The life and message of Jesus during His time on earth was simple. He exemplified humility, charity, care, love and peace. His teachings point to the transformation of the inner man, and directs us to salvation. Love becomes the motivation of the Christian.
It is clear, most churches are gradually departing from the message of salvation and focusing on prosperity and messages that “are pleasing to their itching ears”.
“Poor in Spirit” simply means, to be humble. One is humble when the person comes to the realisation that, all your gifts, talents and blessings come from the Lord, through His grace.
“Remember the Lord thy God for it is He who gives you power to make wealth”. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
Poverty of the spirit means to be completely empty, breaking all carnal mindedness and allowing the word of God to dwell in you richly. Our generation is a “fast food” generation. Many are no longer ready and willing to sit and listen to teachings from the Bible, they just want quick answers to their questions, quick solutions to their problems and instant gratification. Many churches are empty during midweek services unless it is a prophetic service. This attitude has led to half-baked Christians, making themselves victims of some charlatans in the system. When believers humble themselves and learn the word of God, it brings about openness and inner peace, allowing one to do the will of God.
“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom”. (Proverbs 11:2)
“God gives favour to the humble”. (Proverbs 3:34)
The reason many of us do not attract the favour of God is because we focus more on ability, than on God’s power. We compare God’s power to our feelings of powerlessness. Focusing more on ourselves means pride, greed, selfishness and arrogance.
“Pride goes before destruction”. Proverbs 16:18
Those who humble themselves accept their frailty and allow the grace of God to lead them in all their actions.
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.