MFM Daily Devotional 4 May 2021 – A Home With Christ in Heaven

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MFM Daily Devotional 4 May 2021 Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya Click To Read Previous MFM Daily Devotional Topic: The Whole Duty Of Man Fire Scripture: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Memory Verse: Proverbs 19:23 – “The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.” MFM Daily Devotional 2 May 2021 Mountain Top Life Outline: The word “Christian” means to be Christlike. God has done His own duty through the redemption of man. The redeemed man or woman (a Christian) also owes God the duty to grow into the image of Christ (Hebrews 9:14). From our Fire Scripture for today (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14), the conclusion of the preacher is that the whole duty of a man is to fear God and obey his commandment. Solomon was an anointed king of Israel, a prophet of God. He was anointed by God to rule over Israel. He can be described as that man that saw it all and had it all. He had fame, prosperity, power, riches, wisdom, yet he died an unfulfilled man. He discovered later in his life that the whole essence of living is to fear God and obey his commandment; hence his counsel in our text. To fear God means to reverence Him, to love Him, to have faith in Him and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and to keep His commandments and be obedient to His will. This is the only thing that can make a man whole and perfect. Without the fear of God, man is nothing. Every child of God is chosen and called to follow Christ. We have been given all we need for life and godliness and have access to the riches of His grace. However, if the foundation of your life is not laid on the fear of God and obedience to His word, your life will become futile and your fellowship with God will not stand. All the material possessions, intelligence, popularity or fame you have will be meaningless. The only thing that can give you fulfilment in this life and the life hereafter is to fear God and obey His commands. It would amount to sin if we fail to follow God’s word which is a revealer of God’s mind to us as recorded in Micah 6:8. Doing His will equals to reverencing Him, because you cannot obey and reverence who you have no regards for. There is assurance of eternal life, strong confidence and divine security (Prov. 14:26-27). What could be richer than abundant life! May God humble our hearts to fulfil this one but all-encompassing duty to fear God! However, no man can fear God except by the help of the Holy Spirit. If you are not yet born again, surrender your heart today so that you can receive the presence of the Holy Spirit who alone can give you the grace and power to do so. Motivational Quote: The fear of God is an antidote to a life of futility and vanity. Prophetic Word: Receive the fear of God that makes the difference in a man’s life, in the name of Jesus. HYMN: The Comforter Has Come 1. O Spread the tidings ’round, Where ever man is found, Where ever human hearts And human woes abound; Let ev’ry Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound; The Comforter has come! Chorus Holy Ghost from Heav’n, The father’s promise giv’n; O spread the tidings round, wherever man is found The comforter has come 2. The long, long night is past, The morning breaks at last, And hushed the dreadful wail And fury of the blast, As o’er the golden hills the day advances fast! The Comforter has come! 3. Lo, the great King of kings, With healing in His wings, To ev’ry captive soul a full deliv’rance brings; And thro’ the vacant cells the song of triumph rings; The Comforter has come! PRAYER POINTS: MORNING 1. Father, teach me to walk in Your fear, in the name of Jesus. 2. Let the fear of God be the foundation of my decision in life, in the name of Jesus. 3. Father, help to yield myself as a servant to obey Your word, in the name of Jesus. EVENING: 4. My Father, let the Spirit of fear of God be activated in my life afresh, in the name of Jesus. 5. Lord, let every part of my being come in subj e c tion to the obedience of God, in the name of Jesus. 6. My Father, reveal to me any area of my life where my obedience is yet to be complete, in the name of Jesus. 7. Father, grant me the courage to obey You, no matter how difficult, in the name of Jesus. BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 5:11-25; 6:1-23; 1 Chronicles 13-16 MFM Daily Devotional 2nd May 2021

MFM Daily Devotional 4 May 2021 Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya

Topic: A Home With Christ in Heaven

Fire Scripture
John 14:2-4

Memory verse
John 14:2– In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

MFM Daily Devotional 4 May 2021 Outline:

As a Christian, your life is precious to God because you have a promise of a home with Christ in heaven. This implies that this world is a temporary place for believers, heaven is our final destination.

In this home there are many mansions, enough to accommodate every believer. This home is a place prepared for the followers of Christ who have become joint heirs with Him. You and I must therefore prepare and live a godly life in this world so that we can live eternally in our home in heaven.

According to John 17:16,24) Jesus desires that believers in Him should be with Him in the heavenly abode. Jesus is coming back to take us to that home. In this home, all of us will live together as one. A life committed to walking with Jesus is the passport to this home. It is a secured home where moth or rust cannot corrupt anything; thieves cannot break through it (Matthew 6:10-21).

In this home, blessings that are kept for us cannot be destroyed or ruined. It is a place of rest (Revelation 14:13). In this home, there is no sorrow, no tears, and no more death (Revelation 21:4). It is a holy place, according to Matthew 5: 20.

This promise of home in heaven is a great truth that should encourage every true believer in Christ to live everyday with eternity in view. You should live as a stranger in this world, knowing that you have a better place to go at the end of the journey of this life. Beloved, knowing about the heavenly home is not enough.

Are you enlisted among those who will be going there to occupy one of these mansions that Jesus has gone ahead to prepare? Are you one of us? You need to check yourself. Can Jesus count on you to be one of His own? There isstillroomfor you tomake amend if need be.

Amend yourway and be in rightstandingwithGod. Repent of your sins. Nothing unclean shall be allowed in. Embrace holiness and entrance shallbe giventoyou inHispresence (Isa 35:8; 2Pet. 1:5-11). This home in heaven is a promise to disciples of Jesus. Are you one of His?

If not, surrender your heart to Him today so that when you die, you can occupy His mansion. This world is temporal.

Motivational Quote
The hope of heaven and the joy set for us are incomparable to anything in this world.

Prophetic Word
The Lord shall increase your desire for heaven greatly, in the name of Jesus.

HYMN
We have an anchor that keeps the soul

1. Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?

Chorus
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love.

2. It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand.
For ’tis well secured by the Saviour’s hand;
Though the tempest rage and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o’erflow.

3. When our eyes behold through the gathering night
The city of gold, our harbour bright,
We shall anchor fast by the heavenly shore,
With the storms all past forever more.

PRAYER POINTS

MORNING
1. Father, help me not to be satisfied with the things of this world, in the name of Jesus.
2. Help me, Lord, to long for closeness with You in heaven, in the name of Jesus.
3. Set eternity in my view, O Lord, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
4. Lord, teach me how to prepare for heaven, in the name of Jesus.
5. Help me to examine myself daily so that I am not caught unaware, in the name of Jesus.
6. Whatever is in me or I am doing that can hinder me from going to heaven, Lord deliver me by Your mercy, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, let the vision of rapture burst on my sight, in the name of Jesus

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Psalm 89, 96, 100, 101, 105, 132

MFM Daily Devotional 4th May 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.

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