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GIFTS FOR HIRE

GIFTS FOR HIRE

GIFTS FOR HIRE

SOUL-LIFT DAILY DEVOTIONAL WITH DR D.M. TIKILI

DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 13 2021.

TOPIC: GIFTS FOR HIRE

DEVOTIONAL READING: ACTS 8

KEY VERSE: … he offered them money,
Saying, Give me also this power… (Acts 8:18-19)

BIBLE CHARACTER: SIMON THE SORCERER

Simon the sorcerer thought he could buy GOD’s power, as if it were some sort of portion that could be doled out to talented magicians. Peter rebuked Simon harshly and urged him to turn from his selfish and misguided plans. To his credit, Simon responded with a humble request for prayer.

We get the word “simony”, which refers to the sin of buying and selling spiritual things, from this man’s market-driven attitude toward GOD. It is a great perversion of Christianity to use GOD for our own purposes rather than letting GOD use us for the accomplishment of His purposes.

Serving GOD is not a franchise operation. We don’t pay a fee and get a proven product to market to others for personal gain. There are too many modern examples of people who are using GOD’s name for their own fame and financial benefit.

Listen to your own prayers. Are you asking GOD to give to you and do for you for your own gain? Do you go to church expecting to get something for yourself or to give worship to GOD and encouragement and service to others? It can be a great temptation to use church, connections with certain people, or even GOD himself for our own ends. Or think we can buy Him. We can’t.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God Doesn’t Exist To Serve Us – We Exist To Serve Him.

PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS:

  1. My God, I confess that I exist to serve you. Help me to be faithful in Jesus Name.
  2. Every spirit of Simony in my life, die, in the Name of Jesus.
  3. O Lord, let your spirit of revival come upon me and overtake me in Jesus Name.
  4. Satanic dribblers of my father’s hours, I am not your candidate, die in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Be Lifted!

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