Prosperity through humility is the Good news for the Christmas.

Author: Voice Of God Ministry  //  Category: Messages

Dear beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
Greetings in the sweet name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
The greatness of God is seen by the world in the marvels of creation and the universe is so vast that the human mind cannot comprehend it how an ant doesn’t understand the size of the earth and the height of the heaven.

Galaxies of stars have been flung out across space, billions of light-years apart. At the same time, each bit of matter in this universe is made up of atoms, so small that the naked eye cannot see them, yet containing hundreds of electrons rotating within them. How great is our God! It is the prosperity of the God who is rich in humility.

But, the humility that made the Son of God empty Himself and come in our flesh and identify Him with our fallen race is much greatness than the wonder of the universe.

The great King of Heaven came to the earth and dwelt as one of us in our flesh and He came, not in a condescending, patronising sort of way, but with real humility, making Himself one with us in every way. “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory,” said John the apostle (Jn. 1:14).

and we can add – “such glory that far outshone the glory seen in creation.”We see the glory of the Lord Jesus in a far greater way in His humility than even in the wonderful miracles that He did. It is this athway of humility that the Holy Spirit desires to show us first of all, so that we might learn to walk in it all our days. It is here that we are to follow Jesus primarily.

The pride of Lucifer, and self-humbling of Jesus
God had created an angel called Lucifer who was perfect in wisdom and beauty. Lucifer was appointed by God as the head of the angelic order hence his purity and humility. Ie.Next to God. But, being lifted up with pride and discontented with his appointed lot, Lucifer sought to go up and to exalt himself (Ezek. 28:11-17; Isa. 14:12-15).

Thus he brought sin into God’s creation. God cast him down immediately – and he became Satan. Pride is therefore the root of every sin and evil in this universe.
Why God created human
When Adam sinned, he too became infected with this Satanic pride. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you? He said, I heard the sound of You  [walking] in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself. And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat? And the man said, the woman whom You gave to be with me–she gave me [fruit] from the tree, and I ate.

And the Lord God said to the woman,  What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate. Here, both Adam and his wife through the stone to other  and they were not realise their disobedient is infected with this Satanic pride automatically.

Every child of Adam is now born with God did not create man because He needed a servant. He already had millions of angels to serve Him. He created man because He wanted someone who would manifest His character and His nature.

If we forget this truth, it is easy to get side tracked into imagining that service for God is the primary purpose of our salvation in Christ. This is the mistake that many believers have made is infection. To redeem man from this poison, Jesus humbled Himself Before Jesus lived that God’s Grace and true pure love-filled life on earth, as a man, He humbled Himself and it was the begging   step and  for us too.

We have as much of the mind of Christ as we have of His humility. This is the infallible gauge of spiritual growth. Let this mind be with us. which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

The very coming of Jesus to earth from the glory of Heaven is in itself a marvelous demonstration of His humility. But we are told further that, even “as a man He humbled Himself” (Phil. 2:8). “Made like His brethren in every respect” (Heb. 2:17), He took His place before God as all other men. He became nothing so that God might be everything. This is true humility.

When God was about to make Adam, His words were, “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness” (Gen.1:26) When Adam sinned, God in His foreknowledge, had already made provision for lifting man out of the pit of sin into which he had fallen.

The incarnation of Christ and His death on the cross were in God’s mind, before Adam was even created. God’s intention in the redemption that He has provided for us in Christ is that we might be brought back to the place where we can fulfil His original purpose for man – to manifest His nature.

Our salvation is through faith in Christ. But faith can be based only on a divine revelation of the Person of Christ. It is only such faith that will allow the Holy Spirit to transform us into the likeness of Christ.

Real prosperity and Jesus desire… ..
Worldly prosperity and  glory and greatness are measured by a person’s position, wealth, accomplishments, family status, etc. But how different is the glory of God as seen in Jesus Christ! Total obedience to God is the unmistakable mark of genuine humility.

There is no clearer test than this.Which family did Jesus choose? An unknown carpenter’s family from a place called Nazareth, of which town people said, “Can any good come from there?” (Jn. 1:46). Joseph and Mary were so poor that they could not even afford to offer a lamb as a burnt offering to God (cf. Lk. 2:22-24 with Lev. 12:8).

Further, Jesus was the only person ever born, who could choose exactly where he would be born. Having the opportunity to determine the place of His birth, which place did He choose? A cattle food-box in a lowly stable!

Notice further, the family-line that Jesus chose for Himself. Four women are named in the family-tree of Jesus, mentioned in Matthew 1:3-6. The first one, Tamar had a son through committing adultery with her father-in-law, Judah.

The second one, Rahab, was a well-known prostitute in Jericho. The third one, Ruth, was a descendant of Moab, who was born as a result of Lot committing adultery with his own daughter. The fourth one was Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba, with whom David committed adultery.

Why did Jesus choose such a shameful family-line to come through? So that He could identify Himself totally with Adam’s fallen race. There we see His humility. He did not desire any pride of family or genealogy

Jesus identified Himself totally with man. He believed in the essential equality of all human beings, irrespective of race, family, position in life, etc., and became one with the least and lowest in the social strata. He came below all, that He might be the servant of all. It is only the one who gets beneath others who is able to lift them up. And that is how Jesus came.

The Holy Spirit transforms us through the renewal of our mind (Rom. 12:2). It is in our thoughts that the seed of true Christ-like humility is sown. It is not by our actions or by our behaviour before others but rather by our thoughts (when we are by ourselves) that we can ascertain whether we are being transformed into Christlikeness in this area or not – our thoughts concerning ourselves and about how we compare with others.

It is only when we are truly small in our own thoughts, that we can genuinely “regard others as more important than us” (Phil. 2:3), and consider ourselves as “the very least of all the saints” (Eph. 3:8). Jesus always considered Himself as a man to be nothing before His Father. Therefore the glory of the Father was manifested through Him in all its fullness.

Because Jesus took this position of nothingness before the Father, He could joyfully submit to anything that the Father ordered for His life, and obey all the Father’s commandments wholeheartedly. “He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death” (Phil. 2:8).

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: For thirty years, Jesus submitted to an imperfect foster-father and mother – because this was His Father’s will. He knew far more than Joseph and Mary; and was sinless, unlike them. Yet He submitted to them.

It is not easy for man to submit to those who are intellectually or spiritually inferior to him. But genuine humility has no problem here – for one who has truly seen himself as nothing in God’s eyes, has no difficulty in submitting to anyone whom God appoints over him. Jesus chose a fairly unimpressive profession – that of a carpenter.

And when He entered into His public ministry, He had no prefixes or suffixes to His name. He was not `Pastor Jesus.’ Much less was he `The Reverend Doctor Jesus!’ He never sought nor desired any earthly position or title that would exalt Him above the common people whom He had come to serve. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

The Father’s approval alone mattered to Him…..
When the crowds once flocked after Him, wanting to make Him their king, He quietly slipped away from their midst (Jn. 6:15). He desired to be known only as `the son of man.’ He never sought nor cared for the honour of men. He lived before His Father’s face alone, and was quite content to go all through life ignored and despised by men.

The Father’s approval alone mattered to Him.
Whenever Jesus healed someone or did a miracle, He was keen that no one should know about the healing, for His miracles were acts of compassion done for needy individuals, and not publicity stunts. Even when He raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead, He gave strict instructions that no one should be told about it (Mk. 5:43). Only after Jesus had left this earth, was the record of His life made public by His apostles.

He had been a servant of all men…
When He took a basin of water and washed His disciples’ feet, on the last night before He was crucified, it was typical of what had been true of His entire life. He had been a servant of all men. He was quick to note that the disciples’ feet were dirty and was equally quick to pick up the basin and to do the needful, instead of waiting to see if someone else would do it. That action was symbolic of a lifetime of service to others. Jesus did not wait to be asked to do something. He found out the need and did the needful.

Jesus moved among them as their equal…
Jesus associated intimately with the lowest strata of society and moved among them as their equal. And yet, although He was sinless and perfect, He never made others feel awkward because of their imperfections. He had no patronizing air about Him when He moved around with His disciples. In fact, He moved so freely with them that they felt free to rebuke Him and even to give Him advice (Mt. 16:22; Mk. 4:38; 9:5)

We see the humility of Jesus in His seeking for the fellowship of His disciples in prayer. In the garden of Gethsemane, He asked Peter, James and John to pray with Him, because His soul was “deeply grieved to the point of death” (Mt. 26:38). Jesus was conscious of the utter weakness of the flesh that He had taken on. That was why He sought their fellowship in prayer.

It is because we are not honest enough to acknowledge our nothingness, that the manifestation of God’s power through us is limited. Jesus has shown us the way of humility. It is to acknowledge the weakness of our flesh, and our nothingness as human beings.Because Jesus humbled Himself, therefore God exalted Him to the highest position in the universe (Phil. 2:9). Those who go the farthest along the way of humility will sit with Jesus on His right and left hand in glory.

All through Jesus’ life He kept going down. He came down from Heaven and kept going down, down, down all the way to the cross. Never once did He reverse this direction and seek to go up 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. And this is true `manhood’ as God intended it to be. The disciple of Jesus who wants to manifest the divine nature must be willing to suffer injustice without complaining.

The Bible says, “If you bear patiently with suffering when you do right and that is undeserved, it is acceptable and well-pleasing to God. For even to this were you called – it is inseparable from your vocation.

For Christ also suffered…leaving you His personal example, so that you should follow on in His footsteps…..when He was reviled and insulted, He did not revile or offer insult in return; when He was abused and suffered, He made no threats of vengeance; but He trusted Himself and everything to Him Who judges fairly” (1 Pet. 2:20-23 – Amplified).

We also know that God is omniscient (knowing everything). Yet the Scripture says that Jesus had to come near a fig-tree once, before He could find out whether it had any fruit (Mk.11:13). Once Jesus said that He did not even know the date of His own second coming to earth (Mk.13:32).

So, it is crystal clear that Jesus had emptied Himself of the privileges of Deity, when He walked on this earth in our flesh.”The Word was God……and the Word became flesh” (Jn. 1:1,14).Both these truths concerning the Person of Christ – His Deity and His humanity – must be believed equally, if we are to avoid heresy.

The humility of Jesus did not permit Him to judge anyone
The humility of Jesus did not permit Him to judge anyone. God alone is the Judge of all men; and any man who judges another thereby occupies the place that God alone is entitled to occupy. As a man on earth, Jesus said, “I do not judge anyone” (Jn. 8:15). He committed all judgment to His Father. There too we see the beauty of His humility.

Jesus willingly submitted to the humiliating death that His Father planned for Him. Beyond the human instruments that planned and executed His crucifixion, He could discern the Father’s hand and He willingly drank the cup that “the Father gave” (Jn. 18:11).

“He was obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Phil. 2:8).
This is the real Jesus of the Scriptures. Unlike modern evangelists, He was not honoured as a celebrity or a film-star. On the contrary, He was despised and rejected by men; and the world of His day got rid of Him by nailing Him to a cross. The world today is no different; and the disciple is not above His Master.

A Christianity that is popular and that attracts the honour of the world is a counterfeit of the true faith. The entire life of Jesus – from birth to death – demonstrated the fact that “that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God” (Lk. 16:15).

“Learn of Me,” Jesus said, “for I am humble of heart” (Matt. 11:29). Humility was the main thing that Jesus asked His disciples to learn from Him. And that is what we must learn from Him too.Jesus has not only redeemed us through His death, but also shown us through His life on earth, how God intended man to live. He is not only our Saviour but also our Forerunner (Heb. 6:20). He has given us an example of how to live at all times and in all situations, in perfect obedience to God.

Forgiveness of sins, the fullness of the Spirit and all the means of grace that God has provided, are all meant by Him to lead to one final goal – that we might be conformed to the likeness of His Son. In fact, every doctrine in God’s Word can be understood in its proper perspective only as it is seen in the light of God’s eternal purpose for man – to make Him like Jesus.

The chief ministry of the Holy Spirit is twofold, and is described thus: “We behold as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, and are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, by the Spirit” (2 Cor.3:18) The Holy Spirit constantly seeks to show us the glory of the Lord Jesus in the Scriptures (the mirror) – and then seeks to change us into that likeness.

God the Father in His sovereignty, also orders all our circumstances to this same end. “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him…….for whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son” (Rom. 8:28,29).

Every event and circumstance in our life is meant by God to mould us and transform us a little more into the likeness of Jesus.
And so we see, that our Father in heaven and the Holy Spirit in our hearts are both working towards one goal – that we might become like Jesus. The more we partake of our Lord’s nature, the more we will live on earth as He lived. This is the Spirit-filled life.

Jesus did not come to earth as an angel, but like us. The Bible says, “He was made like His brothers in all things” (Heb.2:17) (His brothers are His disciples – Matt.12:50). If He had not been made like us (His brothers) “in all things”, He could not have become our Example. Neither could He have commanded us saying, “Follow Me,” for we obviously could not follow One Who did not have our limitations, even as an angel cannot teach us to swim, since he does not experience the downward pull of gravity as we do.

Then Paul’s exhortation in 1 Corinthians 11:1, to follow him as he followed Christ would also become meaningless, for Paul could not possibly have lived as Jesus lived. Then the life of Christ becomes a life that we can only admire, but never follow.

But praise God that Christ did come in our flesh, and having accepted the limitations of our flesh, has given us an example to follow. Since it was as a man, that Jesus lived a holy, pure life, there is no reason now why we too cannot “walk as He walked” (1 Jn. 2:6). Because we are weak as human beings, God offers us the same power of the Spirit that was given to Jesus when He lived on earth as a man.

What God did for Jesus He will gladly do for us, for “He loves us as He loved Jesus” (Jn. 17:23). But His power is made available only “to those who believe” (Eph. 1:19). So it is because of lack of faith in God’s Word that believers today are impotent and powerless against sin and Satan.

The excuse that the Devil would have us make when we are commanded to “follow in His steps who committed no sin” (1 Pet. 2:21,22), is that being human we cannot but sin occasionally. But when we see that Jesus came in our flesh and did not sin, then TWO things happen: (1) We no longer have any excuse for sinning.

(2) We have faith that we too can live in victory over sin as Jesus did.
And so Paul’s prayer is mine too, as you read the truths of Scripture in this book: “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him (Christ)…and…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.” (Eph. 1:17; 3:16).
It is only through the full knowledge of Christ that we can know the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the perfect example of the
Spirit-filled man .

As we look at His life and see how He lived on this earth, we can understand unmistakably what the characteristics of a Spirit-filled life are at His life and see how He lived on this earth, we can understand unmistakably what the characteristics .May the God bless us in this Christmas and the coming New years,

Wish you all Merry Christmas and a Realprosperous Happy New year.
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