Galatians 4:19

Galatians 4:19
So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.' "Luke 17:10

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The 1st Character of Christ...

The character of Christ is first of all, humility.

Philippians 2:1-10 (New International Version)

Philippians 2
Imitating Christ's Humility
1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
6Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

How many of us, if, told to 'empty' ourselves of everything will still remain in the faith? Yes, If you were told to empty everything that serves your pride and ego,will you still remain in the faith and confess Christ anymore?.Many have supposedly left the faith when they were tested in this area.

Abraham was told to leave and give up everything that give him self-pride and he did because of his faith in God.He had such trust in God that he did not fear the circumstances that followed of which he was not sure of.That was faith in God.

The Lord Jesus Christ emptied himself of all this worldly pride.The comfort of this world,the praises of the people,worldly recognition,fame,worldly accomplishments,enjoying public-figure priviledges which he rejected openly and never acquired them secretly either.He had no financial savings,no permanent house he could come back to,no relationships that had strings attached that gave him certainty of life.His continual trust in God never failed him though.

How many of us, if, are told to do this today, will leave the faith and never return to Christ again? Many have done this even though they still claim to be in Christ.
Many have already gone to the world completely even though they still maintain a Christian status,just to be on the safe side!There is no safe side when you do this consciously,you will find out for yourself soon.It will be too late for you to make an about turn in life.

Do not equate financial prosperity with the Christian faith?. You can equate financial prosperity with following the Evil One but not Christ.You have to come empty of all pride of the things of this world before you can come to Christ
and you would have to continue living like this the rest of your walk with Him.
If you don't like this you can choose following the Evil One.I am talking about the pride that sticks to you from the world.That is the character of Christ-"He made Himself nothing".Can you do that now?...or else... you don't deserve Christ, if, you still cling on to the things of this world.

Matthew 18:1-9 (New International Version)

Matthew 18
The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
2He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. 6But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

7"Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come! 8If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. 9And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

We know that God rejects the proud."Before a fall comes pride" says king Solomnn in the book pf Proverbs.We often preach the fall of man,but seldom about the fall of the devil(Satan).The Lord Jesus Christ said " He saw Satan( the Devil) fall from heaven like lightning to this earth.Satan fell because of his pride.Satan desired the worship of man whom he did not create. So, Satan turned Adam and Eve away from their Creator God and His Christ in the Garden of Eden.By sowing his sinful nature in them he turned all mankind away from God.But,in that Garden, God promised that He will turn His chosen ones back to Him through His beloved Son ,the Lord Jesus Christ.

To come back to Him ,His chosen ones must humble themselves before God and man.The pride of Satan, of which ,Satan himself is the author,if you were to come to God with it,you will be cast into the Lake of fire thats waiting for those who oppose Him and live counterfeiting the truth.

Satan fell from a high position that God gave him.One who is "humble as a child" cannot fall because that position is the lowest one can be.Its only when you think you are more important and feel high above others that you can fall.God rejects the proud.
For Christ his beloved Son himself, He chose to be the lowest amongst man. Most humiliated was he among man but He, even though being His only begotten Son,humbled himself before the Heavenly Father and learnt obedience to Him through those unbearable sufferings and shame on earth.

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (New International Version)

26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29so that no one may boast before him. 30It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."

Think of the Lord Jesus Christ, how He was humilisted for you and me:
Isaiah 53:1-12 (New International Version)

Isaiah 53
1 Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3 He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
And who can speak of his descendants?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was stricken.

9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.

11 After the suffering of his soul,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied ;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors

If you still cannot figure out what is humility in Christ,then, you have lost your way, you'd need help!

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Galatians 4:19

Galatians 4:19
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Romans 16:25-27
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
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