READ: GENESIS 41-37-44
- Promotion is when you are lifted up from one level to another level. When you step up from
STATEMENT: Talents and gifts can get you in the room but they won’t keep you there. What keeps you there is god in you!
1ST THING ABOUT PROMOTION: IT COMES WHEN OTHERS SEE GOD IN YOU
- Joseph was promoted because of one thing: PHARAOH SAW GOD IN JOSEPH
- “Can we find such a one as this, A MAN IN WHOM IS THE SPIRIT OF GOD?” (verse 38)
- “You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”(verse 40)
HOW DO WE REFLECT GOD?
And what does the Lord require of you? To ACT JUSTLY and to LOVE MERCY and to WALK HUMBLY with your God. (Micah 6:8)
- ACT JUSTLY – Do the right thing, especially when no one is watching
- LOVE MERCY – Show the same mercy to others you received when you messed up
- WALK HUMBLY – Stay little in your own eyes. Show true humility.
“Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up” (James 4:10)
2ND THING ABOUT PROMOTION: IT HAS A PURPOSE
For exaltation (promotion) comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. 7 But God is the Judge: He puts down (demotes) one, And exalts (promotes) another. (Psalm 75:6-8)
- Promotion always comes with a purpose: PEOPLE, SOULS- The Heartbeat of God
- What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through this message?