Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Is Pride Blocking Your Blessings?


It was Pride and the Lust of the eyes that drove Satan out. Pride is the root of many different types of Sin. As we take a closer look at what Lucifer did, from what he said within himself, it is very evident that his downfall took place because it was rooted in pride.

Let us take a look these scripture. Ezekiel 28:12-18

12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

Isaiah 14 12-16
12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.  15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.  16They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

He had allowed his heart to become full of pride. When pride in a person’s heart is not put under subjection and given to the Lord, all types of madness can take place.
1.      Thou hast said in thine heart (It happened in the heart 1st).
2.      I will ascend into heaven.
3.      I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.
4.      I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.
5.      I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

How prideful was that?
  1. I’ve listed some “Symptoms of Pride” below: These things should make us think and ask ourselves if we are in need of deliverance from this spirit.
    -Are your feelings hurt easily?
    -Does it irritate you when people don’t agree with you?
    -Does it really bother you when someone corrects your mistakes?
    -Is it hard for you to admit mistakes?
    -Do you think you are usually right and others are usually wrong?
    -Do you find it hard to compromise? Is it your way or no way?
    -Are you often stressed?
    -Do you find yourself giving more criticisms than compliments?
    -Are you quick to judge other people on first appearances?
    -Are you usually more concerned with your needs and wants  than the needs of people who surround you?
    -If someone has hurt you or done you wrong in the past, do you hold bitterness and resentment against that person?
    -Do you seek praise for things over which you have no control (beauty, talents, and abilities) Do you feel offended or not appreciated when not given credit for something you have done?
    -Do you often compete or compare yourself with someone else? -Are you always trying to do better or have more than some other particular person?
    -Do you neglect seeking the help of God in Scripture and prayer and seeking the help of others in Christian accountability and community?
    -Do you see yourself as having eliminated most of the sin in your life or as having very little sin? (Nothing is wrong with me)
It may be a tad bit hard to understand but the above the above things are rooted and grounded in pride.

Even if one or a few things listed pricked in some kind of way please remember there is always hope in Jesus for he is our deliverer! Remember confession is key. Take your heart to the Lord and cry out to him to deliver you from this spirit! He is waiting to help!
Included in the instructions below you will see that humility is addressed! Humility is needed in order for pride to be put under subjection, for the sin of pride to be destroyed!
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.
  2 Chronicles 7:14

A humble heart rids us of pride. Where you find a person who has a heart that continues to seek God, and a heart that turns to God in true repentance is where you will find the sin of pride demolished.

Many Blessings,

Please check out some of the other blog posts and if you want more information regarding this same topic order a copy of Fasting for Breakthrough book! 

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Lenika Scott

Author of
Fasting for Breakthrough

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