Lift Down

A couple of weeks ago, Holy Spirit showed me the Word-vision “Lift down.” In this vision, the letter “i” in Lift was illustrated like an EKG line with the end of the line pointing upward as an arrow. 

At first, to me, this phrase seemed like an oxymoron. But as I sought The Lord for His meaning and looked it up in the dictionary, it began to make sense. 

According to Webster’s, Lift down means “to pick up (something) in order to move it to a lower position.” The example given was lifting a box down from a shelf to the floor.

When I read this, God sparked my spirit that He’s about to lift down His shelved saints for outward use . . . bringing them from that upper shelf, that high place, that upper room of powerful intimacy with Him alone. 

A place reserved for His people to interact with Him for His enjoyment and for their deep transformation and equipping. A pure place, void of distraction and wear. A place of infilling and refreshing. An anointed assignment of “be still and know that I am God” (Ps 46:10).

But just as it was an inner-chamber time, these lifted down ones are now coming more into the latter part of Psalm 46:10, which is to experience God being exalted among the nations and in the earth. 

Just as many have been switching out seasonal décor and reorganizing their purposed spaces to make room for their new year goals, God is making a spiritual shift in their lives, too.

Holy Spirit impressed my heart that their shelf-life has expired and they are now being renewed outwardly to offer fresh hope and new life to others. 

Interestingly, if you look at the word “shelf,” you will see “he” in the center. If you delete the “h,” in “shelf,” you will see the word “self.” 

The ones who were shelved, were ones who were delivered from self-centeredness and into more of Him. They were made powerful in The Lord, as they were inwardly lifted by Holy Spirit. 

They were held up, close to God’s heart, in intimate reserve for higher purposes. And over time, God made them into uncommon instruments fit for use. 

Now is their season to be repositioned, to lift off into just the right place for them to share more of the blessing God created them to be. 

These saints are purposed to lift the hearts of many. They will bring the strength and beauty of life to saints. They will serve as God’s vessels to see manifest miracles. And nothing less will bring such great joy to their hearts. 

The verse Holy Spirit repeatedly highlighted to me is 2 Corinthians 9:11 TPT, which says, “You will be abundantly enriched in every way as you give generously on every occasion, for when we take your gifts to those in need, it causes many to give thanks to God.”

So, these lifted down ones will live out their life’s purpose in a better place, more aligned with God and those with whom He assigns. 

Regarding these assignments, Holy Spirit revealed to me that there will be a sense of gratitude over that which seemed long gone being reconnected and restored. 

God was working to bring these lifted down ones “there” the whole time. It just took longer for them to get “there.” 

Holy Spirit reminded me to make room for some switch-out alignments in this season for they will surely come. The shift will prove to be better and far better. It will ultimately bring great joy. And for it to happen, one thing must end as one thing comes together. 

These endings are things God is finished with in the best way. Things that have served their higher purpose and are being promoted beyond as well.

If you are one of these lifted down ones, God has been preparing you for this for a long time. He has been working it behind the scenes in marvelous, miraculous ways to bring a holy, full-circle, new-life convergence to go and be “there” to fulfill destiny at just the right time. 

It will all ultimately prove to be a blessing. 

And 2024 is just the beginning of the release. 

I firmly believe we are about to see an uncontainable rain pour for and through these, who were fed by an underground stream for so long. And even as I write this devotion, I see the Words “it cannot be stopped.”

So, Dear Lord, 

Let it be according to Your will and ways. As you lift down your shelved ones, may they bring honor and glory to You and Your Kingdom in the nations and in the earth, all the way to their Heavenly Home. 

In Jesus’ Mighty Name, 


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