Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, (Phil. 2:9 KJV)
Promotion is good and a very desirable thing. It is the process of being elevated from one level to a higher level. It confers higher privileges and more rewards. It heightens one’s visibility and recognition and grants more authority with wider sphere of influence. Promotion makes one greater.
It must however be noted; prior to the promotion, there is a somewhat excruciating process of verification to assess the suitability and fitness of everyone being considered for Promotion. The process is not expected to be partial, parochial or sectional but rather an honest and safe validation of justice and fairness to reward competence, commitment and devotion as Promotion is a just means to expand and extend a course through someone who has insightful understanding of the course and is fit to grow it.
In the verification process leading to Promotion, there are outlined basis against which performance must be measured to validate the considered Promotion. Based on the Position being considered, certain qualifiers are designed and defined that makes prospective candidate fit for consideration. It is the matching of the qualifiers that validates the Promotion extended or delivered.
Therefore, Promotion is clearly not an act of favor rather a just recompense of reward for commitment to a course. It may in-fact become unjust to deny or delay one who’s best fit to be promoted as rightly due. Having done what is required, promotion is a necessary next step.
The Bible says something we must note and notice about promotion; it says, “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. For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them. (Psalm 75:6-8 KJV)
We must note here that there is Promotion indeed and the true judge is God. He is so true and just. This must motivate us and also comfort us that we will never be deprived or manipulated to derive what is due and just as God is the judge…Praise the Lord.
To earn Promotion, we must therefore be acquainted with the requirements outlined to gain it so one may apply him/herself. Consider what the Bible says about God’s promotion, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” (James 4:10 KJV). Humility is a requirement to earn God’s promotion.
I will desire and encourage us to research the topic “Humility” and apply ourselves to understanding it and…in due time God shall promote us. I wait to see you Promoted!
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Heb. 4:16)
Good knowledge and understanding of God’s redemption plan and package offered through our Lord Jesus is the most crucial factor to inheriting the exceeding riches of God’s Grace so delivered. We need to know it to enjoy it. It is the residence of this knowledge that commends one’s confident approach on to God.
Due to the consciousness of the Law and its eminent call for retribution, the whelming feeling of guilt has continued to alienate many from the surpassing riches of God’s Grace and enchant the confidence necessary to approach God without the petrifying feeling of reprisal; this ought not to be so. The feeling is both unfounded and unnecessary; it is a mere fickle and insolent caprice to ensnare the uniformed.
This is the truth and basis for the Salvation of God; God initiated a reconciliation plan to reinstate Man into relationship with Him through peace means offered and delivered by the Lord Jesus Christ that through justification by Faith in Jesus Christ, righteousness is (now) imputed and excluded from the works of the law about which Man abysmally failed. It is this imputed righteousness through Faith that many could not assimilate or tolerate. They are deceived to believe, God could not be so forgiving (as Man is not as forgiving). Beloved, do not be deceived.
Consider what the Bible says; “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Cor. 5:17-23 KJV)
Notice, God “…hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ…” and also employed Ministers to whom He has committed the ministry of reconciliation to spread this Good news (Gospel). That God punishes sin is true but, He has put the punishment for our sins on the Lord Jesus Christ by His crucifixion on the cross. God’s vengeance against our sins was thus satisfied. We are thereby cleared to stand before Him without inference to any wrong doing or nature when we approach God in Jesus Christ in whom we are now justified. Notice the word Justified is “justice satisfied”. It will be unjust of God to again (now) punish when justice is already served and satisfied (in Jesus Christ)
The Bibles puts it thus, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith. For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. (Romans 3:23-28 NIV). Let’s gain this truth and approach God with the confidence He inspires.