THE DANGERS PRIDE AND VAIN GLORY POSE TO YOUR DESTINY.
One of the killers of Grace, one of the killers of impact, one of the killers of a life of colour and beauty is tried Fame.
Glory! I have seen in my little life, I’ve seen people rise to the top and rush back. One of the worst comments that can be made about a man is “I remember the days when this person used to be mighty”
There are pastors with those kinds of testimonies. I remember when the hand of God use to be upon my life. I remember when ministry used to expand .
I taught a message, I think two or three years ago called “the secret of sustained glory” please you can get it after the service and listen to it.
There is nothing as ugly, as testing increase greatness or no and crashing down and becoming a monument of warning to others and they said beware of socialism.
When God begins to lift you, Satan is not a fool. He will study your vulnerability. you are not given to women said I do not carry a lady and come and destroy you he knows that your belt capacity to resist it.
He would not use money but she knows that enshrined in every man is the desire to receive the Equality of man and this is where the mighty form. what a woman may not be able to do in the life of a man or them or a man as it is, what money may not be able to do what persecution would not be able to do.
You stop yourself with same glory that affinity for the uploads of men and let me tell you something, God is speaking to us to warn us.
I have seen people, I have watched people, I have watched them nurture the seed of tribe. I have watched them not carefully to grow the first sign that tried this at work in your life is that submission becomes an embarrassment to anybody, to anything.
Submission becomes an embarrassment is a sign that you already hiding from pride not just submission to a man of God .
Everyone lift up your hands and you just stand on your words and lift up your hands for now, air the seed of pride, submission.
You just look at two scriptures. I really want to challenge us on this because I have seen these things kill people.
Men women, I have seen and you know that the interesting thing about God is he gives you a measure of what he really intends giving you and watches your reaction.
And many of us shocked God and shocked ourselves with pride and arrogance. Let us not be desirous of vain glory
Vain glory, vain glory. And a sign that the desire of vainglory start working in you is that you begin to provoke people, you begin to energize fail glory.
There are two dimensions to pride. The first is the one you organized for yourself. So I can sit down right now approach with Joshua Selma the great man of God and I find some of the leaders and some of the people pass through alpha pastor family.
All the people I shall create a scenario that drums my impact before everybody, so is arranged on purpose are we together ?
Now that’s the first dimension of pride so whether it is by creating certain names or creating certain things you create a system.
And that’s not good. Oh no! because I seek to use people to establish my relevance I say gains their own relevance.
Now the second dimension of pride is when many of us are victims over which we don’t know.
You may not create the scene but it is a desire you nurture in your heart and the day someone else create, she would jump at it . Hallelujah !
You would jump at it. You may never asked anybody to open. look listen to me and learn and grow and walk in power someone may look at you and say ah you may never tell anybody to call you great man of God but is a desire in your heart and the day somebody says “do you know you are such an awesome man” he said what did he say can you repeat it again?
He only stimulated something that has been there waiting for occasion to find expression. many of us think because we are not the ones arranging the scenario, it means we’re free from pride.
Sometimes humility takes effort. you must reject subtle, you must pack honor and say no this has come too far, you must remain here by yourself.
The character of pride is that you find fault in the glory of others. So the character of pride is every body must be down for you to be satisfied. If we are all lifted you are not satisfied because the goal of pride is to attempt to show the excellency of your stature as against somebody.
THE DANGERS PRIDE AND VAIN GLORY POSE TO YOUR DESTINY.
As pride does not, is not satisfied when you are lifted, it checks if orders are down. when they are down then you are satisfied.
There are men of God who have created all kinds of theologies in their ministry to downplay anyway, this young offshoot of true grace.
They strangle it with teachings, they threaten people with causes because there is insecurity locked up in them.
One of the indices that to measure true humility is how much you acknowledge the impute of God in your success.
when I go for meetings and the power of God is blessing people there are all kinds of reactions. There are those putting their hands on their head “what kind of man is this?
And I’m quick to tell them know what you see this is a puppet. There is one behind me, there is one who is responsible. I don’t say indirectly i say directly.
Make no mistake, there is ne who can give and take the grace of all my life. I am absolutely nothing. Koinonia is absolutely nothing. Thank God for the claps for Joshua Selman but I am Telling You now that this man you are seeing is nothing without the grace and the wisdom of God.
I am not embarrassed. I remember where God took me fr sitting in the gutter to study my Bib and see what God has done after many years.
I know that when you acknowledge God he will lift you