MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
TOPIC:BUT HE REFUSED (1)
Genesis 39:4-939:4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. 5And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field. 6And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured. 7And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. 8But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; 9There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. – Psalm 1:1
There are many offers that come to children of God to ensnare them and put them in bondage. Such offers are meant to be rejected though they may appear juicy. Some of those offers may be presented where you work or live as a free gift and a lifetime opportunity. My friend, you are expected to reject them because they are scotched egg with life scorpion in it. Once you gullibly accept it and bit it, the scorpion will sting your mouth and inject its deadly venom. I believe you know what will be the result.
Joseph, as a house help in Potiphar’s house, was given deadly offer that could destroy the plan of God for his life by his master’s wife. Mrs. Potiphar wanted Joseph to lie with her; that is, to commit sexual immorality with her. Joseph refused the offer. Do you think it was easy for Joseph to say ‘No’ to his master’s most beautiful wife’s offer? Child of God, in sincerity, it was not easy. It took the grace of God and a lot of self-discipline on the part of Joseph, the young house help. The Bible talks about Daniel who purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself. It was because he understood the trick of the devil and the principle of God. Many people like Gehazi, Elisha’s servant, will never miss such opportunity of free gift without realizing the danger attached to it.
In the world today, there are different attractive offers, proposals, advances and invitations from unbelievers, old and young alike into drug pushing, vandalism, initiation to secret societies, sexual perversion, drinking of alcohol, hooliganism, body tattoo, internet fraud etc. A large number of our young and adult members of the society engage in some, if not in all of these because they do not know how to refuse or reject the offers the way young Joseph did. Why? They lack what would make them to say No: The fear of God and self-control. The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:22, ‘Flee from all appearances of evil’’ and in James 4:7’’….resist the devil and he will flee from you’’. You need the Holy Spirit in your life to teach and remind you of all things (John 14:26). For you not to fall into the error of eternal damnation, you need the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life (Galatians 5:16). You also need to abide in Christ and let Christ abide in you so as to be able to live a victorious Christian life (John 15:4-5).
If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.
The eagle of your destiny shall soar to the mountaintop fulfilment.
- Spirit of perdition, release me, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Destiny wasters, I am not your candidate, loose your hold and die, in the name of Jesus.
- Every seed of wickedness in me, be uprooted, die, in the name of Jesus.
- I refuse my destiny to be mortgaged on the laps of Delilah, in the name of Jesus.
- Spirit of sexual lust release me and die, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, create in me the fear of God, in the name of Jesus.
- One minute enjoyment will not destroy, my eternity 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)