Mountain Moving Monday: Exalt

Monday, October 06, 2014

It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.” 
(Psalm 75:7, NIV)

Word Study: Exalt

The original meaning of exalt in this verse is taken from the Hebrew word, Ruwm, which means to make high, elevate in power or dignity, to praise and promote, to raise up to a state of greatness, set up tall.

Let’s look at the word exalt in the scripture above to see how it applies to our lives.

Is there a giant in your life trying to lower you? Is there a giant trying to diminish you and depress your very existence or a giant of doubt that’s challenging your calling in Christ? Have you been just down in the pits all of your life and need a lift? It’s time to be exalted!

David is a testimony of defeating giants, and when he picked up those smooth stones, we can only assume He thought of how God had previously exalted him over the giants in his past! David full of the Spirit and ready to defeat the giant Goliath, stated “The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.” (1 Samuel 17:37) David testified of God delivering him UP out of his giants' hands!

When we know that God exalts us, we don’t have to worry about those who try to demote us.

Some may take your kindness for weakness, but you can move their mountain of manipulation by trusting in God to exalt you. You may feel unworthy, but God will raise you up to sit in high places amongst the renowned and popular city officials. He may lift you from a place of poverty and grant you wealth and honor. He may move you from embarrassment to purpose, by exalting you in the presence of your enemies. He may mentally exalt you and have you praising Him in the midst of the pit! We can move our giant mountains TODAY by humbling ourselves before God and allowing Him to exalt us.

When we can’t figure out how we attained the status we have, we usually find it was God doing the elevating all along; not because we’ve been so good or because we were so able; but because God is the righteous judge. He is the judge of our hearts, our minds, and our intentions. Because of His sovereignty, God exalts whomever He wishes. So while we're waiting on someone else to promote, pump us up, or lift us from our low states of sadness and doom, it's the Lord who can set us up tall and elevate us!

Tell your giant mountains to move today because you’re about to be exalted; and when God exalts us, no one can knock us down!

Prayer:

Dear Lord, we thank you for taking us from lowly places and lifting us up! We praise for exalting us above our enemies so that we might have a testimony of your provision and your goodness! We bless you, God, for keeping us humble and reminding us that it’s You that sets us up in high places, not anything we’ve done nor any power of man. It’s all You God, so we give YOU ALL PRAISE! May we continue to see our exalted place in You! In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen! 

Believest Thou Are Exalted? How will your exalted position move mountains today?


*Word definitions taken from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance*

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2 comments

  1. Jean,

    We praise God that this post helped and encouraged you! May you find continued strength in him as you go throughout your day, and stay posted as all this month we'll be lifting you up with messages that help you see who you are in Christ and how to be exalted over your problems!

    Please let us know if we can be praying for you :)

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  2. When I see the word exalted above, this scripture comes to mind... "I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread". It comes to my mind and tells me that if we continue to seek and live in His righteousness, then in the end we will be lifted up and we will have nothing to fear! This question also comes to mind, "why do their seed not have to beg bread?" Simple answer... because God will provide for the seed and take care of the things that trouble the seed! There is no problem to big for God. There is no problem too big for God to EXALT us over :)

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