Ready To Go To A Higher Level? God Will Teach You To Ascend!

Ready to go to a higher level? God will teach you to ascend so your life looks like Heaven. Read how here! | Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com

Are you tired of the same old same old? Are you ready to go to a higher level?

Perhaps you’re ready to go to a higher level of intimacy with God. You’re ready to become the man or woman of integrity, of prayer, of the Word, and of godly character that God has called you to be.

Or perhaps you’re ready to go to a higher level of power. You’re ready to heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons the way Jesus commanded us to do.

Or, maybe you are ready for a higher level of success in your personal life and relationships. You’re ready for deeper friendships, a better family dynamic, and a life lived with purpose and intention so you can fully experience everything  God has for you.

No matter what, if you’re ready to go to a higher level in any area, God is ready to help you.

Here’s how I know God is ready to take you to a higher level:

I was reading Isaiah 48 recently, and I came across this verse:

Start-quoteThus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: ‘I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go'” (Isaiah 48:17).

I had a sudden inspiration to look up the word “profit” in my trusty Strong’s Concordance, so I did. You know what I found?

The word translated “profit” in that verse literally means, in the Hebrew, “to ascend.”

Wow! To ascend!

Helpful background information from yours truly:

I was a student of foreign languages in college. I majored in Spanish and minored in French, with some additional study of Japanese, German, and Italian thrown in. I love the beauty of foreign languages.

One thing I learned, however, is that languages don’t always translate. The nuances of one language are often unique to that language, and you can’t convey the exact meaning of a word or phrase in any other language.

Therefore, when you translate from one language to the next, you just have to do your best. You have to convey the general intent or thought, because you often cannot convey the literal meaning from the original text.

But all Scripture was God-breathed, right? He literally breathed it out through those who wrote it down in ancient times. And He breathed it out in their language: Hebrew, in this case. So let’s look at what that Scripture would have said if we read it with its literal, Hebrew meaning:

Start-quoteThus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: ‘I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to ascend, Who leads you by the way you should go'” (Isaiah 48:17), emphasis mine.

God Himself teaches you to ascend. He is the One who takes you to a higher level. He’s ready to take you to a higher level right now!

That really struck me. As Christians, we are to live “on earth as it is in Heaven.” Literally, we belong in Heaven, and we can start living there now. Heaven is open to us; it is our home. Therefore, we should be living FROM Heaven TO earth.

But if you are new to this reality, you might not be sure how to get there. You want it. You’re hungry. But you need help. 

Enter Jesus.

Isaiah 48:17 tells us that Jesus Christ Himself will teach you to ascend.

I don’t believe He’s talking about making money here, which is kind of the way it’s translated. Based on the entirety of Jesus’ ministry and teaching on earth, I believe He’s talking about what He always talks about: living in Heaven, abiding in Him, and being one with the Father.

He’s saying that He knows we need help living in our true identity. He knows we need help living in His reality. So He is the One that teaches us. God Himself teaches us to ascend. He takes us to a higher level and is constantly teaching us how to live our entire lifestyle “on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Cool, huh?

So if you’re ready to make His reality your reality, jump on that. Jesus teaches you to ascend. He’s ready and willing to help you live the ascended lifestyle and go to the next level with Him.

So go ahead and ask Him for help! This is Kingdom life, and Kingdom life is Jesus’ favorite topic. He’ll help you as soon as you ask.

Are you ready to make “on earth as it is in Heaven” a reality in your life? Does this message speak to your heart today? If so, please leave a comment below!

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27 Comments

  1. Susan Jones says:

    Great message! I love when people translate and tell what scripture actually says. Thanks so much.

      1. Christine says:

        dear Jamy i just prayd this Prayer of Reverse unjust situations. I cant Write here my Personal Situation , but i ASK You to pls. Pray for me . & Let mehr Know pls where i can Write You my prayerrequest. Thank You with all my Heart . I urgent Need the Money God promised me to come in really now !!! God bless You

        1. Hi Christine, I will pray for you. You’re welcome to contact me on Facebook or Twitter. Our God shall supply all your needs! It’s His promise. He will never, never, never let you down! Just trust Him, present your requests to Him with prayer and thanksgiving, and He will help you! Blessings to you. Thank you so much for reading my blog. 🙂

    1. Hi Susan. Thank you so much sister in Christ. In Heaven we have an abundance. May we live our heavenly lives on earth. Amen.

  2. Rafael-Olivier Somma says:

    Once again Jamie, your article comes at the right moment in my life. I will ask God how I can ascend the Kingdom of God while still being a human…

      1. Rafael-Olivier Somma says:

        I didn’t receive an answer yet. To be honest, I have a hard time receiving answers from God.

        1. Rafael, He will speak to you and you will hear. Jesus promised. He said: “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” Jesus promised that you DO hear.

          Also, I felt led to tell you just now, get the book “Dialogue With God” by Mark and Patti Virkler. It will help you learn to converse with God and distinguish the answers from Him every time. It really will. It’s a fantastic tool. Would strongly encourage you to read it. 🙂
          Have a great day!

        2. Thomas Paul says:

          Hi Jamie, First let me thank our Lord and you for this Blog. My spirit was restless seeking something I cannot define but i knew Our father in his infinite love was drawing me to his presence.so I just googled “in his presence” and guess what you blog came up. I usually would have glance over and moved on but holy spirit would not let me move on and started reading you blog and I have no words (English do not justify) to express the deep love I felt for our Yahweh. Kudos Jamie for your revelations. You got yourself a fan now..:-)

          Now saying this I would like to respond to Rafael. Please do forgive me if I am taking any liberties. Rafael I want to tell you what Lord spoke to me when I read your comment. The revelation he revealed to me is as follows:
          – We all who love our lord go thru what you are going thru but remember the fight for born again believers is NOT against evil one but within our minds and we have choice to stand on the word (promises) . Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and savior the enemy is under our feet (that is Lords resurrection power we have)
          – When Jesus won the test in the desert , He stood on the word. He said “It is written ” . But what is interesting is verse Mathew 4:11″ …the angels came and ministered to him” after Jesus stood on the word. So even Jesus was tempted when he was standing on the word. So keep on standing on his promises not matter what and believe me angels will bring victories. This has been my experience as well.

          Hope this revelation will minister to your spirit and give you confidence on our lords promises

          Your brother in christ
          Thomas

      2. Great teachings and unbelievable comments. My prayer request is I need to seek more of Him first.Help me on how to seek Him am always feeling empty

  3. Anna Walker says:

    Hello Jamie! It’s AMAZING you would post this today! I literally just wrote this prayer in my journal before I read your post. Thank you for confirming my request and God’s desire.
    Blessings,
    Anna W.

  4. Jena Watson says:

    Isn’t it neat how He gives us exactly what we need exactly when we need it!?? This is exactly what I’ve been talking with Him about. I’m hungry to spend personal time with Him in a much deeper way but don’t know how. Was even discussing this with a close friend and prayer partner last night. Thanks. I pray for you and your husband so keep doing what you do!

  5. Yes it really speaks to me as this is what am praying for to.go higher. Thank you Lord. Am ready.

  6. Praise God, I sensed the Lord leading to this verse years ago and a few months ago I was confessing and standing on it, and I forgot it and stopped confessing it. And this morning when I saw it my heart lept, it was like a reminder from Papa ?Our Lord is soooo good! Blessings to you Jamie.

  7. jenneva russell says:

    Thank you for this word from God, I am ready to ascend and have a deeper more intimate relationship with God.

  8. Maria Dimba says:

    Yes I am ready to ascend to and I cannot wait for this, just tell me what to do.

  9. This one has touched me open my eyes to what I was feeling to come to pass I have this hunger for awhile and now the door is open

  10. Danielle Bedford says:

    Hi Jaime,

    This is where I’m at right now. I’m at a place of being pregnant and getting ready to birth God’s ministry. It has been years of confirming to his image. Being aquainted with many sorrows and suffering. I’m crying asking for my spiritual child to born.

  11. Carolyn Peterson says:

    I am just seeing/reading this post. It really speaks to my spirit. I am very encouraged by this message and many others of you. I look forward to receiving from you and Holy Spirit.

  12. Aishah Mitchell says:

    Thank you for posting this…. God spoke to me yesterday telling me to go Higher. This was right on time.

  13. Great word my friend and so happy you looked into the truth of the word “profit” that is what sets us free, not our own interpretation. Blessings to you. I was researching “Going Higher” and saw this and glad I did. You are encouraging Gods people in the kingdom and know He is well pleased with you. Blessings

  14. Lori Vaughn says:

    Yes! I’m ready to accend higher! I just need instruction from our Great Teacher!

  15. John C. Raby says:

    I am John R. a devout follower of Jesus and a loving son of God.
    Every day I pray to Jesus and my Father in heaven that I may have the great honor of fusing with the father and ascending to my place as prepared by my lord and savior Jesus. This I pray again and again without stopping because I revel in their nearness and touch. So far in my many years on earth I am becoming all the more content yet all the more eager to go on my way to be with them. Life on Earth has been both wonderful and at times horribly painful. I have been both a priest and a fool but collecting a blend of memories that my lord has gentled such that I may live in peace. So here I am lord, ready to do your will and follow you to join and fuse with my father in wherever way you wish.
    Your loving follower, John R.

  16. Keyshawn Jones says:

    Thank you! I’ll definitely consider what you wrote and continue to put it prayer. Thanks for getting the origin of the word and letting us know what it means.
    Now I’ll read it properly!

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