“The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek [after God]: God [is] not in all his thoughts.”
Brothers and Sisters where is your Heart, where are your Thoughts? We should be Consumed with Our Lord Jesus, that in Every Waking Breath Jesus Is First before Our Selves, that Jesus is First Above All Men, that Jesus is First Before Every Action. For many of you it is Pride, it is your Arrogance, which fills Your Hearts and Minds. You Think, that because you are Saved From Destruction that you can do no wrong, but it is in Your Mouth and in Your Actions that deceive you and it is Destruction that goes before you.
Our Lord Jesus said that He came NOT to bring Peace, but a Sword…why, in Your Arrogance and in Your Pride do you cry Peace, Peace when there is No Peace among Gods People.
“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”
“11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with [him that is] full of days. 12 And their houses shall be turned unto others, [with their] fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD. 13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one [is] given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. 14 They have healed also the hurt [of the daughter] of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when [there is] no peace. 15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time [that] I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.”
Brothers and Sisters do you Not Understand that it is because of Your Pride, Your Arrogance that the House Of Our God IS Divided. We are Not In One Accord as we should be, but every person is after Their Own Comfort. If you think not, then, in one question God will show you Otherwise…How Many Different Denominations Are There? No this is not a message on Denominations, or churches, but it is What Lies In The Heart and Mind of God’s Children.
I am Saved, Not by Works, Not by what church I go to, Not by Whom I Know, Not by My Family, Not by Friends, Not by Association, but it Is By The Blood Of Jesus that I am Saved! It is Not because I Go To church, it is Not because I Sing In A Choir, it is Not because I teach in Sunday School, it is Not because I have a Calling Upon My Life, but It IS Because Jesus Died IN MY PLACE!!
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”
I am No Better than the one that just was saved, even though I am more than 40 years now Saved. I have been given the Highest Calling on Earth, I have Spoken to Thousands Of People, I have Done The Work Of Jesus but I am Not Worthy to be His Floor Mat to Wipe His Feet Upon.
Brothers and Sisters, Where is Your Humility, Where Are You Humble? If you do not Hunger For Jesus’ Will In Your Life, then you have a Serious Problem and Pride, Arrogance is its Root!!!
The Scriptures says, that I am to Pick Up MY Cross and Follow…Follow…Follow Jesus. Scripture says, I am Crucified…Crucified…Crucified With Jesus, that it is Jesus Who LIVES IN ME and Through Me!!!
” And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.”
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
So then, Jesus says that if I am not Willing to Bear My Cross, that is, To Walk As He Is, No Matter The Cost, then, I AM NOT HIS DISCIPLE, that I CANNOT FOLLOW HIM, and all because Pride and Arrogance have NOT been Crucified! You have become Puffed Up in the work YOU have done, claiming Jesus is behind it, when it is Your Flesh! Let me tell you the Difference…if Jesus tells me to Go and Do, then Jesus Will Get The Credit, by Works, by Words, IN MY Actions, it will be made Known that it is Because Of Jesus that I have done what ever Jesus sent me to do. If it is My Flesh, then The Name Of Jesus will not even be Uttered Except In PASSING or some gestured. When I Go, it is Jesus who has Sent Me and it is Jesus that I will Proclaim Who Sent Me, Jesus Will Be Glorified!
Our Lives should Always Reflect Jesus Within and Without, in Works and Speech. Now before any you Fall because of Pride, Arrogance, I am Not Perfect, I do Fail, I do Fall, I do Sin not that I Desire To, but because of The Flesh that is Weak. But, I Run to Jesus in All My Failures, Humbling myself before Him, asking for Mercy, and Grace. I do not Deceive Myself that I am Perfect being Prideful, but I do Strive For The Perfection Of Jesus In Me…Always in Humility!!!
Jesus has given me more things, done more things then I can mention, He has Always Gone Before me and is Always My Guard, but in order for this to take place, Pride and Arrogance cannot be a part of My Life in any avenue. I must Always Remember that it is Jesus Who Is Lord…NOT ME…NOT MAN…NOT A DENOMINATION…NOT SOCIETY!!!
“Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?”
In this Scripture, Pride, Arrogance is fought in that there were many that were saying that Paul was to be Exalted, Paul Reproofs them, even a Rebuke of such a thing. Too many of you say, “…If it was not for…” some Person, some Denomination that you would not be saved, but it is Jesus Who Sent, it is Jesus Who Saves!
Now, can a Person be Lifted Up in well doing…only if Jesus Is Exalted In Doing So. It could be something of this nature…”Because of Jesus…He Sent …To Me”. Jesus Always has to be First, Jesus Always has to be Exalted, the Servant is Not Above His Master, but is Recognized AS THE Servant Of THE MASTER!
Jesus does not care about Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Protestant, Non-Denominational or any other Title that is Exhorted Above Jesus, but Jesus Loves Us AS ONE BODY, NOT MANY BODIES.
Again, does the Scripture say that we are Baptized ten different ways, or that we Serve many gods or that there are Many Books that we are to Follow After? NO!!! , but says there is One in all instances, even as we are One Body with Many Members…ALL ON THE SAME PAGE, JESUS IS LORD!!!
“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:”
“12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. … 20 But now [are they] many members, yet but one body.”
1Co 12:12, 20
“4 [There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.”
Brothers and Sisters let not Pride and Arrogance be within you, it matters Not what you have done, what you have said, but it is Jesus Who Is Lord. It does not matter if you are the Best at doing something or that you have Excellent Speech or that you are Politically Correct, but it does matter what is in Your Heart, Your Mind and Who Is Lord!
“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”
“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
Jesus said that All Of His Words, All Of His Actions were NOT because of Himself, but Because Of The Father and According To HIS WILL! Let Everything that you Do and Say be Because Of Jesus In You and the Great Work He has done In You and for No Other Reason!!!
Some of you are Prideful and Arrogant about Your Salvation, This is a Sin! There was not Pride in Jesus when you Died, there was not Arrogances in His Death! Even though it was a Glorious thing that The Father has done through Jesus His Son, it was also filled with Humility as Jesus Humbled Himself To The Fathers Will, so let us be likewise.
We, Brothers and Sisters, all face the Same Judge, Jesus, according to His Will, His Word. It does not matter our excuses, it is the Same Judgment against Who We Are In Jesus.
Sing not in Pride, but Sing being Humble, Speak not in Arrogance, but Speak with Humility, Work not Prideful, but for Jesus As Lord.
We Must All Give An Account
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!