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Psalms 3: 3 makes a declaration and claim that God will be the helper and strength to those who put their trust in Him.
Psalm 3:3 (NKJV)
3 But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
David uttered these words when he was running from his own son Absalom after he had stolen his throne. He was in danger of his life and seemingly everything was lost. David makes this statement of faith and confidence in the Lord. Among other things he proclaims the Lord to be, “the One who lifts my head.”
This phrase and others like it or used in other places in scripture. The idea behind this word is that God is our encourager. To lift the head from a position of hanging down carries the idea of being bolstered in our spirits, souls and faith realm. The Lord knows how to encourage us in our most dismal of places. His voice and His presence can be an assurance to us of better and greater days ahead. When there is no other encourager around, the Lord will encourage us and cause us to hope in His goodness.
This phrase also carries a greater meaning. II Kings 15:27 shows that “lifting the head” speaks of bringing someone out of the trouble they have been in.
2 Kings 25:27 (KJV)
27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
Jehoiachin head was lifted out of prison. So the term means to lift someone up out of the trouble and even captivity they have been in. We also see this idea in Genesis 40: 13.
Genesis 40:13 (KJV)
13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
The butler of Pharaoh was promised by Joseph that his head would be lifted up and he would be restored to his position. So the “head being lifted up” means a restoration of fortunes. God has not only come to be our encourager, but to also be the One who restores our fortunes. He is moving us from misfortune to fortunes. This is in fact what happened to David. Even though he had ran as a fugitive from his own son, he was restored to his throne. The Lord in fact was his “glory and the lifter of his head.”
No matter where you are in life, set your heart to believe that God is restoring your fortunes. He is the glory and the lifter of our heads.
As you receive this letter I am in Germany for an 18 day trip. I will be ministering in many different churches, conferences, cities and sessions. This is on the heals of a week-long trip to Nigeria where great things occurred. As I write this letter, the number of international trips for 2014 has now increased to 15. This is in addition to the ministry in the U.S. Please be in prayer as I travel to the nations to help disciple them into a kingdom culture.
The book, “Operating In The Courts Of Heaven” will be out shortly. It is presently at the publisher/printers. Please monitor our website at www.Roberthenderson.org for the time to order. This concept/teaching is having a dramatic impact in the nations. I am also filming a DVD series to coincide with the book for those who would like to see and hear this teaching in their homes, small groups and churches.
Thanks so much for believing in me and what I do. You as my partner and friend are a refreshing and empowerment to my call and purpose. Blessings to you.