Self exaltation is the principle of Satan !
The Spirit of God said to me, that as long as “self” is present in My church, the gospel of Jesus Christ will always be perverted.
PRIDE TAKES THE GLORY THAT DOES NOT BELONG TO IT.
It is important for the disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth to go back into the history of self to discover its evil origin and root because to live for self is the lowest, most vile form of life that anyone could live, but to live for Christ, His glory and His purposes, is the highest form of life.
Did He not command His followers in John 15 to become a servant of love through a laid down life?
We need to understand that the only way to produce the Godly fruits of righteousness, WHICH IS CHRIST LIKENESS, is through the death of self for we enter, grow into and become the love of God in Christ by becoming a living sacrifice.
Can a seed bring forth the required fruit unless it is sown?
We abide in Him and become as He is when we allow Him to make His gospel a reality in our lives through loving obedience and this obedience through the New Covenant is wrought into us through the death of self. Man’s stubborn rebellious natural fleshy earthy man wants God to serve it’s agenda and desires but through the gospel He called us to serve Him.
This is exactly what Christ meant in John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.
25 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
26 If any man serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serves Me, him will My Father honor.
Do you seek your own ways or the ways of God?
Christ illustrated obedience to the call of God through the death of self – Philippians 2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not a thing to be grasped to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Therefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmuring and disputing:
15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.
17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18 For the same cause also do you joy, and rejoice with me.
19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
20 For I have no man like minded, who will naturally care for your state.
21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.
Jesus had to lay himself down to serve and fulfill the call and purpose of the Father – Hebrews 5: 8 Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered;
9 And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him.
ALL THOSE WHO DESIRES TO BE BROUGHT INTO MATURE SONSHIP WILL EXPERIENCE THE SUFFERING OF OBEDIENCE WROUGHT INTO US BY THE SPIRIT UNTO THE DEATH OF SELF.
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, so that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.
It is the resurrected life, the glorious and elevated life above all earthly defilement, influence and fleshly, sensual desire. It is a life that is full and enriched with the sweet fragrance of His presence, His glory and His power. It is a life that touches heaven and changes earth.
When you totally renounce yourself by walking away from yourself in that you walk in the footsteps of Jesus and allow your life to become a living sacrifice unto the God who lives and dwell in a high and a holy place, then He will elevate you into the glory of His kingdom. He will clothe you with His majesty and power to become a servant unto all.
Your life will be used by God to bring glory to His name. You will refuse to court honor and glory for yourself and you will refuse to enrich yourself out of the Lords gospel. A true bond-servant of God refuses to become a stumbling block to others through self-preservation. There is only one true gospel and this gospel is revealed in the life of the Son of God. Anyone that walks contrary to the Lords example are in deception.
We serve a majestic God, a faithful and a good God, a God so highly exalted that the entire universe trembles in His glorious presence. He upholds everything by the Word of His power and everything has been created by Him and for Him, and without Him, nothing is made that has been made. He is a God Who looks upon and Who reads the heart. He beholds the very depths of the human soul and He knows the thoughts and the intentions of our hearts better than we know ourselves.
Let us look at the root and origin of “SELF”
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! (13) For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; (14) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ (15) Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (the abode of the dead), To the lowest depths of the Pit.” Isaiah 14:12-15
The result of all of his “I wills” was the pit.
His self-centeredness brought him down into the LOWEST DEPTHS of the pit.
To Live for Self is the Lowest Form of Life!
Verse (15) Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (the abode of the dead), To the lowest depths of the Pit.”
One of the most vile forms of idolatry is the “I am” in place of the I AM. When we place our desires above God’s will and purpose for our lives.
God is God alone. As David says in Psalms 86:10 For You are great and do wonderful things; You alone are God.
As the Lord revealed, self in man is the principle of sin because it is the product, or the result, of the seed of the serpent. The principle of Satan is self-exaltation and we can see its evil fruit manifesting everywhere on planet earth.
Self loves recognition, praise and attention because of pride and many have twisted and perverted the gospel to make a name for themselves and to built their own little religious empires. The doctrine of Christ leads to godliness which means we become as He is and we are content with that.
1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting over questions and disputes of words, out of which comes envy, strife, railings, evil suspicions,
5 Perverse wranglings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and clothing let us be with these things content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which plunge men into destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Let us renounce all selfish ways and embrace the example of our great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. God has given all of us personal gifts and talents and it is our personal responsibility before the Lord, to serve one another through these gifts because by this we glorify our amazing Father who graced our lives with the most precious gift that He could give, Jesus Christ our personal Lord and Savior. He is surely the best Friend that anyone could have.
Father it is my prayer today for everyone reading this teaching that these truths will penetrate deep into our hearts and become a very part of our beings. Let this word become flesh in us as You reveal Yourself to us in a much more intimate way, in Jesus Name I pray.
The Lord said these awesome words to the church through Priscilla Van Sutphin on March 3rd, 2009
It is the pride and selfishness of self that keeps sin alive. Self breeds lust of the flesh, and lust of the eyes, and the pride of life as it is the nature of the FLESH.
There is entirely too much SELF LIFE in the believers in the church today. They have lifted up SELF above all that is supposed to be lifted up. I said when the CROSS is lifted up, when what I DID, is lifted up, that it will draw all men unto ME. (DEMONSTRATED LOVE)
I AM DEDICATED TO CRUSHING THE SELF LIFE OUT OF YOU BELOVED BRIDE. A LOVING PARENT DOES NOT ALLOW A CHILDS SELFISHNESS TO RULE HIS HOUSEHOLD !
I AM is a LOVING FATHER.
HE will NOT allow self to continue to rule.
Thus this house of cards is coming down. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken. What or who do you put your trust in?
I tell you if it is not ME first, then it will be shaken from you. Do you love your house more than ME? Do you love your life more than ME? Because I said, He who loves his life will LOSE IT.
I will call some of you to sell your house and to give the money away. They did it in the early church.
Will you give your extra car to a homeless woman, or a widow who has none?
Will you give away or give up ANYTHING for MY names sake if I tell you?
Or are you still clinging to THIS WORLD?
Do you think I came to die so that I could be your sugar daddy in the sky?
Because I came to show you THE WAY to LIFE. I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE I SAID. IF YOU EAT OF ME, IF YOU DRINK MY BLOOD, THEN YOU WILL LIVE. IF YOU CLING TO ME, THEN THE DEVIL WILL FLEE. BUT IF YOU CLING TO WORTHLESS THINGS OF THIS WORLD OVER ME, EVERYTHING WILL BE LOST.
LISTEN TO ME BELOVEDS. I GAVE UP ALL I HAD TO COME INTO THIS WORLD. I HAD TO LEAVE THE COMFORT OF MY FATHER. I HAD TO LEAVE THE PAINLESSNESS, AND JOY OF HEAVEN TO COME AS A MAN AND EXPERIENCE WHAT YOU EXPERIENCE. I AM A MAN ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF. I KNOW YOUR PAIN AND SUFFERING. I AM THE HIGH PRIEST WHO KNOWS WHAT YOU SUFFER AND GO THROUGH, REMEMBER ?
You cringe at the loss of things, while others are being tortured again and again. I tell you it is time to grow up beloved sons and daughters. It is time to live FULLY for My Kingdom.
Put away all selfish ambition. If I lift you up, it should be by MY OWN HAND, not yours. IF I decide to let you go through something rather than deliver you, will you complain?
Will you only accept My goodness, and not any correction?
Will you suffer the way I suffered, that others like your children can come through and overcome?
Are you willing to lay down your lives that you might have My life?
I raise up, and I put down.
I tell you that I KNOW you cant do it on your own. You dont have to strive.
But I will catapult you into overcoming all that has come against you. I WILL BRING the RELEASE from BONDAGE and DEATH!
I will give you GREAT GRACE to persevere through to the end. I AM your ADONAI, and I will see you through. I will take you by the hand and lead you, IF you LET ME. Come, and be not afraid.
I AM WITH YOU. I AM IN YOU. There is NOTHING to fear.
I will establish MY JUBILEE for all who are willing to lay down their lives.
Lay down your life and you will experience a great RELEASE. I WILL BREAK ALL THE CHAINS that have bound you. I will give you wings to FLY!
You will soar with ME, and you will be jubilant! I love you My Bride, and You will see marvelous and mighty things as you lay it all down. LET ME HELP YOU.
GIVE THE BURDENS TO ME. Didnt I say, My yoke is easy and My burden is LIGHT? I will carry it when it is too much for you. LET ME.