TOPIC: The Building Blocks of Preparation
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Exod. 13:2; Jer. 5:5; Gen. 1:15
OUTLINE: Today we are examining what it takes to put up a foundation for a great destiny. In today’s devotional hour we shall consider proper foundation for a glorious future. We shall take a very deep look at the importance of preparation.
To prepare is to make ready. To prepare is to make something suitable. To prepare is to train for a specific task. To prepare is to rehearse ahead of time. Preparation precedes manifestation. When Noah was building the ark, there was no rain but he prepared. It took God forty years to prepare Moses for the task He had for him. It took God twenty-five years to prepare the heart of Abraham for Isaac.
The period of preparation varies from person to person. Each men and women of the Bible were trained differently. For each man and woman of destiny, God has prepared a ready-made school for each person. He has prepared the school depending on the kind of work He wants you to do or what He wants you to fulfil. The intensity of His divine dealings with you now depends on the programme He has for your life. It took Joseph thirteen years of preparation before he became the prime minister. It took Joshua forty years before he began to lead Israel.
It took Samuel thirty years before he began to manifest. It took Daniel sixteen years of preparation before he became the prime minister. It took our Lord Jesus Christ thirty years of preparation before He began His ministry. It took Paul fourteen years before he could start anything. Today’s passages have one single message. You must prepare for greatness. You must get ready for divine visitation. You must allow God to lighten up your dark foundation.
MEMORY VERSE: Mathew 7:17“Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.”
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: The voice of God will penetrate thick darkness and envelope you with dazzling light. The voice of God will provoke divine rainfall upon you and satiate your weary soul.
PROPHETIC WORD: The miracle that will shock your friends and surprise your enemies, receive that miracle now in the name of Jesus.
HYMN – He who would valiant be ‘gainst all disaster
He who would valiant be ‘gainst all disaster,
Let him in constancy follow the Master.
There’s no discouragement shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.
Who so beset him round with dismal stories
Do but themselves confound – his strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might; though he with giants fight,
He will make good his right to be a pilgrim.
Since, Lord, Thou dost defend us with Thy Spirit,
We know we at the end, shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away! I’ll fear not what men say,
I’ll labor night and day to be a pilgrim.
MFM Daily Devotional 25 July 2020 – PRAYER POINTS
1. Thou power of familiar spirits that peep and mutter, I arrest your power, in Jesus’ name.
2. I refuse to accept satanic substitute for my destiny, in the name of Jesus.
3. I shall not be a spiritual casualty, in the name of Jesus.
4. I refuse to be caged by the enemy of good things, in the name of Jesus.
1. O Lord, take away my portions from casualty, in the name of Jesus.
2. Let every internal coffin in my life receive the fire of God and be roasted now, in the name of Jesus.
3. My God, my life shall not be left with the wind, in the name of Jesus.
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MFM Daily Devotional 25 July 2020 (Mountain Top Life Devotional) was written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)