Humility…

What is humility?

It is realising that “apart from Him we can do nothing”…

What is pride?

Trusting in ourselves…

When we trust in ourselves we are not trusting in the Lord…

The Lord asks us to believe impossible things, things that defy logic, things that we just can’t understand with our natural minds and yet things which He assures us will definitely come to pass…

We know this as we have definitely heard His Voice, our consciences bearing us witness in the Holy Spirit that we have heard this from God and yet we still cannot believe it…

Why is this?

It is because of pride…

We are trusting ourselves…

If it is beyond us or beyond our understanding it can not be done…

It is just not possible…

We limit ourselves to what we can conceive ourselves achieving (perhaps with a little help from God :-))…

We do not believe that God can do anything beyond us and what we can achieve…

Supernatural faith and living in supernatural faith are beyond us because they require a complete death to self in the area of “trying to make things happen”…

The Lord was showing me tonight that He has given me faith – “He has given me everything I need for life and godliness” as the scriptures say – but that my pride gets in the way of that faith being able to shine forth or shine out because faith does not operate out of pride…

Where control is broken within us, pride will also be broken as pride is the root of control…

Pride is the root of all sin, pride in what we can achieve without God…

But in reality we can not achieve anything of value without God…

All our striving is as filthy rags to God as He, God, sees our hearts and knows that our hearts are not for Him…

Our hearts are so far away from Him when we are walking in pride that we are not even focused on Him or His glory at all…

We are focused on ourselves…

We are glorifying ourselves…

And God hates that and will resist that…

He gives grace to the humble…

He does not give grace to the proud…

He does not even look upon the proud to take notice of their attempts to impress Him with their vain efforts…

He is not impressed and He is not fooled…

He is not mocked…

He will only receive the brokenhearted…

He will only receive the contrite of heart…

“A broken and a contrite heart O God, You will not despise” as the scripture says…

We can not produce this heart only He can and He does this through “the furnace of affliction”…

There is no shortcut to brokenness…

There is no shortcut to humility…

We can only get there through pain, pain which God brings into our lives and focuses on us to bring about deliverance from various aspects of pride in our lives…

We do not bring this – this testing – upon ourselves, God brings it upon us when He knows it is the time for it to be brought upon us to release us from the pride which binds us and is inhibiting His faith to flow through us…

Once pride is removed from us His faith will flow through us, His “Yes Lord” will be heard through us and His “Mountain, be thou uprooted and thrown into the sea!” shall be heard through us…

We will do mighty things in faith once His humility is established in us…

We will do mighty things and the earth will be amazed at the presence of God through us as He speaks “and listening to His voice new life the dead receive” as the hymn says…

Praise You Jesus, it really has nothing to do with us and everything to do with You, everything to do with You speaking through us and establishing the humility in us to make us capable of believing Your word when You speak it to us…

“You are faithful and You will do it” as Your word says…

Thank You Father for Your faithfulness…

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my late-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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