MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 20 October 2019 By Dr. D.K olukoya – The Great Price; The Great Reward
TOPIC: The Great Price; The Great Reward
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 59-61; 2 Thessalonians 3
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 12:24-25
MEMORY VERSE: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
MESSAGE: What really comes to mind while considering this topic is the statement that “without the cross, there will be no crown.” In other words, if a man does not venture, he may have no gain. Similarly, as sowing proceeds harvesting, so is rest sweet after labour. No wonder a Yoruba adage says, “A pot must have witnessed a lot of heat to carry edible and sweet soup.”
Economists, on the other hand, say the opportunity cost of a product is the price that is forgone. Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in His mission, affirmed this great truth when he said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal” (John 12:24-25).
The Bible itself is full of numerous issues of having great reward after much sacrifice. To drum home this great truth, two examples of sacrifices will suffice. King Solomon (the richest man that ever traversed this earth) offered a thousand burnt offering (great price) before he received the gift of vision and understanding and later got riches and honour he never asked for (great reward) from God (1 Kings 3:4; 9-13). Similarly, our Creator, the Almighty and all-knowing God, exemplified this truth when He gave His only begotten son (Jesus) as a ransom, in order for Him to gain the whole world (John 3:16).
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 20 October 2019 – The Great Price; The Great Reward
Therefore, for one to gain eternal life, one is expected to give his or her life to Christ (be born again genuinely). To go to heaven is a great reward we should all seek. Similarly, to be successful in this world and fulfil our destinies, we must abide by the truth (great price) in the midst of all persecution and discouragement. So, rise up, take your cross and follow Him to seek the kingdom of God (Luke 9:62). The ultimate reward of our service to God here on earth is heaven. I pray you will not miss it.
TRUE LOVE IS SACRIFICIAL, ENDURING AND PAIN-ABSORBING.
God shall turn your sacrifices in the work of the Lord to great reward.
1 I refuse to serve God in vain, in the name of Jesus.
2 Every divine benefit for my sacrifices in the vineyard of God, locate me by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3 Power to sacrifice for the things of God, come upon me, in the name of Jesus.
4 I refuse to serve God on satan’s condition, in the name of Jesus.
5 I possess my possession as a child of God, in the name of Jesus.
6 My testimonies as a prayerful child of God, appear by fire, in the name of Jesus.
7 At last, I shall reach my Promised Land, no matter what the devil may say, in the name of Jesus.
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 20 October 2019 was written By Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)