KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 26:53 KJV “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?”
When the Lord was arrested, he had myriads of angels at His disposal yet He did not call on them to come and assist Him. He said that I could pray and ask the Father to send twelve legions of angels. Note: From this statement, we learn that, anytime we need the assistance of angel, we do not command them to come, but rather, we pray to the father to release them to help us. A legion is about two thousand to six thousand in number. Please understand that, only one angel could have handled all those people who came to arrest Jesus. He did not ask the Father to send the angels because, it was the father’s will for Him to suffer for all mankind. His shame was for our fame. His pain was for our gain. His curse was our blessing. This was to the glory of God.
As children of God there are times that we may not have to exercise our spiritual rights. These are situations that we have to humble ourselves and put aside all that we are. Apostle Paul reminds us to let the kind of mind which was in the Lord Jesus to be in us. He said, He was in the form of God yet He did not choose to be in that state, but took upon Him the form of a servant, and became obedient unto death. The Lord’s choice not to call on the angels was an act of humility. Humility begins with a state of the mind and heart to accept the will of God, no matter the demand God places on us.
What is humility? I define humility as a willingness to accept the will of God even, if it opposes our will. Anytime your will comes directly against what God expects of you, then you need to be humble. Every act of true humility must be in reference to God, even as it relates to man. As we relate with men, there would always be occasions that we have to humble ourselves in dealing with various persons. Every act of humility should always be motivated by our submission to God. Dear one any condition that does not honour God, for example when Satan oppresses the bodies of men with sicknesses, then refuse the lie of the devil and claim your healing.
THOUGHT: SUBMISSION TO GOD IS A REAL LIBERATION OF THE SOUL
James 4:6 ,7 KJV “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”.
Philippians 2:5 -7 KJV “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”