TOPIC: HE SETS YOU UPON YOUR FEET!"
…And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me (Ezekiel 2:1-2).
There’s a unique operation and manifestation of the Spirit in our lives as God’s children, which we need to be more conscious of. The Prophet Ezekiel experienced this kind of mighty visitation of the Spirit, and described his experience in our opening verse.
Also, read what he said in chapter one, verse twenty-eight: "…This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake."
Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord and he fell flat on his face, completely overwhelmed by His awesome presence. Now what happened next is what we read in our opening verse: The Lord said, "Get up on your feet, I want to talk to you," and Ezekiel recounted that when He said that, the Spirit entered him and set him on his feet.
This is a special operation of the Spirit of the Lord. He came to Ezekiel, entered him and set him upon his feet. He does that for us from time to time. Though He lives in you, He’s also with you, and can set you upon your feet to do the works of God.
Have you ever been in a state where you thought you were just too weak and tired to pray? Still you attempted to mumble a few words of prayer: "Father, I thank you for this day. Thank you for your grace in my life…" and then you spoke in tongues a little. Then suddenly, you heard the Spirit say, "Get up, and pray!" It sounded rather authoritative, but you thought to yourself, "God understands that I’m really tired," and continued mumbling weakly in tongues.
However, the next thing you knew, you sprang to your feet, and began pacing the floor, speaking so hard and fast in other tongues, and you didn’t have a clue how it happened. That was the Spirit of the Lord, "setting you upon your feet!" Halleluiah.
The reason some don’t find this operational in their lives as they should is that they don’t recognize it as an operation of the Spirit, and feel they’re the ones just being inspired by themselves to pray like that. It’s the operation of the Spirit; acknowledge that aspect of His ministry in you when it happens, and be grateful to Him for setting you upon your feet, and made you alert so you could hear the words of the Lord. Prayer
Dear Father, I thank you for the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit that you’ve given me. Through your Word, I’ve become more sensitive to His voice, yielding to His promptings within; therefore, His works, plans and purposes are accomplished through me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
further study:Ezekiel 3:12; Acts 8:39-40