God has chosen you to be a special person, holy unto Him. His divine plan is to
set thee on high. This is His specific promise for July 2020 and every day for the
rest of your life, if you can fully grasp what the Scripture in Deuteronomy 26:19
and Psalm 91:14 is saying. Pastor Paul Dawson brings to light how this plan of
God to make thee high can come to pass in your life. If you are someone
grappling with the ‘whys’ of life, struggling to attain God’s perfect plan, this
sermon is a must-hear for you.
The promise of the month is Deuteronomy 26:19, “And to make thee high above all nations which He hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be a holy people unto the Lord thy God, as He hath spoken.” And we can find the same statement in Psalm 91:14. The first job of a believer is to discover the God he is serving. The above scripture indicates that God has amazing plans for each one of us and even to set us above all nations. And He gives such special treatment only for a special group of people. The moment you accepted the Lord Jesus Christ, God made you a son of God, a joint-heir of Christ and the righteousness of God. With that, He also gave you all authority to use the ‘Name above all names’. God has also promised that he will answer all your prayers. And, all the above he has made it available in this world and not in the world to come because of His rich mercy and great love with which He has loved us.
The Bible declares in Ephesians 2:4, “But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us.” God is giving us this beautiful promise in such a time as this, where we find everything is in chaos and turmoil and everything seems to go down. And there should be a specific reason for that. It’s time we understand what is God expecting of us. God is looking for special people to whom He can show special favour and make them live a special life. We find that many of us are praying continually for breakthroughs, increase, and healings and so many things but we must analyze why we keep praying for all that because our God has never said that He will not answer our prayers. We must acknowledge what He has done for us. God has given us His best, He has given us His maximum – His own son (according to Romans 8:32) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? If he has given us His very best, shall He not also give us all things? Therefore you becoming high and getting a job and seeing your business flourishing, walking in perfect health is not something great. It just shows that you are walking in the favour of God.
You need to rejoice because today you have the favour of the creator god. We can find a zillion teaching on how to get healing and breakthrough but it’s crazy because God has not left anything undone and He is too good. Many people are trying out various things because they have never understood the God whom they worship.
The plan of God for our lives is very clear and it is to make us high. Do you not love His plan? We need to be full of joy because god setting us on high is something He loves to do. He is setting us on high to make us a holy people unto him. However, we are lacking in our actions and do not do what He expects us to do and we just keep praying. The first step is to obey and then we should pray. Without any action of obedience, praying will only get us frustrated and we may even die without experiencing the good plans of God.
Psalm 91:14 reminds us, “Because He hath set His love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high because He hath known my name.” The reason why God sets that person high is because he has known the name of His god. Now we can understand that everything is purely based on our actions which enable God to set us on high. God had chosen Abraham and had a mighty plan for him. Do you know how the plan came into existence? In Genesis 18:17-19, “And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him.”
We find from the above verse the secret as to how Abraham possessed his promise. It was his action that triggered God; it was because God knew that Abraham would certainly command his children and they shall keep the way of the Lord. God is watching our actions, and our promises will come into effect only when we do what God expects us to do.
It’s high time we wake up and understand that the blessing is on our head and that we don’t have to waste our time looking out for prophecy. Its time you understand that there is a blessing machine on your head and you will always be increasing no matter how bad the lay of could be.
Galatians 3:14, “That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
The plans of God can manifest in your life only when you are wise and do what God expects you to do. God chose Abraham and decided to make him great and bless everyone through him but after that, He watches and waits for Abraham to do what he must do. God knew that he would be a great blessing because he understood what God expected of him. You need to stop wasting the time given you and at least form July begin to recognize that God is in absolute control of everything and that He reigns.
In 1 Samuel 2:8, “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and He hath set the world upon them.”
Therefore start rejoicing and start to think like the incomparable people. And let there be a difference in your thinking, your attitudes and your ways. You are born to experience His power every moment of your life and remember that no weapon formed against you can prosper.