TOPIC: Are You Tried and Tested?
Hosea 14:8 “Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.”
What I want us to consider today is the fact that life is a school and that we write examinations from time to time. We all go through tests. Problems and challenges are compulsory examinations that we must write. There was a time that I had something to do and I employed three carpenters.
I told myself that I was going to give them a test to see who would eventually do the work, I asked them how much they needed to do the work. The first one said, N2, 500.00; the second one said N2, 500.00; and the third one, N2, 400.00. So I gave each one of them N3, 000.00. I wanted to know the honest one. Of course, two just said, “Thank you sir” and went away and never returned my balance.
Only one of them came back and said, “Sorry sir, there was a mistake, the money was supposed to be N2, 500.00, but there was an extra N500.00; so I have brought the excess back.” I decided that he would be the permanent worker. The others kept quiet and later started complaining that the one to whom I was giving jobs, was not good and that he was bad; he was this and that, whereas, they were the bad, unfaithful and undependable workers. In fact, they were thieves.
So, sometimes when you think you are being clever, you cannot be smarter than the devil. Are you the kind of person who borrows from people and decides not to pay back? Some people keep their money in the bank. At times, with N40,000.00 in their bank accounts they would be looking for somebody who would lend them N5,000.00. This is simply madness, because money has become an idol for such people.
They are the money minded believers who won’t say: “I want to keep it there to yield interest.” Which interest? when the Bible says, “Owe no man.”Are you tried and tested? You must acquire gold that has been tried in the fire!
Whenever God speaks, he loads His words with power, decks it with honour and dignity and garnishes it with flavours that will keep you asking for more.
It is well with you.
HYMN – Come, let us anew our journey pursue
MFM Daily Devotional 7th August 2020 PRAYER POINTS
1. Every wicked plantation in the garden of my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Every evil association working against me, O Lord, thunder upon them, in the name of Jesus.
3. I go from strength to strength by the power in the blood of Jesus.
1. Every evil power summoning my spirit, die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Every root of witchcraft in my family line, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every communal bondage limiting my breakthroughs, die, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every spell and enchantment, clear off, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
MFM Daily Devotional 7th August 2020 (Mountain Top Life Devotional) was written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)