Pride goes before destruction.

The Bible says : ".. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth..". [ Matthew 5:5 ]. GOD called and GOD Appointed and Anointed Ministers are humble. They are True Servants of The LORD. They give all The GLORY to YAHWEH GOD and are True Servants of Yeshua ha-Mashiach The Lord Jesus Christ The Only Begotten Son of YAHWEH GOD. The True servants of The LORD are interested in The Will of The Father, True servants of The LORD "...SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUNESS...". [ See Matthew 6:33]. Religious pride has cankered many Denominational Ministries and left them spiritually barren. Religious pride has separated the Children of GOD from one another . Denominational fences restrict the fellowship of the saints. If we cannot have constant and True fellowship now together in Spirit and in Truth down here on earth how can we do it up there in heaven ? Religious pride in our so called "..Designer Religious Denominational Teachings .." has separated the Saints from having True fellowship around the WORD OF GOD. May GOD help us. We need REVIVAL We need to GET BACK TO GOD. We need throw aside our man made creeds and man made doctrines and man made traditions and man made dogmas and what not that are contrary to The True Teachings of The Word of GOD. We need to LINE up with THE WORD OF GOD. May GOD help us. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we read : "... If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land...". REVIVAL begins with the individual. We all need to rebuild our altars of prayer. We need to pray that every home of the backslider can have their family alter rebuilt and restored. By The Grace of GOD we need to get back to GOD. Amen. May GOD help you and I to lay ourselves down at the altar and surrender our wills to The Will of GOD. Amen. Someone said "....Meekness is not weakness but is strength under control...". "...Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall...". [ Proverbs 16:18 ].

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The devil destroys people by encouraging them to be proud and to have confidence in their own abilities. We need to rely more on Divine Ability and less on human ability. We need the Supernatural Element in our Lives. We need more of GOd and Less of human ability. We need more faith and less doubt and unbelief. Remember Peter fished all night. Peter was trusting in human ability. But when he heard and recognized and obeyed and acted on the Word of GOD and let down the net instead of the nets , his partial obedience could not hinder the Miracle of GOD. He caught an abundance of fish that broke his net ! [ Luke 5:1-11 ]. We need to set aside our little pet denominational interpretations of The Word of GOD and take GOD at His Word and preach The Gospel of the Kingdom and let down the GOSPEL NETS to bring in a GREAT HARVEST OF FISH FOR THE KINGDOM !

We need to pray that THE LORD OF THE HARVEST may send forth labourers into His Harvest for : "...The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
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Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest..". [ Matthew 9:37-38]..

When we live a life that is independent of total dependence on GOD placing our trust and confidence in His unfailing Promises, then we as human beings get puffed up with pride and become candidates for destruction. GOD can only use clean vessels that have been justified and sanctified and filled with His Holy Spirit. One of the characteristics of a GOD ANOINTED MINISTER is humility. Look at the Life of GOD'S SERVANT WILLIAM MARRION BRANHAM. He was a humble man. He lived a Life Worthy of The Gospel. He was separated from all unbelief. He lived a consecrated and a dedicated life unto GOD and GOD Blessed and GOD honoured His Ministry. Amen and Amen.
A proud person does not want to be corrected. They are anointed with a proud religious spirit. They will do religious works and take pride in their work but when you try to correct them they have an unteachable spirit. Look at CAIN. CAIN refused to be corrected. CAIN refused to do right. CAIN refused to listen to GOD. Pride blinded CAIN to the truth. Pride blinds the heart to the truth. A proud heart cannot receive The True Revelation from GOD.

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In Genesis 4;1- 16 we read : "...And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. 8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. 9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? 10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. 11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 13 And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. 15 And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. 16 And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden...". GOD watches over His WORD and hastens to PERFORM HIS WORD. [ See Jeremiah 1:12 ]. GOD had NO RESPECT for the sacrifice of CAIN. GOD honours FAITH because FAITH honours GOD. GOD had RESPECT to the sacrifice of ABEL. "...By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh...". [ Hebrews 11:4].

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FAITH respects The PROVIDED ORDER OF GOD. FAITH respects GOD'S PROVIDED WAY. Faith has respect to The WORD OF GOD and has Confidence that all The Promises of GOD are TRUE. Faith honours GOD and GOD honours faith. "...Have FAITH in GOD..". [ Mark 11:22 ]. Pride is spelt P.R.I.D.E. When you hear a person always starting a sentence with " I " that person has got a lot of problems with " P.R.I.D.E. ". When you take out the letter " I " from the word P.R.I.D.E. you are left with four letters that do not spell " PRIDE ". John the Baptist said : "...He must increase, but I must decrease...". [ John 3:30 ]. The Apostle Paul said : "...I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me...". [ Galatians 2;20 ]. May GOD help us to die to self. may GOD help us to present our bodies a living sacrifice. In Roman s12;1-2 we read : "... I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God...". Pride leads to arrogance and rebellion. NIMROD was proud and rebellious. NIMROD rebelled against GOD and the beginning of His Kingdom was BABEL [ BABYLON] "...And
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the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
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And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

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He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
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And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar...".[ Genesis 10: 6 - 10 ].

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Rebellion against GOD is as the sin of witchcraft. [ 1 Samuel 15:23 ]. "...For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. ..".Pride is no good when it puffs you up. Pride is no good when it makes you think that you are something that you are not. Pride is no good when it makes you compare yourself with others. Lucifer was cast out of heaven because of pride. Pride always goes before destruction.[ Isaiah 14:12-17 ; Ezekiel 28: 11-19 ; Luke 10:18 ; Revelation 21:8 etc ].

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