Luk 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
The simplest thing for anybody is to say “I will arise” and then he arose.
If we think in that direction, then we are not realistic
Why Is It That We Cannot Easily ARISE?
There is an enemy that loves to keep us under bondage.
Success, progress and victories are not got on silver platter, you must fight for them.
Nobody had ever been successful accidentally.
To have progress in life, you will work on and fight the greatest enemy that is you, yourself.
You Will Fight And Work On These Areas
These and many others had to be handled fully before we can progress or succeed in life.
We shall see some cases to be able to understand this important point.
Genesis 37:19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
Joseph’s brothers were so sure that they could quench the visions of Joseph. As you are planning to ARISE, the enemies might be planning how to put out the light of your vision so that it never happens.
Pharaoh had his grip on them and he would like to ruin all of them.
Exodus 5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
The Israelites did not want to continue as slaves but the enemy, Pharaoh would not allow them to go, he feared no one.
The enemies made sure there was no breathing space for the Israelites and how can they plan to PROGRESS?
The Philistines would not even allow the Israelites to worship their God. How could they think that they can ARISE?
For Herod, he thought all things were possible for him and he did not know that there was and is a God that has overruling power over all things.
The enemies are in different levels and they also work in a web because there is a sinister coordinator that is directing the affairs
As we look at the parable of the prodigal son, there were many hindrances on the way for him. Some of them are-
In all these cases, he said, “I will ARISE” and HE AROSE.
If you are looking at the situations around you will not decide to ARISE.
If you are envisaging what the people will say, you will not ARISE.
If you are not humble to be ready to face anything, you cannot say I WILL ARISE.
As we have seen different cases in the bible, we can now understand our own case.
God as the great manufacturer does not produce fake or inferior products. So, you are not a fake, or inferior product, you are the real original product
– Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Apart from that, God has plan of victory and success for everybody
– Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BEFORE YOU CAN ARISE