Monday, July 7, 2008

False Prophets and True Humility

1 John 4:1
"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world."

I have received an email about a said prophet in our world today. The email even asked me to pass it onto others. What for? It contained info about him. How he had prophesied about all the natural disasters that happened. A true prophet never claims to be one. A true prophet is full of humility.

Proverbs 22:4
"True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life."

God will exalt a person who humbles himself. Humility in every aspect of his life. Why did Satan fall from heaven? It is because of pride. Every bit of any kind of pride not just about asking forgiveness. Also, such as, wanting to be recognized. Wanting to have a spotlight in the world. There are too many forms of pride. False humility is one. Others tend to praise themselves but then they say it is from God. If it is from God then why exalt themselves? Why not wait for others to give the praise and just keep it? Let us examine ourselves. Do we exercise humility at all times? We do not want to be like Satan and his companions, right? We still have the chance to change. God gave us that great opportunity. Now is the time. Pray for deliverance. He is our Deliverer. If you want to be a blessing, you got to change for the better.

Zephaniah 2:3
"Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what He commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD's anger."

Matthew 23:12
"For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

The truth may hurt but the truth will set you free. When you accept God's Will in your life, you should be prepared to hear things you don't want but you sincerely need.

Pray for a humble spirit. God bless you!

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