OPEN HEAVEN 15 NOVEMBER 2018 – GLORY NOT IN SELF

OPEN HEAVEN 15 NOVEMBER 2018 – GLORY NOT IN SELF

OPEN HEAVEN 15 NOVEMBER 2018 MEMORISE:
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. Matthew 23:12

OPEN HEAVEN 15 NOVEMBER 2018 BIBLE READING: Isaiah 14:12-17, Luke 18:10-13

Isaiah 14:12-17
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

13 For 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:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

16 They 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;

17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

Luke 18:10-13
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

OPEN HEAVEN 15 NOVEMBER 2018 MESSAGE WITH HYMN AND PRAYER POINTS

Please Click Here To Read – Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heavens: (Thursday, November 15, 2018) – Glory Not In Self

To glory in self is to exalt one’s own worth above what it really is. It is the act of perceiving yourself as overly important.

A person who glories in self is a person who thinks he stands on his own merits and by his own power. This is the reason why the father of lies, Satan, was cast down from heaven.

Indeed, Satan is a classic example of someone who gloried in self. He exalted himself above what he really was, and he started to think of himself as better than everyone else, including God.

Glorying in self has its roots in self-deception; it starts when a man deceives himself into thinking and believing in a false idea of himself.

Glorying in self might not be obvious at first. It is a very dangerous character flaw that sometimes creep in on children of God until it leads them to doom. Also read – Open Heaven 14 November 2018

What then are the signs that a person glories in self? One indicator is when you feel the need to parade in public what should and can be done in private. This was one of the issues Jesus had with the Pharisees.

They would rather pray in public than pray behind closed doors, and when they fasted, they ensure that it showed on their faces, just so that everyone knew they were fasting.

OPEN HEAVEN 15 NOVEMBER 2018

Even today, some people ensure that every good thing they do is done from the rooftops, so that people will see and praise them. In addition, people who glory in self tend to talk about themselves a lot.

This is majorly because they feel the need to constantly list out their accomplishments and achievements. Click To Read – Open Heaven 6 November 2018

They are always quick to say “I” even when “we” is the approximate thing to say. People who glory in self honestly feel that they are better than everyone else.

Luke 18:10-13 shows a clear difference between a self-glorying person and a humble person.

When humble people see themselves as needing God’s grace and mercy, self-glorying people think that their actions are perfect enough to dignify them before God and man.

A self-glorying person will never get anything from God. Only a person who recognises his or her need for God’s help and asks for it will get it.

Glorying in self is very dangerous because at the end if the day, every single thing that the person thinks he or she has accomplished will be taken away, and shame, disappointment and humiliation will be the portion of such a fellow.

OPEN HEAVEN 15 NOVEMBER 2018 PRAYER POINT  Please Click Here To Read – Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heavens: (Thursday, November 15, 2018) – Glory Not In Self – Father, please remove every trace of self-glory in me.

OPEN HEAVEN 15 NOVEMBER 2018 BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Ezekiel 5-7, Luke 22:14-38
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 10: MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE

VERSE 1
My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Saviour divine!
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!

VERSE 2
May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!

VERSE 3
While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.

VERSE 4
When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll;
Blest Saviour, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!

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Nik
Nik
1 year ago

God will continue to bless you and use you the more. More grace in Jesus’ name.

tunde komolafe
tunde komolafe
1 year ago

God put an end to every power in my fathers house that is not letting us to move forward now in Jesus name.amen

okey ikwuazom
okey ikwuazom
1 year ago

O Lord remove from me every thought, action that wants to make me
exalt my self help me to continue to put my trust on you completely in Jesus’s name. Amen

Jacintha Onwukwe
Jacintha Onwukwe
1 year ago

May the Holy Spirit continue to teach, guide and strengthen The Body, amen!

Gideon Akin
Gideon Akin
1 year ago

Pride comes before a fall, be careful…
If you loose your place you can’t get it again..

Esther
Esther
1 year ago

Great message, more grace sir. Glorying in self is a delusion. Many mistake it for self- esteem. True self – esteem however comes from seeing ourselves as God sees us -products of His grace, and then knowing He will exalt us if we remain humble, daily acknowledging our need of Him.

Victor
Victor
1 year ago

May God of Adeboye bless you

Nikky
Nikky
1 year ago

My father my lord pls take from me every spirit of self glorifying in my life.

Akinfaloye akinyemi
Akinfaloye akinyemi
1 year ago

I pray the almighty will teach me how to humble my self and the grace to remain so

Patricia Otahagwa
Patricia Otahagwa
1 year ago

Oh Lord my Father, please never permit me to live in self glory, and destroy every spirit of pride in my life IJN, amen

Ayodele Ogungbemi
Ayodele Ogungbemi
1 year ago

Self glorifying May be deceptive and be a form of pride. God almighty please tear burn a clothings Of Self glorifying in me iJn

Magdalene Igbanger
Magdalene Igbanger
1 year ago

Lord, help me to humble myself always.

Dare1100
Dare1100
1 year ago

Power message today.It is also in line with last Sunday School’s teaching:Old Church,A model for today. A very important point today is that self glory can creep into the life of a believer until it leads to doom.This creeping may be unnoticed initially and that is why we need the word and the Holy Spirit to prick us when this happens. I pray that God will help us all in this journey of life.We need God’s grace,mercy and the power of the Holy Spirit in this journey of life.We will not fail in Jesus name.Amen. Lord,take away every trace of… Read more »

Shola
Shola
1 year ago

O lord father, please help me not to glory in myself, the grace to always remain humble release it on me abundantly in Jesus name

Odesanmi Janet
Odesanmi Janet
1 year ago

Father please, remove every trace of self glory in me, make me perfectly humble to be used by you, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

Princess Ngozi Okoli
Princess Ngozi Okoli
1 year ago

Father lord help me not to glory in myself in Jesus name

Adenike Olaoye
Adenike Olaoye
1 year ago

Almighty father,please give the Grace to always humble myself and destroy every spirit of pride in me.

GBENGA ADEDOKUN
GBENGA ADEDOKUN
1 year ago

Father please help me not to be glorying in myself, please help me to always return all glory back to you. If I have displayed any self glorification unknowingly in any way my father please forgive me Lord in Jesus name.

EVELYN UCHE
EVELYN UCHE
1 year ago

Hmm thank you Jesus!! Father save me from myself!!!