THE EVIL OF VAINGLORY

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July 15, 2020

THE EVIL OF VAINGLORY

[7/12, 12:35 PM] Prof Paul Nnaocha: My greetings :

I greet all of us in the name of Jesus. I thank our God who has spared us from the current scourge of sicknesses. We are grateful. I pray for you that God will do for us great things and make us vessels of honour and also  make us to be  sources of  blessing to this world Amen.

This message I hope will add great virtues to you,  whether  you read the script or listen to the audio. It is well with you Amen.

THE MESSAGE.

TOPIC :  THE EVIL OF VAINGLORY.

What is vainglory?

 Defined : excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements; excessive vanity.

“his vainglory put the Republic at risk”

(Gloogle)

Why is the world today under great confusion?

Peoples  governing  the nations have become vainglorious. Successful people in the sciences and research and others are no longer extending knowledge with sincere love, care, and humility in the interest of human  life. And like  the apostle Paul spoke to the Philippians he  said:

2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. (Philippians 2 : 2 – 3).

Every nation wants to be in charge and so there is strife.  Making names of greatness have become an issue like the Tower of Babel.

Babel fell because of vain ambition.

There is unholy competition, as each nation wants to be in charge and to dictate the pace for other nations. Holy competition is better than strife.

GOD IS ANGRY.

This is great sin with accompanying repercussions. Man is suffering and let me be clear to say this “God is angry again”, with  man that  He created, like in the time of Noah.

Nations bave become less and less like-minded. Much research in the sciences have become competition for superiority. Man has gotten to the stage of not being able to acknowkege the good in others. Therefore God has given up this world to foolish thoughts. People still think there is progress, while most things create backslashes and problems beyond  human control.

God’s word tells us :

3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. (1 Corinthians 3 : 19.)

Is human craftiness and cunning spirit not catching up with this generation?

And the Lord had said to Israel and note that  God’s word remains valid in all dispensations  at all times and for all  peoples :

55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:7-9).

Without extended interpretations, we must repent. Note how the state of things are like today.

The question today is what next? So much confusion spreads across the nations. Men are pursuing shadows , nations have lost direction as a result of self mindedness. In fact some nations have cried out that they do not know how to handle situations on the ground.

The thought of wars and fighting incomprehensible diseases litter across the world. The question remains “What next?”.

THE QUESTION TO ANSWER .

1:20 “Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” (1 Corinthians 1 : 20).

THE QUESTION OF GOD TO JOB.

Where were you when I laid  the foundation of the earth. Where are pillars. If  you know can you tell me?

Read this in Job : 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? (Job 38:4-5).

All the brilliant caution of God had been set aside. Men no longer read the bible. So God has allowed human wisdom to arrange sufferings for man. What next?

RETURN TO YOUR GOD.

If man will stop vainglory and return to God all the problems littered around the world will be cut to manageable sizes. At a time man thought he could have a united nation of peoples to create unity to make a harmonious living.

THE WORLD OF PEOPLES MUST GATHER TO PRAY, COUNTRIES MUST DO SO, AND VILLAGES ARE NOT LEFT OUT. IF WE DO SO WE MAY RECEIVE THE MERCY OF GOD.

But today the  thought  of  self,   is tearing the world apart each day. There is no unity, because men are pursuing vain things. And where there is confusion there is every evil work. The bible says if two shall agree on any thing it will be established.

18:19 “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:19).

The bible encourages us to agree for solution in any issue. It is our day,  brethren.

Even though some churches in some nations are locked down, God will not forsake those who declare a day of mourning for our land and the world AMEN.

The nations should agree together to end the pandemic, the villages should do  so and God will establish their cry and bring relief Amen,

The nations must return to God. This expression is the healing balm of the moment. To want to put God in the background and clamour for superiority or compete  is the centre point of world griefs or sufferings.

NOTE THIS AS A CLOSING REMARK :

2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: (Philippians 2 :4-6).

Even in our separate homes, countries or  nations, let us see good in the other. Like as Jesus is God, but he never thought it humiliation to come to this world to die for the sins of the world, let us take His example.

Let us declare a wide world day  of mourning AND call on the name of God in unity. I am yet to hear that any nation has done this. While nations seek  medical solution, let us add God in it. It will be well.

AND TO  THE WORLD I WRITE THUS:

Let this world’s discoveries glorify God and never for vainglory. Let our talents be used with humility to  benefit the  less privileged peoples and nations and especially our cranies.

MY PRAYER : Lord God Almighty, heal our lands in Jesus name Amen.

 

Miracle Valley

Sunday July 12th, 2020.

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Website: www.mvgmng.org.

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