Matthew 23:12 “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.”
God said “whosoever shall exalt himself, I will make sure you come down.” Don’t let God resist you, don’t! When God decides to come at you and resist you, you do not stand a chance.
With all your secrete money, treasures and connections, your influence and your relevance, hear me, you do not stand a chance! Do not let Him resist you.
Humble yourself and He will exalt you. When God exalts you, nobody can bring you down. Nothing! They can throw everything at you, at your family or loved ones. They can through things at your children, like they did to David in the Bible, but none if those things can bring you down.
That is why Paul said “what can separate us from the love of God?” He said “shall tribulations, famine, nakedness, public disgrace, poverty, embarrassment, war, peril?
He said “for thy sake, we are killed all the day long. We are counted as sheep into the slutter. Yea, in all of these things, we are more than conqueror through Him who lived us and gave Himself for us.
Paul said “I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor any other creature can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
None of these things can separate us from the love of God. So let us humble ourselves.
Proverb 16:18 “Pride goeth before destruction, And an haughty spirit before a fall.” Pride again! The same thing.
When you see prideful people, very arrogant, they have no respect for anybody.
Sometimes you call some people on phone. People who were very nice before and somehow they gained prominence. They become arrogant. They pick up a phone call and shout, hello! Who is this!
What do you want! What can I do for you? I’m busy!
A day will come, you will need someone to talk to. You will wish someone will call you and nobody will call you. Nobody will talk to you, nobody will come to you. Then you will know the value of people.
You will realize that the day money fails and power expires, and influence flies away through the window and you are left all alone. You will wish that men call you.
I have seen it before. When they now call them, they will say “oh, it’s so good to hear from you. It’s been a long time. When can we connect?” And I’m there wondering, is that the same person? Is that the same human being who used to be so arrogant.
You think you have arrived. You are nothing! It is just a matter of time. When the seat you are on, it taken from you. When the power is taken from you. Then you will realize that human beings are very important. People are important than money, power and influence.
So learn to treat people as human beings. You never know who you will need tomorrow. That is what life is all about.
I have been blessed by people. I have met people all over the world that did things for me. One day I was traveling. I had a ticket to be at the first class, and I came late. So I had to take an economy seat. I said fine, I have been in economy before. I know how to abound and how to abase.
Got into the plane and sat in the economy. Then a guy saw me, and he left his seat when the flight took off. He said papa, you have to come to the first class. I told him not to worry, but he insisted. He gave up his first class seat and sat on my economy seat. I later found out that I preached to him while he was a student.
You never know who will be there for you tomorrow.
I have been in very difficult situations in life and I just meet people who go out of their way to help me.
My son was in crisis and was rushed to the hospital. When they saw his surname, they started asking if he was the son of the bishop. He said yes and they said, that is our papa.
When my son told me, I said son, be nice to people. For you never know who you would need tomorrow.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams