I greet you dearly beloved. May grace, love and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The kingdom of God is structured in such a way that there is no law that permits "self exaltation or honour." Every exaltation or honour in the kingdom is initiated and propagated by God.
No man can receive this except it is given to him by God.
Dearly beloved, I have seen an evil under the sun. Not just under the sun, but in the body of Christ. It is really causing havoc. What is this evil? Men are seeking for relevance, recognition, and honour by all means thereby putting up with behaviours that automatically hinders the move of God in the body and through the body.
In the kingdom, we don't lobby into true honour and relevance - it is a reward. It is a reward of death - death to self and total submission to God and His will walking in love. It is not Every thing that you will enjoy in the kingdom as a privilege just because you are a Christian, some things are reward. Some things are to be paid for. Let's consider these scriptures,
1 Peter 5 verses 6,
"Therefore humble yourself under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time."
Philippians chapter 2 from verse 1 to 11 clearly describes this principle to us using Jesus Christ. But let's see what Verse 8 to 9 says,
"And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death(death to self first), even the death of the cross. Therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name."
It would cost you to attain that level of true honour, exaltation and relevance in the kingdom. You can't manipulate yourself there through trying to control the minds of people with your gifts, talents, and forceful demand of loyalty. There are costly prices to pay. True kingdom honour is not attained by the gifts of the spirit; it is attained by the fruit of the spirit through death. If you don't die, you can't be exalted to the position of honour in the kingdom.
You must totally surrender to Christ and truly make Him the Lord of your life. People don't just attain the state of true kingdom honour, exaltation, and relevance just by being saved - although that's where it starts, but by allowing Christ to be the Lord of your life. Go and find out what it means for someone to be Lord over another. Study Galatians 2 Vs 20, Mathew 6 Vs 10 to 25, and Jeremiah 29 Vs 13 to 14.
It is not your affirmation about yourself that makes you relevance in the kingdom; it is God's affirmation about you that makes you useful and relevant. Another principle of the kingdom is that, until God approves you, you can never be approved no matter how much you try. It is a state you must assume spiritually to effectively function in the physical.
It takes humility to be honoured and exalted in the kingdom. The level of your surrender to God defines the boundary of your honour and relevance.
Also you can't fail to walk in love and expect to be exalted and honoured by God. It is not possible. It is not even something that somehow might become a possibility. It wouldn't.
Stop seeking for relevance and honour and pay the prices for it.
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