Hosting His Glory - True Humility
In his book, “Secrets to Spiritual Power”, Watchman Nee wrote: Deliverance from the power of sin comes not from the blood but from the Cross, while forgiveness comes not from the Cross but from the blood.
We are all born with sinful nature according to Romans 3:23 -"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Everyone of us has pride, and likes to outshine one another like Jesus’ disciples, comparing themselves as to whom was the greatest. Even beggars compare among themselves with who has received the most monies through begging.
God has to put us through such a gruelling process of moulding, refining, cleansing and purifying so that we may crucify the flesh and die to ourselves so that Christ could live in us fully. We can be true vessels of humility to host His glory. The degree of His power resting on us is the measure of how much the King of Glory lives in us.
God lives in all believers, but the glory of His presence comes to rest only on a few, because God requires a fully surrendered and crucified vessel to carry His manifest glory.
J.S. Baxter said: "What God chooses, He cleanses. What God cleanses, He molds. What God molds, He fills. What God fills, He use."
Jesus says in Matthew 11:29, "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Are we willing to be humble enough for God to rest His glory upon us so that He can use our vessels to do His work? If we are willing, our ministries will be more effective, awesome, impactful and joyful for He is the One Who works, while we rest in Him!
Moses carried the glory of God as he was a very humble man as stated in Numbers 12:3 "Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth."
In contrast, Saul disobeyed due to his pride and arrogance and the Spirit of God (manifest presence of His glory) departed from him (1 Samuel 16:14).
It takes humility to obey His voice. Obedience is the mark of true sonship. This is true humility in God's sight, and the measure of how much the King of Glory can live in us, depends on how obedient we are to do the will of God. God gives the Spirit without limit (John 3:34).
Luke 18:14 says "..... and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Rev Paul K P Ang 洪 光 炳
CKRM Christian Centre Ltd, Singapore
CKRM Leadership Training (SEA) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Arsenal of Fires Ministries California, USA (Los Angeles, Stockton, New York City)
Arsenal of Fire Ministries, Thailand
Arsenal of Fire Ministries, Australia