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The Reversal of Pride

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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September 6, 2020 8:00 am

The Reversal of Pride

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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September 6, 2020 8:00 am

Pastor Robert emphasized the importance of humbling ourselves before God to remove the pride that will otherwise lead to our fall.

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The word work, including Pastor Robert series called the Kings about where he brings to life the stories before she keeps today. Pastor Robert is going to talk about the boards that pride is this rubber has so many great insights to share something with student will finish our series today called the keys of Babylon and were going to become at the fourth key, which is Cyrus and I'm going to just give you a little bit of history all the book of Daniel first and then I'll tell you what this message is about a day, you need to know that Daniel ministered to all for these keys and just let me show you sacred Scriptures Daniel 121 says. Thus Daniel continued until the first year of the Cyrus. I really do not Cyrus today and Daniel 628 this is actually where we ended last week at the end of chapter 6, so this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian. So we talk about Darius last week. Now Cyrus now to let you know Daniel has 12 chapters so the first six chapters are historical chapters in the history of what happened during the exile, the exile is the 70 years God to Israel, the people of Israel out of the land in the Babylon cat in captivity.

Okay, that's called the exile. So the first six chapters are the history of the exile, the second six chapters chapter 7 through 12 are the visions that Daniel received that most people believe about the end times and some are about the end times. But some are about things that were going to happen until the Messiah came, and when the Messiah. I so I need to show you. You can read these, they would take a whole other series but just Daniel 789-1011 12 just the first verse. All right, Daniel, 71, in the first year of Belshazzar king abandoned Babylon Daniel had a dream. Daniel 81 in the third year of the ranking about Belshazzar a vision appeared to me Daniel nine in the first year of Darius, the son of a hard word of the lineage of the Medes, who was made King of the realm of the Chaldeans, and here's why. Don't you notice in the first year of his reign. I Daniel out. He called this phrase for later in the message understood by the books, the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet that he would accomplish 70 years in the desolation of Jerusalem, so Daniel was saying and I understood that we will be released after 70 years. This know what you knows that will come back to that Daniel T.

Anyone in the third year of Cyrus king of Persia message was remailed to Daniel. Daniel 11 one.

Also in the first year of Darius the Mead idea when I step to confirm Frank NCCI just keeps going through by saying in the first year of this king, I had this dream in the third year of this king, I had this dream will follow me now.

Daniel 12 verse one what you want charge starts and watch how many scriptures in the New Testament. This one verse.

I wish I could have given to you by the laptop. If this was a seminary class I give them all to you by don't have time and we could message Daniel 12 verse one says at that time Michael shall stand up Michael Michael to the Archangel, shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people, and there shall be a time of trouble.

A great tribulation, such as never since it was since there was a nation even had time and at that time your people shall be delivered as a rapture.

Everyone who is found written in the book in the New Testament talks about the book of life, and many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to ever let that's first Thessalonians 4. Those who sleep asleep. I will awake right, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt that Revelation 20. That's, that's, then all will follow. So it's amazing.

Not so don't talk about Cyrus not been tell you that Cyrus is the surprise. What does Cyrus represent. So here's the title of the message this week. This is the surprise. The reversal of pride. Pride can be reversed when he saved another way, a prideful person can become a humble person a prideful person can become a humble person so let's ask this because we got Nebuchadnezzar and God humbled them. Darius and God humbled him. We got all through Scripture God.

Humbling people. So does God humbled people. Yes, God does humble people. Why would God ever humble anyone.

I want to give you some answers. But let me just give you one is not even in my notes right and that is that pride we've heard. Pride comes before a fall.

That's actually not what the Bible says it says pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Look it up yourself, but I will say has become your Bible says pride comes for fall Dragon for fall. No weekends before destruction haughty spirit comes before faults take so why would God ever humble anyone simple to keep them from being destroyed. In other words, because he loves you so let me give you three were three reasons to read that God wants reversed Friday like number one God's plans for you or for your good God's plans for you are for your good.

Deuteronomy 860, who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know listed all my children going to watch that he might humble you, so God did this to humbling that he might humble you and that he might test you to do you good in the end, there is right there I straight out of a why would God ever humble anyone to do a four-legged matter fact you probably made this statement at some point. I know God is humbling me and I God, no. I know God is testing me right now, but I know it's for my good.

If you're mature believer, you know. Romans 828 that all things work for good for those who love God are called according to sports right okay so he's doing if that were to lament the exile that was Falmouth wilderness. Do you remember Daniel say had not told you to remember this, he said.

I started reading the book of Jeremiah and that's when I figured out it was 70 years. Remember that when we show you the Scripture Jeremiah 24 verse five. Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel did by the way, this is rightfully taken captive like these good affiliates so will I acknowledge those who are carried away captive from Judah, who I have seen that out of this place. You mind saying these words for their all good into the land of the Chaldeans, which is Babylon I told you God did this for the good of his people not to punish them, not because he's mad Adam.Jesse don't get it back.

Teach them a lesson. I want to really teach them a good lesson is doing it for the good. Now there's another Scripture.

Jeremiah 29 in the Jeremiah that you know as matter fact we quote it as matter fact it was the end. The little ceramic bread thing on my grandmother's table.

You remember that it was the verse of the day bread for the what bread for the day or some like that and you bully him read Scripture and put that one in the back. You know that so I remember you have quoted this scriptural batch, but also bet you didn't know the context Jeremiah 2911 never heard of the Scripture.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and one version says not at the pit, but thoughts of good and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope that you ready for the scripts you quoted, you will know what the context is evident. Watch first Tia the verse right before for thus says the Lord, after 70 years are completed at Babylon I will visit you and perform my good word toward you and cause you to return to this place for I know the thoughts that I think toward you. That's where the verse came from is referring to the exile.

Now show you one more Scripture here saying Chronicles 3622 and 23 these are the last two verses of second Chronicles in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled. We just read the two scriptures, the Lord stirred up the spirits of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation through all these kingdoms and also put it in writing, saying, thus says Cyrus king of Persia, all the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me, and he has commanded me to build him a house at Jerusalem see that actual Scripture as well, where he command Cyrus to fund the building of the temple, a house in Jerusalem which is in Judah. Who is among you, all of all these people by the Lord his God be with him and let him go. Another words, all of you who are of the of Jerusalem will go up and do this and I want to fund, resource that not here's what I want you know about this second Chronicles 36 with the verb number two verses we just read the last two verses I'm going to 36.

Are you ready for this.

These are the last two verses chronologically of the Hebrew Scriptures not Malachi. These are the last VS is the way the Old Testament, the Hebrew Scriptures right here with the rebuilding of the temple. Jesus comes along and says you say this temple you worship that this temple but I'm telling you Alyssa like the way says it, I think you said like this, tear this temple down in all rebuilding three days I'm changing the way you thought about the temple I'm about to make my temple in your heart. But here's what I want take. Here's the good news okay if you get yourself in trouble.

Even if God is disappointing you like you was his children he's doing it for your good. He's doing it for your good, if you're going through something right now you need to know it's for your it was always farther. And he said it over and over again.

Here's number two God knows you. Before you know him so no matter what type of home you grow up in her no matter what you went through God.

God knew you before you knew him.

So it is believed that Daniel not only will usually Jeremiah.

He also read Isaiah and showed the Scriptures to Cyrus and that's why Cyrus gave the degree to build.

We don't know that Daniel on shouting of the Bible doesn't tell us that, but we think Daniel would've been the logical one because he's the one who had access, and yet is he okay not, here's the amazing thing God said I mention I'm going to get your name when you don't know is that when Cyrus was born, his grandfather was the king and his grandfather had a dream that his grandson was going to overthrow now the grandfather, the sons name who was the father of Cyrus yes against that listener when his name was campuses.

The first, why would his son. The main campus. This the second by the way, Cyrus named his his son campuses. The second day, so the grandfather has this dream that's that his grandson is going to overthrow him so he orders him to be killed by handing the given to one of the keys of upper guys there. He takes him out but he needs a shepherd and his wife who are bearing their stillborn son and he switches babies with them. He takes the dead baby back and says to look the infant is been filled to the grandfather, the king, the shepherd named CM Cyrus. Even though his father named him campuses. The second because of even named that someone known who he was following the names and Cyrus God's as 150 years before he comes in the power on the one that nature. I made it and then he makes this statement in your my shepherd for the first 10 years of his life he was raised by the shepherd and his mother anything such as parents, and he thinks he's a shepherd and your incipient sheet and he thinks is going to be a shepherd. Every year when they take the baby back the grandfather in order to be killed more and so much every year on his birthday that finally on his 10th birthday. He was mourning so much on his 10th birthday that I finally said to them, got the nerve up psyching he's not that he's not that he still alive and he said please restore my want to know I want to build me. My grandson, so they go and take him. He has no clue that he thinks he's been taken from his real parents state the shepherd he goes and began begins when palace finds out he's the grandson by the way, the prophecy came past. He did overthrow his grandfather, he did become the ruler of the world. But when he becomes the ruler of the world. The prophet comes to him and he says to look right here. This was written hundred and 50 years ago.

And God says I'm the one that nature.

This is amazing this is amazing I'm telling God knows he plans he's got all planned out every three days you before you knew him. Here's number three God's plans for you. Include provision God's plans for you.

Include provision as your one verse four and whoever is left in any place where he dwells. Let the man of his place.

LPM with silver and gold with goods and livestock besides the free will offerings of the house of God which is in Jerusalem as your 37. They also gave money for the Masons and the carpenters and food and drink and oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre to bring cedar logs from Lebanon to the sea to Joppa. According to the permission which they had from Cyrus key of Persia. God was providing for the end everything they needed.

Three. Cyrus this is the reversal of prime when he tried to traverse in your life, you immediately step into God's plan for you.

The also step in God's provision for you and Daniel Shadrach and me shack and Abednego were always provided for the children that is rather close didn't wear out the shoes didn't wear out, and I know you ladies would like to have the same virtues for 40 years, but they didn't wear out they didn't want to Nordstrom's in the wilderness God provided for so even when the children of Israel were in a time of correction from God and even when Israel was in the time of correction, God was right. But as soon as they were humbled. The children of Israel in the wilderness, walked into the promised land, without which was a land that had houses built by giants. The Giants were over 90 feet tall 9 foot king size beds 9 foot big screen TVs.

Not bad.

And then when the children of Israel released and went back to rebuild the walls of their city and their temple. Every penny was provided for already.

This is hard as God is God so God humbles us, but that's not the ultimate, the ultimate is that you humbled yourself because even when God humbled Nebuchadnezzar. He had a choice he had humbled himself God humbled Darius and Cyrus and they humbled himself. Belshazzar did not humble himself member that even though God humbled okay so how do you humble yourself. I asked got a question for many years as the God I want to be. I want to be humble but I really don't want to be humble and I thought a lonely, humble, Lord, but I really don't want you to humbled me, but the Bible says, humble myself.

So how do you humble yourself with the Lord showed me one day and he gave me the greatest example of humbling yourselves. It's the person that humbled himself the most that ever lived Jesus. Philippians 2 verse five. You must have the same attitude that Christ staff had, though he was God. He did not think of the quality with God though he was equal with God as something to hang only periodically. Instead, he gave his divine privilege easy. He gave up his equality with God, he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being when he appeared in human form P what humbled himself in obedience to God and not a criminal's death on the cross so that you humble yourself word humble has about 45 definitions in the great.

This is one of the definitions to rank yourself below. Others to write yourself below others and Philippians 2 if you backed up will verse three says this let each esteem others better than himself. When I thought about this the person that I thought that has always esteem. Everyone better than herself is my wife always. She's the greatest example of humility on sheet she estates me. She estates everyone we meet.

She's constantly wanting us to help a person in the she's talking about giving cars to sing-along suite we have weekly gift card. When God tells us to years ago, the Lord told me I handle all the finances and our family.

I I don't mean that in a wrong way port work, but she can't count and she romantic. She does not understand numbers show I was telling one time some better financially said that the Babylon lab that cannot. So I just handle it years ago. The Lord told me when she wants to give something. Whatever it is you get the told me that whatever she wants give you give us your consent on the site.

John move her senses she said like to help the sing-along on the molecular ID.

We bought a used car by like to get her car and the Lord said Mike whatever she says you she's very generous, but she just she's always generous with them while she's never generous with yourself.

So every year at Christmas and anniversary and birthday. I call Elaine, our daughter was lying right there to find out what what is mama because she won't tell me because she knows I go back so Elaine starts hinting around just let you know this is Elaine. Is this by using the language to describe so a few years ago I said what she won't and she said mom swore me to secrecy is that sugar I want to pull rank.

She said well she would like the certain purse, but it's very very expensive and very extravagant, and so she said to me please don't ever tell you that this because this is the expense of the perks, but I like this verse and so I said because she said is very expensive. I sent one. How much is it when she told me I came close to having a heart attack closest I've come the dying of the helicopters and I thought I you sure she doesn't want another car you know I do.

You know, I suggest that's crazy. That's crazy.

So I when I went to Lord Ward what he only lived here is what the Lord said, listen, he said I would like to give that horse to my daughter. He said I want to show my daughter how much I love her so a few weeks after that we go to speak at this church, and a window in the church came to Debbie and said God told me to buy this and she opened up and it was the exact same person to think sexy said Mrs. Brown, the father, God, I'm telling you God's plans for your good matter what you're going through.

God knew you before you move in God's plan provision we wishing to take a moment to think about past records and really listen to with the police.

They seem to you if you want to connect with the sword.

Check out some of past rubbers. Other messages visit Pastor Robert and if you haven't already, please go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part so glad that you joined us today. Next time you're starting in the wild. Until then, have a wonderful and blessed

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