And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus —Ephesians 2:6.

Not disparagement nor slander kills the spirit of the brave;
Fling a torch down, upward ever burns the brilliant flame it gave.
—Edwin Arnold

When the birds are flying over and the fowler lies in wait for them, if they fly low, at every discharge of the fowler’s gun, some fall, some are wounded, and some, swerving sideways, plunge into the thicket and hide themselves. But you will find that immediately after the first discharge of the gun the flock rise and fly higher. And at the next discharge they rise and fly still higher. And not many times has the plunging shot thinned their number before they take so high a level that no longer the fowler aims at them, because they are above the reach of his shot. Even when the enemy darts at you rise higher. When they talk bad about you go higher. When they persecute you make sure it is for the Name of God and rise higher lifting a standard of righteousness. Rise higherand letht shine in the darkest corner. We are so blessed to have a devotion to encourage us. Let nothing distract yyou from going higher in the Lord.

When troubles come upon you, fly higher: and if they strike you, fly still higher. And by-and-by you will rise so high in spiritual life, that your affections will be set on things so entirely above, that these troubles shall not be able to touch you. So long as the shot strikes you, so long hear the word of God saying to you, rise higher. So as we approach this day your only hope is to rise above the things of this world into heavenly places in Christ Jesus. You must walk and never get weary, run and not faint. Oh you will mount up with wings as an eagle and soar above the world. Hallelujah. Worldly pleasures all forsaken, take me Jesus take me now.

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