EVERYDAY LIFE WITH JESUS CHRIST
DEC 29, 2018.
TOPIC : THE SELFLESS SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF GOD’S VESSELS. PRT 5
Luke 9:23-24 KJV
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”
As s vessel,your own concern is not all about your honor – that is not the centre of your life,but the honor of Christ. As long as the Father is honored and man ridiculed, Jesus is happy.
They said, “This one is using the spirit of Beelzebub.” And God was happy because,His Son was delivering those possessed with evil spirits. While blind men that called themselves spiritual leaders were mocking and accusing Him. SELF MUST DIE!
Where does self show up and puff up? As if to say, “I’ve been living here. You don’t know me, let me just show myself so you’ll know I am here.”
THE MANIFESTATION OF SELF
1. When others are more privileged than you.
Now, somebody come to the altar to share a testimony and say, “Praise the Lord! I’ve been trusting God for a four plot of land. To me, I was surprised at how it happened, I did just twelve to twelve fasting for two days, and to God be the glory I bought the land yesterday.”
And there is a man there, that did seven days marathon fasting for the same thing and did not receive anything. At that moment, if self is there it will say, “I have told you before that you are just wasting your time.” And by the time he look at that person that got the land, self will say, “Is it a new thing to buy land sef?”
Self speaks inside of us. Nobody hears his voice. We are the only one that hears it. And God also hears it. Self murmurs inside of you – complaining.
2. When you are more privileged than others.
A brother come to the pulpit and said, “Let’s be on our feet. You that crippled rise up now. I don’t want to waste my time. I command you to rise up.” And instantly the person receives his healing.
And now a young boy, also a minister, who is supposed to be call ‘brother’ or ‘Sir’ or ‘Daddy’ now said, “Peter, come here.”
And the brother will be like, “What?” Self wants to speak now. “Look at this one.”
This is why many ministers don’t last. It’s not that they die physically,but the move of God stopped in their life ,because they so much esteemed the gift than the Giver of the gift.
When God begin to use them they expect more honour from those that appear to be less privileged than them.
Are you getting the picture of what I’m trying to draw?
And because they expect more honour, they take it as an insult when the so-called less privileged ones make a mistake. “What an insult! That small boy standing and greeting me?” “What an insult! How many people do you have in your church that warrants you to talk to me like that?”
He doesn’t say it physically. Self is the one speaking inside of him.
It’s speaking quietly and the more we enjoy the conversation of self, the more we dance to the tune of death.
And before one will know it, the grace of God will begin to fade gradually. He that could call down the power of God can no longer do it.
Prayer : Every self-life in me die in Jesus Christ name.
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