MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 12 October 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Handling Persecution
TOPIC: Handling Persecution
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 39-40; Colossians 4
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 11:22-33
MEMORY VERSE: “Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.” – Matthew 23:24
MESSAGE: Persecution started from Chapter 4 of the book of Genesis where Cain rose up and slew his own brother, Abel, because the Lord respected the offering of Abel. In verse 8, the Bible says, “And Cain talked with Abel his brother, and it came to pass when they were in the field, then, Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him.” What is persecution? Persecution is the act of harassing, oppressing or killing people because of their differences in the society. Christians are persecuted because of their belief in Jesus Christ as the Saviour does not conform to the godlessness of this sinful world.
The Bible records the persecution of God’s people in both Old and New Testament. For example, the Philistines and the Amalekites constantly attacked the Jews because the Jews rejected idolatry and worship the one true God. Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den because of his strong belief in God by regularly praying unto Him for the deliverance of Jews during their captivity in Babylon.
Jesus also warned his followers that they would be persecuted. “Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify…” (Mathew 23:34). The Bible says we are in the world but not of the world. Therefore, if you call yourself a child of God and you have not been persecuted in one way or the other, your situation is questionable.
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 12 October 2019 – Handling Persecution
Persecution is a must for every child of God. Jesus Christ said, “If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you” (John 15:20). In times of persecution, you are to remain steadfast. Remember what Apostle Paul said in Romans 8:35, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”
Beloved, always remember the promise of our faithful Saviour and Lord, “I will never leave you; I will never forsake you.” Hold on to that promise in the face of persecution. You will prevail, in Jesus’ name.
WHEN YOU ARE LOADED WITH THE WORD OF GOD, YOU BECOME A TERROR TO YOUR PERSECUTORS.
All ungodly persecutors assigned against you because you are a child of God shall surrender to you.
1 Every ungodly cause of persecution in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
2 All persecution against my life through accusation, die, in the name of Jesus.
3 All persecution against my life through affliction, die, in the name of Jesus.
4 Persecution through hatred against my life, collapse and die, in the name of Jesus.
5 All attacks in my life due to persecution, die, in the name of Jesus.
6 Isolation operating in my life as a result of persecution, die, in the name of Jesus.
7 Father, give me the grace to pass through every persecution allowed by You, in the name of Jesus.
MFM 2019 Seventy Days Prayer & Fasting Programme
Day 69 of 70 Days
LORD, CONNECT ME TO YOUR RESURRECTION POWER
Scripture Reading: John 21
Confession: Phil. 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Day 9, Saturday (12-10-19)
Reading through the Bible in 70 Days (Day 69 – Hebrews 12:1 – 13:25; James 1:1 – 5:20; 1 Peter 1:1 – 5:14; 2 Peter1:1 – 3:18; 1 John 1:1 – 5:21; 2 John 1:1 – 1:11)
Praise and Worship
Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving
225 Powers that disallow greatness, get out of my children’s lives in the name of Jesus.
226 Every success of darkness over my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
227 Every devourer and destroyer in my family line, I bind you and I cast you out, in the name of Jesus.
228 Any wicked hand that follows me into this programme, wither, in the name of Jesus.
229 Every wound on my body, dry up by fire, in the name of Jesus.
230 Past, present or future battle, power of God, swallows them, in Jesus’ name.
231 Every generational delay of my breakthrough, expire, in the name of Jesus.
232 Every power working against my rising and shining, die, in Jesus’ name.
233 Unfriendly friends, preventing my destiny from speaking at high level, depart from my life, in the name of Jesus.
234 Every battle I inherited from my parents, l conquer you now, in Jesus’ name.
235 Any battle that is determined to see my end, I kill you now, in Jesus’ name.
236 Every breakthrough, miracle and success, stolen from me, I repossess you all, in the name of Jesus.
237 Before l finish these prayers, let the thunder of God strike the shrine assigned to trouble me, in the name of Jesus.
238 Every power that is angry because of my glory, die, in the name of Jesus.
239 Lord, let Your thunder strike the altar of the witch doctor assigned against me, in the name of Jesus.
240 Any satanic prophecy of sorrow against my life, be cancelled by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
241 Any evil utterance made against my destiny, be cancelled by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
242 Any decree of darkness to steal my joy, be cancelled by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
243 Any anti-joy spell cast upon me, backﬁre, in the name of Jesus.
244 Reproach, hear the word of the Lord, lose your hold upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
245 Anything stolen from my life to demote me, I recover you, in Jesus’ name.
246 Everything the powers of darkness and hell have taken away from me, l recover them, in the name of Jesus.
247 Every darkness that is rising against me, die before l finish these prayers, in the name of Jesus.
248 Divine contacts that will convert my hardship to history, come into my life,in the name of Jesus.
249 All powers that hate my existence shall be put to shame, in Jesus’ name.
250 O God, arise and catapult me to my next level, in the name of Jesus.
251 Demons on assignment against my life, I bind you and I cast you out, in the name of Jesus.
252 Any evil power acquired to fight me, fail, in the name of Jesus.
70 DAYS PRAYER & FASTING PROGRAMME is published by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Worldwide)
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 12 October 2019 was written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)