MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 7 January 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Who Is The Greatest?
TOPIC: Who Is The Greatest? (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 7 January 2019)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:24-30
MEMORY VERSE: “And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.” – Luke 9:48
The dispute as to who was the greatest arose among Jesus Christ’s disciples. It was to the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry. He nipped the matter in the bud because He adjudged strife as counter-productive. It would destroy their assignment rather than help fulfil it. Though He was about to eat His last Passover on earth with them and what preoccupied His mind at that time was how to accomplish and complete His mission; however, the strife among His disciples was an issue He would not allow to take root at all.
First, He noted that the disciples’ attitude was a selfish one (seeking position of honour). It reeked of covetousness. Jesus corrected them by saying that their thinking was that of pagans. As for Heaven-bound followers of His that they were, the Bible says, “And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But he shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.”
It is clear that the disciples missed the point on how one could become great in the kingdom of God. Many of us are also guilty of this. We seek greatness in God’s kingdom, in the church, the society and our workplaces the wrong way. The Bible says that by knowledge shall the just be delivered (Proverbs 11:9).
Let us note that Jesus had previously promised that His faithful disciples would be honoured along with Him, but their positions would be determined by their genuine, godly and faithful service, not by their covetousness. In John 13, Jesus gave His disciples a good example of how to serve. He washed their feet. Though there were servants assigned to perform that task, He chose to serve His disciples. Today’s society encourages us to strive to be great at all costs, seek and get to the top by hook or by crook, vie for highest position in the organisation we work and the church we worship with the motive of lording it over others. Jesus said all these are ways of the unbelievers. Whatever position you seek or are in already, you should learn from Jesus Christ to serve. Servanthood in the position of leadership is the right kingdom attitude!
REAL LEADERSHIP IS LEADERS RECOGNISING THAT THEY SERVE THE PEOPLE THAT THEY LEAD.
The Lord will arise and fight for you.
- I destroy and reject all ungodly ways of seeking greatness, in the name of Jesus.
- Any power assigned to truncate my destiny, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Thou power of God, break every yoke of limitation upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Wealth of the gentiles, arise and locate me, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers of affliction and oppression, targeted against my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
- O finger of God, arise, command my lifting, in the name of Jesus.
- Every power assigned against my foreign wealth, die, 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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