September 2020 RCCG Online Special Sunday Service
Topic: The Wonders of Divine Promotion
Bible Text: Psalm 75:5-7
Ministering: Pastor E A Adeboye
Song: You are worthy to be praised
You are worthy to be praised
My Redeemer, You are worthy to be praised
1. The wonders of divine promotion include the fact that God can promote anyone.
1 Samuel 2:7-8 He can promote a beggar until he begins to dine with kings.
2. God promotes those who are most unlikely.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29, 1 Samuel 9:1-21
In the Name that is above every other name, that position you didn't think you could get, God will put there. If God promotes you, it is for His purpose. A tree does not produce fruit for itself. Moses was a fugitive, but God elevated him. Exodus 2, 7:1, Exodus 12:30-36. God promoted him so he could deliver a nation.
Exodus 14:21-28, 17:8-13
David was a nobody until God brought him forward. 1 Samuel 16:11-13
God promoted David so he could singlehandedly deliver Israel from terrorism.
1 Samuel 17:1-51
Ezekiel 32:30 Maybe God is waiting for you; hoping to use you for His purpose. 1 Samuel 22:1-2
When God promotes a man, it is so that he can help others fulfill their destinies; to help them become what God wants them to become.
Elisha was a farmer until God promoted him and he became one of the greatest prophets of the Old Testament. 1 Kings 19:13-21, 2 Kings 2:9-15. God chose Elisha for promotion so that he could begin to destroy curses on nations.
2 Kings 2:19-22
Elisha spoke a word and the widow never had to lack again. 2 Kings 4:1-7
2 Kings 13:14-19. Even when Elisha was dying, he was still prophesying the future of the nation. 2 Kings 7:1-11 There was a time when things were so bad women were eating their children, until the man of God prophesied that food would be in surplus the next day.
As the Lord lives, the tide is going to turn for Nigeria.
Joseph was not the first born yet God caused his brothers to bow to him and he gained preeminence. Genesis 37:2-11, 39:1-6
Even among slaves, he became the head of slaves. Later on, he became the head of prisoners.
When God promotes, He takes the most unlikely fellow and puts him in charge.
God put Joseph in prison so he could interpret dreams. Joseph had proved that he could be trusted with promotion. Genesis 50:15-21
Wherever God promotes you, it is so that you can help those around you. Divine promotion is not a matter of titles. Acts 8:5-8 Philip was just a deacon yet the miracles he performed brought joy to a whole city.
Don't forget that your promoter is God and not man. Do not begin to dance to the tune of men.
Don't lower the standards because you want to be popular with men. Don't preach what they want to hear. Preach the truth. Don't forget that God is sovereign. He can bring up and He can bring low. 1 Samuel 2:7-8
God can promote and He can also demote.
Never forget that God always has a substitute ready. If you become an obstruction to Him after He promotes you, He can take you out of the way and replace you. 1 Samuel 13:13-14
God promotes you so you can help others.
If you realize that God promotes those who are unqualified, you will stop struggling for position. Maybe God has been trying to promote you but you've been resisting Him. You need to surrender your life to Him and let Him begin to lift you up. Call on Jesus and tell Him you're humbling yourself before Him. Ask Him to save your soul and write your name in the Book of life.