MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 4 January 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Mercy Triumphs Over Judgement
TOPIC: Mercy Triumphs Over Judgement (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 4 January 2019)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:7-12
MEMORY VERSE: “For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” – James 2:13
The book of James is a letter from Apostle James to the Church about practical Christian living. It deals with how to respond to God and how to maintain Christ-like relationship with others. In the Beatitudes, Jesus proclaims, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy (Matthew 5:7). In James 2:13, our Memory Verse for today, Apostle James gives the opposite of the statement. In essence, Apostle James is saying, “Cursed are the unmerciful, for they will be shown no mercy.” The truth is that a Christian is not under God’s curse but is expected to show mercy and compassion toward others. What does “mercy triumph over judgement” mean? It means that mercy rejoices, glories and boasts against judgement. Whenever mercy conflicts with Judgement concerning us, mercy will win. As children of God in Christ, God’s mercy toward us will triumph over His judgement of us (Romans 8:1). Our sins may stand against us, the accuser may level charges before the throne of God against us, but Christ is our Advocate, who argues for us and prevents us from receiving the judgement we deserve.
God’s message to us in James 2:13, therefore, is that since God judges us with mercy and deals with us with his lovingkindness, we too should judge with mercy and appreciate God’s lovingkindness by demonstrating same to others.
How do we show mercy to others? This injunction requires action not talk. Jesus is our model of mercy. He demonstrated His love and mercy towards us by practically laying down His life for us. On our parts, showing mercy to others require that we take an action. We must walk the talk. The blind, the lame, the oppressed came to Jesus, asking Him for mercy because He had the reputation of showing mercy. We should emulate Jesus. In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus taught us that the Samaritan had compassion on the man and took steps to get him medical treatment so that he could live. When you feed the poor, clothe the naked and provide shelter to the homeless, you are showing mercy. Your action will not go unrewarded. Heaven will shower mercy on you as well.
Beloved, you may not be able to do all this in your power, but you will, if you ask for the help and enabling of the Holy Spirit. Whatever you may be passing through today, connect the mercy of God. Cry for mercy; approach the throne of grace boldly and obtain mercy and help! It is yours for the asking because you have an Advocate –Jesus Christ!
SHOW MERCY TO OTHERS SO THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE GOD’S MERCY.
May the covering of grace over you and your family never be removed.
- O Lord, forgive me for the times I have been ungrateful to You, in the name of Jesus.
- I repent of my murmurs and complaints, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, help me to be merciful to others, in the name of Jesus.
- You spirit of ingratitude, lose your hold over my life, in the name of Jesus.
- I will not be a hindrance to my blessings, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, help me to increase my trust in God’s word, in the name of Jesus.
- My blessings shall be perfected, in the name of Jesus.
MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 16 May 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Gracious God
TOPIC: Gracious God (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 16 May 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 24-25; John 5:1-24
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 4:13-16
MEMORY VERSE: “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” – Romans 3:24
Many Christians interpret the grace of God as the ‘Unmerited favour’ of God (Favour that we are not qualified to have; unearned love and favour given to man through God). In actual fact, God is a gracious God and grace actually means more than the Unmerited favour of God.
Grace is the application of Christ’s righteousness to the sinner; it is virtues proceeding from divine influence such as faith, meekness, humility, patience, generosity. It is spiritual power. It is gratitude. It is final salvation i.e. eternal life. It is a kindness, to say and do what is right. It is gratitude.
Beloved, it is time to tap into all the facets of grace that God has made available to us. He is kind, forgiving and merciful God. Come unto the throne of mercy that you may receive grace and as we no longer live under the old covenant when the ‘mercy seat’ made of pure gold was approached once a year on the day of atonement, but with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the mercy seat was changed to a throne of mercy. Jesus Christ was the perfect sacrifice that allows us to approach the throne of mercy. Because ‘by grace you have been saved through faith’ (Ephesians 2:8).
THE GOOD THINGS OF LIFE ARE GOTTEN BY STRENGTH WHILE THE GREAT THINGS OF LIFE ARE GOTTEN BY GRACE.
May the grace of God abound in your life today and always.
My angel of blessing, locate me now, in the name of Jesus.
My angel of blessing will not go unless he blesses me, in the name of Jesus.
Lord, let my cries provoke angelic assistance, in the name of Jesus.
Lord, give me the name that will bless and transform my life forever, in the name of Jesus.
Let every hindrance targeted at my angel of blessing, be dissolved, in the name of Jesus.
O Lord, deliver me from evil stones thrown at me by unfriendly friends, in the name of Jesus.
Every evil riot and rage against me, be disgraced, 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)
Giving that Honours God – Open Heaven 16 May 2019
Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Giving that Honours God
Topic: Giving that Honours God (Open Heaven 16 May 2019)
Memorise: “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:”- Proverbs 3:9
Read: Genesis 22:10-18 (KJV)
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Bible in One Year: Exodus 26-27, Jeremiah 36:4-19
Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday MESSAGE:
Many of us desire the blessing of Abraham and this is a good thing. However, how many of us are ready to do the things Abraham did? Abraham gave gifts that honored God, so much that God swore by Himself to bless Him. After Abraham gave his very best on the altar of sacrifice, God said to him in Genesis 22:16-17:
“16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;”
Our God is not a respecter of persons. If you can also honour Him with your giving, He is ready to give you a blessing that has everlasting value in return.
The most precious thing you can give to honour God is your life. Just as God demanded the son of promise as a burnt sacrifice from Abraham, so does He demand your life. He says to you today:
“My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” – Proverbs 23:26
The devil is also struggling to have your heart so that he can thwart the great plans of God for your life. When you choose to give your heart to God, you have done Him a great honour, and you will find favour in His sight and in the sight of men (Proverbs 3:4). Another form of giving which honours God is found in today’s memory verse. Giving God the first fruits of your increase is an act of faith that brings delight to His heart. There is no ambiguity as to what we stand to gain from this. In Proverbs 3:10, He clearly says:
“So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
Unfortunately, many Christians still argue against the doctrine of first fruits. Some say that it belongs to the Old Testament, and I ask them whether the Old testament is not part of God’s word to us. There are some pleasant promises of God we love which are only found in the Old Testament. We do not say we will not key into them because they are only in the Old Testament, so why ignore the doctrine of first fruit? Beloved, give God your best today. Honour Him by offering your spirit, soul and body to Him as a living sacrifice in holiness and acceptable service (Romans 12:1-2). I pray that the Lord will grant you grace to completely obey His command like Abraham the father of faith, did.
Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday Prayer Point:
Father, please give me a heart of flesh that is receptive to keeping Your precepts.