Monday, 9 July 2012

Humility unto Mercy

"But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." Galatians 6:14 .

Humility is  the  opposite of pride  and arrogance  and it  is the quality of having a low opinion of one's  importance; it is self-effacement , servility, deference and submissiveness.
God requires us  to be humble to Him and to our fellow men and He honours and elevates the  humble.
However ,  humility  to the point of  inferiority complex , foolishness; or  unwillingness to assert  self and one's opinions  when it  is necessary to do  ; is not humility.
 Adopting   a lethargic approach  to  making efforts to achieve anything  in Life ; is unacceptable as  it is self-defeatist.
" And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of  the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight ".
Numbers 13:33.
"And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night ".Numbers 14:1
When  you are the one who is expected to be "humble" and  accept the crumbs  and  left-overs  by  other persons , even by those on the same level with you; then you should  not  think it is "humility "  to accept such a situation. 
 It is  pseudo " humility " to allow  any one  to  impose on you any form of Godless authority which  is contrary  to the Word of God. 
Also , it is not "humility" to allow anyone , however highly placed ,  to despise  the anointing of God upon you  , or  to attempt to  prevent you from functioning in  your God-ordained ministry  to the glory of God.
"And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? " Matthew 21 : 23.
It is the will of God that His glory manifest in human lives.
Qualifications for receiving God's glory  are not based on the efforts and achievements of any man  but on Faith in Jesus Christ.
The glory of God which He bestows on every believer in Jesus Christ does not wither , but endures forever . 
Humility is the Key  to pleasing God and receiving  glory from Him.
Pride and  Spiritual Ignorance  must  be purged  from the heart before Humility can  reign in the hearts of human beings  who have chosen  to live  lifestyles of  defiance and  of rebellion against God and his Word .
The heart  , or the mind and soul of a human being  is where the issues of  life are formed .
It is where decisions are made and where the Root Causes of  Spiritual problems  such as the Rebellion against God , Pride of Life , Ignorance and Hypocrisy are based.
Humility is imperative before the human heart can  be ready  to accept the Gospel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
" Do they not err who devise evil and wander from the way of life? 
But loving-kindness and mercy, loyalty and faithfulness, shall be to those who devise good ".  Proverbs 14:22.
Humility and honesty are the key attributes needed by the guilty to hold up his hand , publicly,  to  accept responsibility for his offences and to ask for forgiveness and for help.
Humble yourself  before God. Cease from denying that you have done something  wrong .
You know your ways, you know the stuff  you have been doing and saying in secret , which are  offensive to God .
 It is your responsibility  to take steps towards getting  the Solution to your problems.
Labouring under heavy burdens of guilt and problems ?
Now is  the time to humble yourself before God , to put away
your lies and finger-pointing accusations at God and everybody , so that you can obtain mercy from God.
Humility is imperative when help is needed to  obtain  favour and mercy from God Almighty , the Source from whom all mercy flow.
Admit that  your problems  and faults, most of the time ,  are your own making . 
After  being humble enough to admit guilt, even more humility  is needed by the  sinner to accept   the solution being offered. and to confess  that help is needed  indeed.
Believe it and accept it that now, today , is the time for you to admit your faults , to confess your sins and to be determined to turn a new leaf , so that you can obtain mercy from God.
"He who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes his sins will obtain mercy." Proverbs 28 13.
Earnestly desire God's mercy  and accept His mercy and salvation in Jesus Christ today.
The mercy of God encompasses the righteous. 
God's Mercy changes lives,  gives peace  , joy , victory and it  makes rich . 
After confession and repentance, God gives grace to the humble.1 Peter 5:5b.
  The power of God's grace is able to melt down  every stony  heart and enable strength to forsake sin.
"But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you ". 
James 4:6,7.
God's steadfast love and mercy endure forever for  the repentant soul .
Your own part is to remain  steadfast and faithful  now you have received a new life of peace  and victory , in Jesus Christ.
To grow stronger in faith , please join a Bible-believing church .
 May you find fellowship and nurturing there as you grow in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ . Amen.

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