Philippians 3:10  That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death; KJV
Philippians 3:11 That if possible I may attain to the spiritual and moral resurrection that lifts me out from among the dead even while in the body. Amp.

Paul is speaking of the resurrection power of Jesus and making it his own through the power of the Holy Spirit as he shares in His sufferings.  There is power flowing from the Holy Spirit that gives us the strength we need to look up and not be discouraged when troubles come.  After He rose from the dead, He went  back to the disciples and breathed  on them and said "Receive the Holy Spirit." John 20:22  This would give them the power to rise up in faith and fearlessly be the witnesses that they failed to be during the crucifixion.

Paul is stating in Philippians 3 that being lifted up out of the fleshly realm into the power that flows from the resurrection  of Christ Jesus is available to us as we draw near to Him, getting to know Him through our daily communion and prayer in the secret place.  In the Amplified he says that as we share in His sufferings, we are continually transformed in spirit into His likeness even to His death.  This lifts us up as it says in Ephesians 2:5-6 to be seated with Him in the heavenly sphere by virtue of being  "In Christ."

As we follow Jesus and live the life He has for us we cannot expect to escape the same type of rejection and suffering that He endured.  In Matthew 10:22 Jesus said that ye shall be hated of all men for My sake.  We need the Holy Spirit to infuse the overcoming resurrection power in our souls because  it would just be too hard to endure that type of suffering.  Only he could suffer the way He did because He is Holy and there is no one like Him.  He will have an overcoming remnant who go through the tribulation period, making their robes white by the Blood of the Lamb.  (Rev.7:13-17)

STREAMS IN THE DESERT
On a day in the autumn, I saw a prairie eagle mortally wounded by a rifle shot.  His eye still gleamed like a circle of light.  Then he slowly turned his head, and gave one more searching and longing look at the sky.  He had often swept those starry spaces with his wonderful wings.  The beautiful sky was the home of his heart.  It was the eagle's domain.  A thousand times he had exploited there his splendid strength.  In those far away heights he had played with the lightnings, and raced with the winds, and now, so far away from home, the eagle lay dying, done to the death, because for once he forgot and flew too low.  The soul is that eagle.  This is not its home.  It must not lose the skyward look.  We must keep faith, we must keep hope, we must keep courage, we must keep Christ.  We would better creep away from the battlefield at once if we are not going to be brave.  There is no time for the soul to stampede.  Keep the skyward look, my soul; keep the skyward look!

"Keep looking up----
The waves that roar around around thy feet,
Jehovah-Jireh will defeat
When looking up."

"Keep looking up ---
Though darkness seems to grasp thy soul;
The Light of Light shall fill thy soul
When looking up."

"Keep looking up---
When worn, distracted with the fight;
Your Captain gives you conquering might
When you look up."
HE’S ALIVE AGAIN by PHIL DRISCOLL

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