#wow it has truly been a while since the last time we released a blog.. needless to say, we have missed you tremendously. Over the past month, so much has happen and transpired. Embassy International Worship Center is approaching our 8th month of building in September, and we are entering into a NEW SEASON. I will NOT let the “cat out of the bag” now, but the Lord is promoting us in a very significant way. In September we will be launching our mid-week services and our Sunday services, and we will be beginning a series called: PROMOTION. I wanted to release a small word on this subject.
Promotion should be a continual reality in the life of every Believer. Promotion is the INCREASE of authority and rank. Promotion is directly related to the expansion and growth of, what the scripture calls, our MEASURE. Everyone has a measure. Every organization has a measure. Measure is taken from the greek word “metron” which literally means a portion or deposit. We find this word in scripture when Paul says.. 2 Corinthians 10:13-16:
13But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. 14For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: 15Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, 16To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand.
Again the word measure is the word “metron”. We all move, in what I call, Metronic Blocks, or “metronically”. We all move and function according to our measure. There are different measures that operate in our life:
1. Measure of Faith (Romans 12:6)
2. Measure of Gift of Christ (Eph. 4:7)
3. Measure of Authority and Rank (2 Cor. 10:13-16)
4. Measure of Prophetic Insight (1 Cor. 13:9)
5. Measure of Water [revelation, blessing, and spirit] (Job 28:25)
6. Measure of Days (Psalm 39:4)
7. Measure of the Spirit (John 3:34)
8. Measure of Inheritance (Luke 15:12)
9. Measure of Meat [doctrine and mature revelation] (Dan. 1:13-15)
10. Measure of the Anointing (Lev. 7:35)
Now these are just some of the measures found in scripture. Now all of us are given a measure of each one of these. These measures and or portions are distributed according to capacity. Matthew 25:14-15:
14For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability…
That word SEVERAL ABILITY means Capacity. God knows our capacity and HE will never give us anything beyond our ability to hold it.
1 Cor. 10:13– There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
This is a principle. God is not a God of waste. God never gives you what you pray for, He only gives you what you can manage or hold. Ask yourself, what is my capacity? Now because you have a capacity, no matter the size, God wants to INCREASE YOUR CAPACITY. Now PROMOTION is always a product of correct and effective STEWARDSHIP. Promotion is a product of multiplication. Can you multiply what God has given you? Jesus walked in the Spirit of Multiplication. Everything that was given to him was increased. Jesus was given disciples, they went from 12 to 70, 70 to 120, then 120 to 3000. Jesus, was given 2 fish and 5 loaves, and feed 5000. This is the Spirit of Multiplication. This is one of the reasons why Jesus dwelled in a perpetual state of INCREASE.. (Luke 2:52, John 3:34). Whatever God gives you, He intends, by stewardship, vision, and dedication, for it to be INCREASED until it’s ability to bless, fills the Earth. As you grow and increase in STEWARDSHIP, God then promotes you to a level which gives you the authority to distribute what you have MULTIPLIED.
..For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. Luke 12:48
Paul says that every measure has a reach (2 Cor. 10:13). This, again, is a principle. Every measure has a particular influence. Let’s give the example of anointing and gift. A gift is a key that opens doors to bring you into the presence of great men, but your anointing is a special endowment of enabling power that gives you the ability to complete your assignment once you are in front of these great men. Now certain gifts open certain doors, and certain anointings break certain yokes. The GIFT opens the DOOR, the ANOINTING completes the ASSIGNMENT.. according to the level of the gift, and the degree of anointing will determine your REACH or INFLUENCE.
Paul says that they do NOT stretch themselves beyond their measure (2 Cor. 10:14). This principle gives us insight on how to be effective and increase in our measure. One of the most dangerous things you can do is to try and operate outside of your measure (2 Chron. 26). Uzziah, the King, tried to operate as a priest, outside his measure, and was stricken with leprosy. God can never trust us with more, until we learn to LOVE what He has given us. Leaders must learn NOT to covet another man’s gift or anointing. STAY IN YOUR MEASURE!!!
As your FAITH increases, your MEASURE increases (2 Cor. 10:15). Your measure can not increase apart from the increase of your faith. Faith is increased by your word intake. The more revelation, the more faith.. the more faith, the more God can trust you with. God desires to trust you with the riches of Heaven, but can you be trusted? Every Leader, every Believer, must evaluate, not just how much we trust God, but how much can God trust us.
Your measure allows you access into different Regions (2 Cor. 10:16). God desires to INCREASE your RANK so that you will be given access into different regions of the Heavens and of the Earth. The are regions in the Heavens that only HIGH RANKING officers can go in and out of. There are regions in the Earth that only allow HIGH RANKING men and women access. For example, if you are a police officer, your badge, gives you access into areas in prison and on the streets that normal men and women could not go. Now that badge wasn’t just given to you because you looked nice, it was given because you could be trusted with authority. They knew they could give you a gun, and you wouldn’t go crazy. The problem in the church is that everyone is buying their badge off the internet, or getting it made by a friend, instead of allowing a process to equip them for their assignment.
God desires to INCREASE your RANK. Promotion is your Portion. As you read this, evaluate where you, and what you can do to increase your RANK. Where are you lacking in consistency and dedication? Where are you lacking in loyalty and sacrifice? How can you serve more? How can you give more? How can you multiply what you have? Remember complacency is an assassin to your destiny.. BE PROMOTED!!!