“When men say there is a casting down, then thou shall say there is a lifting up: and it shall save the humble person.” Job 22:29
We may be cast down, imposed upon, and attacked by the schemes and devices of the enemy. The saints can still hope in God. Believers can still place their hope in God. We can determinedly, devotedly, devoutly place our hope in God to lift us.
Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, says the LORD.”
In Luke 13:11, we see a bowed together woman with a specific and unmistakable need. Satan had afflicted her for eighteen years with a spinal condition which kept her bowed together and not able to lift herself, Job with his boils had a need and Paul with his thorn in the flesh had a need.
You, the reader, may have an infirmity, need, or crisis, help is available through the Lifter. Psalm 3:3 “But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.” “When the head is lifted above the whelming flood, the life is saved”, James Smith.
Self and selfish efforts cannot lift you, only God can. Psalm 27:6 “Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.”
Jesus is the lifter of our head because He was lifted on the cross and has been lifted from the grave and finally lifted to the throne in heaven. John 12:32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
The Almighty will lift the soul out of the pit or corruption as mentioned in Isaiah 38:17, in that pit of corruption was death (natural and spiritual), decay and degeneration, disease, disillusionment, distorted thinking, deluded and deceiving actions, and detrimental lifestyles.
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