HUMILITY: Human Effort or Supernatural Ability?

Now the great question being asked is: Is humility a human effort or supernatural ability?

Do we achieve humility on our own or it’s achieve by divine empowerment?

First of all, let’s analyze the word “humility” in the Greek.

Tapeinophrosuné” is the Greek word translated “humility” in the New Testament and is pronounced “tap-i-nof-ros-oo’-nay” [Strong’s #5012]

Thayer’s Greek Lexicon defines “tapeinophrosuné” as:

1. Having a humble opinion of one’s self.

2. A deep sense of one’s (moral) littleness.

3. Modesty, humility, lowliness of mind.

We notice that all the definitions provided by Thayer’s Greek Lexicon suggest things of human effort.

So then we understand that for a man to be humble, he/ she has to work towards it. Humility requires our effort, just as love is the fruit of the spirit and requires our effort. Once we’re instructed to do it, then we have a role to play in it’s accomplishment.

The Grace of God is made available to us all to accomplish all things that pertain to life and our walk with God (John 1:16, 1 Corinthians 15:9-10), however, the Grace of God doesn’t accomplish them solely.

If it were so, Peter wouldn’t write to the church of God instructing them to be humble (1 Peter 5:5-6), neither would we have proud believers in the body of Christ.

Humility is accomplished by our human efforts, fueled by the supernatural Grace of God.

Some scriptures on humility:

Acts 20:19

Ephesians 4:2

Philippians 2:3

Colossians 2:18

Colossians 2:23

Colossians 3:12

James 4:6-7

James 4:10



The purpose of dressing is to cover us up, and not to expose us. If exposure of the body was the purpose of dressing, God wouldn’t have made garments for Adam and Eve.
“Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked…And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.” (Genesis 3:7,21)

The eyes of Adam and Eve were opened, and they realized they were naked, and they covered themselves with fig leaves (Genesis 3:7). Now our eyes are opened, and we are taking off our clothes; wearing mini skirts and tops that expose the body so much, dressing to show our underwear, wearing so tight clothing that exposes the body so much. We are naked and not dressed, when we do this.
I once saw a lady, after I was done ministering. She had a long skirt on, but the division in the middle of the skirt was a great one, exposing so much of her body. I said to the lady, “It seems your seamstress didn’t finish with your skirt, so go and give it back to her to finish it up.”
We must look good, yes! But looking good isn’t looking naked. Elegance has no correspondence with nakedness and sensuality.
We can dress and slay so well and still be decently dressed.

I BELIEVE IN HEALING! (repost@09/02/16)

2 Kings 5:3; 8 – “‘If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.’
‘…Please let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.'”

Naaman was a leper and it seemed as though nothing could be done about his situation. The Bible described him as a mighty man of valour, but a leper (2 Kings 5:1).
However, the testimony of the young girl from the land of Israel concerning the prophet Elisha revealed that divine healing was surely possible. The words of the young girl were, “If only…”, showing that Naaman’s healing was guaranteed once he would meet the prophet Elisha.
Following the prophetic direction given to him by the prophet, Naaman was completely healed of his infirmity (2 Kings 5:14).

There is healing available for anyone reading this today. Elisha said, “… and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.”
Today I say, that one may know that there is a God in heaven!
There are many instances of the demonstration of God’s healing power in the Bible, both in the old and new testaments (Genesis 20:1-18, Numbers 12:1-15, 1 Samuel 1:9-20, 1 Kings 13:4-6, Mark 1:29-34, Mark 1:40-42, Mark 5:1-13, Acts 3:6-10, Acts 19:11-12).

Jesus is a healer and can surely heal you today!
Try my God and you’ll never be the same again!

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