Look Up…Lift Up Your Heads.  Your Redemption Draws Near!

By Patrick Hawthorne




28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:28 KJV)




I absolutely love this verse. If you follow the context, Jesus has just told His disciples of some hair raising events that will occur just prior to His second coming.  But then He says, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.”

The word for “Look up,” means to be elated; to be excited.  With all the negativity coming from the world and from many pulpits in response to the condition of the world, we can become weary and feel our heads dropping lower than the underbelly of an ant hill.  However, Jesus says – and I paraphrase – “Do your happy dance for My return is right around the corner.”

The next part of the verse, “Lift up your heads,” means to hoist up as you would a sail.  When we see all the nastiness happening we are to not only get excited but we are to hoist our heads high into the air looking for the soon return of our Lord Jesus.

The Word tells us to be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let our requests be made known to God.  This includes End Time prophecy.  Now get a hold of the next part.  “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:6-7.)

When we get excited about our Redemption drawing nigh, we will hoist our heads up high looking for His soon return. With our heads up and our noses high, people will begin to ask questions.  What a great opportunity for spreading the Good News of Jesus  Christ.  Furthermore, we can tell them where our incredible peace comes from and how they too may obtain it.  Think about it…you just might get happy.   Be blessed.

“He which testifieth these things saith, “Surely I come quickly.  Amen.  Even so, come. Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all Amen.”  To that I write, “Come Lord Jesus, come.”  (Revelation 22:20-21 KJV)


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9 comments on “Look Up…Lift Up Your Heads.  Your Redemption Draws Near!
  1. The Christmas season I have been impressed with “prepare Him room!” Prepare your heart to receive your King. Joy came, joy is here, and joy reigns.

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  2. I believe that Yeshua may have actually said: “Do your happy dance for My return is right around the corner.” if He had delayed is incarnation by some 2000 years.

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  3. Donald John says:

    Hold you up your head with me, brother. Our redemption draweth nigh. The Son of man shall soon appear blazing with glory descending in a cloud of witnesses for every eye to see. For unto us this day a Saviour is born in the city of David in a manger. HalleluJAH praises be to Jesus Christ the LORD.

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  4. SLIMJIM says:

    What an encouragement that our redemption is near. Off tangent one of these days you got to write a review of some of these cowboys books you read.
    Also you have a Merry Christmas!


  5. Wally Fry says:

    I love to sing the Hymn by this name. For all the reasons you put on this post. Good point especially, about being ready to offer a reason when we get seen holding our heads up. It remains a shame that many are quite excited about the return or our Lord personally, yet won’t even discuss that excitement if asked. Ugh.


    • How can they not share their excitement???? That is an open door if I have ever heard one. Thanks, my friend. How are things going with you?


      • Wally Fry says:

        Yes, how can they not? Crazy I say. Well, my Father in Law passed away yesterday morning. Even that was blessed really, as he had very little concious discomfort at all. He just took a quick turn for the worse, and in a day he was gone. We had a great opportunity for a family ministry during this time though, and I pray we did it in a way that affected lives. Thanks for asking, Patrick.


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