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MFM Daily Devotional 21 May 2021 – Escape from the Snare of the Flesh (3)

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MFM Daily Devotional 21 May 2021 Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya Click To Read Previous MFM Daily Devotional Topic: The Whole Duty Of Man Fire Scripture: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Memory Verse: Proverbs 19:23 – “The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.” MFM Daily Devotional 2 May 2021 Mountain Top Life Outline: The word “Christian” means to be Christlike. God has done His own duty through the redemption of man. The redeemed man or woman (a Christian) also owes God the duty to grow into the image of Christ (Hebrews 9:14). From our Fire Scripture for today (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14), the conclusion of the preacher is that the whole duty of a man is to fear God and obey his commandment. Solomon was an anointed king of Israel, a prophet of God. He was anointed by God to rule over Israel. He can be described as that man that saw it all and had it all. He had fame, prosperity, power, riches, wisdom, yet he died an unfulfilled man. He discovered later in his life that the whole essence of living is to fear God and obey his commandment; hence his counsel in our text. To fear God means to reverence Him, to love Him, to have faith in Him and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and to keep His commandments and be obedient to His will. This is the only thing that can make a man whole and perfect. Without the fear of God, man is nothing. Every child of God is chosen and called to follow Christ. We have been given all we need for life and godliness and have access to the riches of His grace. However, if the foundation of your life is not laid on the fear of God and obedience to His word, your life will become futile and your fellowship with God will not stand. All the material possessions, intelligence, popularity or fame you have will be meaningless. The only thing that can give you fulfilment in this life and the life hereafter is to fear God and obey His commands. It would amount to sin if we fail to follow God’s word which is a revealer of God’s mind to us as recorded in Micah 6:8. Doing His will equals to reverencing Him, because you cannot obey and reverence who you have no regards for. There is assurance of eternal life, strong confidence and divine security (Prov. 14:26-27). What could be richer than abundant life! May God humble our hearts to fulfil this one but all-encompassing duty to fear God! However, no man can fear God except by the help of the Holy Spirit. If you are not yet born again, surrender your heart today so that you can receive the presence of the Holy Spirit who alone can give you the grace and power to do so. Motivational Quote: The fear of God is an antidote to a life of futility and vanity. Prophetic Word: Receive the fear of God that makes the difference in a man’s life, in the name of Jesus. HYMN: The Comforter Has Come 1. O Spread the tidings ’round, Where ever man is found, Where ever human hearts And human woes abound; Let ev’ry Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound; The Comforter has come! Chorus Holy Ghost from Heav’n, The father’s promise giv’n; O spread the tidings round, wherever man is found The comforter has come 2. The long, long night is past, The morning breaks at last, And hushed the dreadful wail And fury of the blast, As o’er the golden hills the day advances fast! The Comforter has come! 3. Lo, the great King of kings, With healing in His wings, To ev’ry captive soul a full deliv’rance brings; And thro’ the vacant cells the song of triumph rings; The Comforter has come! PRAYER POINTS: MORNING 1. Father, teach me to walk in Your fear, in the name of Jesus. 2. Let the fear of God be the foundation of my decision in life, in the name of Jesus. 3. Father, help to yield myself as a servant to obey Your word, in the name of Jesus. EVENING: 4. My Father, let the Spirit of fear of God be activated in my life afresh, in the name of Jesus. 5. Lord, let every part of my being come in subj e c tion to the obedience of God, in the name of Jesus. 6. My Father, reveal to me any area of my life where my obedience is yet to be complete, in the name of Jesus. 7. Father, grant me the courage to obey You, no matter how difficult, in the name of Jesus. BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 5:11-25; 6:1-23; 1 Chronicles 13-16 MFM Daily Devotional 2nd May 2021

MFM Daily Devotional 21 May 2021 Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya

Topic: Escape from the Snare of the Flesh (3)

Fire Scripture
1 John 2:15 – 17

MFM Daily Devotional 21 May 2021 Outline

The term “world” (Greek cosmos), as it is used throughout the New Testament, often refers to the vast world system that exists independent of God (i.e. going its own way without regard for God), and basically opposed to God.

It is how things in the world have operated ever since the first humans gave in to satan’s temptation, disobeyed God and brought the curse of sin upon all of creation. Because man defied God, human kind lost the authority over creation that God had originally delegated to them. (Gen. 1:26 – 30, Gen. 2:15, 19-20).

By this, satan seized control and began to dominate man’s endeavours as well as his ideas and efforts with his evil purposes (John 12 : 31, 14:30). Beloved of the Lord, the world as it is presently is characterised not only by wicked, immoral and selfish lifestyles, but also by a spirit of rebellion, indifference and nonchalance.

That is, lack of interest, concern for the things of God, God’s revelation, and unresponsiveness. Majority have refused to submit to Christ’s leadership and authority. In the Fire Scripture for today, that is why we are being warned about the love of the world or the things in the world. They have no eternal values, because all that is in the world will go with the world.

They will be forgotten and will bring little or no reward to add value to your journey to eternity. 1 John 2:17b, the Bible says, “…but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” Therefore, beloved of the Lord, to escape the snare of the world, you must do the will of God.

You must love what He loves and hate what He hates with perfect hatred. There is no one that can serve two masters and succeed. You will love one and hate the other. You have the choice to make so that you can also be in eternity with God.

The world is a form of spiritual adultery and unfaithfulness that defiles our relationship with God and leads to spiritual destruction.

Memory verse
John 16:33 – “This things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.

Motivational Quote
To escape the snare of the flesh, flee from all appearance of evil

Prophetic Word
Any power that is on assignment to tie you down to the world system shall fail woefully, in the name of Jesus.

HYMN
O Jesus, I have promised

  1. O Jesus, I have promised
    To serve Thee to the end;
    Be Thou forever near me,
    My Master and my Friend:
    I shall not fear the battle
    If Thou art by my side,
    Nor wander from the pathway
    If Thou wilt be my guide.
  2. O let me feel Thee near me,
    The world is ever near;
    I see the sights that dazzle,
    The tempting sounds I hear:
    My foes are ever near me,
    Around me and within;
    But, Jesus, draw Thou nearer,
    And shield my soul from sin.
  3. O Jesus, Thou hast promised
    To all who follow Thee,
    That where Thou art in glory,
    There shall Thy servant be;
    And, Jesus, I have promised
    To serve Thee to the end;
    O give me grace to follow,
    My Master and my Friend.

PRAYER POINTS

MORNING
1. Every unfriendly friend in the garden of my life, get out by fire, in the name of Jesus.
2. Everything that needs to die in my life for God to reign supreme, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every seed of pride in me, die, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
4. Every power assigned to drag me back into the filth I have left behind, die, in the name of Jesus.
5. Fear of God, fall upon my heart, in the name of Jesus.
6. I cancel every evil authority upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
7. I refuse to be my own enemy, in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
1 Chronicles 23-25

 

MFM Daily Devotional 21 May 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.

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Open Heaven 2nd June 2021 Wednesday – Strive for Perfection

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Open Heaven 2nd June 2021 Wednesday Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye

 

TOPIC: Strive for Perfection

MEMORISE:
“Be ye therefore perfect; even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” – (Matthew 5:48)

READGenesis 17:1-2 (KJV)
1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

  1. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

Open Heaven 2nd June 2021 Wednesday Devotional MESSAGE:

When something is perfect, it means that it is good in itself and there is no complaint about it. It also means that it is so good that it cannot be improved upon. Thus, a perfect Christian is one without blemish.

There are Christians who have been saved but not sanctified. Such people may easily get annoyed. Some are saved and sanctified and may not get annoyed as easily. I recall a rehearsal session for a drama that was to be staged in our Church years ago. A scene required that a character become very annoyed but the actor assigned to the role could not bring himself to demonstrate anger, despite numerous attempts. He had dealt so completely with anger in his life that he could not even pretend to be angry. May you be sanctified to this point and beyond in Jesus’ name.

Without the power of the Holy Spirit however, even if you are saved and sanctified, you may still have limitations in fighting spiritual battles. Evil forces may overpower you if there were to be any encounter. (1 Peter 1:2) says:
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

To strive towards perfection as a Christian, you must first and foremost be Spirit-filled. Without the Holy Spirit, you cannot bear any of the different fruits (Galatians 5:22-23). For you to strive towards perfection as a Christian, three things must manifest in your life. First, you have to do things exactly how God Himself would do them. Knowing that God can only do things perfectly, you must see to it that you strive towards perfection in everything you do. Secondly, to strive towards perfection as a Christian, you will aspire to get to where God wants you to reach. You should never stop or rest until God’s purpose for you is accomplished. Many Christians backslide because they think they have attained the highest spiritual height. Thus, they become contented. Thirdly, you must be perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48). I pray that God gives you the grace to be so in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, make me as perfect as You want me to be in every area of life, in the mighty name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Hebrews 8-10

HYMNAL:
HYMN 11 – I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR

  1. I need Thee every hour,
    Most gracious Lord;
    No tender voice like Thine
    Can peace afford.

REFRAIN:
I need Thee, Oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee!
Oh, bless me now, my Saviour,
I come to Thee.

  1. I need Thee every hour,
    Stay Thou near by;
    Temptations lose their power
    When Thou art nigh. 
  2. I need Thee every hour,
    In joy or pain;
    Come quickly, and abide
    Or life is vain.
  3. I need Thee every hour,
    Teach me Thy will;
    And Thy rich promises
    In me fulfill.

Open Heaven 2nd Junes 2021 Wednesday Devotional Guide. Open Heavens 2021 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC

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Open Heaven 30th May 2021 Sunday – But for the Mercy of God

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Open Heaven 30th May 2021 Sunday Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye 

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TOPIC: But for the Mercy of God (Open Heaven 30th May 2021 Sunday)

MEMORISE:
“And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.” – (Luke 18:13)

READ: Genesis 19:15-17 (KJV)
15. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

  1. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him; and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. 
  2. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

Open Heaven 30th May 2021 Sunday Devotional MESSAGE:

When a man receives mercy, it would appear as if the fellow is wise or a genius. It would appear as if his righteousness has bestowed upon him divine blessings. What can one do without the mercy of God? The Bible says:
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. (Lamentations 3:22)

Today’s memory verse tells of the mercy enjoyed by the publican when he begged for it. Jesus said:
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalted himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. – (Luke 18:14)

What prevents some people from receiving mercy from the Lord is the failure to admit that we are sinners and that we need to turn from our wicked ways. It is amazing that some children of God are in the habit of living in a world where the end justifies the means. This is not the gospel. When they are caught stealing, they rationalise it by putting the blame on the fact that they are jobless. Some ladies claim to have taken to prostitution because they are jobless and they need to take care of their aged parents.

Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right…walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. – (Ezekiel 33:14-15)

Another important thing to note is that it takes humility to acknowledge a sin or wrongdoing. The Bible says:
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. – Proverbs 28:13

Your day of mercy comes when you humbly ask for it from the One who is rich in mercies, that is, the Almighty God (Ephesians 2:4).

Bring forth the day of God’s mercy in your life by calling on the Lord today for forgiveness if you have not repented of your sins through Jesus Christ. If you are already a child of God but seem to be lacking His mercies, call on Him like a child would cry to his loving father for mercy. You and your loved ones will partake of the Lord’s mercy today in the mighty name of Jesus.

PRAYER POINT:
Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me and give me greater testimonies.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Philemon 1

HYMN 12 – IN CHRIST ALONE MY HOPE IS FOUND
  1. In Christ alone my hope is found
    He is my light, my strength, my song
    This Cornerstone, this solid Ground
    Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
    What heights of love, what depths of peace
    When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
    My Comforter, my All in All
    Here in the love of Christ I stand. 
  2. In Christ alone! Who took on flesh
    Fullness of God in helpless babe
    This gift of love and righteousness
    Scorned by the ones He came to save
    Till on that cross as Jesus died
    The wrath of God was satisfied
    For every sin on Him was laid
    Here in the death of Christ I live.
  3. There in the ground His body lay
    Light of the world by darkness slain
    Then bursting forth in glorious Day
    Up from the grave He rose again
    And as He stands in victory
    Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
    For I am His and He is mine
    Bought with the precious blood of Christ.
  4. No gift in life, no fear in death
    This is the power of Christ in me
    From life’s first cry to final breath
    Jesus commands my destiny
    No power of hell, no scheme of man
    Can ever pluck me from His hand
    Till He returns or calls me home
    Here in the love of Christ I’ll stand.

 

Open Heaven 30th May 2021 Sunday Devotional Guide. Open Heavens 2021 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC

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Catholic Daily Mass Reading Sunday 30th May 2021 Online

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Daily Reading for Sunday May 30, 2021
Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22
Gospel, Matthew 28:16-20
Reading 2, Romans 8:14-17

Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
32 ‘Put this question, then, to the ages that are past, that have gone before you, from when God created the human race on earth: Was there ever a word so majestic, from one end of heaven to the other? Was anything like it ever heard?

33 Did ever a people hear the voice of the living God speaking from the heart of the fire, as you have heard it, and remain alive?

34 Has it ever been known before that any god took action himself to bring one nation out of another one, by ordeals, signs, wonders, war with mighty hand and outstretched arm, by fearsome terrors — all of which things Yahweh your God has done for you before your eyes in Egypt?

39 ‘Hence, grasp this today and meditate on it carefully: Yahweh is the true God, in heaven above as on earth beneath, he and no other.

40 Keep his laws and commandments as I give them to you today, so that you and your children after you may prosper and live long in the country that Yahweh your God is giving you for ever.’

Catholic Daily Mass Reading Sunday 30th May 2021 Online

Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22
4 The word of Yahweh is straightforward, all he does springs from his constancy.

5 He loves uprightness and justice; the faithful love of Yahweh fills the earth.

6 By the word of Yahweh the heavens were made, by the breath of his mouth all their array.

9 for, the moment he spoke, it was so, no sooner had he commanded, than there it stood!

18 But see how Yahweh watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his faithful love,

19 to rescue them from death and keep them alive in famine.

20 We are waiting for Yahweh; he is our help and our shield,

22 Yahweh, let your faithful love rest on us, as our hope has rested in you.

Gospel, Matthew 28:16-20
16 Meanwhile the eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them.

17 When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated.

18 Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

19 Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’

Reading 2, Romans 8:14-17
14 All who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God;

15 for what you received was not the spirit of slavery to bring you back into fear; you received the Spirit of adoption, enabling us to cry out, ‘Abba, Father!’

16 The Spirit himself joins with our spirit to bear witness that we are children of God.

17 And if we are children, then we are heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ, provided that we share his suffering, so as to share his glory.

 

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