The Spirit of Pride

Sir 10:12 

 The beginning of pride is when one departeth from Alahayim, and his heart is turned away from his Maker. 

  • Pride is what caused the devil to disobey Alahayim in the beginning.

Eze 28:12 

 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith Adonoye AHAYAH; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 

Eze 28:13  

Thou hast been in Eden the garden of Alahayim; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 
Eze 28:14 

 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of Alahayim; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

Eze 28:15  

Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee
Eze 28:16  

By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of Alahayim: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 
Eze 28:17 

 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

  • (The scripture holds true from the beginning that a haughty spirit  goes before the fall as we see how pride led to the devil being cast down. So much the more ought we to guard our soul against it.)

Pro 16:18  

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 

  • Pride was not made for man [Sirach 10:18], yet Satan  entices us though lust to be prideful through his envy [Wis 2:24]. In lusting after his works, [James 1:14-15]  we begin to sin through pride. [Sirach 10:13]

Sir 10:18 

 Pride was not made for men, nor furious anger for them that are born of a woman. 

Wis 2:24  

Nevertheless through envy of the devil came death into the world: and they that do hold of his side do find it. 

Jas 1:14  

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 
Jas 1:15  

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Sir 10:13  

For pride is the beginning of sin, and he that hath it shall pour out abomination: and therefore the Lord brought upon them strange calamities, and overthrew them utterly

Sir 10:9  

Why is earth and ashes proud? There is not a more wicked thing than a covetous man: for such an one setteth his own soul to sale; because while he liveth he casteth away his bowels.  

  • Pride is a most wicked and pernicious spirit and the medicine for it is Humility, Longsuffering, and Patience. If any of the following applies to us, Pride is within us and this exhortation is for us to identify it and stand aloof from its works through faith in the name Yache and calling on Him for deliverance from that spirit when it attacks.

26 attributes of pride:

  1. When you look at yourself instead of Alahayim, you lose perspective. In pride, you won’t compare yourself to someone higher or greater than you. Pride will also cause you to exalt yourself in your own heart. Pride will cause you to lift and exalt yourself over those that you feel superior over.

  2. It’s easy to trump yourself up based on your achievements making yourself an alahayim, however the truth is, your degrees and accomplishments don’t move you any closer to Ahayah. What you should say is, “Alahayim allowed me to do or accomplish such and such things..”

  3. Pride will cause you to want more than you’re entitled to, or things that you’re not entitled to at all.

  4. Pride will make you no longer content with what you have, and it will cause you to covet what others have.

  5. Pride makes you think everyone else is wrong, and whatever you do is right.

  6. Pride makes you think everyone else is beneath you.

  7. Pride puts a harsh spirit in your heart that speaks of others sins with contempt, irritation, frustration, or judgement.

  8. Pride makes you far more concerned with others’ perceptions of you than what is right in the sight of Alahayim. You fight the sins that have an impact on how others view you, and make peace with the ones that no one sees.(see Matt 23:25-28)

  9. Pride is hungry for attention, respect, and worship in all its forms. Maybe its sounds like shameless boasting about yourself. Maybe it’s being unable to say “no” to anyone because we need to be needed or like to be liked. Maybe it looks like obsessively thirsting for marriage-or fantasizing about a better marriage- because you’re hungry to be adored. Maybe it looks like being haunted by the desire for the right car or the right house or the right title at work; all because you seek the glory that comes from men, not Alahayim (see Matt 6:2; john 12:42)

  10. Pride isolates you. After a while the “common folk” that you treated as though they were beneath you, won’t want to deal with you.

  11. It’s hard to get along with a person that’s operating in pride. They only seek their desires and are unwilling to compromise or make peace.

  12. Pride will lie to you (see Obadiah 1:3;  Testament of Dan 2:4-6) it will tell you that you are somebody that you’re not, that you are further along than you are, and that you can do things that you can’t do.

  13. Pride will cause you to disagree with the truth. If it didn’t come from you, you will reject it. It may be true, but you still reject it.

  14. Pride will lead you to be a One-upper, you always have to top something someone else does, or say something greater or in addition to what another says.

  15. Pride will blind you, because you’re not looking at what’s before you, you’re looking at you.

  16. Pride will hinder your learning. You think you know everything.

  17. Pride will hinder your personal ministry. It places you higher than those that you’re trying to minister to. Yache was in Heaven, but he came down to walk among us and identify with us. It’s hard to teach those that you consider “below” you. To be a good teacher, you need to be able to understand your audience and condescend one’s self to being a man of low estate.{Rom 12:16} Ministry is about communication. If I’m operating in pride, I don’t expect you to get it. I’ll use big words and fancy language to boost myself, not worrying about actually connecting with those I’m trying to teach because I’m absorbed with myself.

  18. Pride makes you start calling out flaws in others. You could be disagreeing with a person about something (an isolated issue), and pride will make you think of other completely unrelated issues and flaws to throw in their face. The only way pride stays up, is by pointing out things in others that are low to bring them down. You can’t be long suffering and not remember other’s sins because you will then have no one else to exalt yourself over and be forced to look at the iniquity in yourself.

  19. Pride can keep you in an unforgiving place. Example: “how dare they say or do that to me!”

  20. Pride keeps you from acknowledging you’re wrong. You just want to shift the blame.

  21. Pride will keep you from repenting. “it wasn’t that bad” “I’m not the only one that messes up.” “I do other things right, so I’m not that bad.” “at least I didn’t do…or say…”

  22. Pride says, “I’m going to do what I want to do.” “yea that’s the law but I feel like..” “I know that’s what the scripture say, but you got to understand how I feel is….”

  23. If you have pride, you will lie for one spirit ministers to the other.

  24. Pride will have you seeking every way out of keeping the law for the sake of your desire or just because you don’t want to admit you were wrong, you don’t want to have to humble yourself to repent, or you just want to be right and justify yourself.

  25. Pride will have you accuse a brother/sister, and have more joy in accusing them than when or if you find out they didn’t sin. Pride will have you more upset that you were wrong than joyful that they didn’t transgress the law.

  26. Pride will have you hate people in your heart, and strengthen itself in you by justifying it in your thoughts, which is a transgression against the command of Yache to love your enemy, but pride will cast Yache’s word far from you.

 The account of Satan's fall through Pride

The Books of Adam and Eve 12-16

The Fall of the Devil

CHAPTER XII

And with a heavy sigh, the devil spake: "O Adam! all my hostility, envy, and sorrow is for thee, since it is for thee that I have been expelled from my glory, which I possessed in the heavens in the midst of the angels, and for thee was I cast out in the earth." Adam answered, "What dost thou tell me? What have I done to thee or what is my fault against thee? Seeing that thou hast received no harm or injury from us, why dost thou pursue us?"

CHAPTER XIII

The devil replied, "Adam, what dost thou tell me? It is for thy sake that I have been hurled from that place. When thou wast formed, I was hurled out of the presence of Alahayim and banished from the company of the angels. When Alahayim blew into thee the breath of life and thy face and likeness was made in the image of Alahayim, Michael also brought thee and made us worship thee in the sight of Alahayim; and Alahayim AHAYAH spake: Here is Adam. I have made thee in our image and likeness."

  • (Ahayah gave all his angels the opportunity to choose humility by worshiping a lesser being than themselves, to which the devil and 1/3 of the angels became prideful. This shows us the humility of holy angels, who serve lesser beings as a testimony of how we are to be in humbleness of mind towards one another.)

CHAPTER XIV

And Michael went out and called all the angels saying: "Worship the image of Alahayim as AHAYAH Alahayim hath commanded." And Michael himself worshiped first; then he called me and said: "Worship the image of Alahayim AHAYAH." And I answered, "I have no need to worship Adam." And since Michael kept urging me to worship, I said to him, "Why dost thou urge me? I will not worship an inferior and younger being than I. I am his senior in the Creation, before he was made was I already made. It is his duty to worship me."

  • (This is why the fallen angels and evil spirits desire us to worship them. The worshiping of idols comes from this mindset of the devil that we are inferior and we should worship them. Sadly the devil envying man being worshipped lead him astray unto his fall. Interestingly, he first said he has no need to do what Ahayah said, so pride turned his heart from his Alahayim. Then he justified why he doesn’t need to do what Ahayah said being lead by the spirit of anger to justify himself. May Ahayah be gracious and open the eyes of our understanding to know that when these excuses and justifications come to mind that it is the angel of iniquity speaking to us.)

CHAPTER XV

When the angels, who were under me, heard this, they refused to worship him Revelation 12:3-4. And Michael saith, "Worship the image of Alahayim, but if thou wilt not worship him AHAYAH Alahayim will be wroth with thee." And I said, "If He be wroth with me, I will set my seat above the stars of heaven and will be like the Highest."Isaiah 14:12-14 

Isa 14:12 

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 

Isa 14:13 

For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Ala: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 

Isa 14:14 

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 

Isa 14:15 

Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Rev 12:3 

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 

Rev 12:4 

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 

The Books of Adam and Eve CHAPTER XVI

"And Alahayim AHAYAH was wroth with me and banished me and my angels from our glory; and on thy account were we expelled from our abodes into this world and hurled on the earth. And straightway we were overcome with grief, since we had been spoiled of so great glory {proverbs 16:18}. And we were grieved when we saw thee in such joy and luxury {Wisdom 2:24}. And with guile I cheated thy wife and caused thee to be expelled through her doing from thy joy and luxury {II Corinthians 11:3; Sirach 25:24}, as I have been driven out of my glory."

Pro 16:18 

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 

Wis 2:24 

Nevertheless through envy of the devil came death into the world: and they that doe hold of his side doe find it.

2Co 11:3 

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Chiuwah through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Messiah. 

Sir 25:24 

Of the woman came the beginning of sin, & through her we all die.

  • From the fall of the devil unto this day, pride will always lead anyone who follows after it to sin. Pride is the start of one’s downfall and one must be mindful to flee from all forms of pride. The mere fact of having pride is sin.

Sir 10:12 

The beginning of pride is, when one departeth from Alahayim, and his heart is turned away from his maker.

Sir 10:13 

For pride is the beginning of sin, and he that hath it, shall pour out abomination: and therefore AHAYAH brought upon them strange calamities, and overthrew them utterly.

Sir 10:7  

Pride is hateful before Alahayim, and man: and by both doeth one commit iniquity.

Sir 10:18  

Pride was not made for men, nor furious anger for them that are born of a woman.

Pro 21:4 

An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. 

Pro 16:18 

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 

Pro 14:3 

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Pro 13:10 

Only by pride commeth contention: but with the well advised is wisdom

  • (Being lowly is key to gain wisdom to overcome pride.)

Pro 11:2 

When pride commeth, then commeth shame: but with the lowly is wisdom

  • (Being humble brings honor instead of the shame of pride.)

 Pro 29:23 

A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Sir 10:21 

The fear of AHAYAH goeth before the obtaining of authority: but roughness and pride, is the loosing thereof.

Pro 28:25 
He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in AHAYAH shall be made fat. 

  • When we trust in Ahayah by being humble in spirit walking in His fear in simplicity, we will be delivered by walking wisely: 

Pro 28:26 

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. 

  • (Our heart is desperately wicked Jeremiah 17:9-10, so our thinking will make a fool of us, but if we pay attention to what we are doing patiently, Ahayah will make a way out of the temptation.)

Sir 5:2 

Follow not thine own mind, and thy strength, to walk in the ways of thy heart:

Sir 5:3 

And say not, Who shall control me for my works? For AHAYAH will surely revenge thy pride.

Sir 5:4 

Say not, I have sinned, and what harm hath happened unto me? For AHAYAH is long suffering, he will in no wise let thee go.

Sir 5:5 

Concerning propitiation, bee not without fear to add sin unto sin.

Sir 5:6 

And say not, His mercy is great, he will be pacified for the multitude of my sins: for mercy and wrath come from him, and his indignation resteth upon sinners.

Sir 5:7 

Make no tarrying to turn to AHAYAH, and put not off from day to day: for suddenly shall the wrath of AHAYAH come forth, and in thy security thou shalt be destroyed, and perish in the day of vengeance.

  • Yache teaches us to be mindful of pride among other evil things that come out of our hearts and defile us.

Mar 7:20 

And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 

Mar 7:21 

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 

Mar 7:22 

Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 

Mar 7:23 

All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. 

  • A psalm of David about the mindset of the prideful.

Psa 10:2 
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. 

Psa 10:3 

For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom AHAYAH abhorreth. 

Psa 10:4 

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after Alahayim: Alahayim is not in all his thoughts. 

Psa 10:5 

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. 

Psa 10:6 

He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity. 

Psa 10:7 

His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity. 

  • We will be blessed if we operate in the fruits of Wisdom

Sir 14:20 

Blessed is the man that doeth meditate good things in wisdom, and that reasoneth of holy things by his understanding.

Sir 14:21 

He that considereth her ways in his heart, shall also have understanding in her secrets.

Sir 14:22 

Go after her as one that traceth, and lie in wait in her ways.

Sir 14:23 

He that prieth in at her windows, shall also hearken at her doors.

Sir 14:24 

He that doeth lodge near her house, shall also fasten a pin in her walls.

Sir 14:25 

He shall pitch his tent nigh unto her, and shall lodge in a lodging where good things are.

Sir 14:26 

He shall set his children under her shelter, and shall lodge under her branches.

Sir 14:27 

By her he shall be covered from heat, and in her glory shall he dwell.

Sir 15:1 

He that feareth AHAYAH will do good, and he that hath the knowledge of the Law shall obtain her.

Sir 15:2 

And as a mother shall she meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin.

Sir 15:3 

With the bread of understanding shall she feed him, and give him the water of wisdom to drink.

Sir 15:4 

He shall be stayed upon her, and shall not be moved, and shall rely upon her, and shall not be confounded.

Sir 15:5 

She shall exalt him above his neighbors, and in the midst of the congregation shall she open his mouth.

Sir 15:6 

He shall find joy, and a crown of gladness, and she shall cause him to inherit an everlasting name.

Sir 15:7 

But foolish men shall not attain unto her, and sinners shall not see her.

Sir 15:8 

For she is far from pride, and men that are liars cannot remember her.

  • James admonishes us also not to speak boastfully as if we have any control of what we will do from day to day, but rather to give glory to Ahayah in humility by saying “Lord willing, I shall live and do.... ..”

Jas 4:13 

Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 

Jas 4:14 

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 

Jas 4:15 

For that ye ought to say, If AHAYAH will, we shall live, and do this, or that

Jas 4:16 

But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 

  • A prayer against pride by Sirach:

Sir 23:1 

O AHAYAH, father and governor of all my whole life, leave me not to their counsels, and let me not fall by them.

Sir 23:2 

Who will set scourges over my thoughts, and the discipline of wisdom over mine heart? That they spare me not for mine ignorances and it pass not by my sins:

Sir 23:3 

Least mine ignorances increase, and my sins abound to my destruction, and I fall before mine adversaries, and mine enemy rejoice over me, whose hope is far from thy mercy.

Sir 23:4 

O Ahayah, father and Alahayim of my life, give me not a proud look, but turn away from thy servants always a haughty mind:

Sir 23:5 

Turn away from me vain hopes, and concupiscence, and thou shalt hold him up that is desirous always to serve thee.

Sir 23:6 

Let not the greediness of the belly, nor lust of the flesh take hold of me, and give not over me thy servant into an impudent mind