1. The easement is the key to promotion
Philippians 2:5-15; 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 which, being in very nature God, did not robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of the men. 8 And being found in a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on the cross. 9 Therefore God exalted him and he gave a name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, for the glory of God the Father. 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work in your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. 14 Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may blameless and pure, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom shine as lights in the world.
Verses 5 -7 us says that this attitude should be to you as it was in Jesus. This is the mind of Christ. Promotion does not come by their actions. Start with your attitude. Your attitude determines your altitude. People is promoted not only by their skills or for his excellent academic results. If you are going to reach high office, it all starts with your attitude. This is the attitude and mentality of Jesus Christ, that is our model, our example and our Savior.
Look at verse 6, saying that he himself makes no representation, taking the form a bond servant. Bond Servant The word is a very strong and almost a very bad word in the context of our modern time. "Bond Servant" means a slave in Greek. This is an official who has joined himself for life. A liaison officer is not like any other agent. He is willing to serve each and every one of at life and at all time. Jesus, the mighty Savior, said that is bound to serve us for all eternity! What amazing love!
Hence, because of the servitude of Jesus, God has exalted him and gave him a name which is above every name, where every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is King and Lord – Verses 9-11. Today, one third of the world is to praise and worship Jesus because He was the servant of all. The latter is to promote and very excited. Bonded is the key to their promotion.
In verses 12-15, the Bible says that if we are to obey Jesus and do the same, God will walk with strength in us. In verse 15, is a promise that we will shine as light in the world in which we are willing to serve God. If we are willing to serve God, this means we are willing to serve others. God will have all our gifts, talents and ability to show in its entirety for everyone to see for His glory. That's the promise. Bondage is the key to promotion.
- Jose is a great example of servitude. He was a slave in Egypt and then became at the head of household Portiphar's. Then he threw in jail and became the administrator of the governor. Finally, he became the Prime Minister of Egypt. His power was not in their situation. Our problem is not the situation. It is not the bottom. It is the company you are with. Do not to others. Our problem is our attitude. No matter what God has planted you in the environment that is your attitude. By the time they are willing to serve, that will rise to the top. Joseph was willing to serve, even non-believers. There are Christians who want to serve, but choosing the environment and people who want to serve.
- Daniel is a good example of an official who worked in a non-believer. He was serving a king who put his people in exile. Any average person in the shoes of Daniel, is said to take revenge and make life difficult for enemies. But not Daniel. He was willing and able to serve. The Bible says in Daniel 1:4, he has the capacity to serve the king, which goes directly cruel, immoral, evil, adulterous, and a pagan. Therefore, Daniel was lifted all the way to the top of the civil service. It is not just a single administration, but five kings of empires. He became head of the Babylonian Empire and the Persian kingdom. The promotion of Mr Daniel easement guaranteed.
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