TOPIC: How to Become Great in the Kingdom of God (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 8 January 2019)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:3-8
MEMORY VERSE: “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;” – Ephesians 4:2
We established yesterday that the motives and criteria for becoming great in the kingdom of God are not the same as the motive and criteria used by unbelievers in the world. Jesus Christ advised His followers (and that includes us) to jettison the attitude of the world as well as its criteria for seeking greatness. How does one become great in the kingdom of God? The Bible has not left us in the dark concerning this.
The first key to becoming great in the kingdom of God is to embrace humility. Someone said that humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. I agree with him. Proverbs 3:34 says, “The Lord opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” What this simply means is that humility attracts favour and blessings while pride repels them. Charles Spurgeon, defined humility as “making a right estimate of oneself.” It is not denying the power or gifting you have, but admitting that the gifting is from God and the power comes through you and not from you. It was humility that made John the Baptist say, “I indeed baptise you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: whose fan is in His hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.” You can only serve others if you are genuinely humble, and serving others is the key or ladder to greatness in God’s kingdom.
Where you are on the servanthood scale is determined by whether you are humble or proud. Humility will make you use your God-given gifts to serve the church and others without eye service or seeking self-glory. Humility will immune you from the ungodly attitude of engaging in strife for positions and undue recognition in the church. Humility will help to focus your attention and efforts on the essentials: rendering faithful service to God and working on where you will sit at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb (Revelation 19:6-11).
GOOD LEADERSHIP REQUIRES THE PRACTICE OF SELF-REFLECTION.
Let God arise and put to shame all satanic gang up against you.
My Father, help me to be a good example that others can learn from, in the name of Jesus.
Let the favour that brings repossession locate my life, in the name of Jesus.
Every well that I have lost, be restored to me, in the name of Jesus.
Well of prosperity, open unto me, in the name of Jesus.
My stolen prosperity, trouble the thief, in the name of Jesus.
Gates of death, reject my life and that of members of my family, in the name of Jesus.
Every appointment with death, be broken, in the name of Jesus.
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MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)