Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make of him a great nation.
-- Gen. 21:18 (KJV)
In this verse, God reiterates to Hagar that Ishmael will become the founder of a great nation, a great race of people. Ishmael became the patriarch of the Arab people. However, before this promise could happen, the command was for Hagar to get up and lift the child up. Parents must look to support and to guide their children so that they will become great.
Numerical Analysis: The numerical pattern for this verse is 3,9,2,1,8. (3) To stay in the Spirit, rise up. (9) To overturn evil, support your children. (2) To be delivered, guide your children properly. (1) Stay in the anointing so that God will make your children great. (8) Choose to have a new beginning in God so that you will be able to impact a nation.