Expand, Elevate, and Escalate

January 02, 2019

In my last post, there was a specific thought process that began; seeing patterns and walking in/on purpose {Once You See…}. Today I simply want us all to take a look at the pattern in this title: “Expand, elevate, and escalate”. Some of us already manifest this way and some do not.

Expand: Become or make larger or more extensive. Origin: Late Middle English: from Latin expandere ‘to spread out’, from ex- ‘out’ + pandere ‘to spread’.

Elevate: Raise or lift (something) up to a higher position. Origin: Late Middle English: from Latin elevat- ‘raised’, from the verb elevare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out, away’ + levare ‘lighten’ (from levis ‘light’). [Hmmm…I wonder…?raised out of light?]

Escalate: Become or cause to become more intense or serious. [Origin is possibly from the word ‘escalade’: The scaling of fortified walls using ladders, as a form of military attack. Origin: Late 16th century: from French, or from Spanish escalada, escalado, from medieval Latin scalare ‘to scale, climb’, from Latin scala ‘ladder’.]

[https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/]

Why do we suppose Holy Spirit gave me this message today to share? Because He always confirms His Word one way or another and when we ask and seek He always provides (sometimes we don’t realize we have been asking and seeking because we don’t truly know what our hearts are crying out for).

This is an order. Look at the words and context of ‘this is an order’. We can see it as ‘This is an order’ as in a command from The Captain of The Hosts. We can also see it as ‘This is an order’ as in a sequential chain of events (also known as a pattern).

We are being called to expand our minds in order to manifest what we know we possess which is The Mind of Christ. We are being called to elevate our thinking because the Holy Trinity is not nor will ever be one-dimensional. We are being called to escalate (or ‘escalade’) everything we are because Jesus The Christ is The Ladder between Heaven and Earth that we glide upon because we are (always present tense) seated in Heavenly places living in the world.

None of us need discernment to know that we (The Church) have not been faithful to our Lord by thought or action. I will go so far as to say it is because we lack trust in Him because we have chosen not to expand, elevate, or escalate ourselves to Him, by Him, and for Him.

This is a true blue raw writing which I have neglected to do due to fear of persecution from my brethren. I had to come to a place where the God-Head became and becomes my only focus (life long process). I’m nowhere near where I need to be but I’m further along than I was “yesterday”. In order to expand, elevate, and escalate we should separate ourselves from the crowd/multitude just as Christ often did. However, it is just as important to come back down off the mountain and ‘go [move/have our being] in the power of The Spirit’.

Some of our Manna has become stale and moldy. Some of our oil has become rancid for lack of use and out of neglect. God is not in the business of decay. He is in the business of rejuvenation and upcycling. Expand, elevate, and escalate: Ask Holy Spirit to expand your “territories” (reclaim what the enemy has and is trying to take from you thus from The Lord-an example is our minds/emotions); Ask Holy Spirit to elevate you (lift you out of the muck of confusion and make clear His Truth to you and for your purpose); Ask Holy Spirit to escalate all parts of you and to help you escalate your situations back to Him to be the soldier He created you to be in this battle between Love and Fear.

Truth never fails. Truth never dies. If Jesus is Truth and God is Love and Jesus is God then Truth is Love and Love is Truth. By the way, Church, saying that you are saying something “in love” doesn’t mean it is and doesn’t mean it will be received as such so either know it is or don’t say anything until you feel sure. There is a guided way and a confused way. Time to “let our shine arise”.

-Alicia R. Shipe-

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