The Lord is calling forth the word ‘abase’. To abase means to: behave in a way that belittles or degrades someone; humiliate; humble; to bring lower; to disgrace; to depress; to cast down, chasten, afflict, weaken, subdue. This word is seldom used for material things. It’s usually applied to the passions, ranks, office, and conditions of life. In other words, whatever your passion is before God, will be brought low. Whatever rank you think you have or have, will be shown in a humble place compared to an all powerful God, whatever office you may have, you will see that it’s nothing compared to the office of the Lord of Hosts/God of Armies, and the condition of the carnal life that you continue to hold onto, will be brought low before the Life of the Spirit or seen as nothing (Rom. 8:6-11).
In Daniel 4, God gave King Nebuchadnezzar a dream, where he changed his mind to a beast’s and not of a man. This was in order to fulfill this:
17 The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, the decision by the word of the holy ones, to the end that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.’
The watchers have decreed that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men. God will drive some among men and into a dwelling place among beasts of the field. Their ‘kingdoms’ will depart from them and they will lose their minds. Once God relieves them of their time of being abased, then God will have mercy and give them their minds back and they will ACTUALLY bless the Most High and honor Him. This is for those that will be humbled in this hour. His works are just and right.
8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”