THE WAY UP IS DOWN!Paul Dhinakaran

He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat.    (Psalm 147:14)

The Dhinakarans My dearly Beloved,

The story of manís creation is known to all, but the truth of how God actually created him is still a mystery. Here is an insight to the truth: God stooped to the dust to create man, and stooped still lower for the redemption of the human race. He did not abandon man even after his fall had alienated him from God. That is our Fatherís love for us!

To identify himself with man and erase the guilt of sin, He sent His son Jesus who took the form of man and exalted man to the highest place in the Universe by redeeming him from his sins. The principle he demonstrated was:ĒThe way up is down!Ē Humility is Godís answer to pride always which is Satanís prime weapon to cause man to fall. However, He has a promise which you can follow and turn your situation around in Psalms 81: 16 "He would have fed them also with the finest wheat; and with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you."

The best of honey and the finest wheat will be your portion if only you obey and yield to the Lordís perfect will. That is the Lord's heart desire for His children. I would like to share this incident of a certain dictator who killed thousands of innocent people. He would wear a costly new shirt and would often throw away the shirt that he had worn in the morning to wear a new one in the evening. Excellent tailors were hired to design and stitch his outfits. Such was his lifestyle even after committing such heinous crimes. On the other hand, Elisha humbled himself and received the double portion of the anointing. Such opposite attitudes, one elevated himself and refused to acknowledge his sins, the other stooped low, humbled himself and was honored by God.

Beloved, the Lord has a better plan for each one of you. The principle of exalting the lowest to the highest is the outworking of a universal law: ďFor all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.Ē Hold on to the immutable principle that the way up is down and know that you will be enthroned with Jesus when you receive Him as your Lord and Savior.

Prayer

Dear heavenly Father,

Forgive me for being proud and stubborn when you have wanted to correct me so many times. Wash me with Your blood and cleanse from me the desires of this world. I do not want the pride, arrogance, and self-importance to rule my life. I humble myself as Your servant. Accept my dedication, walk with me every day and reside with me. Lead me and place me on a higher level. Bless the efforts of my hand and help me to enjoy the fruits of my hard work. Satisfy me with all the good things that You will to provide me with. Thank You Master!"

In Jesus name

Amen!
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