The nature God has given to eye man is the nature of humility and was why He created every need of the man before creating the man. He gave leaders to the church that the church will be in peace and harmony by the virtue of their anointing. He then huge the church to see the elders as a blessing to the church and that they must be respected.
Apostle Peter here is admonishing the church to be respectful, not arrogant to the spiritual leadership of the church and not to see them oneself as better than another because of pride. His emphasis here is that God is standing against those who see themselves better than others. Meaning God will do everything to ensure the proud are actually frustrated and really defeat their pride by humiliating such people.
"5. Likewise, you who are younger and of lesser rank, be subject to the elders (the ministers and spiritual guides of the church)—[giving them due respect and yielding to their counsel]. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility [as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, with freedom from pride and arrogance] toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful)—[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble.
6 Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you" 1Peter 5:5-6 (AMP)
To the humble God has promised exaltation in due time. Amen. Brethren I know you really want to believe me that now is your due time to be exalted. Amen. I therefore decree divine exaltation in Jesus name into your life. Your promotion is due and you shall be promoted to the glory of the most high Jehovah in Jesus name. Amen.
Guys free yourself from pride, opposition, arrogance, boasting and many other ungodly character. Be humble and never esteem yourself above one another because God is set to go crazy against such. You just be your humble self then you enjoy grace, favour and blessings from the giver of every good gift. Amen.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend? Enjoy to the glory of God. Amen. Good morning.
Prophet Johnson Oluwagbenga Adeniyi.