THE DEVIL'S GREATEST FEAR

Why is the Devil afraid of humility? It is the polar opposite of Satan’s being full of himself. Jesus maintained a mindset of humility. He depleted himself or let himself be lowered to a lesser role in order to bring the fullness of God to empty, humble people.

Every example of Jesus’ prayers to the Father reflected a great self-awareness and a forward thinking hope. He knew who He was and resisted the Devil’s temptation to exalt himself beyond who he was to be in his earthly mission.

His very life was an emptying out that the theologians entitled ‘Kenosis’. This simple Greek word kenoo means emptying and depletion. In the temptations Christ faced in the wilderness, Satan resisted Christ’s humility and appealed to a false sense of arrogant pride.


Philippians 2:
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!


We must learn to pray ourselves into emptiness. In the emptying place of prayer, we are met with the fullness of God’s Spirit. We are filled at the same time we are emptied.


Emptying Prayers…
What Has My Attention And Drives Me 
To Come Before God?
What Must I Name As The False Focus Of My Life?
What Can I Let Go Of And How Can I Turn My Focus To God’s Face And Hands?
What Is True About Me And Can I Trust God 
In A Humble State?




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