MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 14 February 2020 By Dr D.K Olukoya – True Religion
Topic: True Religion
Eccl. 9:3; Matt. 5:27-28; James. 1:27
Psalm 37:5“Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”
Bible in One Year
There is a world of difference between Christianity and religion. The distinguishing factor is reality. Your faith in Christ must produce positive and practical results. You must allow Christ to bring order, sanity and uncommon calm to your heart. Nowadays, we have a lot of people who are spiritually insane.
Many years ago when I was working in a research centre, a psychiatrist was invited to give us a lecture. The old man came and talked about decent madness and many other things. But there were some things that he said which I couldn’t forget. He said that there were many mad people walking around the streets with clothes on, meaning that there are many properly dressed people who are mentally sick.
He said that there is the madness of the brain, and the madness of the heart, which is the one the Bible is talking about here. He said that our present generation has become the generation of sleeping pills, tonic, paracetamol, aspirin, codeine, chloroquine etc. He also said that many big men are mad people who go for psychiatric treatment.
He also said that 55 per cent of Nigerians suffer from one form of madness or another, and that there is an epidemic of juvenile madness. Looking back now, although the man was not born-again, we could see that he was talking facts. When a person is used to disorder, orderliness will become his enemy. That is why average Nigerians hate to queue up. In fact, one Nigerian professor said that queuing is a British disease.
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 14 February 2020: The worst form of madness is when the spirit of man is mad. When you say madness, you talk about stupidity, absurdity, foolishness, etc. But your definition of a particular thing is not important. What matters is how God defines it. For example, a man may define religion as a way of man seeking God and trying to please Him. But the true definition of religion is found in the Bible.
Today’s passage gives us the true definitions of religion. When you have completely given your life to Christ, there should be no trace of madness or confusion in your life.
Christianity goes side by side with warfare. Warfare is an intrinsic component of Christian living. Christian living that is not backed up by spiritual warfare is weak religion.
All those powers boasting against you shall be disgraced in the name of Jesus.
Prayer Points for Today
1. Lord, open my eyes and ears to receive wondrous things from You, in the name of Jesus.
2. Lord, give me the grace and power to achieve my goals, in the name of Jesus.
3. Lord, ignite my spiritual life with Your fire, in the name of Jesus.
4. Father, release Pentecostal tongue of fire upon my life now, in the name of Jesus.
5. Holy Spirit, release Your power upon me, in the name of Jesus.
6. Holy Ghost fire, burn away spiritual filthiness, in my life, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, make me to hunger and thirst for righteousness, in the name of Jesus.
A New Mentality
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 14 February 2020 was written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)