T.D. Jakes Sermons – The Secret to Elevation Part 1 [12/7/13]
Learn about finding true fulfillment in this first installment of T.D. Jakes Sermons “View From the Top: The Secret to Elevation.”
Bishop Jakes centers his message on the story of Christ’s transfiguration and the calling of the three disciples who followed Him upwards. A central point of this passage is that when you are called and chosen when God shows you “glimpses of His glory,” you are set apart.
The “uniqueness of the path” that God chooses for you means that you cannot be common in your associations. To follow Christ up the mountain and witness His glory, the three disciples had to leave the other nine. To progress in your walk with God, you must be willing to forsake the familiar and venture into the unfamiliar. Your faith is proven throughout your whole journey – both in the valley and the mountain.
Another highlight of T.D. Jakes’ sermon is his focus on the mountain itself. It was the highest mountain in Galilee and, for the disciples, would have meant a change of scenery, a change of climate, thinning of the air, and relative unknowns. Jesus, however, takes them step by step. He leads them upwards gradually.
While progressing in your Christian walk requires patience and perseverance, Jesus knows what you can handle. Your journey toward your purpose pushes you to new places, and you will experience struggle – but the view is worth it.
As T.D. Jakes says in his message, “It is not for God alone that I chase Him. He has the secret to my potential…and I had to chase Him to find out who I was.”
You are “becoming.” Forget what is behind, and reach for what lies ahead.
Watch the next part of “The Secret to Elevation,” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=599DChkF31o) and watch more T.D. Jakes Sermons every week at http://www.tdjakes.org/watchnow.