Luke 2:34 King James Version (KJV)
34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
Time and time again, we are shown the system of God (that the way up is down). Ref. John 12:24
We saw it in the Power of the resurrection, we saw it in the transformation of apostle Paul (on the road to Damascus), etc. However, in our high tech, aspiration economy, where the attraction is towards the rising (only), crowds are not drawn to the falling and rising system.
Apostle Paul seals this system by saying, “He gives grace (supernatural ability) to the humble.
So if you find yourself on the decline, don’t be too quick to blame Satan. It just might be God, placing you in training.
Sometimes we have to retreat in order to advance.”