Saturday, June 15, 2013

Humility: The Secret of Redemption!

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not a thing to be grasped 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. Therefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: (Phil. 2:5-9)   

Humility in redemption. How do we find humility in redemption? Let the following words help us answer that question.

In this view it is of inconceivable importance that she would have the right thoughts of what Christ is, of what constitutes Him the Christ, and specially of what may be counted His chief characteristic, the root and essence of all His character as our Redeemer. There can be but one answer: it is His humility. What is the incarnation but His heavenly humility, His emptying Himself and becoming man? What is His life on earth but humility; His taking the form of a servant? And what is His atonement but humility? "He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death."

And what is His ascension and His glory, but humility exalted to the throne and crowned with glory?  "He humbled Himself, therefore God highly exalted Him." In heaven, where He was with the Father, in His birth, in His life, in His death, in His sitting on the throne, it is all, it is nothing but humility. Christ is the humility of God embodied in human nature; the Eternal Love humbling itself, clothing itself in the garb of meekness and gentleness, to win and serve and save us. 

As the love and condescension of God makes Him the benefactor and helper and servant of all, so Jesus of necessity was the Incarnate Humility. And so He is still in the midst of the throne, the meek and lowly Lamb of God. If this be the root of the tree, it's nature must be seen in every branch and leaf and fruit. If humility be the first, the all-including grace of the life of Jesus, ---if humility be the secret of His atonement,---then the health and strength of our spiritual life will entirely depend upon our putting this grace first too, and making humility the chief thing we admire in Him, the chief thing we ask of Him, the one thing for which we sacrifice all else. 

Is it any wonder that the Christian life is so often feeble and fruitless, when the very root of the Christ-life is neglected, is unknown? Is it any wonder that the joy of salvation is so little felt, when that in which Christ found it and brings it, is so little sought? Until a humility which will rest in nothing less than the end and death of self, which gives up all the honor of men as Jesus did, to seek the honor that comes from God alone; which absolutely makes and counts itself nothing, that God may be all, that the Lord alone may be exalted, until such a humility be what we seek in Christ above our chief joy, and welcome at any price, there is very little hope of a religion that will conquer the world. 

My dear friends. Humility requires us that we drop everything about our selfish nature so that God will exalt us in His perfect time. In this day and age, our microwave mentality has created this sense of entitlement that threatens to destroy any amount of humility that God has endowed us with. God wants to bless the work of your hands as you make every effort to continue to advance God's kingdom on earth. Are you willing to submit your life and ministry with the same humble disposition that Jesus gave His Father? If so, then get ready for the breakthrough of your life my friend...:-)

Thank you very much for reading this far as I am confident in the Lord that you have been ministered to in a mysterious and miraculous way. May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name my friends! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)