5 THINGS THAT BROUGHT GREAT MEN DOWN
Ask Lucifer. (Satan) (https://www.cgg.org/index.cfm/library/verses/id/5755/satans-pride-verses.htm, https://www.christianity.com/theology/theological-faq/how-did-lucifer-fall-and-become-satan-11557519.html)
- LOVE OF MONEY.
Ask Judas Iscariot. According to Matthew 27:1–10, after learning that Jesus was to be crucified, Judas attempted to return the money he had been paid for his betrayal to the chief priests and committed suicide by hanging.
- LOVE OF GIFTS AND APPRECIATION.
Ask Gehazi. (Gehazi, Geichazi, or Giezi, is a figure found in the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible. A servant of the prophet Elisha, Gehazi enjoyed a position of power but was ultimately corrupt, misusing his authority to cheat Naaman the Syrian, a general afflicted with leprosy. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gehazi)
Ask Samson. Samson was betrayed by his lover Delilah, who, sent by the Philistines officials to entice him, ordered a servant to cut his hair while he was sleeping and turned him over to his Philistine enemies, who gouged out his eyes and forced him to grind grain in a mill at Gaza.
THINGS THAT HAVE LIFTED GREAT MEN
Prayer and fasting –
Ask Daniel. https://likeabubblingbrook.com/prayers-for-the-daniel-fast/
Ask Abraham. https://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Topical.show/RTD/cgg/ID/6938/Abrahams-Obedience.htm, https://www.wordsoflife.co.uk/bible-studies/study-4-the-obedience-of-faith-abraham/
Ask Elisha. The king of Israel quaked when told of the needs of a powerful kingdom… “When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: “Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.” http://williamcowie.com/elisha-humility/#:~:text=When%20Elisha%20heard%20about%20it,is%20a%20prophet%20in%20Israel.%E2%80%9D
Ask Ruth. https://www.soifixmyeyes.com/ruth/the-waiting-game
Be guided by The Spirit Which dwells in you.