MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 2 January 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Psalm 103:8-13
TOPIC: Psalm 103:8-13 (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 2 January 2019)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Judges 6:12-16
MEMORY VERSE: “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.” – Micah 7:8
Mercy is the spiritual force from heaven that spares a person from the consequences of the offence or sin he has committed and the judgement he rightly deserves. Grace is when God gives us what we don’t deserve and mercy is when He doesn’t give us what we do deserve. A. W. Tozer said, “Mercy is not what God has, but what God is.”
There are two powerful examples of God’s mercy in the Bible. The first is Peter, who denied Jesus three times saying, “I do not know this man of whom you speak” (Mark 14:71). Then the cock crowed and Jesus, turned and looked at Peter (Luke 22:61). When Peter saw His face, he wept bitterly and recognised his sin. After His death and resurrection, Jesus extended mercy to Peter. He asked Peter three times, “Do you love me?” Peter responded affirmatively and Jesus told him, “Feed my lambs” (John 21:15). Though Peter was the “Prince of the apostles”, he was not perfect. He needed God’s mercy to pursue him in order to become the “rock” of the church. Even though he denied Jesus in His hour of greatest need, God did not abandon him but sought him out. That was mercy at work! Also, Saul of Tarsus who later became Apostle Paul, was once a great enemy of the Church. Mercy sought and found him. He had an encounter with Jesus Christ and was converted. He went on to become one of the greatest saints and apostles of the Church.
Mercy is a game changer. It has amazing life-transforming power. It was mercy that moved Rehab from being a hell-bound prostitute to becoming a great grandmother of Jesus. Mercy moved Ruth, a Moabitess from emptiness to fullness and from sorrow to joy. Rehab and Ruth were far away from God, but mercy found, saved and used them. Besides, though Peter and Saul of Tarsus committed grave sins, they allowed God to bring them back –they allowed His work of mercy to prevail in their lives. I advise you to cooperate with God and allow His mercy to work fully in your life today!
WHEN MERCY FINDS YOU ALL STRUGGLES WILL BE OVER.
Your case shall not be difficult for God to solve.
- Mercy of the Living God, my life is available, locate me now, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and show me Your mercy in every area of my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers, working against God’s will for my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
- My head shall not reject the grace and mercy of God, in the name of Jesus.
- I plug my life into the socket of divine favour by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, let Your grace be sufficient for me in my journey of life, in the name of Jesus.
- Blood of Jesus, overshadow me, in the name of Jesus.