We live in the era of self fulfillment. The doctrine of ME tells us our wants, our needs, our happiness, our desires and our will supersede all else. We tell ourselves that in order to do good for anyone else, we must first do good for ourselves. The doctrine of ME is a false doctrine. It stands in direct contradiction to the true doctrine, The Word of God. The doctrine of ME is truly where sin and death were born, both in the heavenlys and in the earth.
Speaking about Satan, the word tells us in Ezekiel 28:15 that he was blameless from the day he was created until unrighteousness was found in him. Further in Ezekiel and also in Isaiah 14, the word tells us Satan was proud and sought to become like, and even greater than, the Most High. His wisdom became corrupt in order to serve himself. And evil and violence were born in him.
The very evil that was found in Satan was the same lie that was sold in the garden to destroy mankind. (See Genesis 3.)
This is the doctrine of ME, to serve oneself, to elevate oneself above all others including God himself. “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”, is the modern day satanic doctrine, the doctrine of ME.
Jesus Christ is the ultimate contradiction to the doctrine of ME. He laid down His kingship, He left His place in the heavenlys, He chose to be born into bondage and pain and human weakness in order to serve His creation. As a man, He taught them, He healed them, He fed them, He rescued them, He washed their feet, He took their(our) beating, He wore their(our) thorns and He accepted their(our) cross and brutal death. And He said to us this, “Greater love hath no man than this, that He lay down His life for his friends.”
My friends, the doctrine of Me sounds good, healthy even. And do not misunderstand me, I am not saying that you don’t matter and you’re not allowed to have needs and desires because you are! You are worthy and important! No one cares more for your needs than your Heavenly Father. What I am saying is that if we allow self fulfillment to dictate all of our decision making we are in error. We not only harm those around us, we harm ourselves. Christianity ought to be the ultimate expression of selflessness(love). Not only to lay down our life for our fellow man –read family, friends, neighbors, community, and so on– but also to lay down our will in order to live out the will of our Father.
“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet not MY will, but Yours be done” Luke 22:42 – Jesus praying in the garden on the eve of the greatest sacrifice.
This is what love is. This is what true love is. We ought not sacrifice our perfect joy on the alter of our momentary “happiness”. Selflessness is not weakness. It is the greatest power in heaven and earth for it was selflessness that annihilated the claim of death and destruction that was on mankind. We are set free, we are healed and we are delivered by selflessness. We lose nothing when we lay down our entitlement. And we gain everything when we choose to selflessly love. Be blessed my friends.
All my love,
Ezekiel 28 : 15-17
15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you. 16 In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you,O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you.
Isaiah 14 : 13-15
13 You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ 15 But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.
3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”