It Doesn’t Matter – Open Heavens 4th July 2019 by Pst. E. A. Adeboye
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. – Romans 13:1
“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.” – 1 Samuel 2:7-8
From this scripture, we see that no one attains the position of leadership without God having a hand in it. It then follows that irrespective of your background, when God decides to promote or enthrone you, nothing can stop your divine elevation. In this regard, Esther’s case readily comes to mind. A slave girl like her could only become a first lady through divine elevation.
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We also see this demonstrated in Joseph’s life: an imprisoned slave boy rose to become the second in command to a world emperor. To appreciate what God did in Joseph’s life, we must consider the factors that stood against him. Not only was he a foreigner, he was a slave and a prisoner who had a case of attempted rape hanging round his neck.
Only God could have brought about the fulfillment of his long-time dreams in a strange land. I prophesy to you today: regardless of your family, education or socio-economic background, you will reach your goal in Jesus’ Name.
We can learn some lessons from the story of Joseph’s elevation. First, the Lord caused Pharaoh to recognize the gift of the Holy Spirit in Joseph. Considering the fact that Egypt was a headquarters of astrologers and magicians, Pharaoh could have doubted the accuracy or authenticity of the interpretation and counsel that Joseph gave, if not for God’s hand. Secondly, if age was a factor, Joseph would have not been entrusted with such great responsibilities.
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In fact, for Pharaoh to have handed over his people and entire realm to a total stranger, it means Joseph found uncommon love and favour in his sight. On that remarkable day, he woke up as a slave boy and went to bed as the prime minister of Egypt. All this was made possible because of the God-factor. Beloved, the Lord is telling you to stop considering your background as a hindrance to your forward and upward movement in life.
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He will grant you a pleasant surprise this season, and those looking down on you will begin to look up to you, as it happened for Joseph in Jesus’ Name.
Bible Verse for Today
Deuteronomy 13-15; Ezekiel 10:20-11:13
Father, I believe Your word today; I declare that my background will not work against my greatness in life in Jesus’ Name.
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