Open Heaven 1 May 2023
MEMORISE: Psalm 113:7-8 – He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dung hill. That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
BIBLE READING: Psalm 75:5-7
5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Read yesterday’s Open Heaven Devotional here
Our Bible reading says clearly that God is the One who promotes. God alone is the One who promotes – no other person can, not even the socalled godfathers. Striving for positions and receiving titles do not amount to being promoted. Saul still had the title ‘king’ for several years after God had already rejected him and anointed David in his place. This was why he was helpless before Goliath while David who had been anointed to take his place defeated the giant.
When you read 1 Samuel 18:7, you see from the song of the women and children that they had a higher regard for David than Saul even though Saul was still considered the king. Now that it is clear that God is the one who promotes, the next question is: Who are the people that God usually chooses for promotion? 1 Samuel 2:7-8 says: The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them. God can pick up a beggar from the dunghill and begin to promote him until he starts dining with kings.
God can promote anyone and my prayer for you today is that your promotion will come rapidly, in Jesus’ name. No one is out of reach for divine promotion. No matter how low you are now, God can still promote you to a place so high that it would beat the imagination of the whole world when they hear your story. If you want God to promote you, you must be one person that He is sure will do His will when you get promoted.
And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. Acts 13:22 Can God count on you to fulfil His will after He has promoted you? If your answer is ‘yes’ then get ready for a divinely arranged promotion.
KEY POINT: Lord, please help me to have complete dominion over every aspect of my life and body, in the mighty name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 7-9
Thank you for studying today’s Open Heaven – God Can Promote Anyone – written by Pastor Enoch Adeboye
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Open Heaven 1 May 2023
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