BEING YOUR BROTHER'S KEEPER Dr D.K. Olukoya


MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL


BEING YOUR BROTHER'S KEEPER Dr D.K. Olukoya 


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25:34-46


MEMORY VERSE: Galatians 6:9 "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."


PRAISE & WORSHIP


MESSAGE:

The term "brother's keeper" first came up in the book of Genesis, the book of beginnings. That was when God asked Cain of Abel's whereabout. He retorted and asked God, "Am I my brother's keeper?" (Genesis 4:9).


In Matthew 25:34-46, Jesus, speaking a parable, talked of a king who rewarded and punished two groups of people for caring for their brethren and also not caring for their brethren respectively. We see from the Scripture that Jesus said, "Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren you have done it to me." This statement goes to tell us that being our brother's keeper is a direct way of showing love to God! Cain was punished, not just because he was disrespectful to God, but because he indirectly told God, "Why should I love You?" Do we see how important this aspect of caring for others is? It runs deep!


When can we care for our brethren? Matthew 25:35-46 shows us a guide: in hunger, in thirst, in hospitality, in nakedness, in sickness, in imprisonment. These could be taken on a very deep note spiritually but let us restrict it to the literal terms. In these harsh times, we ought to show care and love, knowing full well, it is unto God! Hebrews 13:2 says something profound, "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Let us briefly look at this deeply.


Angels are usually on assignment from God. If you receive a messenger well, you have received the one who sent him well indirectly. An honour to a messenger is an honour to the master behind him. So, when we are warned not to forget to entertain strangers, we are encouraged to remember that some have entertained angels unawares and directly received God!


We have been able to establish that caring for the brethren is paramount to caring and showing love for God. Therefore, let us all with a joyful heart, learn to care for the brethren and thereby show unrestricted care and love for God.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:

Love one another as Jesus loves you and try to show kindness in all that you do.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

AS YOU MAKE YOURSELF A WILLING TOOL AND VESSEL OF HONOUR TO GOD, THE HOST OF HEAVEN SHALL DAILY ATTEND TO YOUR NEEDS, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

1. Holy Spirit, empower me to be able to do what is divinely required of me, in the name of Jesus.

2. Anointing to be obedient to divine instructions, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.

3. I receive the power to do what pleases God, in the name of Jesus.


EVENING

4. The ability to love unconditionally, possess me, in the name of Jesus.

5. I receive faith and peace in my spirit to stand against the fiery darts of the enemy, in the name of Jesus.

6. I receive the blessing without measure to enable me to bless others, in the name of Jesus.

7. I shall not miss my day of divine visitation, in the name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 1, 1 Kings 2:1-12, Acts 10:23-48, Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 74:10-17


SOURCE: 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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