Periodically, I’ll feel led to do a series of Prophetic Nuggets that are connected either by scripture or theme. Since the collections themselves begin to take on an extended meaning, I wanted to share them in their collective states here (the originals are on Daily Downloads from Heaven.) This is one such grouping that was inspired by Elisa‘s Our Songs of Ascent (originally shared on her blog called Waiting in the Wings). It is a series of 15 Prophetic Nuggets based on the “Songs of Ascent” (Psalms 120-134).
Step 1: Step Out and Call on Me
Psalm 120:1-2 (VOICE) When I was in deep trouble, I called out to the Eternal, and He answered my call. I prayed: “Protect me, Eternal, from lips that lie and tongues poisoned with deceit.”
Beloved, when trouble comes from every side, resist the urge to defend yourself. Instead call on Me, for I AM your defender and the place of your deliverance. I AM your strong tower – your refuge in the storm. Look to Me, for I AM your very present help in times of trouble. So rest in Me, YHVH Yeshua – the Lord your Salvation, for I AM the One who saves. So step out and call on Me, for I AM God.
Step 2: Step Into My Arms
Psalm 121:3 (VOICE) He holds you firmly in place; He will not let you fall. He who keeps you will never take His eyes off you and never drift off to sleep.
Beloved, step into My arms. I will not let you stumble, nor will I let you fall. Hold close to Me as I hold you firmly in My grip. You are protected – you are safe. You are with Me. I AM a fervent guard. I never slumber or sleep. I never lose sight of you. You are always in My gaze. you may make your rest in Me, for I ever remain vigilant. I AM that I AM, and you are Mine.
Step 3: Step Up and Pray
Psalm 122:6 (VOICE) Ask heaven to grant peace to Jerusalem: “May those who love you prosper.
Beloved, as you pray, be intentional to pray beyond your own personal needs and desires. I AM well aware of the things that concern you – likely even more so than you are yourself. My desire is to see you choosing to look beyond yourself and your own sphere. Choose to align your heart with Mine. Step up and pray for the things on My heart – things you will know about as you take time to know Me. Seek My heart, and listen as I share it. Then allow what touches My heart to move yours as well, and respond to it with prayer.
Step 4: Step in Time with Me
Psalm 123:1-2 (VOICE) I raise my eyes to fix my gaze on You, for Your throne resides in the heavens. Just as the eyes of servants closely watch the hand of their masters, Just as a maid carefully observes the slightest gesture of her mistress, In the same way we look to You, Eternal One, waiting for our God to pour out His mercy upon us.
Beloved, step in time with Me. As a couple in a dance move together as one – where in close proximity one leads as the other follows seamlessly, so should we flow together as one. So stay close to My side, and allow My subtle leading to keep you in step with Me. Keep your eyes and heart fixed on Me, that when you step, you might step rightly. No matter what comes your way, refuse to allow your attention to shift. Trust Me, trust My leading, and follow without hesitation.
Step 5: Stepping in Safety
Psalm 124:8 (VOICE) Our help has come in the name of the Eternal, the Maker of heaven and earth!
Beloved, as you walk, you are stepping in safety, for I AM God – creator of heaven and earth. I AM El Shaddai – the all-sufficient one, and El Elyon – the most high God. Who is there above Me? Whose power is greater? Whose arm is longer? Who sees all and knows all but Me? There is none above Me, and you belong to Me. I have accepted you as My very own. I AM your comfort and your help in times of trouble, and I AM eternally faithful. My love exceeds man’s ability to understand. So step safely as you walk with Me.
Step 6: Step into Steadfast Faith
Psalm 125:1 (VOICE) All who have faith in the Eternal stand as Mount Zion: unmoved, enduring, eternal.
Beloved, those who stand in Me, step into steadfast faith. For those who find their foundation in Me, stand as surely as the most solid bedrock. Those who are truly rooted in Me, will not be moved or easily swayed, for they are indwelt by My Spirit and strengthen by My presence. Though the winds may batter and the waves may rock as the trials of life impede, still you will be steady and hold fast when you find your foundation in Me. So, beloved, be steadfast in your faith, and know that its source and foundation is One that never changes.
Step 7: Step Forward in Gratitude
Psalm 126:2-3 (VOICE) Our mouths were filled with laughter; our tongues were spilling over into song. The word went out across the prairies and deserts, across the hills, over the oceans wide, from nation to nation: “The Eternal has done remarkable things for them.” We shook our heads. All of us were stunned— the Eternal has done remarkable things for us. We were beyond happy, beyond joyful.
Beloved, regardless of what comes your way, step forward in gratitude. Remember all that I have done in your life, and stay in a place of perpetual thanksgiving. Dayenu (which means it is sufficient). What I have done – and if I never do more, is enough. Keep your eyes and heart filled with the blessings that come from Me. You are alive, for I have given you breath. You are loved, for I call you My own. For the many blessings I have given, without expectation of more even as you know more will come, give thanks to the One who has bestowed them. For I AM God alone.
Step 8: Step Forward at My Direction
Psalm 127:1 (VOICE) Unless the Eternal builds the house, those who labor to raise it will have worked for nothing. Unless the Eternal stands watch over the city, those who guard it have wasted their time.
Beloved, step forward at My direction, for without Me your progress is in vain. Be intentional to stay fully aligned with Me, and in cadence with My rhythm. For I declare the times and the seasons, and at My hand they come. So move with Me, My precious one, and I will lead you well. Great things are planned, and you play a part if you can move with Me. So listen well and hover close, and stay aligned with Me. Then when equipped I’ll move you on, and I will bring you strength. From glory to glory we move, and in victory we stand tall.
Step 9: Step Where I Lead
Psalm 128:1 (VOICE) Those who stand in awe of the Eternal— who follow wherever He leads, committed in their hearts— experience His blessings!
Beloved, resist the urge to make your own path, but rather trust, and step where I lead. For blessing lies the way of obedience, so choose to honor Me. May My Word lead you, My hand guide you, and My Spirit counsel you as you seek hard after Me. Be committed in your heart to a way of life and truth. For on My path is the place you’ll find the best I have for you. Choose humility, and yield control as you give all to Me. I’ll lead you well, My precious one, as you step where I lead.
Step 10: Step Securely
Psalm 129:4 (VOICE) The Eternal is just. He’s severed the bindings of the wicked so they can’t hurt me anymore.
Beloved, you are safe with Me, for with Me you step securely. I AM Elohim Mishpat – God of Justice, the righteous judge, so trust Me to bring true justice. For the heart of justice is making wrong things right. I advocate for the widows and orphans. I AM mindful of the lost and hurting. The humble know My name. I AM good, and I do good. For I AM a good Father, who leads you securely, so follow Me.
Step 11: Step Out in Hope
Psalm 130:2, 5 (VOICE) Lord, hear my cry! Attune Your ears to my humble prayer! So I wait for the Eternal—my soul awaits rescue — and I put my hope in His transforming word.
Beloved, step out in hope, for if you hope in Me and the power of My transforming Word – your hope is securely placed. I AM El Aman – the faithful God, and I AM steadfast and true. So look to Me in times of trouble – I will listen to your cry. And I will remain by you faithfully, in sweet times and in hard. Sustaining you and seeing you through as you persist in stepping out in hope.
Step 12: Step Forward Prepared
Psalm 131:2 (VOICE) Of one thing I am certain: my soul has become calm, quiet, and contented in You. Like a weaned child resting upon his mother, I am quiet. My soul is like this weaned child.
Beloved, a good parent prepares his child for what lies ahead, and I AM a good Father. So step forward prepared – knowing you are ready for whatever comes. For I AM with you always, and I walk beside you – and ever will I stay. So be calm, beloved. Rest, and be content. Quiet your soul, and trust in Me. For I will never leave you friendless, nor abandon you to grief. Stand fast and rest safely in My hands as you step forward prepared by Me.
Step 13: Step into Worship
Psalm 132:7 (VOICE) Let us journey to His dwelling place; let us worship at His footstool.
Beloved, make your dwelling place at the foot of My throne and step into worship. Allow My presence to overtake you, and in it find joy and strength. As My glory surrounds you, be refreshed and be amazed. For those who draw near to Me, they cannot help but feel My love. It permeates and overtakes – My love can make you whole. So step into worship, and find your place of praise. Make My presence your dwelling place, and be forever changed.
Step 14: Step Together
Psalm 133:1 (VOICE) How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in peace!
Beloved, step together in unity, and live together in peace. For harmony sings an eternal song that moves the hearts of men. So let your life resound with that joyous melody as you choose to live as one. May My precious children be known by their love, towards others but also towards themselves. For if you cannot extend grace to one who loves Me, what hope that you can cultivate a family to draw anyone into who doesn’t. So step together in peace and love, and let harmony reign.
Step 15: Step Up Higher
Psalm 134:1-3 (VOICE) Praise the Eternal, all you who serve Him— who stand ready to serve in the house of the Eternal through the night. Lift up your hands toward His sanctuary, and praise the Eternal. May the Eternal grant you His blessing from Zion, God, the weaver of heaven and earth.
Beloved, step up higher – I have more for you to see. I AM Gelah Raz – the revealer of mysteries, and Creator of heaven and earth. Come before Me with arms held wide and a hearing open heart that I might share more. I love to commune with My children as their hearts draw near to Me. In faith they come and by faith receive the fullness that is Me. I welcome them with open arms and I will give them rest. For those the step up higher, I love to give My best.