MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 10 January 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – How to Become Great in the Kingdom of God (III)
TOPIC: How to Become Great in the Kingdom of God (III) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 10 January 2019)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 12:21-26
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 25-26; Matthew 8:1-17
MEMORY VERSE: “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” – James 4:10
In the last two days, we learnt that one can become great in the kingdom of God by embracing humility and by having the heart to serve God and others willingly. We will conclude the discourse by looking at the third key or criterion for becoming great in the kingdom of God: die to self.
What does it mean to die to self? Self is a product of the flesh. You have to die to self every day if you want to be great in the kingdom of God. Dying to self is being broken. How do you die to self? It is by allowing your circumstances to help you become more like Christ especially the circumstances you do not like. A Christian counsellor once advised, “Anytime you feel the pain of an insult, disappointment, suffering, physical challenge or trial, it is an opportunity to die to pride, die to ego, die to sin and die to self.” The truth is that if you die to self, you will become humble and you will have a servant’s heart. Besides, heaven will be pleased with you and make you great.
Beloved, self-surrender is the key to dying to self. Surrender your pride and ego to God. Jesus was dead to self. That is why He was perfect in speech, thought and action. It is also the reason He said, “for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (John 14:30). Apart from helping you to become great in the kingdom of God, dying to self is the key to acquiring unusual power in your Christian life. Apostle Paul was also dead to self. It is no wonder his ministry was so phenomenal. Paul said, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20). A famous writer said, “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self”. Be wise!
GREAT LEADERSHIP IS A PRODUCT OF GREAT FOLLOWERSHIP.
Let God arise and give you a pleasant surprise today.
- I crucify the flesh by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- I nail self to the cross, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, break me and remould me, in the name of Jesus.
- I enter into the covenant of favour for my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, open independent wells of prosperity for me, in the name of Jesus.
- I receive divine visitation now, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, let Your covenant of divine provision work for me now, 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)
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