The humility of Jesus
Bible Nugget 0220 [Phil 2: 5-8 Amplified]
5Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] 6Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained, 7But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being. 8And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross!
The coming of Jesus into the world to save man from sin and restore him back to God was the most humble assignment ever undertaken Imagine a King who has to go rescue one of his servants held as a captive or a slave by another king of the least order. The king going on the rescue mission humbles himself, takes the form of a servant in the captor king’s house and satisfies all monarchy and statutory requirements for the release of that servant. Only after he paid the ultimate price of death does the captive servant realise that his master king had died to take his place because the captor king had appointed a day the captive servant would have been slain. The bible says the devil is the prince of this world and all human beings born into this world are subject to the law of sin and death administered by the devil. Only a comprehensive faith in the blood of Jesus will release you, because he came to take your place so that you do not need to be under bondage anymore. Jesus is the King of kings. Jesus stripped himself of all the heavenly glory to come for the rescue mission of taking man back to God. Unfortunately some people do not want to take a ride with Jesus back to God in heaven. That is the situation of the sinner until he accepts Christ. If you are already a Christian, imitate Christ in your attitude. Put on humility as your garment in dealing with others and let the beauty of Jesus be seen in you. The opposite of humility is pride and the master and chief actor of pride is Lucifer himself. He was in heaven and was driven out from heaven because of pride. The bible say’s pride precedes fall. Avoid all dealings with the enemy of your soul and be like the lowly God made man, Jesus.
Prayer Nugget 0220
Thank God for Jesus and ask God to remove every form of pride and fill you up with humility. Pray.
Thank you Father for making provision for my salvation by the death of Christ on the cross. Lord Jesus, thank you for leaving all the glories of heaven to come to the earth and humbling yourself to die on the cross for me. Holy Spirit thank you for raising Jesus from the dead so that I have hope of a better life and resurrection. Holy Spirit help me to live a life of humility and brokenness in Jesus Name. Remove from my life any affinity of sin and break every chord tying me to sin and the devil. Grant me the grace to be humble in all areas of my life. I bind every spirit of pride that opposes the knowledge and work of God in my life in Jesus name. Let the cross be before me and the world behind me at all times in Jesus Name. Holy Spirit, fill the heart of your children with the spirit of humility so the heart of men and women will be drawn to you. Glorify your church by raising many people in the land to serve you because Jesus has paid for the ransom of their souls. Deliver the souls of men from the spirit of death, the grave and hell by their repentance in this life in Jesus Name. Amen.