IN LIFE THE TOP PLACES ARE MOSTLY FREE, GROUND LEVEL ARE GENERALLY CROWDED
THAT IS WHY THE ECONOMY CLASS IN AIRPLANES ARE ALWAYS FULLY BOOKED
THE HIGHER YOU GO IN LIFE, THE COOLER IT BECOMES EXCEPT THAT THE HOTTER IT MAY BECOME FROM ENVIOUS PEOPLE
THE TOP PLACE IS A VANTAGE POSITION FROM WHERE YOU SEE FARTHER, CLEARER AND BRIGHTER
YOU LACK SOME OPPORTUNITIES BY BEING IN THE PIT
– Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche on “Dividends of Existence at the Top” || Power Communion (Midweek) Service || Glory Dome, Abuja – Part A.
I welcome everyone here tonight to this auspicious presence of God. I also welcome everyone connected online from all across the world.
Tonight, we are looking at “Dividends of Existence at the Top”. Dividends – profits and benefits of existence at the top.
Actually, our objective is to understand what it pays to exist at the top and then also to understand what it takes to exist at the top.
Isaiah 60:1-5. May God bless His Word in Jesus’ name. Speaking tonight, it’s important to note that some of the things I’m going to be talking about are things that we came across when we mentioned the necessity of existence on top.
There are two things I want you to take note of naturally and generally concerning top level existence.
1. Whereas the top is mostly free, the ground is always crowded. In life generally, the top places are mostly free, ground level are generally crowded.
That is natural, and as it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual. You want to travel to America or the UK and you didn’t book on time and you want to book economy class, they will say, “oh, it’s filled. You need to book maybe like 2-3 weeks ahead but in case, there’s a space in business class but that cost you more”. There’s space of course in first class most times.
You go to a hotel that has plenty rooms and so on and they will say the single rooms are all booked, what is available now is the executive suite, the VIP or presidential suite. It’s always available, just that you need to pay more. All truths are parallel.
That man that was crippled and paralyzed, when his friends brought him to Jesus in Mark 2, when the ground was crowded, there was only one space left, that was the roof and they went and broke the roof because, there nobody was staying.
That is one thing we must understand – that the top place is mostly free, the ground is always congested.
2. They told us in Geography that the higher you go, the cooler it becomes and it’s very easy to understand because when the sun hits the earth, the earth reflects back the heat and the rays of the sun.
So, the ground level is hot, when you go up, the heat reduces. When you fly very high, at times if you look at the temperature reading, the aircraft monitor would be telling you about -20something degrees up there. The higher you go in life, the cooler it becomes except that the hotter it may become from envious people. Everything else would be cool but envy would be heated.
You have to be warned about that. Confrontation and enemy kind of distractions may become heated.
These are generalizations that we must bear in mind as we go up.
Now, what are the specific things that we must understand concerning the top? The dividends of the top.
1. The top place is the place of advantage. It’s a vantage position. Proverbs 22:29. The top place is a vantage position from where you see farther, clearer and brighter.
I served briefly as a member of the board of regents of Covenant University, the equivalent of, I believe, (governing) council and during the graduations, we were there and that was the first time I was seeing people graduating like 20-50 first class from one department.
In our time, it’s maybe like one first class in a whole session or the whole graduation. They will make every other person else to stand up and release the declaration for their graduation but those who got first class per department were asked to shake the hands of the Vice-chancellor on behalf of the rest.
They were receiving impartation for life on behalf of others. Is that easy? Can they anoint another person’s head for you? In fact, the person that is the best overall would receive extra impartation and awards. It’s a position of advantage.
I was at the Benue State University graduation this year as well and they mentioned those who graduated and they stood up and released them but those who had first class were to come up still and shake hands.
Then, they came to all those who got PhDs from all faculties and all of them were also meant to come out and shake the hands. At a point when they saw that their number was plenty because some of us, our schedule would not permit us to stay till the end of the graduation and we wanted to go, they said, “All right, you know what? We have taken enough of the PhDs, please the rest of you can go back”.
I saw a woman with an amputated leg who had PhD also coming on the line along with the others that were told to go back, so I just whispered to the Vice-chancellor and said, “please, let them finish shaking their hands, they have come so far and their efforts to arrive at this level must be commended”. So, he announced it. All of them had their handshake and then, I went and shook the hands of the woman with the amputated leg and I told her, “we are going to assist you fix a prosthetic leg”.
gSee where I’m going; if she did not fit into the class of those who needed to come out for the handshake, nobody would have noticed that there was an amputated leg among and nobody would have said, “we will pay the money to fix the leg”. To be in the pit, there are opportunities you lack. I’m still going to come to that. (Being at the top) puts you in a position of advantage.
When there are cases before a judge and everybody is seated and there’s a Senior Advocate of Nigeria there, he sits in front and the most senior, they would take his case first. If you like, you have enough age to born the one that is SAN, they will take his case before yours. That’s how it is everywhere in life. Don’t be angry with what I’m saying, your only anger is to rise to the top.
– lift your right hand and say, “I am rising to the top, I refuse the pit!”