DAY 7 OF 365 IN 2021
Luke 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
There is always a reason for the meteoric rise of men. Oh yes! there is. So don’t be tempted into believing that things just happened out of the ordinary. We read about Jesus returning to Galilee after some time out in the wilderness and all of a sudden, almost overnight, He had become a global star. A household name and a sensation whose fame had spread like an uncontrolled wild fire.
We only need look a few verses earlier to know that something had transpired when He was in the wilderness(Lk 4:1-13). Out there, He engaged two opposing forces: the devil who sought to offer him the kingdoms of the world in exchange for His loyalty and the Holy Spirit who presence stayed with and returned with Him to Galilee. Out in the wilderness, there had been an encounter, an engagement that set the tone for the course of His ministry.
So again, nothing just happens and men don’t just rise.
They do because they came into an alignment and partnership with a Being, a truth, or knowledge that has the capacity to facilitate their forward advance. Jesus returned in the “power of the Holy Spirit”! He came back with a partner after a stand off with the enemy in which He stood upon the foundational truths of God’s word to debunk and disprove the deceits sold to him.
In the wilderness, He chose a partner to align with, the one to whom His complete loyalty would lie. Jesus chose to walk with the Holy Spirit and His results were evident “an unusual rise”. Beloved, to rise in life requires that you stand on the shoulders of, and join hands with others. I am certain there are many such hands and shoulders reaching out to you. If I may make a recommendation, how about a partnership with the Holy Spirit?