MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 9 October 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Dealing With Persecution
TOPIC: Dealing With Persecution
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 32-33; Colossians 1
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Romans 8:35-39
MEMORY VERSE: “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” – 2 Timothy 3:12
Today, we want to look at one of the common tools in the hand of the devil that makes the people of God to run away from Christianity. It is simply called persecution. It means torture, torment, and so on. In the Fire Scripture, Apostle Paul also asked a question, “Who shall separate us form the love of Christ?” The major aim of the devil is to use this tool of persecution to separate us from the love Christ has for us, to make us believe that Christ does not even love us, to show us negative alternative to the love of Christ through deceit, counterfeit gifts and so on etc. He comes in to deceive us when there are challenges confronting us which God knows about and probably wants to use to develop us, to train us and to test us.
I don’t know what challenges are confronting you now. I don’t know what trials and troubles you are passing through now from your family members. I don’t know what your heart desire is that your own people who are supposed to be your helpers are denying you of today because you are a child of God. Beloved, we have seen people who passed through worse situations than yours but they finally came out of it and were divinely elevated beyond the imaginations of their persecutors.
The Bible says that the testing of our faith produce endurance. It also enjoins us to let endurance have its perfect result, so that we may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing (James 1:3-4). Persecutions is profitable both to individual Christians and the Church. It makes the Church to flourish. In Acts 8, we read about Saul persecuting the believers and many of them were scattered abroad and they went everywhere preaching God’s word. Our reaction to persecution should be endurance and faith. As Christians, there is reward for anything we suffer for Christ’s sake. Besides, God is with us believers in every situation.
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 9 October 2019 – Dealing With Persecution
Begin to see God in your situation and have faith in Him. Soon, you shall come out of it and God shall be glorified in your life and situation. God bless you.
APPRECIATE IT WHEN YOU ARE BEING CRITICIZED, FOR IF YOU HAVE NO CRITICS, YOU WILL LIKELY HAVE NO SUCCESS.
Today, all your persecutors shall be disgraced.
1 Father, teach me what to do when I am being persecuted, in the name of Jesus.
2 Grace to pass through all persecutions as a Christian, come upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
3 Today, I receive power to persecute my persecutors, in the name of Jesus.
4 I reject all negative alternatives to my challenges, in the name of Jesus.
5 Powers assigned to persecute me because I am a Christian, die, in the name of Jesus.
6 Every persecution assigned to separate me from the love of Christ, die, in the name of Jesus.
7 By the power of the Holy Spirit, I remain in the love of Christ and no persecutions can kill me, in the name of Jesus.
MFM 2019 Seventy Days Prayer & Fasting Programme
Day 66 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 6, Wednesday (09-10-19)
Reading through the Bible in 70 Days (Day 66 – 2 Cor 5:4-13:14; Gal 1:1-6:18; Ep 1:1 -5:20)
Praise and Worship
Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving
141 My problems shall surrender, in the name of Jesus.
142 I receive the power to subdue my mountains, the name of Jesus.
143 Problems, pack your load and leave my life now, in the name of Jesus.
144 Every barrier standing between me and my divine favour, be uprooted, in the name of Jesus.
145 Every satanic perfume that is covering the glory of God in my life, be diffused by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
146 Every demonic blanket covering my star, catch fire and burn to ashes, in the name of Jesus.
147 My star must rise and shine early, in the name of Jesus.
148 My King, Jesus Christ, shall reign in my situation, in the name of Jesus.
149 Every demonic rope, tying down my destiny, be uncoiled by fire, in the name of Jesus.
150 O Lord, send Your angels to dig out and destroy every evil root in my life, in the name of Jesus.
151 Unrepentant and stubborn pursuers, be disgraced, in the name of Jesus.
152 Iron-like curses operating in my life, break, in the name of Jesus.
153 Problems designed to disgrace me, receive open shame, in Jesus’ name.
154 Problem anchor in my life, be uprooted, in the name of Jesus.
155 Multiple evil covenants, militating against my destiny, break, in Jesus’ name.
156 Multiple curses, militating against my progress, break, in the name of Jesus.
157 Everything done against me with evil padlocks, be nullified, in Jesus’ name.
158 Everything done against me at any crossroad, be nullified, in Jesus’ name.
159 Stubborn and prayer resistant demons, stones of fire and thunder, destroy them, in the name of Jesus.
160 Stubborn and prayer resistant sicknesses, lose your evil hold, in Jesus’ name.
161 Every problem associated with the dead, be smashed to pieces, in the name of Jesus.
162 I recover my stolen property sevenfold, in the name of Jesus.
163 Lord, let every evil memory about me be erased by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
164 I disallow my breakthrough from being caged, in the name of Jesus.
165 Lord, let the sun of my prosperity arise and scatter every cloud of poverty,in the name of Jesus.
166 I decree unstoppable advancement upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
167 I soak my name in the blood of Jesus, and in signs and wonders, in the name of Jesus.
168 l break every stronghold of oppression, in the name of Jesus.
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 9 October 2019 was written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)