MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 8 May 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – God Has No Favourites
TOPIC: God Has No Favourites (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 8 May 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 4-6; Luke 24:36-53
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 3:1-4
MEMORY VERSE: “For there is no respect of persons with God.” – Romans 2:11
Joseph, Abel, Solomon, Mary, Jesus and David are some of the people that the Bible reports to have found favour with God. Someone like David committed the terrible twin sins of sexual immorality and murder. Rahab was a harlot. Others, like Abel, Joseph, Solomon, were born by parents who had sinned in the past. Yet God says David is a man after His own heart and made Solomon the richest king who ever lived.
Search further and you will find some virgins getting married and being tormented by what doctors call ‘inexplicable infertility’, while a converted prostitute gets married and God blesses her with the fruit of the womb immediately after wedding.
Even more intriguing is the fact that some races (e.g Jews and Europeans) enjoy God’s favour both in their country and out of it while some races get nothing but disfavour both in and out of their countries. Yet several passages in the Bible tell us that God has no favourites: Romans 2:11, Acts 10:34, Ephesians 6:9, etc.
The truth is that God’s favour is open and available to all who put themselves in position to catch it. In fact, those who meet the conditions for God’s favour also pass it to their children. Psalms 37:25 tells that the righteous and his children will enjoy God’s favour. Isaiah 62:2 says humility, contrite spirit and respect for God’s word bring God’s favour. John 1:12 says those who believe and accept Jesus get the power to become the children of God. Galatians 3:7 and 13 also tells us that once we have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, His suffering and death on the cross give us the blessing of Abraham; admitting us into the fold of the Jews!
But then you are wondering why, even after giving your life to Christ you and probably members of your race seem to lack favour. Those who enjoy God’s (and man’s) favour today either got it as inheritance from their ancestors who served God in spirit and in truth for centuries, or they separated themselves from iniquity totally (including that of their ancestors, as in Lamentation 5:7). They embrace God and pledge their house to Him.
Beloved, God created ALL men in His own image. He loves ALL men and gave His Son for ALL men. Just plug yourself into His socket of salvation, wait upon Him in obedience, rejoice in Him in faith and you too will enjoy His favour.
JESUS CHRIST DIED SO THAT ALL MAY ACCESS THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM –UNDILUTED FAITH.
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation and is no longer under the curse.
- God of heaven and earth, I thank You for the salvation of my soul and the dividends that accrue, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord Jesus, redeem me and my descendants from every arrangement, covenant or promise that my ancestors had with the devil in its entirety, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord Jesus, give me a new beginning in You and sanctify me with Your blood, in the name of Jesus.
- Father God, I confess my sins (name them without holding anything back). I repent and plead for forgiveness, in the name of Jesus.
- Merciful God, let me find favour with You in all areas of my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Ghost fire, envelop me and consume everything that links me with the lives that my ancestors lived in the devil, in the name of Jesus.
- Merciful God, make me too a man after Your heart, just like David, in the name of Jesus.
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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