Sunday, 16th February, 2014
He raiseth up the poor out of the
dust, and lifteth up the beggar from
the dunghill, to set them among
princes, and to make them inherit
the throne of glory: for the pillars of
the earth are the LORD’S, and he
hath set the world upon them.
1 Samuel 2:8
Read: Jeremiah 51:20-23
20 Thou art my battle axe and
weapons of war: for with thee will I
break in pieces the nations, and with
thee will I destroy kingdoms;
21 And with thee will I break in
pieces the horse and his rider; and
with thee will I break in pieces the
chariot and his rider;
22 With thee also will I break in
pieces man and woman; and with
thee will I break in pieces old and
young; and with thee will I break in
pieces the young man and the maid;
23 I will also break in pieces with
thee the shepherd and his flock; and
with thee will I break in pieces the
husbandman and his yoke of oxen;
and with thee will I break in pieces
captains and rulers.
A champion is the victor, the one
winning, the overcomer. A champion
is also the representative of the
people, the best the people can
offer. The greatest champion in
human history is no other than the
Lord Jesus Christ. Hence the popular
song in Nigerian Pidgin English says:
“Winner o o o, Winner! 2x
Jesus you don win o, Winner!
Patapata you go win forever,
You may wonder: Why is Jesus the
greatest champion? Jesus engaged
the greatest enemy of mankind –
Satan, and defeated him. This was
prophesied in Genesis 3:15. The
outcome of the contest is in Hebrews
2:14-15. In addition to Satan, Jesus
also overcame sin (Hebrews 4:15)
and the world (John 16:33). Jesus is
the number one Winner, He is the
all-time Winner. The battles He won,
He however won for you. I have
good news for you today: that battle
you are facing right now is a fall-out
of that old battle which Jesus already
won for you. The Bible says that
Jesus destroyed Satan so that you
might be delivered. You are delivered
right now from that evil bondage and
yoke of sickness, be it physical,
financial, mental or emotional in
Jesus’ Name. Furthermore, Jesus
defeated the archenemy for you, in
order to make you a champion. You
are a divine champion because you
are raised up and supported by God
(1 Samuel 2:8, Romans 8:31).
Irrespective of the current situation
and status of the individual being
made into a champion by God, by
the time God finishes with him or
her, he or she will become an
amazement and a wonder. Our
memory verse for today says that
God raises the prospective divine
champion out of the dust and lifts
the beggarly from the dunghill to
make him keep company with
princes. This means that the beggar
becomes like a prince, and by every
standard, his level changes. He no
longer belongs in the dunghill. This is
what our God is capable of doing.
What low estate can be worse than
dwelling in a dunghill i.e. having no
prospect of becoming somebody in
life, becoming dependent on picking
and scavenging in the refuse dump?
Your case might not be that bad, but
even if it is, congratulations, your
condition is about to change
drastically. Only let the Lord Jesus
Christ into your heart.
Prayer Point:
Father, make me a divine champion;
fill me with the Holy Ghost and fire.

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