Friday, January 26th 2024
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc DSc DD

When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person (Job 22:29).

These days, it’s not uncommon to hear statements like “I don’t know what’s going on; things are going bad everywhere. People are generally discouraged.” Don’t join the bandwagon to talk like that. You’re a child of God; your life is different. You play by a different set of rules. Always remember that.

The Bible says “When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up….” Did you notice that God tells us how we should respond when there’s distress and gloom and men are cast down? He tells you what to say: “There’s lifting up!” There’s lifting power in you; power to rise over and above the crises of life. So, instead of joining the complainers, you ought to declare: “There’s lifting up for me!” Glory to God.

When you say, “There’s lifting up,” what does it actually mean? It means to raise from a lower to a higher position, to elevate, to raise in rank or condition. It also means to put an end to a blockage or siege by withdrawing or causing the withdrawal of invading forces. It means to revoke, rescind, lift an embargo, to pay off an obligation.

There’s a lifting for you by the miracle power of God. Is there something that’s been weighing you down? Or is it a raise or promotion you’re expecting at work? The Bible says “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south” (Psalm 75:6). That means it comes from God. Just know that there’s going to be a “lift.” Glory to God!

Maybe you made a mistake that landed you in the position you’re in today, and you’re wishing you did things differently. Well, the Lord is your riddance. Set your gaze on Him; don’t look at the problems that may be before you. Set your gaze on high, on the Master. He’ll lift you out of that trouble. The Bible says, “He raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes, and make them inherit the throne of glory…” (1 Samuel 2:8 NKJV). Blessed be God!

Dear Father, I thank you for the assurance of your lifting power in my life. I refuse to be discouraged by the challenges around me. Instead, I declare that I’m making progress, prospering and waxing great in every area of my life! The greater One lives in me, and He’s made me bigger, greater and superior to inflation, insecurity, sickness, disease and the devil. I’m a victor in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!

|| Psalm 3:3

But thou, O LORD, [art] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. ||

|| Psalm 27:6
And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD. ||

|| Psalm 146:8
The LORD openeth [the eyes of] the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous: ||

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>

Matthew 18:15-35 & Exodus 10-12

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>
Acts 12:20-25 & Job 22-23

Extract From Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional

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