MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 11 January 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – One Who Serves
TOPIC: One Who Serves (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 11 January 2019)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 13:5-17
Bible In One Year: Genesis 27-28; Matthew 8:18-34
MEMORY VERSE: “For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. – Luke 22:27
Jesus’ words in Luke 22:27, “I am among you as he that serveth”, is profound, thought-provoking and pregnant with meaning. A quip says that a man’s true ideals are not those he talks about but those he lives by. Did Jesus’ life and ministry affirm that He indeed served God and others? Yes, they did. Let us examine five ways Jesus served while on earth.
The first way Jesus served was by giving His life. The Scriptures affirmed this in Mark 10:45 when Jesus said, “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” The most important reason Jesus Christ came to earth was to give His life so that those who repent and believe in Him might be saved. By laying down His precious life for the salvation of mankind, Jesus rendered the greatest service to God and to others. As a New Testament believer, you may not take the way of martyrdom to serve others but you could take great risks and experience some pain to ensure that others receive the gospel and are saved.
The second way Jesus served God and others was by healing the sick. Everywhere Jesus went, He was constantly doing good works: healing the sick, making the lame to walk, restoring sight to the blind. Isaiah, the messianic prophet had prophesied this earlier when he wrote, “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.” (Isaiah 35:5-6). Jesus served by healing both physical and spiritual ailments. How? He removed the death penalty resulting from sin as well as the terminal illness of wicked and deceitful hearts (Jeremiah 17:9). The uncommon anointing and grace the Father lavished on His Son, Jesus Christ, was used to serve (Acts 10:38). Borrow a leaf from Jesus. Use your gifts and talents to serve God and others. Be among the people in your church, company, family and neighbourhood as one who serves.
THE BEST WAY TO FIND YOURSELF IS TO LOSE YOURSELF IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS.
May the Lord open heaven over your life and bless you abundantly.
Father, help me to give my best and all to serve You and others, in the name of Jesus.
Father, help me to use the gifts and resources You gave me to serve You and others, in the name of Jesus.
O Lord, make me a great blessing to my generation, in the name of Jesus.
I rebuke the power behind satanic struggles, in the name of Jesus.
You ground, you must not rebel under me, in the name of Jesus.
Every verdict of witchcraft, be nullified, in the name of Jesus.
Evil arrow, fired against me, go back to your sender, in the name of Jesus.
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