The apostle Paul was concerned about his weakness in his physical body
But Christ Jesus told him:
'My Grace is sufficient for you,
For My Power is made Perfect in weakness.'
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,
So that Christ's Power may rest on me.
That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships,
In PERSECUTION, in difficulties.
For when I am weak, then I am STRONG. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
This is a critical concept to understand.
We are not strong in Christ because we are intellectually or physically strong;
Not because of our giftings, except those supernatural gifts from God.
We are strong in Christ when we are completely dependent upon Him
And depending on nothing from ourselves.
Christ cannot and will not work through us
Unless we are completely dependent upon Him.
When God said to Joshua: 'Be strong and courageous.'
He meant that Joshua be strong and courageous in Faith in God. (Joshua 1:6)
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
(2 Corinthians 11:30)
In boasting about our weakness we are giving ALL Glory to God
As in fact it is ALL His.
Understand the the world is the exact OPPOSITE.
The people of the world exult in their own strength and intellectual prowess;
In their giftings, ALL of which were given by God.
The people of the world, in their presumption and ignorance,
Refuse to give the Glory to God, which is ultimately their DOWNFALL.
Pride goes before DESTRUCTION, a haughty spirit before a FALL.
No one has anything that was not given them by God Almighty,
The Creator of all that exists and every person.
The people of the world exult in the natural world around them,
And in themselves,
And are completely ignorant of the spiritual world the controls them.
And the fact that they are ruled by the spirit of Satan.
They see themselves as strong but they are DECEIVED.
Everyone is either ruled by Satan or by Christ Jesus.
There is NOTHING in between.
If we think we are smart and gifted and physically strong
And that we are a gift to the world because of this, we are DECEIVED;
We have made an IDOL of ourselves.
This is exactly what Satan did
And what he deceives the people of the world into doing.
They make IDOLS of themselves and others.
He said in his heart:
'I will ascend to heaven;
I will rise my throne above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of the assembly,
On the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.' (Isaiah 14:13-14)
What will be the END result for Satan?
You have been brought down to the grave, to the depths of the PIT.
Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate:
'Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble,
The man who mad the world a DESERT,
Who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?'
All your pomp has been brought down to the grave
Along with the noise of your harps;
Maggots are spread out beneath you and worms cover you. (Isaiah 14:11)
What will be the END of the people of the world who reject Christ?
'I will rise up against them,' declares the Lord Almighty.
'I will cut off from Babylon her name and survivors,
Her offspring and descendants,' declares the Lord.
I will turn her into a place for owls and into swampland;
I will sweep her with the broom of DESTRUCTION,'
Declares the Lord Almighty. (Isaiah 14:22-23)
What did Christ Jesus say to His Father?
'Here I AM, I have come—it is written about Me in the Scroll.
I desire to do Your will, O My God;
Your Law is within My heart.'
I proclaim Righteousness in the Great Assembly;
I do not seal My lips, as You know, O Lord.
I do not hid Your Righteousness in My heart;
I speak of Your Faithfulness ans Salvation,
I do not conceal Your Love and Your Truth from the Great Assembly.
I pray that those who read this message are among the “weak;”
Those made strong in the Power of Christ Jesus.
Today, the world is raging against God, rushing toward oblivion. (Psalm 2)
America is being ground to powder because of her SIN against God.
Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation! (Acts 2:40)
As God has written, so shall it be! Hallelujah! Maranatha!
Father, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in Heaven!