Open Heaven 1 May 2023 TOPIC: God Can Promote Anyone
MEMORISE: “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; 8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.” – Psalm 113:7-8 (KJV)
READ: Psalm 75:5-7 (KJV)
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.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 7-9
Open Heaven 1 May 2023 MESSAGE:
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 so-called 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.
Open Heaven 1 May 2023 REFLECTION:
Do you do the will of God always?
Open Heaven 1 May 2023 HYMN 26: There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing
1 There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Saviour above.
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need;
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.
2 There shall be showers of blessing:
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.
3 There shall be showers of blessing:
Send them upon us, Oh Lord!
Grant to us now a refreshing;
Come and now honour Thy Word.
4 There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now, as to God, we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!