TOPIC: Timeless Testimonies
Acts 15:26; 17:6
Testimonies are part of what brings joy to God’s people. When you truly demonstrate God’s power, you will come up with unchallengeable testimonies. To provoke your testimonies, you must be ready to take Holy risks.
Sometime ago, a group of evangelists went out to preach in a place where there were lots of satanic strongholds. They went to the first man and said, “We have come to talk to you about Jesus.” He said, “Jesus? I am coming.” By the time he came back, the first evangelist had dropped his Bible and had slept off. And before you know it, all the evangelists had fallen down and had slept off. The man then woke up the evangelists and said, “Don’t come here again,” and he drove them away. They quickly picked up their Bibles and ran away, totally embarrassed. Now, those were people who were supposed to be Holy Ghost-filled.
We see in Acts 15:26 the testimony of the apostles, referred to as, “Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” They considered their lives to be nothing. They committed their lives to God. God was with them and He worked with them. Anywhere they went, signs and wonders followed them. People knew that they were not ordinary men. If we are ever going to move our environment for God, we must follow their examples.
In Acts 16:20, we are presented other followers of Christ, whose activities made their enemies to drag them before the magistrates, with the accusation that “These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city.” Also, Acts. 17: 6 informs us of another set of troublers of the kingdom of darkness: And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.”
Are you ready to hazard your life and take risks that will produce such timeless testimonies?
Isaiah 22:13 “And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.”
Ability can get you to the top but it takes character to keep you there.
You shall not do your praying at the time the prayer won’t be accepted, in the name of Jesus.
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
1. Holy Spirit, help me to know and deal with any weakness in me that can hinder my breakthroughs, in the name of Jesus.
2. Oh Lord, help me dress for success, in the name of Jesus.
3. Oh Lord, help me to guard the door of my mouth and train me not to speak against my favour in life, in the name of Jesus.
1. Oh Lord, like Joseph, let my experience grant me preferential treatment, in the name of Jesus.
2. Oh Lord, help me to be at the right place at the right time, in the name of Jesus.
3. Oh Lord, help me to recognize important details that I need to succeed at the negotiation table, in the name of Jesus.
4. Oh Lord, give me favour before those that will make the final decision, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
MFM Daily Devotional 2 September 2020 (Mountain Top Life Devotional) was written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide.