MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 7 February 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Don’t Take God’s Glory (II)
TOPIC: Don’t Take God’s Glory (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 7 February 2019)
Bible In One Year: Leviticus 1-3; Matthew 24:1-28
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 12:19-24
MEMORY VERSE: “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” – James 4:6
Herod’s family tree was full of evil. Unfortunately, none of them broke the evil they were known for. Though a royal family, each succeeding king Herod made history of perpetrating evil and acting against God and His people. God gave them a long rope, until the Herod in the time of Peter overstepped his bounds.
First, let’s look at the Herod’s history of wickedness. A king Herod ordered and supervised the killing of male children when he heard about the birth of Jesus. In an attempt to protect his throne, thousands of male children were killed by the king’s decree. Later on, another Herod, grandson of the former, ordered that John the Baptist be beheaded, thus summarily and untimely ending John the Baptist’s glorious ministry. It happened by Herod’s fiat.
During the days of the apostles, another Herod was infuriated by the apostle’s exploits and harvest of souls. He arrested and killed James. When no one challenged him, he went after Peter, arrested and imprisoned him. The church then began to pray for Peter. God intervened and sent His angel to release Peter from Herod’s prison and from untimely death. The Bible says, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm.” God soon visited Herod with judgement. One day, some people praised king Herod so highly and Herod ascribed the glory due to God to himself. God did not punish those who praised Herod and likened him to God, but He punished Herod himself for ascribing the glory to himself. An angel of the Lord slapped king Herod and worms ate him up. What a sordid and terrible end?
Beloved, it is a terrible thing to ascribe the glory due to God to yourself or another being. God will not share His glory with anyone. Why did Herod meet his waterloo in this way? It is because he did not deal with the evil pattern he inherited from his ancestors. Rather, he continued in their evil ways. Are there evil things that your ancestors did? You need to cry to God for mercy. Repent, break free from them and begin to live a godly life. Were your ancestors polygamist, idolaters, occults, alcoholics or murderers? Do not continue in their evil way. Break the evil pattern today!
TRUE HUMILITY IS NOT THINKING LESS OF YOURSELF; IT IS THINKING OF YOURSELF LESS.
The Lord shall arise for your help.
- My Father, break the teeth of the ungodly, in the name of Jesus.
- Mine eyes shall see my desires on mine enemies, in the name of Jesus.
- Let fire go before me and burn up my enemies round about, in the name of Jesus.
- Thou power that troubled the Egyptians, trouble my enemies, in the name of Jesus.
- O gates of brass and bars of iron working against me, be broken, in the name of Jesus.
- Let the rivers of my enemies be turned into wilderness, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, set a wicked man over the wicked, 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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