Perhaps satan’s greatest achievement was deceiving man to glorify pride. This trick goes much deeper than what America attempts to brand the month of June by. When you walk by pride, you walk as a “beast”.
In the Days of Noah, God had to purify the earth by flooding the world and saved only the remnant of Noah and his family. Trying to argue that God was wrong to do this is like as if you are the pot arguing with the potter why he made you the way you are. Scripture tells us that God did this because evil was on man’s mind continually.
"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."
Some prefer to explain the reason for this event as if it was meant to rid the earth of Nephilim, or what some would say genetic abominations. Even if genetics had something to do with the flood story, scripture made it abundantly clear that God’s sadness and frustration was primarily due to the wickedness of men which had apparently grown terminally evil.
“The Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him in his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and creeping things, and the birds of the air; for I regret that I hath made them."
Evil is merely a symptom of pride though. It is one of many forms of rebellion that grows out of a heart of pride. Pride is what orders a man’s steps, and if he so chooses to express this by committing evil in as much as he so pleases, then one could envision that this is what the days of Noah were like. Pride is antithetical to choosing Jesus though, because it was God’s design that Jesus orders our steps rather than ourselves following a way that seems right.
Pride is the root of all our struggles and problems, and God knew this when pride first manifested in in the Garden of Eden. Yes, the serpent tricked Eve into taking the apple, but it was at that moment that pride was birthed or perhaps awakened. Satan’s deception that she could be LIKE God (not “as gods” as the scriptures now read) was only the trigger needed to cause it to manifest. This deception triggered in Eve the idea that by rebelling against God, she would gain power through enlightenment, knowing “good and evil”. Regardless of where it came from or whether it was always there, from that time onward the sinful nature of man that revolves around the pride of man would forever be part of the human condition. Indeed, we need look no further for where our sinful nature came from than the story of Adam and Eve, but there is another aspect of the story that could help us understand how this curse follows our prophetic destiny until the end of the age.
You see, scripture later elaborates on our prideful sinful nature. It tells us that we are actually likened to “beasts” in our default sinful state. Yes, our physical image was made in the likeness of God, but our inner image took on the nature of a “beast”. Not surprisingly this fits the human condition quite well. The beast of the field is in continual survival mode. It lives by its stomach and need for survival. It forms relationships to satisfy its need to procreate, and satiates its hunger by whatever means possible whether that be by scavenge or slaughter. It territorializes to rise to the peak of its tribe, and defends it to the death. There is no law it abides by except that of the jungle for survival.
“Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish."
“So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee."
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast."
“Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him."
These are just a few of the numerous verses that describe our wayward human nature as a beast. The beast inside evey man is merely regulated by civil law. For most of us, it is this thin veneer of civilization that restrains the beast inside from tearing one another apart for food and sustenance. From Nero to Jeffrey Epstien just look at the evil of those who defy civility and law, and you will find no depth to the unimaginable abominations man is capable of. The human condition does boil down to this disturbing truth, and this is why God offers redemption through faith because He extended His supernatural grace to man. He knew we needed to be rescued from our own pride and the sinful nature it breeds which in the end dooms us to be “sons of perdition” without Him.
In Noah’s time, man had reached the pinnacle of his sinful nature. The beast-like nature of humanity had risen to a place where God could only see evil on everyone’s mind. The prideful state of man had metastasized to a point where it was no longer able to be salvaged. Men did not seek God, and instead sought the base needs of his flesh just like animals do. God could only see righteousness in Noah and His family, so He carried out the great purging of the flood. He was just in doing so because this worked for His glory and purpose for the plan of salvation that we would all eventually be invited into. The miracle of being saved from our beast-like, sinful, and prideful state would of course be in the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. It would become incumbent upon man to realize that we would have to willfully let our flesh die and that we would become a living sacrifice so that we could instead replace the need to fulfill our base desires of our prideful state with a desire to follow Jesus. This truth was exemplified by Jesus who became the perfect example of what we must do in our choice to follow Him. Simultaneously Jesus’ crucifixion realized the ultimate example of love given by the Father who SENT (not “gave”) His only begotten Son to die for those who would believe in Jesus and live by faith. Nevertheless, despite this miraculous invitation by His grace, God also knew man would return to his beast-like nature turning his back on God once again like in the days of Noah. Pride still rules the beast-like hearts of those who reject Jesus today.
The “beast” from the “Sea” which represents many people in scripture arises again in these last days, and if you read Revelations with an understanding of who the “beast” really is in the aforementioned context, you will begin to understand how simple Revelations really is. It is simply retelling the Gospel story for the Last Days Church. Such a topic is for another post though. However, the point here is that when we walk in PRIDE today, we are merely exercising our “beast” nature. Pride is what leads men to seek sexual identity first before their Spiritual identity. Pride leads people to claim Jesus while at the same time resisting correction and instruction from Him. Pride leads people to seek attention through offices of prophet, or apostle or whatever elevated title they seek in the Church. Pride causes people of the Church to falsely speak for Jesus. Pride blinds our brothers and sisters from considering a matter like the supernatural bible changes before rejecting it. Pride leads the wayward Church away from the warnings of the last days we are already in. Pride leads the masses to reject Jesus in favor of other forms of Spirituality…and so pride ultimately leads to death.
Satan wants you to embrace you sinful, prideful nature, and has even gone to the lengths to invert the rainbow promise given to Noah into a symbol of pride. The message could not be more clear friends. Satan has inverted everything, and he seeks that you find spiritual death by embracing your inner “proud man”. Your separation from God is after all, the only way he can attack God. Satan wants you to stoop to your beast like nature wrapped in pride. So, we exhort you to reclaim the rainbow for His PROMISE, and not for pride. We exhort you NOT to embrace pride in your daily walk, and certainly do not exalt pride in the month of June as our wicked leaders have suggested we do. Most of all we encourage you to seek Jesus so that when you follow Him, your mind, body, and spirit is transformed so that when in the presence of the Father, He does not see your sinful, beast-like nature. If you are interested in talking about how to find Jesus, please don't hesitate to email us here, so that we can talk to you about that by voice/text chat, or email.