• Retah McPherson

The hidden sin – that all can see - just not you!

Pride keeps us from living a victorious life. Whatever I write about – I want you to know - I went through it myself. What saddens me the most is that for such a long time I could not see the condition of my own heart – because I lived in pride. Pride grows wherever the conditions are favorable. When your DNA has not been purified and you have not been through the fire of sanctification – you will not be able to even see your own pride.

Gal 5:26 Let us not become vainglorious and  self-conceited, competitive  and challenging and  provoking  and  irritating to one another, envying and  being jealous of one another. 

Even the disciples John and James wanted to use Yeshua's influence in arranging things with the Father for them. They argued about sitting on His right and left sides in heaven – and Yeshua answered them with a lesson in servant hood.

But, this is not to be so among you; instead, who ever desires to be great among you must be your servant, and who ever wishes to be most important and first in rank among you must be slave of all (Mark 10:43,44). 

In all our lives it is pride that create bitterness, division, strive, hate, anger and for me the worst of all, because I tasted it – “denial” !!!!!! It was denial that blinded me that I could not see the brokenness in Aldo's soul, even my own soul. That is why the enemy could do so much harm in our lives. I look back and see that I did not understand anything about the broken walls of our souls and the serpent code in my DNA that the enemy uses to send “fire” (sickness, infirmities, lust, failures, curses)  - that was what they used all the time to get to Aldo. How blind I was and all out of my “denial – pride!” the character of the enemy!This is why I understand today when Wisdom writes through Aldo and say Mommy "teach them about the remnant, teach them to clean their DNA, teach them how and what it takes to be a soldier in Yeshua's army – teach them to bend their knees and tear the garments of pride, removing them and replacing them with Yeshua's garment of humility. Teach them to live under the order of Melchizedek, in right standing with YHVH in His Kingdom obedient to His principles.

To detect our pride we must look for its manifestations in our lives. People so desperately want to “see” in the spirit. Why? You can just look at the physical manifestations and you will see who is manifesting through you. Always remember that to Yeshua your thoughts are as loud as your words.  So have a good look at your thoughts about other people.

Satan says about himself: And you said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars ofGod; I will sit upon the mount of assembly in the uttermost north.  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High(Isaiah 14:13, 14).

He uses “I” all the time. Not once does he dependent on God, but instead chooses to use his own wisdom and ways of doing things. This sounds a lot like all who did not realize that one of the greatest things in life is to have their dependency on Yeshua alone! I meet many people with wonderful revelations and understandings about Yeshua and His truths, but with pride that still thickly hangs around them.  Anything that does not flow out of the Father's heart cannot bring change in people's lives.

Prov 8:13 The reverent fear and worshipful awe of the Lord [includes] the hatred of evil; pride, arrogance, the evil way,and perverted and twisted speech I hate. The character of God and pride and arrogance are opposites.  Satan is the author and perfecter of pride. And YHVH is the author and perfecter of humility. These two cannot co-exist. You are either under the order of Baal, or under the order of Melchizedek. It is shocking to see how many people are living with mixed seed in the spirit. This is exactly what the enemy wants from you. He wants you to stay broken, hurt, filled with pride and arrogance and still be in church so that he can use you and work through you. But, when the Spirit of the Lord God is upon you we see...because the Lord has anointed  and  qualified me to preach the Gospel of  good tidings to the meek, the poor,  and  afflicted; He has sent me to bind up  and  heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and  of the eyes to those who are bound, (Isaiah 61:1). It is so, so very humble to walk this journey alongside Aldo. Because he writes daily what is going on in the spirit, how people are connected to the spider’s web of Baal and never get to a place where they want to honestly search their hearts and lay down their own preconceived ideas.

Prov 16:5 Everyone proud and arrogant in heart is disgusting, hateful, and exceedingly offensive to the Lord; be assured [I pledge it] they will not go unpunished. 

Pride cripples our ability to get along with others. It wrecks relationships.  Setting husbands and wives, parents and children, church members even friends, against one other.  There is nothing as ugly as spiritual pride in the body of Christ. Where you consider yourself just so clever, knowing all things, thinking that no one can ever correct you or teach you anything. You know what is the sad truth? You cannot even hear Holy Spirit in this condition, because your heart is hardened! This is a ”cursed” heart. You will rather judge your fellow believers, and actively promote deviation by saying – “either you believe what I believe or you can go!” What happened to prayer? Not only do they alienate themselves from other church members, but they also alienate those who look at the Body of Christ as an example of unity in action. Whatever you teach man out of a heart of pride, can never bring change in people’s lives. It will only be mere words.

Not only does pride destroy our relationship with YHVH and others, but it also wreaks havoc in our own lives. Prov 26 tell sus there is one thing worse than a fool and that is a proud man. Indeed a proud man is the biggest fool of all because his pride will bring his fall. That was what happened to me in my life, I could not understand, I was so blind. Yeshua send people on my path but my pride did not allow me to listen to them – because what would they know – I always know better! Today, I understand, and with a humble heart I don’t even look around – I just do what the King asks me to do and I ran as far as possible from the poison of pride. If you can just hear and understand how the enemy works - he loves the pride in your heart, because then you are a portal for all his dirty workings (even in church, even as the pastor, even as the leader, even as the deacon – even as the boss).

We desperately need YHVH and to come in line under His order. It is Yeshua's love that reaches out to us to heal us and deliver us from fear and pride and all those walls that they bring between us, Himself and others. I know that I have to stay close to YHVH – because will we ever be free from pride in this life? Allow Him to show you the areas of pride in your life and deal with them.

Become totally committed to know the truth about yourself and the condition of your heart. And then don’t be surprised if you prayed to Yeshua to reveal your pride to you and situations start showing you the weaknesses in your life. We have to overcome pride to enjoy the blessing of humility.

We are overcomers in Christ Messiah.

I bless you with a humble gentle heart – please don’t wait till you pay the price I did.

Surrender all to Yeshua, even your hardened heart.

Love to you all 

Retah and family



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