By Nina Roach

Psalm 75:6-7 
Living Bible

For promotion and power come from nowhere on earth, but only from God. He promotes one and deposes another.

What is this I hear you say, “I am ready for my promotion.” Oh really! You are looking for others that you work for to promote you from within or from your business and ministry clients and members to promote you. Promotion comes only from Me. I Am the One who exalts a person, the only true Judge of all. I alone determine where favor rest. I alone anoint one for greatness and bring another down to his or her knees so that they may humble themselves. And you have been wondering where is your promotion, why is this one and that one being elevated? Let Me answer your questions, “I can trust them.”

Just like in the kingdom of the world you have to pass a battery of tests before you apply for your occupation, well in my Kingdom as well there are a battery of tests that you must go through in order to receive promotion from Me. I Am the Promoter that prepares you to pass.

Can you pass the relationship test with Me, yourself, and others? The greatest commandment in My Kingdom is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

You are resisting Me by insisting on having “your way.” You fight with yourself and cause strife with others. And you tell others about how it’s time for your promotion and now I want you see why others are advancing and you aren’t.

Don’t be deceived either as Satan will allow you to increase and then drop you like a hot potato after he has used you on your job through others and then you will come flying back to Me as always to get it right. And I won’t accuse you, but through My Fatherly love I will help you.

Can you pass the money test? You are fighting over doctrine about the tithe that belongs to Me and giving and sowing. I established the tithe before the law was ever given. Abraham brought a tenth to me of all his increase and I alone made him exceedingly wealthy. Even Jesus My Son declared to you in Luke 11:42, “You pay tithes of mint and rue and every herb, but you disregard justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without neglecting the former.”

Think about what’s the latter “without” neglecting the former.

The first part of your increase is the best part that belongs to Me. Yes, and I know others have misrepresented My principles and took advantage of My people for their selfish gain. But I still have many that I have called to restore the former foundations. Just do your part and pass the money test. I will take care of those who have betrayed My people.”

Can you pass the glory test?
Can I trust you not to steal My glory? When others compliment you, can I trust that you won’t secretly harbor in your heart all of what you have accomplished to get where you currently are? For from Me and through Me and to My Son belongs all things. I will be glorified forever.

At the end of the day it’s all about TRUST and Me being the Source and Lord over all.

I haven’t forgotten! I know that you desire to start dating and have a healthy marriage. But I am watching for things that you may overlook while you are in the process or in search of the one.

I’m looking to see do you an excellent spirit and soul not a perfect one. I am watching how you resolve conflict, if you have the “me-me” syndrome because marriage is about partnership.

I’m watching how you care for the properties of others, your home, present relationships, and your finances. Will you bring all your financial debts into your marriage as this puts a lot of strain on marriages. I have seen more divorces because of the lack of self-control.

What about your time? Do you balance your time? How are you caring for your body? Don’t expect and put pressure on your current or future “mate when you look like a mess. I’m the real God who speaks truth. I Am the Spirit of Truth.

Marriage is what I created and it is My holy covenant and it is good for those who are presently married. I Am watching how you treat your spouse. How you respect your husband and love your wife as I Authored in Ephesians 5:21-25, “For wives, this means being supportive to your husbands like you are tenderly devoted to Me your Lord, for the husband provides leadership for the wife, just as Christ provides leadership for his church, as the Savior and Reviver of the body. In the same way the church is devoted to Christ, let the wives be devoted to their husbands in everything. And to the husbands, you are to demonstrate love for your wives with the same tender devotion that Christ demonstrated to you, his bride. For he died for you, sacrificing himself.

Yes! Your promotion starts with the support, respect, and love you give to one another.

I Am ready to promote you, now are you preparing for your promotion today?

It’s all up to you.