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Sun, Jan 27, 2019

Pathway to Divine Elevation II

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To “elevate” means “to raise somebody or something to a higher place or rank” The word “elevation” means “the process of elevating something or somebody”. Promotion is another word that is often used in place of elevation. It means the lifting up of someone from a lower position to a higher position with all the privileges that pertain to this higher position. God does not leave us in any doubt concerning the source of elevation. The Bible says that it is God, and God alone, that can exalt or promote a man. Nobody can become anything without the permission of God.
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To “elevate” means “to raise somebody or something to a higher place or rank” The word “elevation” means “the process of elevating something or somebody”. Promotion is another word that is often used in place of elevation. It means the lifting up of someone from a lower position to a higher position with all the privileges that pertain to this higher position.God does not leave us in any doubt concerning the source of elevation. The Bible says that it is God, and God alone, that can exalt or promote a man. Nobody can become anything without the permission of God.

And that’s the reason why we must look unto God. In Ps. 75 vs. 6, the bible says- “no one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man, but it is God who judges.He brings one down, he exalts another.”  Since  it is only God that can exalt a person, how can we appropriate this blessing. How can we get it ? Four things are absolutely necessary. The first is Humility. Having a right estimate of ourselves before God is necessary. Not thinking of ourselves more highly than we thought is necessary.The Bible says that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. The second requirement is righteousness. Doing what is right before God and men will always lead to elevation.

In Ps 37 vs 34, the bible makes it very clear to us concerning this. It says 34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.” A third requirement for elevation is faithfulness. Luke 16 vs 12 says that if you have not been trustworthy with somebody else’s property, who will give you property of your own. You ambition may be to work for your current employers for a time before setting up your own business.

The Bible says that if you will ever be elevated to that position, faithfulness is required of you. If you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property who will give you property of your own. Finally, absolute trust in God is required for divine elevation. Don’t put one foot in the world, and the other foot in God. Look unto God alone. Absolute trust in God will fetch you what you desire. Do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes The bible says that it’s only absolute trust in God that can make you anything.

Don’t join the multitude to do evil, refrain from anger and turn from wrath. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. So God is saying to you today, I want to exalt you, I want to elevate you in 2019. He can do it. He has done it for so many people in the past. He is still doing it in our days. He wants to do it in your life. He can do it and He will do it. But there is a price that you must pay – Humility, righteousness, faithfulness, absolute trust with God will get you there. So wherever you are today, if you want to attain greater heights, God is able to do it for you.

But have you put your faith in Jesus? If you repent from your sin today, the Bible says that He is faithful and just to forgive your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. God says you should look to him and be done with pride. Be done with unrighteousness. Be done with unfaithfulness. And be done with putting your trust in man and not in God. And then you will get to where God has promised to take you; where God has destined for you.

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