Day 8: Placing Self Aside

40 Days of Baptism of The Holy Spirit May 31, 2023
Audio by Pr. Umuremye Jolay Paul, Revival and Reformation Department, Rwanda Union Mission

But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Philippians 3:7.

It is through the church that the self-sacrificing love of Jesus is to be made manifest to the world, but by the present example of the church the character of Christ is misrepresented, and a false conception of Him is given to the world. Self-love excludes the love of Jesus from the soul, and this is why there is not in the church greater zeal and more fervent love for Him who first loved us. Self is supreme in so many hearts. Their thoughts, their time, and their money are given to self-gratification, while the souls for whom Christ died are perishing.

This is why the Lord cannot impart to His church the fullness of His blessing. To honor them in a distinguished manner before the world would be to put His seal upon their works, confirming their false representation of His character. When the church shall come out from the world, and be separate from its maxims, habits, and practices, the Lord Jesus will work with His people; He will pour a large
measure of His Spirit upon them, and the world will know that the Father loves them. Will the people of God continue to be so, stupefied with selfishness? His blessing hangs over them, but it cannot be bestowed in its fullness because they are so corrupted with the spirit and practices of the world. There is spiritual pride among them; and should the Lord work as His heart longs to do, it would but confirm
them in their self-esteem and self-exaltation.

Shall Christ continue to be misrepresented by our people? Shall the grace of God, the divine enlightenment, be shut away from His church, because of their lukewarmness? It will be unless there is the most thorough seeking of God, renunciation of the world, and humbling of the soul before God. The converting power of God must pass through our churches. — (The Home Missionary, November 1, 1890.)


1. What practical lessons do you get from this lesson?

2. Are you ready and do you feel good to let someone go first?

3. How is today’s lesson appropriate to improve the situation?


1. For the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
2. For God to bring revival into your life and the church.
3. For God to give us victory against selfishness
4. For the individuals on your prayer list.
5. For the ECD Evangelistic Impact 2025

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Day 1: The Greatest Need

Day 2: The Greatest Gift

Day 3 Thorough Reformation

Day 4: Heart Searching and Self-examination

Day 5: With One Accord

Day 6: Seeking Harmony

Day 7: Feeling Our Spiritual Need

Day 8: Placing Self Aside

Day 9: Opening the Heart

Day 10: Emptying the Vessel

Day 11: Born Again

Day 12: Part Takers of Divine Nature

Day 13: Clay in the Hands of the Potter

Day 14: Dry Bones Vivified

Day 15: Heart Changed

Day 16: Lips Are Sanctified

Day 17: The Mind Renewed

Day 18: Self Crucified

Day 19: Thoughts Transformed

Day 20: Temper Subdued

Day 21: Revival at Pentecost

Day 22: Unlimited Supply of Missionary Spirit

Day 23: A New Pentecost

Day 24: A Special Bestowal of Spiritual Grace

Day 25: Full Impartation of the Spirit

Day 26: No Specific Time

Day 27: Without Excitement

Day 28: In Unexpected Ways

Day 29: To Unexpected People

Day 30: Often Rejected

Day 31: Beware of Resisting

Day 32: Fear of Witnessing Gone

Day 33: The Greatest Work on Earth

Day 34: The Light of the World

Day 35: The salt of the Earth

Day 36: Ambassadors of Christ

Day 37: Cooperation with Divine Power

Day 38: Laborers Together with God

Day 39: All Members Called to be Missionaries

Day 40: Even Children May Share

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