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Meat For Men Daily Encouragement Blog

The vision for Meat for Men — UNCOMPROMISING MANHOOD blog is to encourage husbands, fathers and single men in Biblical manhood.

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anointingMen, the third requirement for God's men in leadership is that they are anointed. This is important for leaders of households as well as leaders of nations and cities.

King Saul was anointed to be king (1 Samuel, chapters 9 and 10). Immediately after he was anointed, "God gave him another heart" and he also "prophesied among the prophets" (1 Samuel 10:9-12). He spoke under the direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit anointing. Even the people recognized that was miraculous utterance and divine prophesy from the mouth of God.

The world desperately needs leaders that are anointed of God to prophesy what God wants the people to hear. Father/leaders also need to know what it means to be anointed so they can speak words to their families and associates which is divinely inspired from God.

Be encouraged.

Colin Campbell

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humilityCRevelation 4:11: "Thou art worthy, Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created."

Revelation 5:12: "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing."

Revelation 22:1, 3: "And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb . . . And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him."

Men, the Scriptures do not infer that a lion is worthy to reign, nor does it mention any other creature of exalted stature or strength. Out of all God's creatures that have been created, only one could typify the worthiness of the eternal Messiah's kingly reign--the humble, innocent, submissive Lamb, slain for the sins of the world.

When it comes to leadership the proud world would never pick a lamb-like man to reign. It would not even enter into the most remotest area of man's thinking. Saul's reign had no lamb-like characteristic. David's reign was one of humble, submission towards God, and in some cases even towards his enemies, e.g. Saul (1 Samuel 24:14, 15) and 2 Samuel 16:5-1`2).

Revelation 14:4 says, "These are they that follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth." The question is: Are we followers of the sacrificial Lamb? If so, we will need to follow humility. We will need to follow submission and obedience. We will need to follow laying down our lives and daily carrying our cross. This is character of the Lamb of God.

Men, when God looks for leaders, He looks for lambs--lambs in their humility and sub mission towards God and lambs who in their fight against evil will not love their lives unto the death (Revelation 12:11).

Think about it. It was a lamb that slew Goliath, the mighty giant from the Philistines. Men, gentle lambs make the boldest lions. David came from following the sheep. He was not clothed in armor, nor was he a physical match for the fierce giant. To God, David was a lamb. To the Philistine David was a lamb.

God loves lambs for He lifts up the humble and puts down the proud.

Be encouraged.

Colin Campbell

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humilitybGod's primary requirement for choosing leadership is humility.

King David, the predominant writer of the psalms, speaks a lot on the subject of humility and meekness. He was the youngest of eight sons and considered unworthy to be called to the anointing service. He was the keeper of the sheep which was a humble task amongst the tribes of Israel, even to this day.

Most likely, out on the hills with his small harp, he wrote and sang Psalm 23 which is all about God being His own personal Shepherd. From this most humble position of being a Bedouin shepherd, God chose a young man to become the most godly and honored king of Israel. His prayers, songs of worship, and teachings have brought great comfort and consolation to millions upon millions of people from every nation all over the world, and continued over countless generations.

Many of David's psalms are prophetic of the life, sufferings, and coming reign of our true Messiah, Jesus Christ, who humbled Himself more than all other men. He left the glories of heaven and came to earth to be born in a manger to parents who were also very humble. Jesus Christ did not live a life of opulence Even though He was born to be the King of Israel and the Eternal King of all the earth, He had no place of His own to lay His head. He had no transport He called His own.

God has always required that humility should be the primary characteristic of all leadership. Although David was a very humble man and refused to kill King Saul who hated him, yet he was at the same time the bravest of the brace.

Men, this is the challenge we all face. God is still requiring that all His men, in every area of leadership, should first of all be humble. This is also the requirement of fathers.

Be encouraged.

Colin Campbell

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humility leadersTHE HUMBLE SEEK GOD'S FACE AND PRAY
2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

THE HUMBLE LOVE TO WORSHIP
Psalm 34:1-3: "I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together."

Psalm 69:30-32: "I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God."

THE HUMBLE KNOW IT'S THE GOOD WAY TO LIVE
Micah 6:8: "He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God."

THE HUMBLE KEEP UNITY
Ephesians 4:2, 3: "With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."

THE HUMBLE ESTEEM OTHERS BETTER THAN THEMSELVES
Philippians 2:3: "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."

THE HUMBLE PUT ON THEIR CLOAK OF HUMILITY EACH DAY
Colossians 3:12-15: "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another. . . "

GOD LISTENS TO THE CRY OF THE HUMBLE:
Psalm 9:12: "He forgetteth not the cry of the humble."

Psalm 10:17, 18: "Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress."

GOD GUIDES AND TEACHES THE HUMBLE
Psalm 25:9: "The meek will he guide in judgment; and the meek will he teach his way."

GOD GIVES WISDOM TO THE HUMBLE
Proverbs 11:21: "When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom."

GOD HONORS THE HUMBLE
Psalm 138:6: "Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly."

Proverb s 15:33: "Before honor is humility."

Proverbs 18:12: "Before destruction the heart is man is haughty, and before honor is humility."

Proverbs 22:4 "By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life."

Proverbs 29:23: "A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit."

GOD LIFTS UP THE HUMBLE
Matthew 18:4: "Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

Matthew 23:12: "And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted."

James 4:10: "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.,"

1 Peter 5:6: "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time."

GOD GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE
James 4: 6: "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble." (1 Peter 5:5).

GOD SAVES THE HUMBLE
Job 22:29: "He shall save the humble persons."

Psalm 34:18: "The Lord is night unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." (Psalm 76:9 and 149:4).

GOD GIVES JOY TO THE HUMBLE
Isaiah 29:19: "The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord."

GOD DWELLS WITH THE HUMBLE
Isaiah 57:15: "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."

GOD REVIVES THE HUMBLE
Isaiah 57:15b: "To revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."

GOD LOOKS TO THE HUMBLE
Isaiah 66:2: "But to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word."

THE MEEK WILL INHERIT THE EARTH
Psalm 37:11: "The meek shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5).

Be encouraged.

Colin Campbell

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HUMILITYRevelation 21:15: "There were great voices in heaving, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever."

Men, the leadership that God requires is so different to that of the world. The world requires a sense of pride and boastfulness, the ability to dominate and exert superiority over others. The world loves a slick, clever mind that is able to manipulate others to their own advantage. A good-looking, charismatic personality with a commanding voice is a big plus to the world's selection of good leadership. Money is another plus for the world has a lot of respect for wealth. Finance and publicity can buy a lot of votes. Education and degrees are also important for worldly leadership.

When electing leaders, godliness and Christian character is viewed negatively in Washington as in most nations of the world. This is because the whole word lies in wickedness. 1 John 5:19 (HCSB) says, "The whole world is under the sway of the evil one."

God rejected Saul because of his pride. In 1 Samuel 15:17, Samuel said to Saul: "When thou wast LITTLE IN THINE OWN SIGHT, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel?" Samuel was referring to when they couldn't find Saul to make him king because he had hid himself, most likely because he felt unworthy (1 Samuel 10:22). What a shame that power so quickly corrupted him.

David, on the other hand, was a man of great humility and his reign is a type of the reign of Christ.

Psalm 25:9: "The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way."

Psalm 10:17, 18: "Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress."

Psalm 34:2: "My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad."

To be continued.

Be encouraged.

Colin Campbell

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