RCCG Open Heaven 10 October 2023 Devotional, Tuesday Daily Devotional Guide written by Pastor E.A Adeboye
TOPIC: The Way Upward (1)
“But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.” – (Psalm 3:3)
READ: 1 Samuel 2:7-9 (KJV)
RCCG Open Heaven 10th October 2023 Devotional MESSAGE:
Jesus is The Way upward. He said in John 12:32: “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” Jesus is always drawing people upward. Believe me honestly, the only person who can truly promote you is Jesus Christ. If you don’t believe me, read Psalm 75:6-7:
For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
God is the promoter. If man lifts you, man will bring you down. In any case, man is limited in many ways. A man may want to lift you with his position, but what if he gets fired before he fulfils his promise? Who even told you that the fellow would be alive by the time you need his help? The only One who can guarantee your upward movement is God. That is why He is the only real way upward.
When I was to turn 40 years old, I had a vision where God showed me two graphs. In mathematics, we call them parabolas. One was a head-up parabola, and the other was a head-down parabola. At the turning point of each of these parabolas was written 40. I knew clearly that this was referring to my 40th birthday. The Lord then asked me, ‘Which of these graphs do you prefer?” I chose the head-down parabola because it meant that at 40 years old, I would be at my lowest point and from there on, it would be upward movement as opposed to the other graph, which implied that I was at my highest point at 40. The Lord then said that if I wanted Him to keep promoting me, I had to let go of all my big titles and simply be addressed as ‘Pastor’. True to His word, since then, I have been going upwards.
Humility is key for anyone who wants Jesus to lift him or her higher. The Bible says:
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. – (1 Peter 5:6)
If you want God to promote you beyond your peers, you must surrender your life to Jesus Christ and emulate His humility.
Jesus is the way upward, but He only lifts the humble.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Hymn 5 – Blessed assurance
Open Heaven Devotional 10 October 2023 Message is written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.