Sunday, December 17, 2017

The real trouble with: " Pride " - is that it stands squarely in the pathway of Any True Spiritual Growth!

The Admonition Against Pride is, perhaps, one of the most recurrent themes within all of those biblical scriptures; yet, it is very seldom ever considered by anyone; and, particularly, from within all of those churches.

In fact, it never ceases to amaze me how every single church that I've ever personally visited among them is ( actually ): The One And Only True Church and Those With The Keys To His Kingdom - while, all of those others are just various other forms of: " Laodicea " and: " Spiritual Babylon "! 

And, yet, every single one of them suffers quite terribly from The Very Same Spiritual Problem....

Now, let's just consider The Dictionary Definition of: " Pride " - and, see, what it has to say:
" 1. an extremely high or inordinate opinion of one's own: Dignity, Importance, Merit, or Superiority - whether, as cherished in the mind; or as being displayed in the bearing, conduct, etc...
2. a feeling of deep pleasure or sense of personal self satisfaction derived from: One's Own Achievements, The Achievements Of Those With Whom One Feels Closely Associated, or From Qualities Or Possessions That Are Widely Admired By Others. "

They've, now, got it all Backwards!
So, in essence, what these two definitions are ( quite honestly ) telling us is that: ' Those Who Suffer From Pride Are No Longer Capable Of Any New Spiritual Growth, Since They Are Already So Far Above The Rest Of Us Mere Humans '... and, indeed, in their own eyes at least: They Already Have All Of The Answers and There Is No Longer Any Room For New Growth.

Which, of course, goes a long way toward explaining why, despite all of those scriptural exhortations otherwise, They Will Not Calmly Endure Listening To Any Of Us Others!

Of Course, The Scripture Very Clearly Warns Us That: " Pride Goeth Before Destruction; And A Haughty Spirit Before A Fall "....

And, indeed, there are numerous End Time Prophecies - which reference that very situation arising now all around us.

For instance, in Malachi Chapter 4, we can ( very clearly ) read:
" For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and All Of The Proud, yea, and All Who Do Wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith The Lord Of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
But, unto you that fear My Name, The Sun Of Righteousness Shall Arise With Healing In His Wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And, Ye Shall Tread Down The Wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet; in the day that I shall do this, saith The Lord Of Hosts.
Remember, ye, The Law Of Moses My Servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all of Israel - along with: The Statutes and Judgments.
Behold, I will send you Elijah The Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lordand He shall: Turn The Heart Of The Fathers To Their Children and The Heart Of The Children To Their Fathers - lest, I come and smite the earth with a curse. "- Malachi 4:1-6.

Are you ready for some: " Recall "?
Is that ( actually ): " Just Another Amazing Coincidence "?

Well, you know, as always... I, Really Do, Think Not!

Ahava and Shalom.

May Yahweh's Own: Love and Peace - be, continually, upon you!


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