MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 14 March 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – The Mysterious Power Of Forgiveness
TOPIC: The Mysterious Power Of Forgiveness (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 14 March 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 22-24; Mark 14:1-26
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 15:20-24
MEMORY VERSE: “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:32
Speaker A: “I have forgiven my father for the shame he brought to the whole family but…”
Speaker B: “But what?”
Speaker A: “But I cannot relate with him like a daughter till I die”.
Speaker B: “What did he do?
Speaker A: “He was a notorious armed robber until he repented. He robbed even people in our neighbourhood and mistreated them. He was a very bad man and was never a good father. Today he is a Pastor, and I wonder why ‘they’ made him one after all he did. What kind of Pastor would he be? Why didn’t ‘they’ consider his past life to know that he is not qualified to occupy that position? Anyway, I have forgiven him for all he did but I will never forget the shame nor will I ever relate with him as a daughter until I die”
What is your own sad story? Have you vowed never to forgive that rapist, that school friend that introduced you to stealing, lesbianism, homosexuality and other bad habits that you are now struggling with? No one may perfectly understand your pain, but God does. Today, choose to be healed by forgiving.
Unforgiveness is living in eternal bondage; it can lead one to hell even after all the years of serving God.
It stops God from equally forgiving you (Matthew 6:12). When you forgive, you please God and truly prove to be His image and He blesses you for this. Unforgiveness stops you from willingly giving or not even giving your love, care, help, mercy, and more to others at all. And when you do not give, you will not be given either, especially by God.
Why must you forgive?* Forgiveness goes a long way in bringing your blessings to you. We are heirs with Christ because God forgave us, and there is no blessing that is greater than this. We should also not find it so difficult to forgive.
Forgiveness makes you look younger and stronger. Forgiveness gives you freedom from heart attack. Forgiving is obeying God’s command (Proverbs 3:3). You will be favoured and you will have a better understanding of life when you easily forgive. You should not just love God with your lips alone. If you love Him, forgive. Even, forgive in advance.
Partial forgiveness is simply not forgiveness. No matter how badly you have been hurt, accused or disappointed, forgive. Let go. Allow the mysterious power of forgiveness to bring you divine healing, restoration, peace, joy, refreshment, etc. Outside the sin of sexual immorality, the next thing that will make people miss heaven is unforgiveness. So, forgive now.
AN UNFORGIVING HEART WOULD SUDDENLY FAIL, BUT FORGIVENESS IS LIFE.
Receive grace to forgive.
- Holy Spirit, come and overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Spirit of unforgiveness in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, take away the heart of stone and give me the heart of flesh, in the name of Jesus.
- Blood of Jesus, rid my heart of every hurt and heal me, in the name of Jesus.
- I receive the grace to forgive everyone who has hurt me, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, forgive me also as I have forgiven others, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not miss heaven, in the name of Jesus.
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MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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