TOPIC: Don’t Take God’s Glory (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 6 February 2019)
Bible In One Year: Exodus 39-40; Matthew 23:23-39
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Daniel 4:30-37
MEMORY VERSE: “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” – James 4:10
Jesus capped His model prayer with this golden line: “Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory.” Anyone, king or subject, prince or pauper, rich or poor, great or lowly, who does not give glory to God (to whom all glory belongs) will experience shame and reproach. If the person is highly placed, he or she will be cast down into valley of ignominy.
Beloved, it is dangerous to ascribe God’s glory to yourself. Do not fail to give glory to God for all the things and in all things, all the time. When you do, the King of Glory Himself will manifest His glory, honour, power and blessing in higher dimension and endlessly in your life.
Why do people ascribe the glory that belongs to God to themselves? The first reason is pride. A proud person does not ever want anyone to be better than he is or will not admit that anyone is better. A proud person has exaggerated idea of his importance and puffs at everyone. The Bible says that God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. Be humble!
The second reason people ascribe the glory that belongs to God to themselves is failure to die to self or lack of brokenness. Seeking glory for oneself is the work of the flesh. You should die to self -daily. Beloved, when you make humility a lifestyle, when you die to self and make praising God a daily habit, you will be free from the temptation of ascribing God’s glory to yourself and escape the punishment attached to such a misdeed. Don’t try to take the glory that belongs to God. Be wise!
THE WAY UP IS DOWN, DON’T BE PROUD.
You shall be lifted.
I shall not be cast down to the valley of ignominy, in the name of Jesus. I shall not fail to give God the glory due to His holy name, in the name of Jesus. O Lord, reveal to the nation Your conquering love, in the name of Jesus. EVENING I shall not sink and die unfulfilled, in the name of Jesus. I will not experience shame and reproach, in the name of Jesus. O Lord, let Your grace continually abound in my life and in my family, in the name of Jesus. Thou King of Glory, manifest Your power, honour, blessing in higher dimension in my life, 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)