Jesus – Our great Example of True Humility – Zac Poonen

There are only two spirits operating on the earth today. One, the spirit of Satan (Lucifer) urging people to go up – whether it be in the world or in Christendom. The other, the Spirit of Christ leading people to go down like their Master. Like the corn of wheat, Jesus went down, and all His true disciples can be identified unmistakably by this characteristic.

The humility of Jesus is seen in all its brilliance in His death. There never was a more unjust trial than the one Jesus went through. Yet, He submitted to injury, insult, injustice, humiliation and ridicule, in silence. He did not call down curses on His enemies. He neither threatened revenge nor called for angelic assistance. He gave up all His rights as the Son of God. The ‘clenched fist’ is an appropriate symbol of the human race – signifying both the desire to hold on to one’s rights, powers and possessions, as well as the desire to fight back when attacked. Jesus on the other hand, willingly opened His palms to receive the nails on the cross. His palms were always open, giving, giving and giving. Finally He gave up His own life as well. This is true humility.

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God will give You an Expected End!!

 

Jeremiah 29 11

God knows you — by name, by address, by spirit, by personality. His thoughts toward us are of peace and not of evil, to give us an expected end (Jeremiah 29:11). God is a loving and a peaceful God, He would never wish that bad things would happen to us. God wants to give us the desires of our hearts if we would only seek Him first.

God knows the thoughts He thinks toward us and His thoughts are the only ones that count. It makes no difference what other people think of you.

God has plans for you. Surely He will give you an expected end. we don’t care about what is happening now. God is in control. He knows the end.

God promised us to give an expected end. But God says to us to do our part.

1. God says to us to pray for others.(And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace.-Jer 29:7)

2. God says to us to listen His words alone. Don’t listen false prophets(Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. 9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, says the Lord.-Jer 29:8)

3. God says to us to wait for His perfect time.(After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. -Jer 29:10)

Then He will perform His good Word toward us.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. -Jer 29 29:11-13