TOPIC: Bitter Truth (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 9 May 2020)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 49-53
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Genesis 39:21-23 (KJV)
21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.
23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.
MEMORY VERSE: “Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.” – Isaiah 52:11
Men may applaud you and give you all kinds of awards but the moment heaven labels you a failure, you have gained nothing. Let your attention be focused on the score card of heaven.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
BIG MONEY, REAL MONEY IS COMING YOUR WAY BEFORE THIS MONTH RUNS TO AN END, AND IT WILL WIPE OUT ALL THE SUFFERINGS YOU HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH.
“Health is wealth” they say. I have discovered that often times the pill that will take care of an ailment often comes in a very bitter form. When the sick swallows the bitter pill, good health is achieved. Today’s devotional can be likened to the proverbial bitter pill.
A certain woman was rushed to me. On getting to me, she said that her husband had just thrown out her belongings, burnt her passport and asked her to leave the home. She gave me a catalogue of the man’s wickedness. I was moved by her story of woes. I requested that we saw the man together. Shortly before we got to their home, we saw her husband going out. Guess what happened? The woman pointed at him and said, “Doctor, that is him, crawling out like a snake.” Then I said, “sorry madam, if you can call him a snake in my presence, I wonder what you will call him when I’m not there.” The truth is that it was not the man that was the problem; rather it was the woman’s tongue. All the secret sins that some of us are committing could be likened to a sleeping dog which will eventually wake up and be visible to everybody. It is difficult to cover a sin because you have to commit another sin to cover the previous one. And as this progresses, the devil drags you farther and farther. For example, when Samson began to joke with his call, he told some lies. He continued lying to cover up his former lies until the Spirit of God left him. One man of God said that when the Spirit of God came upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost, there was a sound of a great rushing mighty wind, but when the Holy Spirit decides to depart from somebody’s life, He would leave quietly. Samson did not know that the Spirit of God had left him at the time he was captured. He had become what we call an empty barrel or an empty shell.
And talking about empty barrels, many are found in the house of God today. They are found speaking different languages, shouting and preaching. But as far as God and the devil are concerned, they are just empty barrels. Secret sins in a life which turn many to empty barrels, will constitute the root of many other sins. Beloved, you must get rid of the little foxes that can spoil your vine. Don’t give secret sins an inch in your life, otherwise before you know it, they’ll take a mile.
- Every power that has formed an evil cloud over my head, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
- Every wall of partitioning between me and my breakthroughs, break, in the name of Jesus.
- Every evil mystery over my life, be destroyed, in the name of Jesus.
- I resist the threat of death in my dream, in the name of Jesus.
- Every evil dream that other people have had about me, I cancel it in the astral world, in the name of Jesus.
- In the quietness of my spirit, oh Lord, open the gates of heaven, in the name of Jesus.
- Oh Lord, open the gates of righteousness and put me inside, 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)