MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 19 September 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Be Strong and Courageous
Topic: Be Strong and Courageous
Fire Scripture Joshua 1:1-6
Memory verse: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. – Ephesians 6:10
Bible in One Year: Ecclesiastes 1, Ecclesiastes 2, Ecclesiastes 3, 2 Corinthians 11:16-33
The Message: Many believers are finding it difficult to possess the inheritance Christ earned for them because they are not strong and courageous. Ignorance is no bliss. As a Christian, you have been made a Victor by the finished work of Jesus at Calvary and His resurrection. You are not a victim but victor. The first thing for your victorious Christian life is to change your mentality in this regard. That is when you can fulfil God’s command to be strong and courageous.
Joshua saw how God greatly helped Moses and he never lost any battle. As Joshua was starting his ministry as Moses’ successor, God gave a promise and assurance, “No man shall be able to stand before you all your days. As l was with Moses, so will l be with you to help you…” (Joshua 1:5). God also told Joshua to be strong and courageous. The reason being that God had already given the Promised Land to the children of Israel and was ready to defeat and drive out the ungodly inhabitants.
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 19 September 2019 – Be Strong and Courageous
Joshua needed to be strong and courageous for him to lead the children of Israel into their inheritance. He needed to always remember that God was with him and the nation he was leading. Leaders are arrow heads and are so influential that if they have divine strength and courage, it rubs off positively on the followers. If they lack these vital divine leadership tools, it will affect the followers negatively.
I pray that God will fill you with His Strength and courage, in Jesus’ name.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Receive the strength and courage to possess your possession now.
Today’s Hymn – BE YE STRONG IN THE LORD
1. Be ye strong in the Lord and the power of His might
Firmly Standing for the truth of His word;
He shall lead you safely through the thickest of the fight,
You shall conquer in the name of the Lord!
Firmly stand for the right,
On to victory at the King’s command,
For the honour of the Lord,
And the triumph of His word,
In the strength of the Lord firmly stand.
2. “Be ye strong in the Lord and the power of His might!”
Never turning from the face of the foe,
He will surely by you stand, as you battle for the right:
In the power of His might onward go!
3. “Be ye strong in the Lord and power of His might!”
For His promises shall never, never fail,
He will hold thy right hand, while battling for the right,
Trusting Him thou shalt for evermore prevail.
Today’s Prayer Points
1. I receive strength and courage from the Lord, in the name of Jesus.
2. Spirit of timidity and cowardice, I am not your candidate, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Giants assigned to keep me from possessing my Promised Land, die, in the name of Jesus.
4. Father, make me invincible and unstoppable, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father, in my secular and spiritual assignments, let Your presence be with me, in the name of Jesus.
6. I receive the power to confront and conquer my enemies, in the name of Jesus.
7. Strength and courage to fulfil my destiny, fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 19 September 2019 was written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)