MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 14 October 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Seek Only God’s Approval
TOPIC: Seek Only God’s Approval
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 43-44; 1 Thessalonians 2
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Peter 4:16-17
MEMORY VERSE: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:6
MESSAGE: The Bible in 1 Peter 4:16, says that it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by His name (NLT 2nd edition). The scriptures further make us to understand that Jesus, in an unequivocal statement affirmed, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh to the father, but by me” (John 14:6). Having been blessed with such a great truth, then should we as His followers seek approval of man rather than Him?
As a child of God, do we still need the approval of someone to be happy? If the answer is no, it is pertinent to add that no matter what we do in life, there is someone, somewhere who is not going to like it. Simply put, we cannot avoid people’s disapproval.
This being so, we had better be well prepared to have men’s approval for doing the right thing rather than the wrong thing. Many are doing nothing today and yet men approve of them because of selfish things.
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 14 October 2019 – Seek Only God’s Approval
The above brings to mind one important factor of life as propounded by an anonymous writer which states, “As long as you allow the opinion of others around to matter than God’s opinion, it is not unlikely that you are going to fail.” You don’t need other people’s approval to be happy since happiness is a state of mind and not opinion that comes from within when one is at peace with one’s maker (Jesus), not man.
The big question is, are you prepared to stand by Jesus or man? The choice is yours. Stand by Jesus: the way, the truth and the life. He will settle you. You will have your peace and you will surely fulfil your destiny here on earth. As you step out today, please stand on the truth. Stand by the word of God and not by the words of men.
Seek for God’s approval even in the midst of confrontations and even if you are the only one saying the truth, it does not matter. You are not alone; the Lord is with you.
IF YOU REFUSE TO STAND BY THE GOD OF TRUTH, SATAN WILL HAVE NO CHOICE THAN TO STAND WITH YOU.
Any power assigned to deceive you and make you drift away from the truth shall die.
1 I refuse to make man my God, in the name of Jesus.
2 Power assigned to take the place of God in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
3 I reject the approval of man for wrong doing and I accept God’s approval, in the name of Jesus.
4 Spirit of pride, I reject you, get out of my life, in the name of Jesus.
5 Anything in me that always make me to enjoy the approval of men even when I’m wrong, die, in the name of Jesus.
6 Power and grace to stand for Christ and truth, come upon me, in the name of Jesus.
7 I refuse to serve God on satan’s condition, in the name of Jesus.
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 14 October 2019 was written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)