THE POWER OF UPRIGHTNESS
By DIGC 28 July 2020
Uprightness of character enhances success in life and destiny in many ways.
SCRIPTURE: Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Uprightness of character forbids the invitation of the enemy for the resistance of life and destiny.
Uprightness of character is one of the non-negotiable qualities for success in life and destiny. The lifestyle of character is a lifter of people but sin is a reproach (Proverbs 14:34). In Scripture, there are many people whose lives were grounded by the bankruptcy of character. Men like Reuben, Samson, Judas Iscariot, etc. could not fulfil God’s Purpose for their lives because of character bankruptcy. So, uprightness of character is a necessity for life and destiny.
Uprightness of character enhances success in life and destiny in many ways. Today, we shall look at one of the ways in which uprightness contributes to success in life and destiny:
Uprightness of character forbids the invitation of the enemy for the resistance of life and destiny.
Understand that iniquity invites the enemy to resist a man’s life and destiny. In Zechariah 3:1-5, Joshua the high priest stood before God and satan was resisting him because he (Joshua) was clothed with filthy garments. A garment of filthiness is a magnetic attraction for the enemy. You can’t avoid the devil if you are wearing his cloth. And the invitation of the enemy is an invitation unto resistance. The devil stood by Joshua to resist him.
Beloved, what you wear determines what you attract. What you are wearing determines whether you are experiencing assistance from the Almighty or resistance from the enemy. But uprightness of character will block all forms of enemy resistance.
Now, what does uprightness of character entail?
Uprightness of character entails the possession of a living, lively conscience.
Uprightness involves the possession of a conscience that is alive; a conscience that works (Acts 23:1). Acts 24:16 says, And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
There are people who don’t have a lively conscience at all. This is shown by the way they deal with their fellow human beings. Refuse to live such a life. Make up your mind to possess a lively and working conscience.
Remember this: Uprightness of character forbids the invitation of the enemy for the resistance of life and destiny.
1. By all means, determine to live in uprightness.
2. Do away with every filthy garment on your life.
3. Maintain an active and lively conscience.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your Word to me. Today, I do away with every garment of unrighteousness in my life. I receive the grace to live with a lively conscience, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: LIFTED BY UPRIGHTNESS.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 40-42
QUOTE: Anything that attacks your conscience, attacks your preservation. Anything that reduces your confidence in God (which sin will do), also reduces your security from God. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
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PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: As you embrace the lifestyle of uprightness, every conspiracy of the enemy regarding your life is arrested in Jesus’ Name.