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Topic: Pride (04/12/04)

TITLE: The birth of sin
By Scott Hicks


Pride: The birth of sin.

I came to this website reading all of your wonderful posts and I noticed this weeks topic: Pride
I have a few statements to share with you all concerning pride. I doubt that this article may win a writing contest, although, it is a great lesson in Christian life.

I was scheduled to preach at a local church in Shreveport, Louisiana a few years ago. I arrived early to speak with the Pastors and seek Father’s Face before I poured out the Lord’s heart to the congregation. We all gathered and prayed for God to have His way in the service, etc.... I began to walk around and seek God after we all prayed. I felt the leading of the Lord to minister about “displaying your weakness” to God; when we are weak, then He is strong. Many do not like to display their weakness to God, because they are worried about what others may think about them. The scripture references were Bartimeus, Mary Magdalene and the alabaster box, the woman at the well, and the man with the withered hand. As I was walking around the sanctuary praying; I asked God; “Is displaying your weakness and “humility”, what you want me to minister about today?” I heard the Lord answer and He said: “ Son, no one can move my throne.” Of course I didn’t understand at first what He was talking about, so I said; “Lord, what do you mean?” The Spirit of the Lord showed me this: We often say things such as: “ Jesus we lift you up, we magnify you, we lift up your throne, etc....”

I will make it simple. We can’t move God’s throne. He is God. When lucifer was in heaven; he didn’t say he would lower God’s throne or lift God’s throne. He in fact said: “ I will exalt myself above God’s throne.” That “PRIDE” was the birth of sin. If we will look at this in the Spirit we can clearly see: The only way to lift God higher is: “We must go lower”. Any other attempt to move God’s throne is pride!

A worse thing than missing an ingredient, is; adding an ingredient that doesn't belong.

Let us lower ourselves in divine humility before the Lord and lift Him up, without adding the ingredient of “pride”.

Still Worshipping,
Rev. Scott Hicks
True Worship Ministries

Member Comments
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L.M. Lee04/19/04
excellent! but from experience...it's awfully hard to trust God when all our limitations are exposed! :-)
Jan Grupido04/19/04
You said you would make it simple....I believe because it is simple, "He must increase and I must decrease."
Amen and again AMEN!
Vanessa Severino04/19/04
we can't help God, God doesn't need our help, the only time we are usable in His kingdom, is when we come before Him claiming to know nothing, so He can teach us everything, "anyone thinks he is wise, he must become a fool, so the Lord could make him wise," thank you thank you, all in ministry needs to be reminded,its not our prayers and teaching that does the moving, but the power that works through it from God to speak to the hearers, and the prayer answerer...He must get all the glory, we are nothing without Him, and apart from Him we can do nothing, he gives us all we have and are... thank u, for reminding me of that...
B Price04/19/04
very true.. Pride is a sin and we got to make GOD the captain, move pride to the side and allow GOD to be the pilot of our live.
you hit it on the nail.
Scott Hicks04/21/04
Thank you all for your review and comments. I truly appreciate it.

Be Blessed as you Bless Him.

Leticia Caroccio04/21/04
You spoke with truth and power. Good submission.