MFM Devotional 27th February 2021 (Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional Guide By Dr D.K Olukoya
TOPIC: Confidence in Prayer (1)
1 Kings 8:22-26
Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
MFM Devotional 27th February 2021 Devotional Outline
The prayers of God’s servants in the Old and New Testaments contain a common characteristic – spiritual boldness. The boldness stemmed from their knowledge that God was under an obligation to fulﬁl His promises. In our Fire Scripture today (1 Kings 6:22-26), Solomon reminded God of His promises with the conﬁdence that God would keep them. God did! Elijah was another prayer giant that exhibited boldness in prayer in the Bible.
He challenged the prophets of Baal to a contest on the mount of Carmel, told them to pray to Baal and he would pray to the God of Israel. He added that the God that anwsereth by ﬁre, let him be God (1 Kings 18:19-24). That was real spiritual boldness. So Elijah alone confronted 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the groves that ate at Jezebel’s table (850 in all) and defeated them.
Jesus demonstrated conﬁdence in prayer throughout His earthly ministry, leaving us a good example in this regard. In John 11:41-44, He prayed, “… Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.” After this, Jesus called Lazarus’ name and he rose to life.
Apostle Paul enjoined us in (Hebrews 4:16 to come boldy or conﬁdently to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and ﬁnd grace to help in time of need. Also, the Bible adds that this is the conﬁdence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired him (1 John 5:14-15).
Beloved, Solomon, Elijah and Jesus showed unwavering faith and great conﬁdence in God and their prayer lives produced phenomenal results. When you pray, always remember that with God all things are possible. Also remember that “anyone who comes to Him (God) must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
I encourage you to follow this principle. Let your prayer go to God with conﬁdence or boldness and it could add a whole new dimension to your prayer life.
Prayer is about certainty. There should be boldness in our hearts when we pray. Heaven is listening!
Receive deliverance from the power of sin and anything that robs you of confidence in prayer, in the name of Jesus.
Hymn – Sweet hour of prayer
1. Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
That calls me from a world of care,
And bids me at my Father’s throne
Make all my wants and wishes known:
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the temter’s snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer.
2. Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless:
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His Word, and trust His grace, I’ll cast on Him my ev’ry care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer
TODAY’S PRAYER POINTS
1. Father, I thank You because You always fulfil Your word and keep Your promises, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, fill my prayer life with spiritual boldness, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, I thank You because You can do for me exceedingly abundantly above what I ask of You or imagine, in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, make me a prayer eagle, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father, give me the spirit of grace and supplication, in the name of Jesus.
6. Covenant-Keeping God, manifest Yourself in my life, in the name of Jesus.
7. My prayer life, receive fire and produce amazing results, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
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.