TOPIC OF TREM DEVOTIONAL FOR TUESDAY 20TH AUGUST IS “GOD IS LOOKING FOR DEAD MEN”
“I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our LORD, I die daily.”
If you will walk in victory as a Christian, you must allow yourself to die. Apostle Paul fully understood this when he said in 1 Corinthians 15:31 “I die daily!” He also said in 1 Corinthians 9:27: “But I keep under my body, and bring it unto subjection; lest by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”(KJV)
In the book of Matthew 3:13, it was Jesus who came to John to be baptized. Though John was older than Jesus, John had enough sense to know that the anointing was upon Jesus. There are some people who don’t know who the anointing is upon and as a result they can’t walk in dominion.
Beloved, if I notice that God uses you to teach more in the area of holiness, I’ll call you to come and teach holiness for me. If God uses you to teach in the area of warfare more than me, I will say ‘come and teach it, so that the whole body will be blessed.’ But there are people who will never allow this.
John recognized the anointing on Jesus. He said ‘why do you want me to baptize you? No, I can’t do it.’ He said: Jesus please baptize me. The book of Romans 12:10 says “in honour, preferring one another”. Jesus responded: “John, thank you for honouring me and for recognizing me to baptize you even though you’re older than me.
But John, baptize me. As at now, the will of God is that you John should baptize me, though the anointing is upon me.’ He said, suffer it to be so now, so that I will fulfil all righteousness. I want to ensure that there is no stain in me, no stigma, so that there will be nothing hindering the flow of power. God is looking for dead men. That is how to release the power of God upon your life.
Further reading: Matthew 3:1-17.
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 105-106; Evening- 1 Corinthians 3