7th June 2022
Grace for you today !
Christ My Exalting Glory!
“And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!””
I Kings 19:3-4 NKJV
Elijah, one of the mightiest prophets the world had ever witnessed , was once fear struck & ran for his life when he was threatened by the wicked Jezebel.
If you try looking into the source of that fear , you will notice that it is the ‘self-righteousness’ ( mother of all sins ). It’s evident because he mentions saying, ‘ for I am no better than my fathers’.
It is obvious that anyone feels proud when he hits his career best. So also Elijah, for he brought down fire from heaven (an awesome demonstration of God’s power completely unheard of ). He prayed earnestly and rains descended after three and a half years of famine. He raised the widow’s son from the dead and the list goes on. Somehow, the thought creeps in subtly , ‘ I am holier than thou’ ( smarter than thou, wiser than thou, more knowledgeable than thou, better than thou……). That’s the voice of ‘self righteousness’. Dangerous…..
The only antidote is seeking God’s kind of righteousness which is in Christ Jesus! This ushers in the unmerited favor / grace of God in abundance. Hallelujah!
Yes my beloved, the revelation of the Righteousness of God witnessed in the life of Jesus Christ alone keeps us going and growing. Keep reminding yourself that you are hewn out of Him and fashioned in His righteousness to shine forth His glory . Its the perfect obedience of Jesus through His shedding of blood which is the reason for your success & exalting glory!
Some may reach the top but hardly few continue to stay at the top. It’s the constant awareness of His righteousness that keeps you at the top always . Amen 🙏
Because you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, you are the head & never the tail, above only & never below ! Amen 🙏🏽
Grace Revolution Gospel Church