celebrities or humble sons who serve

1 Corinthians 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. 7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and WHAT HAST THOU THAT THOU DIDST NOT RECEIVE? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

Heaven is full of peace, unity, and harmony because there are no proud beings there. We need to walk in the humility of Heaven and what Jesus modeled for us (Phil. 2:5-11). What do we have that we didn’t receive and if we received it why should we glory as if it originated with us (1 Cor. 4:7)? Is there anyone who has noticed how so many are trying to be a celebrity instead of humble hearted servants making themselves of no reputation? Having a fame spread around about you (like Jesus Luke 4:14) because you carry something powerful, anointed, and a blessing from God is one thing but seeking to be a celebrity is a totally different thing. We are exhorted to let no man glory in men for all things are ours (1 Cor. 3:21) and that no flesh should glory in His presence (1 Cor. 1:29).

Are we to be puffed up for one against another 1 Cor. 4:6? I think most would agree that the Apostle Paul was pretty famous, very anointed, and full of revelation but listen to how he speaks of himself in 1 Corinthians 15:9, 10, “For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” That doesn’t sound like he was “struttin his stuff,” “gettin his swag on,” or trying hard to be cool. We are who we are by the grace of God and all praise should go to the glory of His grace.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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