THE LIFTING POWER OF UPRIGHTNESS
By DIGC19 July 2020
What God celebrates, we must also celebrate. The principle of association means the thing that is celebrated the most by God in heaven must be celebrated the most by men on earth.
SCRIPTURE: Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. Psalm 15:1-2.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To be upright is to be right up.
It has been established that upright character is a lifter of life. Holiness is a lifter of destiny.
The most celebrated attribute of God is His Holiness. That is, the greatest attribute of God is His character of Holiness. Human beings may boast about money and other material resources but the thing that Jehovah celebrates most is His character of Holiness.
Now, you can see supportive evidence of the Holiness of God from Isaiah 6:1-3: In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
Please note that the angels did not cry, “Power! Power! Power! is the Lord of hosts” or “Wisdom! Wisdom! Wisdom! is the Lord of hosts” but “Holy! Holy! Holy! is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory”. Of all the things that God has that the angels could cry about, the Holiness of His Character was the most relevant.
This is also corroborated in Revelation 4:8. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
This means, what God celebrates, we must also celebrate. The principle of association means the thing that is celebrated the most by God in heaven must be celebrated the most by men on earth.
Now, the question is, how does uprightness lift a person?
- Uprightness catapults men into the sphere with God.
Uprightness catapults people into the operational spheres of God. And God is not on the ground; God is the high and lifted One. So, if uprightness catapults you to a realm where God is, it means that uprightness catapults you to heavenly places (Psalm 24:3-4, Isaiah 33:15-16). It is not possible to be grounded with uprightness. To be upright is to be right up.
Beloved, make up your mind to be upright in all your ways in order to end right up.
Remember this: To be upright is to be right up.
- Go through today’s message once again.
- Make up your mind to stand in uprightness always.
- Draw nearer to God at the place of prayer to attract His character of uprightness.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace of right standing with You at the place of prayer. Help me to stand upright in life always so I can end right up, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: LIFTED BY UPRIGHTNESS.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 13-15
QUOTE: Upright living brings boldness. Sin brings the opposite. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Johannes Kepler, a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, who was the founder of physical astronomy and whose work is one of the foundations of the theory of universal gravitation was a Christian and drew his inspiration from God.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: As you embrace uprightness, may you receive the grace to end right up in Jesus’ Name.