Touched by Heaven-4

Acts 12:7 “And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon [him], and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from [his] hands.”
Acts 12:23 “And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.”
…From yesterday…
Friend, what are people saying into your life or saying to heaven about you? Are you being carried away by the praise of men, which leads to arrogance in your heart or humbly recognising God as the source of your victories and achievements?
It is very easy to be deceived by people; but that is if you already have pride in your heart. If Herod had been a humble man who knew that God gave him the wisdom for his oratory, he would have cautioned his followers and educated them on the need to give honour to whom it is due, i.e. God. 
God detests pride and arrogance. Humility is a powerful key that will always move God to act positively on your behalf. Peter who understood what happened to Herod later said:
1 Peter 5:5 “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be CLOTHED WITH HUMILITY: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth GRACE to the HUMBLE.”
1 Peter 5:6 “HUMBLE yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:”
Peter knew what destroyed Herod and I presume that was why he kept emphasising humility to his brethren.
Pride destroys; we must all make conscious effort to check what people are saying into our lives. Learn to sieve the praise of men. Never get carried away by men’s sugar coated tongues.
Men can easily pitch you against God by their utterances, beware!
Friend, heaven is still touching people, touching situations and lives. The question is, when you receive the touch of heaven, what will be the result? Selah!
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