) of high priest’s robe) ” Isaiah 6:1-3.
“Isaiah said these things because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about Him.” John 12:41.
“Yet You are holy, You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.” (Strong’s Hebrew 3478: Israel = ‘God prevails’) The praises of Israel, ascending like clouds of incense, form as it were the throne upon which Yahweh sits. (Cambridge Bible) The songs of praise, which resounded in Israel as the memorials of His deeds of deliverance, are like the wings of the cherubim, upon which His presence hovered in Israel. (Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary)” Psalm 22:3.
“Sing unto God, sing praises to his Name (comp. Psalm 64:4): extol Him that rideth upon the clouds of heaven, by His name YAH, And rejoice before Him.”
This passage is now generally translated, “Cast up a highway for Him that rideth through the deserts.” The image is that of a king travelling through a waste, for whom a way was made beforehand. (Pulpit Commentary) Psalm 68:4.
“Behold, My Servant shall act wisely; He shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. As many were astonished at you – His appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and His form beyond that of the children of mankind – so shall He sprinkle many nations…” Isaiah 52:13-14.
“Thus says the one who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the crushed.” Isaiah 57:15.
“Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah with crimson-stained garments? Who is this robed in splendor, marching in the greatness of His strength? “It is I, proclaiming vindication, mighty to save.”” Isaiah 63:1
“When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing on My own authority, but speak just as the Father has taught Me.”
There are two important things to notice about Jesus’ response. First, when He says, “I am He,” He is making an allusion to the divine name, “I AM” (the “he” is not present in the Greek, and John 8:28 is just one of many allusions to the divine name found in John’s gospel). Jesus is – in effect – saying that when He has been lifted up, then people will know that He is the “I AM,” that He is God in the flesh. John’s gospel reveals that Isaiah’s image of the exalted Lord and the suffering Servant climax in one Person, Jesus Christ. (Full of Eyes) John 8:28.
“And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, and asked counsel of God, and said, Which of us shall go up first to the battle against the children of Benjamin? And the LORD said, Judah shall go up first. (Praise and celebration lead the way!) (Strong’s Hebrew 3063: Judah; From yadah; celebrated; PRAISE)” Judges 20:18.
“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by grace you have been saved! And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4-6.
“Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16.
(FIVE is the number of Grace) “But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”” Revelation 5:5.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry