Promotion is your portion. It is God’s will that you continue to progress in skill, character, anointing and favor. For the past few months we have been building a POWER TEAM in the city of Atlanta for the purpose of launching a city church called Embassy International Worship Center. We received an influx of prophetic gifts and to facilitate their development we started a Prophetic Track geared towards effectively equipping them to walk in what God had placed on their life. During the course of those meetings one of the most powerful words that the Lord released for our House, and for our lives, was that we had entered a season of Promotion. Every word that is spoken within a House, both prophetically and through the set man, must be echoed by the prophets of that House. This is “prophetic echoes”. This is when God takes a corporate word and puts it in the mouth of a company.
Deut. 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Is. 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
Prophetic Echoes is a particular science that God uses to release a word into the DNA of a House. Every prophetic word released must enter into the bloodstream of that ministry through releasing it repeatedly so that the word never leaves the ear of the congregation. It must leave the church and follow the congregants home, and then be established there as well. This is what PROMOTION did to me. This word haunted me for weeks.. and now my prayer is that it haunts you as well.
PROMOTION is a word that I want you to PUT IN YOUR MOUTH, because it is so vital that you kill complacency and seek God for your next level.. and this comes through PROMOTION. Promotion is the technology that God uses to advance you in both METRON (measure) and AUTHORITY. Promotion is defined as advancement in rank or position. In chess it actually means to exchange (a pawn) for any piece other than a king when the pawn reaches the 8th rank. WOW. When a Pawn (a simple, low ranking piece) reaches (through wisdom, endurance, and patience) the 8th rank they receive an UPGRADE. This upgrade allows the Pawn to move in dimensions previously unknown and locked off.. this is what PROMOTION is. This is your Portion (say that aloud). THIS IS MY PORTION!!!
Promotion is seen all throughout the scriptures. Jesus even spoke about Promotion when He said.. Luke 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. The process of demotion and promotion is a scriptural reality. Saul, because of the mismanagement of his anointing and assignment, was DEMOTED. David, because of his consistency and commitment in private, was PROMOTED. When was the last time you were PROMOTED in the Lord? The word “humbleth” in the Greek actually means to be depressed, and it carries with it the connotation of being prostrate before the Lord in a posture of worship. Worship is the quickest way to see promotion. God always promotes the worshipper, because the worshipper stays in a constant place of evaluation and repentance. Repentance is actually a system of upgrading. It is the shedding of one way of thinking for another, which always results in promotion. You can never be promoted without repentance being activated. Through repentance one prepares himself for his next level. Repenting is not saying “I’m sorry for sinning” only, it is the process that God uses to change our thought patterns through conviction. We must REPENT for complacency, REPENT for plateauing, REPENT for false humility, REPENT for staying where we are for too long (Israel had a promotion problem in the wilderness). Now promotion does not come through seeking promotion, it comes from seeking God.
Psa. 75:6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
This is a very powerful verse of scripture. It says that promotion does not come through the East, West or even South, but from the North, which is the God place. The North is the cardinal direction of the Divine. If we had time we would speak about the Power of the North, but maybe later. The East is the place of knowledge.. many times knowledge produces False Promotion.
1Cor. 8:1 …Knowledge puffeth up…
Many times people obtain degrees, doctorates or even certificates and think that this is promotion. Education is wonderful.. but pride is the quickest way to be demoted in the Kingdom of God. The West is the place of work and engineering. Promotion does NOT come through you working hard to gain favor in the sight of men. You can NOT promote yourself. Promotion should be a continual reality for the Believer.. not through flattery or bribery, hook ups or back-room deals, but through the EFFECTIVE stewardship of current Seasons, Resources, Measures and Relationships.. BEWARE of being Promoted by men.. stop looking for a HAND OUT, look for the Hand of God. The South is the place of Demonic movements. When a plan or agenda is positioned against the plan of God, Satan will promote it. Satan will grow your church, send you around the world, he will pay for your plane ticket if he knows you are working against the plan of God. The word “promotion” in Psalm 75:6 has with it the idea of ascending a hill or mountain.
Psa. 24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
Psa. 24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
This is not just a worship scripture, this is a scripture for promotion. Who shall be promoted? We understand that we must have clean hands and a pure heart, we know that pride is the quickest way to be demoted. But when the scripture speaks about swearing deceitfully, it is dealing with the issue of HONOR. Dishonor will always result in demotion, while honor will always result in promotion. Dishonor will always lock you into a perpetual season of cycles. Many ministers never see promotion because they refuse to honor any other gift or anointing. Honor is your key to promotion in this season.
How do you know that you have been promoted?
2Sam. 5:12 And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake.
When David received his Third Anointing, the scripture says that he “perceived” that the Lord had established him OVER.. this is the key. Promotion must be a personal revelation between you and the Lord. So can anyone say.. “hey, I have been promoted by the Lord”.. NO, of course not. Before David “perceived” this, he was ANOINTED. This is a powerful principle. Before every PROMOTION, you will receive an ANOINTING to operate on that new level. In 1 Samuel 16, David received the anointing of King before he ever sat on the throne. The anointing is going to give you the ability to execute the duties of your new office. Without the anointing your promotion has no power. Your anointing gives you the ability to prove your Promotion. It is God’s will that PROMOTION be your reality. Promotion is your Portion. It is through Promotion that God raises Kings. This is your season of Promotion.. seek God for your next level. Put this word in your mouth, worship and receive the anointing of Promotion. Stay tuned for Part 2.
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