I not only know the plans I have for you, but the thoughts I think about you. You know them too. Do not listen to the world, but My voice. You are My beloved in whom I Am well pleased.


I know I’ve told you about Isaiah 9:7 being the great upgrade scripture, and it is. But today, let’s mine another treasure from this great prophecy of the Lord Jesus.

“Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” – Isaiah 9:7

Zeal means the passion of the Lord. God is a nut about upgrade! God is always progressing so He is like, “Whoooo!” when it comes to your upgrade.

As a Father, and a good one at that, He is passionate about your upgrade and get this: everything in the kingdom upgrades as we humble ourselves toward God and get with His program. He loves to lift us up. Scripture backs that up:

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” – James 4:10

This is a Kingdom verse, not a world verse so know this: it’s one thing for you to humble yourself in the sight of the Lord. That means you conform your life to the way God sees things. It is quite another thing to humble yourself in the sight of the world.

Do not humble yourself before the world.

Religion says you’re supposed to humble yourself before the ungodly. WRONG! The world is not supposed to have authority over you. You’re supposed to have authority over the world. The world should humble itself before you and conform to your way of thinking, which is God’s way of thinking. You do not conform your life to what the world says about you – ever!

You humble yourself before the sight of God Almighty and He upgrades you. He will lift you up because He sees you as a son or daughter, a warrior, a priest, a king and a bride for His beloved Son. Now that’s something to conform your life to!