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1 Peter 5:5-7
5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace (favor) to the humble.”
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time (appointed seasonable time) he may exalt you,
7 casting all your anxieties (distracted in multiple directions and fearful) on him, because he cares for you.
Kingdom people will never fulfill their purpose in their generation nor advance against the kingdom of darkness outside of:
1) Received Grace & Favor - (anointing)
2) Strategic Seasonable Timing - (sonship timing)
So much failure and lack of fruitfulness can be attributed to moving outside of Holy Spirit anointing and timing.
Abraham needed not only promised destiny but also patient waiting for the right time to get his Isaac.
David needed not only Samuel prophetic anointing but also Spirit driven kingdom timing to ascend the throne.
To walk out our pre-ordained works and fulfill our purpose in our generation both of these dynamics must be at work.
They can only happen in the context of biblical humility.
So the enemy works overtime to abort these in our lives thorough the conception of multiple forms of pride.
The Lord “opposes” or wars against pride.
The Lord loves us when we are prideful; enough to produce circumstances and revelation that calls us to humility.
1) “To lower oneself” specifically to before the Lord but also others
2) Involves subjection to authority in the family of God
3) Involves the casting of our anxieties upon the Lord rooted in confidence of his love for us
4) It is not bad self-esteem nor insecure quietness
5) Jesus is the perfect manifestation of and teacher about humility
3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
7 but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross
6) Jesus’ model of Humility was rooted in strong identity
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God,
4 rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist.
5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
7) Humility is the "lowering of oneself" below the opinion of God so is actually surrender to radical faith.