Elevation

God intends to elevate all of his people to a remarkably high level, a fact illustrated in Joseph’s ascension from a prison to the palace in Genesis 41. More importantly, Jesus was elevated on the cross and in his resurrection in order to feed the spiritually starving masses.


Outline

1. God elevates his people by his providential control of circumstances.

Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases. (NLT)

Revelation 22:5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

Matthew 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.

2. God elevates his people by providing them with supernatural gifts of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:4-7 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

3. God elevated Christ to feed the spiritually starving masses.

John 6:27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you.

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”