Once you enter into a full surrender with the Lord and are really walking with His divine grace and power operating in your life, one of the things that you will really have to watch out for is the temptation to fall into the pride trap. It will become very easy to have all of this kind of divine power start to go to your head and puff you up.
For those of you who are already walking with the anointing of God in your own personal lives, and for those of you who would really like to enter into this supernatural realm with the Lord – I would highly recommend that you read our article “Pride Will Come Before the Fall” in the Sanctification Section of our site.
I simply cannot stress enough the importance that each and every Christian stay humble in their own personal walks with the Lord. Nothing will destroy your personal relationship with God, the anointing that God can flow through you, and the ministry that God wants to give you than letting all of this divine power go straight to your head.
The spirit of pride literally took out one-third of the entire angelic host from the heaven where God and Jesus dwell in – and it can also personally destroy you and your entire walk with the Lord if you let it get worked too far up into your mind and heart. In the article we have on this deadly sin and enemy, we give you all of the main verses from Scripture that deal with this topic.
As you will see in this next verse I will now give you, God says that He will give grace to the “humble,” but that He will “resist” those who are “proud.”
“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6)
I believe this verse is telling us that God will withhold His grace from anyone who has become too proud in his mind and in his heart. God will not allow His power and grace to be abused, to be tampered with, or to be used for one’s own glory or one’s own selfish purposes.
Stay humble and accountable in your personal walk with the Lord – and He will then continue to give you His grace and power so that you can then reach the finish line that He has set up for you to reach, and accomplish everything that He wants you to accomplish for Him in this life.
This is part of our series on the Grace of God, you can read the rest here,
An Introduction to the “Understanding The Grace Of God”
1. We Are Saved by “Grace” Through Faith in Jesus Christ
2. Grace is the Power and Ability of God Operating Through Us
3. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Grace
4. The Grace of God Was Upon Jesus Christ
5. The Grace of God Was Upon the Apostle Paul
6. Let Your Speech Always Be With Grace
7. Do Not Abuse the Grace of God
8. Stay Humble With the Grace That God Will Give You
9. Do Not Receive the Grace of God in Vain
10. Continue in the Grace of God
11. How to Receive the Grace of God