Magnifying the Leader

And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you. And the Lord said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee. Joshua 3:5‭, ‬7 KJV

Most great leaders may point to an event that God took over and honoured them. It is usually a day their faith in God pays off. Their influence will increase astronomically, and a testimony will be permanently imprinted in the minds of the people he is leading. Several translations interpret the word ”magnify” as ”honour”, or ”exalt”. It is possible to be a leader without honour. Joshua was without it until God told him so. It began with everyone being set apart in sanctification. Then God established Joshua’s leadership with austere miraculous performance…. the people walked clean through Jordan. Now, Joshua was in the category of Moses. Imagine the discussions by the fireside after they crossed over from Shittim. Even if you were in opposition, you will agree that God is with him. When Jesus was on the cross, and all the miracles began, even the soldiers who guarded the cross confessed: this was the son of God! It’s the reason Jesus became stronger in death than when he was alive. The Bible says when God magnified him: ” Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name:( Phil.2:9 )”. Every leader has that opportunity when God takes over. God will magnify your calling. Keep holding on. He will show up, and show off, just for you.

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