TOPIC: True Religion (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 14 February 2020)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 7
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Ecclesiastes 9:3; Matthew 5:27-28; James 1:27
MEMORY VERSE: “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” – Psalms 37:5
Christianity goes side by side with warfare. Warfare is an intrinsic component of Christian living. Christian living that is not backed up by spiritual warfare is weak religion.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
ALL THOSE POWERS BOASTING AGAINST YOU SHALL BE DISGRACED, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
There is a world of difference between Christianity and religion. The distinguishing factor is reality. Your faith in Christ must produce positive and practical results. You must allow Christ to bring order, sanity and uncommon calm to your heart. Nowadays, we have a lot of people who are spiritually insane.
Many years ago, I was working in the research centre, a psychiatrist was invited to give us a lecture. The old man came and talked about decent madness and many other things. But there were some things that he said which I couldn’t forget. He said that there were many mad people walking around the streets with clothes on, meaning that there are many properly dressed people who are mentally sick. He said that there is madness of the brain, and the madness of the heart, which is the one the Bible is talking about here. He said that our present generation has become the generation of sleeping pills, tonic, paracetamol, aspirin, codeine, chloroquine etc. He also said that many big men are mad people who go for psychiatric treatment. He also said 55 percent of Nigerians suffer from one form of madness or another, and that there is an epidemic of juvenile madness. Looking back now, although the man was not born-again, we could see that he was talking facts.
When a person is used to disorder, orderliness will become his enemy. That is why average Nigerians hate to queue up. In fact, one Nigerian professor said that queuing is a British disease. The worst form of madness is when the spirit of man is mad. When you say madness, you talk about stupidity, absurdity, foolishness, etc. But your definition of a particular thing is not important. What matters is how God defines it. For example, a man may define religion as a way of man seeking God and trying to please Him. But the true definition of religion is found in the Bible. Today’s passage gives us the true definitions of religion. When you have completely given your life to Christ, there should be no trace of madness or confusion in your life.
- Every wicked hand troubling my star, I cast you away, in Jesus’ name.
- Let them be turned back and brought to confusion, that devise my hurt, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, put uncommon gladness in my heart, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, harken unto the voice of my cry, unto Thee will I pray, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, speak unto my enemy in Your wrath and vex them in Your displeasure, in the name of Jesus.
- Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied, in the name of Jesus.
- I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies, 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)
Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.
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