OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
TOPIC: UNEXPECTED SPIRITUAL UPLIFT
DATE: THURSDAY OCTOBER 8th 2015
“The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.”
Mark 9:2-10 KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.
7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
Here is another truth about promotion: whether you experience an ascent or descent in life depends on who is holding your hand. If God is holding your hand, He will take you from glory to glory, and your promotion will continually be accelerated. This was the secret of Joseph’s unprecedented promotion. Genesis 49:24 says:
“But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hand of the mighty God of Jacob; (From thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)”
But if you decide to go to the devil for promotion, you will surely end up in shame. You cannot hold God with one hand and at the same time hold the devil. If you do so, you can rest assured that you are on your own because God will simply step aside. How close are you to the Lord? He can still take you up suddenly in the area of the anointing and in other spiritual matters.
Some sudden promotions are a result of a hidden period of conscientious deliberate and sustained work of excellence.
Bible in one year:
Numbers 7:12-89; 2nd Corinthians 2:12-3:18