The mob of the world wants to control you. I Am the Lord your God and I give you freedom – freedom to choose My ways or the world. Conform your heart to Mine and I will do in you a new thing. Do you not see it?


The world will tell you that to be humble is to be weak. That, like nice guys, humble people finish last, get the dregs and the leftovers. That’s not what Father God says.

Humble yourself before the Lord and He will lift you up. – James 4:10

To humble yourself in the sight of the Lord means you conform your life to the way God sees things. In this day and age, you need to do this on a daily basis. But here’s what’s real: Do not humble yourself before the world.

Religion will tell you that you’re supposed to humble yourself before the world. It says you’re a racist, a hater, and a snob. You’re privileged, judgmental and intolerant. You do not conform your life what reality TV, Facebook, CNN or the New York Times says. The world is not supposed to have authority over you. You’re supposed to have authority over the world.

“Pastor Troy you shouldn’t say controversial things because you’re going to make somebody angry.” What if I’m trying to stir the pot a little? I will not humble myself before the world. I’m going to the gates of hell and saying, “You will not prevail against me!” Amen.

In spite of my history, lack of education, my flaws and major malfunctions, here’s what’s real: I’m not redeemed according to my righteousness. I’m redeemed according to His righteousness and that makes me a bad motor scooter.

I may be your pastor, but I fight the same insecurities you do. The first thing I have to deal with every morning is who my history says I am. Then I have to humble myself in the sight of God – I have to conform my life to how He sees me. Then He upgrades me. He lifts me up. This is the Word of God.

“Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” – Isaiah 9:7

Here’s the deal guys, if you’re not passionate about the next level, your heart is not lined up with His heart. For “the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Do you have a zeal, a passion, for who Jesus says you are? Humble yourself and be lifted up.