July 14, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry : Topic – When God wants to Lift you up.
New Generation Grace Ministry
Wednesday July 14th, 2021
Title: When God wants to Lift you up.
When God is working on your elevation the devil will be working on your demotion. Whenever God is interested in you the devil will not be happy, he will bring all kinds of things to make sure that the plan of God for your life will not prevail. Somebody like Joseph was a good example. When God was getting ready to elevate him, he showed him some of His plans in his dream, he told the dream to his family, instead of them to ask God for wisdom to understand the dream and pray to God for the manifestation of the dream. The devil used them to attack Joseph.
(Genesis 37:18-28) Now when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him. Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming! Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.’ We shall see what will become of his dreams!”But Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands, and said, “Let us not kill him.” And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit which is in the wilderness, and do not lay a hand on him”—that he might deliver him out of their hands, and bring him back to his father. So it came to pass, when Joseph had come to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colors that was on him. Then they took him and cast him into a pit. And the pit was empty; there was no water in it.And they sat down to eat a meal. Then they lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt. So Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh.” And his brothers listened. Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.
When God wants to elevate you , people around you will feel it, the devil will fight you, he will bring a terrible attack that will shake you. In the life of Joseph, as God was preparing his elevation, the devil used the brothers to conspire against him. They started calling him the dreamer, exhibiting the kind of jealousy that led them to think of killing him. Devil can use anyone to fight against you.
When you are a child of God, You are going to face all different kinds of trials and tribulations, don’t be astonished when you see things in your life going crooked, trouble left and right. The moment you are seeing all these troubles, that is not the time you will start grumbling, murmuring, asking why me? That is a time you have to remind the devil that you are an Apple of God’s eye, that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. He knows that God is getting you ready for another level, he knows God has a great plan for you, he knows that God is getting ready to fulfill your purpose, to shine light on your destiny . He will do anything possible to stop the plan of God for you.
(James 1:12) Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial , for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him. (James 1:2-12) Count it all joy, my brethren when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you May be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Beloved, when you are facing trials, try to understand that it is a time to anchor your faith in the Lord, know that the devil is using what you are seeing to distract you from the great plan of God for you. (Revelation 3:8) He said He has set before us an opened door which no man can shut. Stay strong in your walk with Jesus, He is getting ready to take you to a higher level. Look beyond what you are going through now, persevere, at the end of the tunnel there is a bright light, you will receive crown of victory, crown of glory and crown of life. Your testimonies shall abound, the devil will be put to shame, you will trample upon serpents and scorpions and you will have dominion over your enemies in Jesus name
Prayers: God thank you for the plan you have to elevate me. The enemy will nog stop my elevation in Jesus mighty name. Help me Lord to endure till the end. Thank you Lord for all your blessings upon my life and my family in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Jeremiah 29.