MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Monday, 23 July 2018
TOPIC: CAIN’S OFFERING
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. – Genesis 4:7
The story of Cain and his brother, Abel, is familiar to most believers. One of the most intriguing and underlying truth behind the reason for God to honour the sacrifice of one and reject the other can be found by carefully comparing our Fire Scripture with the memory verse. There is one word that is common to them: ‘acceptable’’. Sadly, the reason Cain killed his brother (Abel) was because God accepted Abel and his offering while He rejected Cain and his offering.
The Bible never said the offering of Cain was bad, but that it wasn’t acceptable. Romans 12:2 points to three things which are 1)Good 2)Acceptable 3) Perfect will of God. They represent the scale God uses to weigh our service and sacrifices in His Kingdom. However, God is expecting our service and sacrifices to at least weigh acceptably on His scale of measurement. Romans 12:1 says, that our sacrifices that are acceptable to God is our reasonable service, confirming what the minimum requirement is for all believers seeking approval from God. Let us use coming for church service to illustrate this. The singular act of coming to church is a good thing. However, coming to church at the right time and participating accordingly is more acceptable than just strolling into the church when the sermon is going on. There is yet another level, which is getting to church long before the commencement of service, praying for all the ministers, preparing your mind to meet the Lord and participating accordingly during service. This represents the level expected of us by God. Unfortunately, many take the things of God without the seriousness and reverence that they deserve.
I am of the opinion that the Lord is speaking to a user of this devotion that you should stop giving Him Cain’s offering. Start serving God with all seriousness, reverence and total dedication that He deserves. Know that God wants your best in all that you give Him (time, talent, money, etc). When you begin to do this, great doors will be opened, God will respect you and your sacrifice, and when you speak heaven will listen. I pray that the grace to serve God in an acceptable manner will fll on you today, in Jesus name.
God cannot be served as you like, but diligently by His rules.
You shall not be a misfired arrow.
- O Lord, have mercy on me today, in the name of Jesus.
- In all the ways I have been serving God as I like, I repent from them today, in the name of Jesus.
- The grace to live a life that is pleasing and acceptable unto God, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.
- Bad disposition towards the things of God in my life, disappear, in the name of Jesus.
- Arrows of darkness fired to take me to hell, backfire now, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not be rejected by the Lord, in the name of Jesus.
- My life shall not grief God, 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)