"As a man thinks in his heart so is he." Prov. 23:7. Therefore it is imperative to receive good instruction in the Word so that we may have our hearts transformed to think like God thinks. The Bible tells us, "be not conformed to this world, but be transformed!" It then tells us how; "by the renewing of our minds." Rom 12:2. Our job is to get the Word in us, and then the Word will do the work. But this happens only when we understand it correctly! That is why the Lord gave us gifted and anointed teachers in the body of Christ; To effectively sow His Word into us. Though the world throws it’s problems at us, the Word of God teaches us how to face each and every situation of life and to do so victoriously and with Joy. The Lord did not say that we just have to put up with the problems in the world. He said that "We are to be more than conquerors through Him who loved us!" Rom. 8:37 As we hear the Word through anointed teaching, it comes alive inside of us and begins the transformation process. Hallelujah! Good teaching brings life! Good teaching will set you free! Come sit under the teaching at Agathos, and you can be assured to see more victory and more joy in every aspect of your life!
Humility is the atmosphere of our heart that will invite the presence of God like nothing else! The pride of man, on the other hand, has produced every argument, war, murder, and rape that have ever taken place in the human race. ONLY pride causes contention. The pride of man is the nature of the devil. Love, on the other hand, always flows with humility. Humility cannot be separated form love. Humility is also a place of rest. There are multiple manifestations of pride; here are a few of its various forms: 1. Pride always wants to exalt itself. 2. Pride is not interested in others, only in self. 3. Pride always tries to be "different." 4. Pride does not want to be taught or corrected; it only wants to teach and correct others, always being right.