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CHRISTIANS TO BEWARE OF PRIDE AND AVOID PITFALL

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Everyone (including Christians) is prone to temptation of pride.

Children of God must take extra caution not to fall into the pitfall.

Every child of God must cautiously make efforts not to fall for Satan’s trick of self-pride!

No doubt that Satan – the enemy of righteousness – would first attempt pride as an attack tool to make a successful Christian stumble into sin.

The enemy would tempt a Christian to be self-focus and/or be self-gratifying without the consciousness of glorifying God. (A practice considered detestable to God).

Instead of anyone becoming obsessive of his (or her) achievement, he should make efforts to divert due glory to God.

A good Christian will divert people’s attention to God under whatever circumstance!

It is un-disputable fact to state that no one can successfully make anything happen without the help of God.

“…A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven” (John 3:27 KJV)

Christians to learn from Apostle Paul (in the bible); with the use of his personal experience, he analyzed how Satan can manipulate anyone into pride – through his personal achievements.

Paul stated,

“…And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.

Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me,

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9).

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Summary Lesson on Humility vs Pride

 

  1. God created humanity to depend on him. He wants us to look up to him for our needed help.
  1. God does not want us to be self-gratifying or be self-sufficient.
  1. Satan will attempt to make anyone be obsessed of his achievements without the consciousness of glorifying God.
  1. God wants us to gratify our success to him – Even if our personal efforts are involved.

 

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To Be Reminded Of Christians’ Need To Take Caution

 

  • Flesh wants self-gratification. We must not allow it.
  • Satan wants us to choose pathway of pride to trip and fall. We must not allow him.
  • God dislike any gratification that voids the praise of his name. We must give God his due honor.
  • Christians must yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and refuse to satisfy desires of self.

Don’t get confused about Pride

 

  • It is important to note there is nothing bad in taking pride in an achievement if due honor is given to God.
  • Pride of an achievement is only considered erratic when a person pretends he has earned his success without God’s help.

Never Forget!

 

    • God wants to take pride out of us to bless us more.

 

  • God wants to demonstrate to everyone around that he is the brain behind our success.

 

A thoughtful believer will honor God for his/her achievement.

Will you pray for grace to do so?

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Prayer of Grace to Practice Humility Before God

Dear God, please make me a Christian that appreciates you for my achievements.

Give me grace to appreciate your help in everything I do.

Enable me with courage to honor you over my achievement so that you can be happy with me, and be motivated to bless me more.

Empower me through your Holy Spirit to live a pleasant life before you always.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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WARNING AGAINST FALSE TEACHERS AND WRONG TEACHINGS

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False teachers are out there. As it applies to all Christians, Apostle Paul warned Christians at Corinth to be careful of heresy (The teachings that lack bases in the word of God).

Paul explained,

“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!” (2 Corinthians 11:3-4).

 

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Caution Against False Teachers and Teachings

Every child of God must be careful of false teachers.

Be careful not to be deceived with popular teaching that are contradictory to the bible.

(False teachings are our there. They have become rampant in our time).

Each believer is required to evaluate any teaching that he (or she) receives.

We must use bible to evaluate our teachers and their teachings.

If any teaching is found to be inconsistent with the bible, we must reject it!

A sermon, teaching, prophecy, or vision that cannot be validated in the bible must not be entertained – no matter how beautiful it may sound.

Any religion activity that fails to point peoples’ attentions to God must be considered inappropriate, and it should be rejected!

It is the responsibility of each believer to seek sound doctrine that bible approves.

Christians must make significant effort to know the truth.

Everyone must understand that God will not exonerate him (or her) for his ignorance.

Jehovah will not entertain any excuse; he expects everyone to make tangible efforts to read and understand his/her bible, and become familiar with it.

It is important that Christians seek the truth, learn the truth, and apply the truth to our daily lives.

A serious Christian is expected to apply the truth of the bible to his or her daily life.

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Prayer of Grace to follow Bible Standards

Dear God, please help me to honor the truth of the bible.

Help me to affirm your truth to my daily life so that I can prosper.

Please do not let me follow teachings that are contradictory to the bible. Also do not let me follow heretic teachers!

Give me strength to be disciplined and sincerely serve you throughout the days of my life, so that I can be blessed and inherit your eternal kingdom.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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CHRISTIANS OVERCOME THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS

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Christians are not ordinary people. We are spiritual people endowed with God’s grace to do remarkable things for his glory.

Believers have special anointing to uproot the stronghold of the enemies and triumph in victory of the Lord.

It is proclaimed in the scripture,

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

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Lesson on Faith that Overcomes

People who believe in the Jesus Christ are equipped with necessary tools to have victory always.

Truly, believers may not live problem-free lives, but we are powerful in God to triumph in all situations.

The Spirit of God that resides in us will earn us victory.

The Holy Spirit of God that lives in us will give us strength and dynamism needed to overcome the enemies at all times.

Also, the name of Jesus Christ is powerful enough towards earning believers victory in all situations.

The name of Jesus Christ is sufficient for victory at all times!

A battle of any kind – whether physical or spiritual – will fizzle out when a Christian mentions the name of Jesus Christ. Demons will bow, and victory will be won.

People who reserve their trust in Jesus Christ will walk tall and raise their heads. They will have victory and share their testimony to honor God.

Christians are made to overcome problems through faith in Jesus Christ!

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Prayer to Have Faith that Overcomes

Praise God, I am a child of God. Praise God I am not an ordinary person, but a victor in God.

Since the Holy Spirit of God lives in me, I exercise my authority in faith over all situations:
In the name of Jesus Christ I command every stronghold of the enemy in my life to become demolished.

I bind and cast out every demon that may be associated with my problem.

I remove the root of sickness, poverty, failure, and any other through the authority in the name of Jesus Christ.

I replace problems with God’s blessings.

I declare my victory today through Jesus Christ, and I proclaim my triumph forever.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I made my declarations. Amen!

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HONOR FOR CONSISTENT SERVICES TO GOD

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Titus was praised for having excellent Spirit and consistent heart towards God.

Paul praised him and said,

“But thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same earnest care I have for you. For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest he is going to you of his own accord” (2 Corinthians 8:16-17 ESVUK).

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Lesson on Consistent Services to God

God honors people that serve him with consistent mind. Jehovah will reward them with honor.

He will charge his angels to watch over them, so that they would not dash their feet against stone (Psalm 91:11).

The rewards of people who faithfully serve God are plenty.

God’s grace, goodness, and prosperity will be pronounced in every aspect of their lives. They shall always have upper hands over their enemies.

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Prayer to be Consistent in God’s Services

Dear God, I ask you to please give me a heart that is sold out for your faithful services.

Help me to dedicate my life into serving you with a consistent mind, so that I can qualify to receive your reward of blessings on earth and in heaven.

Please do these things and many more for me. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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THE RARE PRIVILEGE OF CHRISTIANS

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Christians are the most fortunate set of people on earth, they are fortunate to enjoy salvation of Jesus Christ by grace. Meanwhile, God’s children that lived during Old Testament era longed to experience Messiah’s grace of salvation, but they were not so fortunate!

In fact, God’s glory that Moses witnessed on the mounts cannot be compared with Jesus’ glory that will materialize in the lives of Christians.

The scripture explained, 

“But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory” (2 Corinthians 3:7-9).

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Lesson on Privilege of Christian

Every Christian should congratulate him or herself for being a treasured child of God! We Christians are the most fortunate ones selected by God to partake in dimensionless grace of Jesus Christ.

We are saved by grace, we live by faith, and we will go to heaven to enjoy everlasting goodness of the Lord. In fact, Christians will be more honorable than angels when will get to heaven (1 Corinthians 6:3).

Nothing thrills more than the pleasurable opportunity that Christians will have to accompany Jesus wherever he goes when we get to heaven! Meanwhile, non-Christians (unbelievers) will have direct opposite experience. Since they deny Jesus, they cannot enjoy his grace.

The Savior will not consider them as one of his own; therefore, Satan will claim them and hurl them to his final destination – which is hell fire. Hence, it is important that all people confess their faith in Jesus Christ so that they can escape horror of hell but enjoy everlasting grace and joy of Jesus Christ in heaven.

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Prayer of Affirmation

Dear God, I have heard that Christians will enjoy all good things, and non-Christians will have nothing good to enjoy on the last day. Therefore, I want to be a Christian also!
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and he is the Savior of the world. He died and resurrected to save anyone who believes in him.

I confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and I accept him as my personal Savior. I confess my sins and forsake them. Please write my name in the book of life. I believe I am now saved by grace since I have confessed my faith in Jesus. I am now qualify to enjoy all God’s blessings from this earth to heaven! Glory to God for his saving grace through his Son Jesus Christ – MY LORD. Amen.

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