It is not sin that humbles, it is grace – Andrew Murray
“The Greeks called their horses praus or meek when the horse got to the level of training where it would obey the master (the rider) no matter what was going on, it could be trusted in the heat of battle not to do something stupid or foolish. Once the rider knew that he could trust the animal and it would obey him no matter what, he called it a meek horse even though it might be a powerful, thoroughbred stallion, capable of killing enemies in the battle.” (Humility: The Beauty of Holiness (located in the preface) by Andrew Murray)
By this illustration we see humility is not weakness but it is strength of character, self-discipline, and trust. Humility is being dependent upon God unceasingly and absolutely. Humility is being subordinate to one over you in a way that exalts them. The rider gave the commands but the horse had to choose to listen and carry out the command or to do his own will.
Humility Vs. Pride
To be humble is to be absent of pride, as in: James 1:21 ESV Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
It is by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ we are saved from the wrath of God. It is through the humility in our hearts that we will be welcoming to what God says…. read more
Watchman Should Warn When They See The Sword Coming
Ezekiel 33:6 AMP “But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.”
I read an article recently stating how uninterested most churches are in end-time prophecy. It makes the heart grieve and yearn even more to warn of the time we are living in.
In Mathew 24 and Luke 17 Jesus is telling His disciples the signs that will warn the Son of Man is returning to judge the earth. Though Jesus says no one but the Father knows the exact day and hour, we are to discern the times we are living. Are there current signs indicating His soon return?
One of the signs, people will live life as if nothing is going to change.
Again we hear Jesus telling the signs of His second coming. Luke repeats Matthew as in people will be living as if the judgment of God will not come. Why is that? In Matthew’s account Jesus says the people did not know or understand anything about what was going to happen… read more
The wrath of God is being sent to the earth. Christ is opening the seals and His wrath and judgment are causing great destruction and death. In the first four seals there are already catastrophic events and death.
- The white horse with a rider that has a bow and a crown to deceive the world.
- The red horse with a rider to take peace from the earth.
- The black horse with a rider carrying scales. Without great wealth, food will be a struggle everyday.
- The ashen (pale green) horse with a rider whose name is death. Death will dominate from here forward.
Now We Come To The Fifth Seal
Revelation 6:9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.
The fifth seal reveals what is happening at the altar of God. The souls of those who have been slain during this time are underneath the altar of God crying out, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will you refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?“… read more
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
We are putting on the whole armour of God. We will use this armour to stand our ground against the strategies of the devil which is spiritual strongholds and fortifications against the truth.
Our first piece of armour is truth
When we receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior we have received the Truth (John 14:6). Satan’s attacks will be against God’s word. He will attempt to create doubt in God’s faithfulness and/or pervert God’s word. Jesus Christ is the foundation on which we stand. He is the truth in which we are clothed. He is our strength and might. It is Jesus Christ the rulers of darkness fear not you.
The belt of truth holds everything together.
It is to our advantage to grow in knowledge and maturity in the Lord God. The second piece of armour is the breastplate of righteousness… read more
The Antichrist is on the world scene. He appears to come with the answer of peace and stability in the midst of chaos. He will influence, persuade, and deceive people, telling them he can save the world. He will do this with the abilities God gave him to accomplish God’s purpose and the world will be looking for a savior. The Antichrist will convince the leaders he is their man. He will in the beginning conquer with no bloodshed as the leaders of the world hand over power to him.
First Horse – False Hope
Speeches on Hope will be no more
Deceive people – click to read more about the first horse
Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
The rider on the white horse has been sent by Christ to conquer or prevail. The word prevail means to be greater in strength or influence, triumph. To use persuasion or inducement successfully. (yourdictionary.com)… read more