Lift Him up
The Hungry Will Come As the Son Rises over His Kingdom
from Called to Conquer by Bishop Eddie Long
Today’s Scripture Reading: John 12:21–33
Key Verse: John 12:32
I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.
By all objective criteria, we appear to have an antichrist government running our nation today. Rather than serve as a force for the preservation of religious freedoms, Washington and the courts in particular seem determined to purge all evidence of Christianity from American culture. In the midst of this onslaught, God is not worried about His kingdom; He seems to be concerned about the man-pleasing American church.
“Dig your way back to the true foundation of God,” He warns us. “Go back to the ancient ruins of God that have been covered up and lift up the altar and kingdom of God.”
Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of God’s kingdom, declared, “If I am lifted up . . . ” In essence He was saying, “If you lift up the kingdom of God’s rule, if you put His order back in its proper place in the earth, then I will draw all people to Myself.”
Cult followers around the globe stand ready to commit suicide at the command of their misled leaders, and secular TV networks like the Black Entertainment Network will not play any religious commercials because they generate such a crushing volume of calls. Why? It is because so many people are looking for a spiritual encounter.
These people will come running if we will simply lift up Christ and His kingdom! They are thirsty for the living water that can be found only in Jesus the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Lord Jesus, I am digging deep to find the firm foundation. I have covered it up with all the things I have lifted up that have no power to save or transform the lives of others. Please forgive me for my false promotions—now I will lift up only one name, only one cure, only one Savior and cause worth living for. And by Your grace, I will raise up others who will do the same. May You be lifted up and honored for all time in the kingdom of the Son to the Father’s glory.