Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vanity, but in all humility, esteem others above yourself.

Rhapsody Of Realities Teevo

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, DD

Tuesday September 14

GLORIFY GOD
(Whatever You Do For God, Do It Without Selfish Ambition).

📖 TO THE BIBLE
Philippians 2: 3 NIV
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vanity, but in all humility, esteem others above yourself.”

LET’S TALK ⏩
Have you ever read the story of Elijah’s face to face with Baal’s false prophets in 1Kings 18? Some, after reading the chapter, might say to themselves, “Elijah is trying to put himself forward just so the others will applaud him!” but that’s not exactly the reality. He challenged King Ahab to gather all Israel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Astarte to Mount Carmel. A sacrifice was to be prepared and they were to bring down fire from heaven to consume it; the successful prophet would be considered one who serves the true God.

Each group prepared a bull on an altar and called their god to send fire from the heavens. The prophets of Baal called on their god, howled, cut themselves open, but there was no response. When it came to Elijah’s turn, he poured water on the sacrifice and called on God who sent fire from heaven. The fire completely consumed the sacrifice.

Read Elijah’s words in 1 King 18:36 NASB: “… O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel! Let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things by Your Word.” He was following the direction of the Spirit of God. This confrontation was not a demonstration of his selfishness or self-importance; it was only based on the Lord’s guidance. This demonstration led many Israelites to turn away from their false gods and follow the true God of Elijah.

What Elijah did glorified the Lord God of Israel before men. Likewise, whatever you do for the Lord should be done for His glory and never for your personal ambition. May all that you do for the Lord be devoid of selfish ambition and vanity. It should be for His glory. You must learn to follow the Spirit in the Word, by the Word, and through the Word, just like Elijah did. While you do, your works and achievements will glorify the Lord.

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📖 Go Further
1 Kings 18: 30-39

🔊 Pray
Dear Father, your Word is the light which guides my thoughts, my plans, my decisions, and which helps me navigate in life, in glory. Through your words I receive the light and direction of my life forever, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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📚 Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
2 Corinthians 13: 1-14,
Ecclesiasts 6-8

TWO YEARS
1 Timothy 1: 15-20, Jeremiah 32

⏩ Act
Read 1 Kings 18 and note how Prophet Elijah glorified God in his words.

Author

  • Through an anointed ministry spanning over 30 years, Pastor, teacher, healing minister, television host, and best-selling author Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD. has helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s word.

    He is the author of the bestseller Rhapsody of Realities, the number one daily devotional around the world. Several millions of copies of the best-selling daily devotional and Bible-study guide have been distributed in over 2010 languages of the world including Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Mandarin, Myanmar, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili…and still counting! New languages are added regularly, making the devotional accessible to many more in different parts of the globe, thus bringing the richness of God’s Word into their lives. Little wonder the devotional, oftentimes, is referred to as the “Messenger Angel”.

    Presiding over an ever-widening network of Christ Embassy Churches and campus fellowships on all five continents, Pastor Chris also pastors one of the largest congregations in Africa. He holds massive teaching and healing crusades like the Higher Life conference and Night of Bliss with crowds of over 3.5 million in a single night’s event.

    The world-renowned Healing School is a ministry of Pastor Chris which manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ today and has helped many receive healings and miracles through the gifts of the Spirit in operation.

    Pastor Chris in the year 2003, pioneered the first 24-hour Christian Network from Africa to the rest of the world, and this gave rise to more satellite stations on other continents of the world, the LoveWorld USA in America, LoveWorld TV in the UK, LoveWorld SAT in South-Africa and LoveWorld PLUS in Nigeria and still counting. Through this medium, millions of people have been reached with the beautiful message of salvation and many lives have been transformed. These stations are also available on the mobile platform.

    Pastor Chris is also the host of “Atmosphere for Miracles”, a programme airing on major television networks in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and around the world, which brings God’s divine presence right into the homes of millions around the world. With a burning desire to bring God’s word to all men in simplicity and with the power of the spirit, the man of God, 
    Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD, established the International School Of Ministry, specifically to train and equip ministers of the gospel of Christ, building in them the realities of God’s word and empowering them to carry the message of eternal life in Christ Jesus to their world, with a great demonstration of the miraculous power of God.

    Pastor Chris also pioneered the establishment of the Inner City Mission of Christ Embassy, a ministry to children living in the inner cities of our world, to give them a hope and a future.

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