EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRIES
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 5, No. 29 – Sunday, 2nd August, 2020
(Matt.27:18, Prov.27:3-4, 1 Sam.17: Gen.37:11)
Envy is the perfect opposite of admiration; it is unequivocally the antimony of love. The flipside of envy is bitter hatred. The envious man will perpetually remain lower to and the servant of the one he is envying. Envy is deplorable. It always makes those who harbor its spirit to follow the path of deceleration continually.
No envious man will ever become as great as the one being envied. Actions emanating from prejudice, anger against others, manifested arrogance and exhibited pride are no more than envy clad in a different garment and complexion.
The great problem about envy is that envy has sometimes a very subtle nature. So then, the next time you find out you just hate somebody without a cause, check it deeply. It might just be that you are envying that individual.
Why do we wish others some ill? Isn’t it amazing to know that the only reason that pastor’s wife hates that sister in church is because that sister appears holier than the pastor’s wife? There are pastors who envy rather than admire their church member, worker or junior pastor because he/she is more gifted than them.
What a shame! Pastor! Can’t you ask God for more grace for that member, worker or junior pastor in your congregation. By doing so, it is in the end going to be for the benefit of the entire church. And if you want more gift from God, can’t you ask God through prayer, fasting and genuine consecration? Lazy pastor!
Understand dearly beloved that the best way to deal with an envious person is to pray for them and show them the love of Christ. But I must inform you now that you should not be ‘overmuch righteous’; otherwise you will in the end get your hands, fingers and feet so badly burnt. Therefore, if you discover that despite your Christ-like love that that envious person remains unyielding, then apply the strict spiritual principles contained in Romans chapter 16:17 and Romans chapter 12:18 and continue to pray for that person.
The question is why? An envious person’s strike is worse than the bite of numerous adders. Because of envious persons, please take note of the following principles:
(1) love all but trust none;
(2) avoid sharing your secrets;
(3) do not share your testimonies (not even in church) except you have dutifully prayed and got a release from the Almighty to so do (Mark 8:22-26);
(4) Do your best to keep your lips sealed when an envious person is around you. For, they will carry true and untrue information about you to lake and to land.
Do you know that people give advice just out of envy? Otherwise what was Eliab, the brother of king David trying to achieve in 1 Samuel chapter 17? His envy got aroused from the moment the Spirit of God in the life of Prophet Samuel refused him in 1 Samuel chapter 16 and his brother was anointed instead of him.
Alas! Older brother envying youngest brother! It is a shame that even in the Christian faith, pastors are envying themselves and churches are envying churches. With this poor show of attitude, when will we overcome our common enemy who is satan? Paul, the Apostle, whilst addressing the church questioned and quipped, ‘from whence comes envyings among you?’ It is a work of the flesh.
And if it is not dealt with very decisively, it will have eternal adverse consequences. There are no two reasons for cruel treatments that Joseph went through; it is the sole reason of envy. The only reason which made the Pharisees and the Sadducees to plot against the Captain of our Salvation is envy. Know this: if the world persecuted our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through envy, we His followers must certainly suffer same. Therefore, be expectant and as well, be vigilant.
The truth is this: when your success begins to manifest, once the time of your glory and celebration starts; it will be like the days of the wheat and tares growing together. Envy and the likes too will appear. It happened to the Blessed Son of God. As soon as His fame spread, envy followed from the people of the Jews.
IN THE END, ENVY IS A SATANIC ENVOY WHICH JOURNEYS IN THE CONVOY OF ANGER, BITTERNESS, HATRED, ARROGANCE, PRIDE, MALICE, GOSSIPS, BACKBITINGS, MALIGNITY, RAGE, WHISPERINGS, BOSSINESS, AND THE LIKES INCLUDING KILLING. THE CONVOY OF ENVOY CALLED ENVY IS NOT A CONVOY TO PARTNER WITH OR BE EVER CLOSE TO. THEREFORE DRIVE IT OUT OF YOUR LIFE AND FORBID ITS RETURN FOREVER.
Question and Answer Section
Question: The great questions again! When was the last time that you preached to any soul? Do you serve God with joyful heart or with reluctance? How much hurt is in your soul against that fellow? Won’t rather forgive them and forget their mischief so that you can rightly serve your loving Father? When was the last time you smiled genuinely and truly from your heart about yourself bearing in mind the bright days to come? when was the last time you heard a force praying within your belly without your consciousness? When was the last time you gave some thing to support God’s work apart from your tithes and offerings? When was the last time you supported any man to fulfill a divine or a personal agenda? When was the last time you put smile on the face of someone?
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: Christian Seek Not Yet Repose
1. O God, I repent for my sin of envy.
2. Any height of blessing that I have fallen from because of envy, O God, please restore me back there and higher.
3. I claim and recover back every blessings spiritual or otherwise that I have lost because of envy.
4. O God, let my telephone ring for good news.
5. Present your personal petitions.