What is spiritual pride?


Clarify Share Report Asked August 14 2013 Fanny 035 Fanny Essamuah

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Stringio Andrea Spirit www.firstlove4jesus.org
Hi Fanny, someone who possess spiritual pride id someone who boast in spiritual things. An example is in Luke 10:1, 17-20 "After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.  Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

Notice it didn't seems like boasting, it looks like the seventy were just magnifying the name of Jesus. But Jesus know the heart of men and women so He shared with them that He saw satan falls from heaven. Jesus is saying that pride took the heart of the devil because he was spiritually perfect and he boast in it, see Ezekiel 28:11-24. Therefore Jesus told them although I give you Power over demons and devils do not boast in these things but rejoice in that our name is written in heaven.  In other words we must rejoice only that Jesus Christ died for us so we can have eternal life and rejoicing in any thing else is spiritual pride. I hope this helps. God bless

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