TOPIC: A Test for Promotion (2)
BIBLE READING: MARK 10-12
TEXT: Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. Daniel 6:16
MESSAGE: A testing period is not a pleasurable period. It is a time of trail, when happenings may be contrary to your expectations; a time when it seems as if God is silent in your affairs, a time when you undergo pain and sufferings. But notwithstanding, it is a time that will definitely end in promotion if you go through, without compromising your stand for God.
Compromise is one major reason that prevents people from being promoted after passing through test. During the test, they shift ground because they do not want to endure hardness, but scripture says, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” (2 Timothy 2:3).
There was an obvious threat of been thrown into the den of lions before Daniel which had been signed into a decree which under the law of the Medes and Persians, could not be changed but that did not make him compromise his faith. He went ahead and prayed as before, not shifting ground in any way and he was thrown into the den of lions. As our Spiritual Father, Apostle Johnson Suleman always says “Prayer may put you into problems, that same prayer will bring you out”, but not the same way it brought you in. You will come out better and stronger to confront greater challenges. You will come out of every trial of your faith and every test you did not compromise in, will promote you.
My Father! My Father! As I begin to pray, in every test of life, I refuse to compromise.
Thanks and God bless for reading Today’s Omega Fire Ministries Devotional 14th January 2021 (Rhema for Living OFM Daily Devotional) from the Desk of Rev. (Dr.) Lizzy Suleman.