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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 9 January 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – How to Become Great in the Kingdom of God (II)
TOPIC: How to Become Great in the Kingdom of God (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 9 January 2019)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:6-11
MEMORY VERSE: “But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;” – Matthew 20:26
The second key to becoming great in the kingdom of God is to have a servant’s heart. Jesus exemplified this when he washed His disciples’ feet. A servant’s heart is the genuine and right disposition or attitude to serve God and others without reservation. Jesus Christ had a servant’s heart and a shepherd’s heart also. In God’s kingdom, if you want to become great, you must be willing to serve God and others. Jesus said you will have to humble yourself and serve because the way to the top is down and if anyone desires to be the first, he shall be the last of all and servant of all (Mark 9:35).
The concept of lowering oneself to serve others in order to become great is diametrically opposed to the world’s concept of greatness: winning at all costs. Jesus used the word, diakonos, which is translated as servant or minister. The English word for deacon comes from this word. But are you surprised? We are in the world but not of the world! The word which the Apostle Paul uses for servant is another extraordinary word, huperetes, which means “under-rower”. The apostles analogy is in reference to ancient warship that were propelled by muscular men chained to their oars below deck. In their part of the ship, one hears groaning, men labouring at the oars. It is not like the upper deck, wind-swept, sunlit and fragrant with ocean breeze. Those below deck typify servants, men and women who are unseen, without applause and who are dying to self. The real power of the boat is found below deck.
Although Jesus is clearly greater than the apostles, His behaviour during His earthly ministry was one of serving them (John 13:3-17, Philippians 2:6-11). Beloved, the message is very clear: anyone who would follow Jesus and be great in the kingdom of God should be the servant of all. Jesus once said, “As you have seen me do, go and do likewise also.” Resolve to be an imitator of Christ today. It pays!
WE SERVE GOD BY SERVING OTHERS.
The peace of God that passes all understanding is yours today.
- My Father, empower me to seek Your presence today, in the name of Jesus.
- Create in me a hunger to be where You are always, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, as I pour out my heart to You, let me hear You talk back to me, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, I want to be Your friend, show me Your glory today, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, I desire to walk with You, every day of my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Mercy of God, overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.
- O Ark of Glory, come into my tabernacle after the order of Obed-Edom, in Jesus’ name.
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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