MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 16 March 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Christian Discipline (II)
TOPIC: Christian Discipline (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 16 March 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 28-29; Mark 14:54-72
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 16:1-13
MEMORY VERSE: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” – Matthew 6:21
Serving both God and mammon and still referring to oneself as a Christian is the greatest indiscipline before God. I have often heard people say, “Olorun ko ko aajo” which means, “God does not abhor being fetish!” Many Christians who claim to be born again would tell others that, it is not only prayers that one should rely upon because it takes time before prayers bring in results and that if such prayers are cushioned with “extra assistance”, the result is always spontaneous. There are professed Christians, who belong to cult societies like Ogboni, Osugbo, Awo-opa, Lodge societies, displaying their uniforms and paraphernalia right among the church congregation, during church service where the name of Jesus is being invoked.
The Yorubas would admonish that, it is good to feed one time in the Oro grove and at another time in the masquerade grove. Why not face one direction? The story of Peter, a Christian brother, who out of indiscipline allowed greed and the get rich quick behaviour to write the last chapter of his life, is easily remembered. Peter was a prominent member of a Pentecostal church in Lagos. He was even a Sunday school teacher before he met his waterloo when he went to do “money producing charm”. He was always complaining of getting broke before his close friend who was in the same teaching profession with him. He would complain that his salaries would not last one week, let alone see him through the month. Eventually, another friend introduced him to a demonic man who made money-producing charm for him.
The consequences of the charm were shielded for exposed. He was not only told that the efficacy of the charm would be for three years. He was not told that his life would equally expire with the charm. Within two years, he was able to get all he had been longing for: expensive cars, houses and all the nice things of life. He even abandoned all church activities, embraced worldly things and was only attending church services, occasionally. He also resigned from his teaching job and was honoured with chieftaincy titles by many traditional rulers. His wedding was the talk of the entire town because there was none like that before. By the beginning of the third year, Peter started experiencing strange illness and was carried from one hospital to the other.
The cause of his illness could not be detected. Unknown to Peter, his soul was tied to the money charm he did. As the power of the medicine was receding, so also his own life. Just before the third year, Peter became paralysed and died eventually. He did not live to enjoy his Ill-gotten wealth due to indiscipline. He allowed indiscipline to destroy his Christian life and regretted in the end.
DISCIPLINE KEEPS YOU AWAY FROM ATROCITIES.
Your life will be a reference point to the glory of God.
- Every voice of fear, speaking evil and failure against me and my family, be destroyed, in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, let me be contented with whatever You give me in life, in the name of Jesus.
- Every demonic gift on my way, perish by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- I come against all forms of confusion, in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, Your time table for my life will not be postponed, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, restore and remould my destiny by Your arm of fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, disgrace all my attackers after the order of Haman, 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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