You WILL Fall taking Neo Jumps in the Music Industry
Matrix Neo First Jump
By ReAsOn DiSciPLe
What is the Pride Test? And what is its purpose? The Scriptures say a lot about pride. Let me mention a few of them here:
“Love NOT the world [mystery Babylon—Satan’s kingdom], neither the things that are in the world [‘all the things the Gentles seek after’]. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is NOT in him. For ALL that is in the world, the LUST of the FLESH, and the LUST of the EYES, AND THE PRIDE OF LIFE, is NOT of the Father, but [the lust and pride] is of the world. And the world [Mystery Babylon—Satan’s kingdom] passeth away, and the lust [and pride] thereof [the lust and the pride of Satan’s kingdom passes away]: but he that doeth the will [plan] of God [‘Seeks first the Kingdom of God’] abideth for ever.” (1st John 2:15-17).
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18).
“But He [the Father] giveth MORE GRACE. Wherefore He [the Father] saith, God resisteth [Gk: ‘to range oneself against, i.e. oppose:--oppose themselves, resist’] the proud, but giveth [MORE] GRACE unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist [Gk: ‘to range oneself against, i.e. oppose:--oppose themselves, resist’] the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh [near] to God, and He will draw nigh [near] to you. Cleanse your hands, ye [ALL of you Christian] sinners; and purify your hearts, ye [al of you Christian] double minded [between Spiritual minded and carnal minded, indecisive]. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up [promote you].” (James 4:6-10).
“Likewise, ye [all of you] younger [younger potential Five Fold Leaders], submit yourselves unto the elder [elder Five Fold leaders]. Yea, ALL of you [ALL of you leaders; whether elder or younger] be subject [submit yourselves] one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth [Gk: ‘to range oneself against, i.e. oppose:--oppose themselves, resist’] the proud, and giveth [MORE] GRACE to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God [no matter if you are a young leader or elder leader], that He [GOD] may exalt [PROMOTE] you IN DUE TIME: casting all your care [problems, concerns, worries, anxieties, fears] upon Him; for He [the Father] careth for you.” (1st Peter 5:5-7).
“This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop [ANY Five Fold Leadership Office], he desireth [Gk: ‘to set the heart upon, i.e. long for (rightfully or otherwise):--covet, desire, would fain, lust (after)’] a good work [ministry role or business function]. A bishop [A LEADER: Apostle, Prophet, Teacher, Pastor, Evangelist] then MUST [Gk: ‘necessary, it is mandatory to be’] BE blameless, the husband of ONE wife [or wife of ONE husband], vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt [ABLE] to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre [money, esp. when gained in a dishonest or dishonorable way]; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that ruleth [leads well by serving in faith hope, and love] well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule [leads well by serving in faith hope, and love] his own house, how shall he take [lead well by serving in faith hope, and love] care of the church of God?) NOT A NOVICE [Gk: ‘newly planted, i.e. (figuratively) a young convert ("neophyte"—a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief; a new convert to a religion; a novice in a religious order, or a newly ordained priest):--novice’], lest being lifted up with PRIDE he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” (1st Timothy 3:1-7).
Have you seen The Matrix Trilogy? I don’t know a person who’s lived a while who has not seen it. The first movie in particular is the one that I want to dig into a bit.
There is a scene with Neo, played by Keanu Reeves and Morpheus, played by Laurence Fishburne, where they are on the top of some buildings. And Morpheus is trying to get Neo to free his mind and change the way he thinks concerning his own limitations. He wanted him to see that he had potential; that there is nothing impossible, and that what was determining his outcomes depended upon what he believed about himself in his own mind.
Neo, though being a little resistant, because his mind wasn’t open to the new thing caused him to limit his potential. I would even go a little bit further to say that he was proud and prideful of what he believed and was not yet ready to let go of that. So in his attempt to jump, he failed and fell hard!
I think it was the character Mouse, who kept asking every body in Morpheus’ ship, the Nebuchadnezzar, “What does that mean?” in reference to Neo’s fall. And members of the crew were like, “Everybody fails (or falls) their first jump.”
So that’s what this message is about, especially this first lesson of the article series and test called “The Pride Test”. Everybody fells this first test. It is a prerequisite that you try to fulfill God’s plan for your life on your own.