WE ARE IN THE GREAT DAY OF THE CHURCH
THE ERA OF CASUALTIES BUT MAY NO ONE BECOME A CASUALTY
GOD RESISTS THE PROUD BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
WHEN GRACE FOLDS UP
DISGRACE COMES UP.
PRIDE IS A SILENT DESTROYER AND A POISONOUS ACID
HOLINESS IS GOD’S HIGHWAY
PRIDE IS devil’s HIGHWAY
THE SPIRIT OF PRIDE IS AN UNCLEAN SPIRIT THAT DESTROYS DESTINIES
Bishop David Oyedepo on PUTTING UP A FIGHT AGAINST THE FORCES OF UNGODLINESS ||Mid-week Communion Service.
Lift up your two hands everyone, give God thanks for the opportunity we have to be in his presence tonight. Thank him for yourself. Express your desire for an encounter with him tonight. Send me my word tonight Jesus. Let your word locate me tonight Jesus. Cleanse me by your blood tonight Jesus. Do what only you can do in my life Jesus.
In Jesus precious name we have prayed.
Lord Jesus we are here at your feet tonight and all eyes are upon you. Let no one return disappointed. Advance our cause tonight by your word. Move us forward in our walk with you in Jesus precious name.
Praise the Lord.
Give the Lord a big hand of praise and please you may be comfortably seated.
‘Putting Up A Fight Against The Forces Of Ungodliness’ has been our teaching series for our midweek services this month.
Why do we need that fight?
Godliness is God’s highway to our high level profiting and the devil remains a thief, he wants us robbed of the best of life and so we have to put up a fight to conquer him.
I Timothy 4:8
God is the one and only one that secures high profiting in the life to come.
It is one thing that must be for any one to secure a place in eternity that’s why we need to put up a fight and win the war so we can secure a place in eternity.
But there are forces at work behind the scene that are all out to cause a derailment from the path of godliness.
We have been examining that over time and today we look at 2 of them.
1. The Spirit of Pride
This is one of the unclean spirits that destroys destinies. Pride goes before destruction…
It’s behind the fall, it’s behind the destruction. It is a silent destroyer it doesn’t look poisonous, it’s colourless…like an acid.
But shot equals death, it is as clean as pure water; but take a shot by mistake and that’s the end. Silent destroyer. You don’t hear the steps of a serpent on the rock, it glides. A serpent is moving in a thicket, you don’t see the leaves move …just glides.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
That man of sin will come and make people to keep exalting themselves to bring them down.
Now let’s look at the man himself in Isaiah 14:12-16 talking about the devil.
The subject of pride is an issue of the heart…verse 13…at this time he was the cherub that covereth, he was the one leading the host of singers in heaven. He was worshipping and worshipping and he was saying something in his heart. Verses 13-16
No matter at what level, pride can bring anybody down.
It is so deceitful, it looks like self esteem but it’s a killer disease.
The way it works out. Verse 9.
Anybody can be caught up if you are not sensitive. Anybody. Now let’s watch an episode here. In Matthew 16:16-19.
His head was boiling and then Peter said hey, you know I’m the one that said you are the son of God. He (Peter) began to rebuke him (Jesus).
21-23 Then Peter took him and began to rebuke him saying be it far from thee, Lord this shall not be unto thee.
You see him calling him Lord.
We are in the great days of the Church. The era of casualties.
May no one of us become casualty. Amen