What do you do at the cross? You don’t cast out the works of the flesh. That is the mistake a lot of deliverance ministers make. You crucify the flesh! The crucified life, the crucified way. The way of the cross is the way of eternal life. It is the way of Christ. That is where Mr self is crucified. That is where pride dies. Pride is a vertical sin; it is towards God, it is a sin against God. Pride is an attitude towards God, but meekness is an attitude towards man. Pride is vertical while meekness is horizontal. Meekness is when you have so much power, and yet you surrender it to the control of the Holy Spirit. You can call down fire when provoked but you decide to keep it under control because you don’t want to offend God neither do you want to harm those who rise up against you. There is an inner part of you that does not want to do any harm.
There is a story in Luke 9:51-55. “And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of”.
I was a lawn tennis champion in my school back in the days. I was trained by a champion who captured me early. At age 15, I was a gold medalist in the south eastern part of Nigeria. At the University, I was also a medalist. We were called lions which was the emblem of the university I attended. Everywhere you go the world tries to make a lion out of you. Unfortunately also, the church celebrates the lion more than the lamb.
The departure came when the Church began to produce billionaires instead of disciples. There is no meekness in a lion. You can only find meekness in a lamb. This is a very serious distortion. The Church stopped producing disciples the moment they started producing lions. I researched into the book of Revelations and I counted the number of times lamb was mentioned – about twenty-five times and the number of times lion was mentioned – about four times. How can someone who wants to be like Christ call himself a lion just because the Bible described Jesus as the lion of the tribe of Judah? This was just a title and not his nature. Jesus had so many titles including the Rock, Lily of the valley, rose of Sharon, bright and morning star, sun of righteousness, the bread of Life, and much more.
The Church is now raising lions and eagles. How can you raise lions and eagles and expect them to be meek? The word is a seed. The Church stopped producing disciples the moment it started producing lions and eagles. A lion can become a billionaire, yes, but he can kill anyone who obstructs him. This is the point of departure. This is the reason why submission, even to the will of God, is becoming scarce. A lion rules the forest. But interestingly, every lion will eventually bow to the lamb because the lamb is the King of kings. According to Rev 5:11-14 Dominion is by the lamb!
Heavenly Father I worship and adore you. I ask you to help me to be humble and meek like your eternal son Jesus Christ in Jesus name. Amen
TO BE CONTINUED……..