Proverbs 16:18Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Dear influencers especially Christian ones:
"For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." Matthew 23:12
Earlier this month, I heard the Lord say the following verse: Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
Friends this is an urgent warning from the LORD for all of us to examine our hearts and for all of us to repent of the sins of pride, selfish ambition, ego and vanity.
During my recent trip to D.C. the Lord was showing me that the spirit of pride is very palpable in many of these political and faith based circles including those of the Christian faith.
It is with a sense of urgency in my spirit to warn you what the LORD told me on Oct 21st, 2019 as I was meditating on the story of King Solomon. The message from the LORD was: " I can call you, I can choose you for my purpose and my glory but if you fail to obey my commandments and if you choose to bring Baal into whatever you are building for me, like Solomon I will tear it down. What kind of house will you build for me?"
Please read the book of Acts chapter 7.
Whether you're a social media influencer, a political candidate, a person in ministry, or an ordinary Christian at church or in the marketplace, it is imperative for all of us to walk in humility before the LORD otherwise expect his harsh rebuke.
Last month, the LORD told me he is examining hearts in this hour and he will use the foolish and weak things of the world to shame the wise and the strong.
Friends let's all get right with GOD before it's too late. Remember GOD gives and GOD takes away.
Remember GOD promotes and GOD demotes.
Remember GOD exalts and GOD humbles too.
If you continue to be cocky with others and with GOD, the LORD will humble you so fast, so harsh that you will land on your knees crying out for mercy and forgiveness acknowledging that JESUS IS ON THE THRONE and not you! Read the book of Daniel 4 about how GOD humbled Nebuchadnezzar!
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter,
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.
The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rock, in your lofty dwelling, who say in your heart, “Who will bring me down to the ground?”