Monday, 22 April 2013

RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Monday 22 April 2013 SUDDEN RISE By Pastor E. A. Adeboye


Memorise: “When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like men that dream” Psalm 126:1
Read: Genesis 41:39-44
Bible in one year:  Leviticus 17-19
Prayer point: Father, You changed the levels of Esther, David and Joseph suddenly. Lord, make this season my season of sudden promotion.

Another lesson from the story of Esther ¡s how suddenly God can transform an individual. Not long ago, Esther was a young girl but a nobody, then suddenly she won the beauty pageant and emerged queen. After Esther’s promotion of the one who was used to receiving instruction became the one issuing out instructions (Esther 4:15-17). God is the true source of promotion and He can promote you slowly, quickly or even dramatically. If you receive Jesus into your heart and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour, He will suddenly promote you to sit with Him in the heavenly places, and you will begin to rule over the powers of darkness that once dominated OU (Ephesians 1 :1 7-23). This promotion is sudden! Also, a little shepherd boy who was very unimportant in his own family, was promoted overnight to become king: this was how David became one of the most famous kings of Israel (1 Samuel 16:1113). God can move you from a point of being unknown in your small family to a height of national importance. Are you unknown ¡n your family, church, or community? Then you are the one God ¡s seeking to promote. He will promote you suddenly beyond your expectations this season. In Genesis 41 :39-44, we also see how Joseph who was lied against, thrown into prison and forgotten by men, was remembered by God and overnight he was made next ¡n command to Pharaoh. He became the most useful and influential figure in Egypt and beyond. His change came suddenly. Have you been persecuted and forgotten by men? Have people caged you within the prison of their minds? Are you asking when your turn to break through shall come? This season, the Lord will remember you. He will open the prison doors keeping you caged and bring you out. The Lord will lift you up suddenly. Your rise shall be sudden and nothing will stop it in Jesus name. There is a user of this Devotional who has done a lot for God’s Kingdom and made sacrifices for the Lord, yet it appears you have been forgotten for long. Rejoice, your time of divine remembrance has come. The Lord will promote you suddenly and give you the harvests of weds sown over the years. You are a candidate for sudden promotion this season. Worship, praise and thank God for His power to lift you up suddenly.