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Don't saddle it unless you can stay on

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Be careful what you put a saddle on. You might not be able to ride it. I watched a wonderful church go down the tube once. It was an UGLY, SAD experience. It was a spirit filled Holy Spirit church and where my wife and I went right after getting saved then baptized in the Holy Spirit. There were deliverances, salvations, helps, encouragements, gifts of the spirit operating, street ministries. A cornucopia of the love of God flowing onto the needy like me and many many others.

But the church leaders took their eyes off Jesus and put them on the so called prosperity message. The "God wants us all to be millionaires" fairy tale. The spirit of the Lord ever so slowly drained from that assembly like a pond with a leak in the dam. The music got louder and louder and the anointing of the Holy Spirit got less and less. Finally we left the church where so many wonderful things happened. The spring where thirsty souls came to drink had dried up.

It happens to individuals too. Promotions, wealth, sudden fame. I've seen Christians that were elected as a deacon or elder get puffed up with pride so that they become little egotistical tyrants instead of being humble servants. Watch your step. If you think it can't happen to you then you're a blue ribbon candidate.

Let God choose your mounts for you. He'll never put you up on anything that he doesn't help you to subdue.

James 4:6 (NKJV)

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”
 
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