The Source of Satan
In the Doctrine of Satan Part 1, we looked at the fact that Satan is a real person. Even though the world would like to deny that Satan exists, and many churches like to deny him according to our Final Authority, the word of God, Satan is real. Hollywood depicts our adversary as a mythical two horned, fork-tailed image in red flannel underwear, pitching coal into the furnace of hell. Satan is down-played by the ... Continue Reading →
John 7:18 (KJB) He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
This world is overwhelmed with lost hearted individuals seeking their own glory. Realizing the truth of such a spiritually sad situation makes understanding this verse vital in being right with God and in being prepared for their undeniable eternal future.
See, a person is either proud of God and desires to honor and glorify Him- or they are ... Continue Reading →
May 3rd, 2018
Judah Refused to Believe God Would Do What He Said
Habakkuk 1:5 (KJB) Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.
This kind of rebellious and prideful stance is a major spiritual issue among many defiant hearted men today. Not only do many choose to ignore the commandments and precepts of God, they also they fail to believe that ... Continue Reading →
January 28th, 2018
Who is The Greatest?
Luke 22:24-27 (KJB) And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. 25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. 27 ... Continue Reading →
October 7th, 2017
History Admonishes Arrogance
1 Corinthians 10:11-12 (KJB) Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
Learn from History, learn from your prideful mistakes of the past, and learn from the glaring sinful errors others commit. Every moment of history is for our learning and admonition. The key is to visit ... Continue Reading →
September 30th, 2017
A Servant’s Heart
Philippians 2:3-4 (KJB) Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
A servant’s heart and mind is far removed from focusing on their own desires and needs and honed into the will of God and serving Him through the lives of others. This means a servant chooses ... Continue Reading →
May 22nd, 2017
Putrid Before God
Proverbs 30:12 (KJB) There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
Agur gets straight to the point in this verse!
There are people who are right in their own eyes. They practice measuring themselves against the faults and fissures of others, rather than rightly measuring against the plumb line God established. This is called pride.
Pride is at work in the hearts and minds of many in this ... Continue Reading →
March 16th, 2017
Pride is Eternally Unhealthy
Galatians 6:3 (KJB) For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
Pride at work in the heart displays an attitude of “I am important and everything revolves around me.”
A prideful heart condition stands in stark contrast to a humble and submissive person having a godly heart condition. A godly heart revolves around God. Everything is about bringing honor and glory to Him and entertains no thought of self-worth.
Satan ... Continue Reading →
December 3rd, 2016
Are You Rich and Rough or Poor and Mild?
Proverbs 18:23 (KJB) The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
The poor in spirit are humble in nature. They have no air about them or lift themselves up above others. They have needs but do not use a demanding and insistent tone to their prayers. They come humbly before God with a level of comfort and trust that God already knows exactly what they need and desire. They rest ... Continue Reading →
December 2nd, 2016
Living Eternally Wise
Proverbs 26:12 (KJB) Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Proud men think they are wise.
Proud men boast to others through words and actions that they are wise.
God always knows the truth of every situation. God can cut through any smoke screen to get to the heart of the situation. There is always pride at work in the lives of foolish people. The opposing side ... Continue Reading →