Job 42:6 π Psa. 39:5 π Lk. 14:11 π Rom. 13:1-2 π Col. 2:9 π Rev. 7:9-10 π Rev. 7:12
We as Christians have constantly tried to elevate ourselves to a Godly plane void of Godly character, and in some circles we’ve promoted men to be “gods” because they have a relationship with God via the new birth. There is a common belief among contemporary Christians that because Jesus was supposedly born again and did all those miracles, then we being born again can do them also. Being born again, however doesn’t produce instant humility, instant Godly faith, selflessness and the holy compassion that is needed to listen to the voice of the Father and do only His will in every instance, as Jesus did.
We have listened to our own egos, as the woman did in the garden in Genesis, and succumbed to the idea of being exalted as gods. This ego, and the self-life that manipulates it, have promoted an erroneous assumption that has paralyzed almost totally the chance of God moving through us in true, wholly sanctified, Godly power. We are in a lukewarm, cocoon-like state in this Christian walk, and succeeding to a great degree of resisting every attempt of the fulfillment of numerous end-time Scriptures so that the world could see the unadulterated, true character, power and love of Almighty God.
Rom. 13:1-2 (top) tells us that those who resist the power of God shall receive to themselves damnation. Can we corporately and individually repent, that our resisting cease, that God might be exalted without humans deifying His holy power by exalting man’s self-life? (The flesh resists spirit.)
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ ...saying: ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.’” ( Rev. 7:9-10 , 12; top )
The previous verses tell about a people on their faces before God, who have grasped the magnitude of God. It cost them everything, and they can totally agree with the Scriptures that man is vanity of vanities.
We are not true saints, true heirs nor true priests until we are one spirit with God, and dead to man’s self-life, which is vanity of vanities. Our abundant life begins when Jesus becomes “all in all” in our lives. Anything less is exaltation of something less than God. Job, the most righteous man of his time, said, “Now my eye sees You, wherefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.” ( Job 42:6 ) Imagine trying to relegate Jesus to a lesser status than God intended. “For in Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” ( Col. 2:9; top )
“...Every man at his best state is altogether vanity.” ( Psa. 39:5; top )
Paul said he was nothing and chief of sinners.
“He that humbles himself shall be exalted.” ( Lk. 14:11; top )
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