1 Samuel 2:8 – He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honour. For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s; upon them he has set the world.
- God wants us to raise us up.
- God wants us to lift us up.
- God will seat us in the right place.
Jesus has raised three people from the dead when He was on the earth: A widow’s only son (Luke 7), a synagogue ruler’s only daughter (Luke 8) and Lazarus, the only brother of Mary and Martha (John11).
Our God will raise the poor from the dust and that is the need of the hour. God wants to bless us spiritually and materially. How is God going to do that? How is He going to raise us up? We read in Luke 7:11-17 verses that Jesus raised a dead man who was the only son of a widow in a town called Nain. We read that before Jesus raised him from the dead, Jesus first touched the coffin. Coffin symbolizes death, sin and uncleanness. To raise us up and lift us up, God has to remove all unwanted and unclean things in our lives. We cannot live the way we want to live; we have to be separated from sin. Only then, God can lift us up. We read in this passage that the whole town was with the widow. But only Jesus knew the heart and desire of the widow and said to her, “Weep not”. People around us will be concerned about us, but only Jesus can deliver us from our trouble.
Luke 8:54 talks about how Jesus raised the synagogue ruler’s daughter from the dead by taking her hand first and then said, “My child, get up!” When God lifts the sin out of us, we will have deliverance. If God touches our physical body; God will heal the inner man also. God will raise us up.
Spiritual and material blessing will come to us when we are delivered in body, mind and soul. We have to change. Rise up children of God. God wants to lift you up; Come out of your sin. Let us rise from the standard we are living; and the Lord will lift us up and seat us in the right place. God bless you. Amen.
–Pastor Suresh Abraham.