TOPIC: Costly Mistake To Avoid
Fire Scripture: Lev. 20:6; 1Sam. 28:5-15
Memory Verse: Proverb 5:12 “And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;”
Outline: Our focus in today’s devotional centres on certain costly mistakes, which you must avoid. Let me share the story of Brother Paul with you. Brother Paul was once a terrible occultist. He was so powerful in it that he had three birds living inside his stomach. God touched him and he gave his life to the Lord.
He went in for deliverance but forgot that he had swallowed three birds while he was still an occult practitioner.
As soon as he started to pray fire prayers, the birds that were inside of him became troubled as a result of the fire which they were not used to. So they started pecking at his intestine. It got so bad that he had to go in for a comprehensive surgical operation.
God miraculously healed him and gave him new intestines. There is also the story of a sister who felt that her husband no longer loved her and that her marriage to the man was on the brink of collapse. So, she went to a witch doctor who promised to solve her problem.
The man invited her and gave her water to drink from a container which had electric fish. Shocked as the lady was, she went ahead and drank the water. But afterwards, her husband ordered her to pack out of his house. She lost her marriage to the evil water that she drank.
Why is it that people receive gifts from below and neglect gifts from above? It is because lots of lives have unprofitable seeds in them. We went to a particular place where we saw a man beating his children. On enquiry, we found out that he had to do that because his children were smoking paper. The irony of the situation was that, the man himself was a chain-smoker who used to send the same children to buy cigarettes for him.
While he kept on doing that he did not realise that he was planting evil seeds in the lives of his children.
Beloved, you must resolutely avoid seeking help from dark powers. Familiar spirits and wizards must be avoided.
MFM Daily Devotional Sunday 11th October 2020 (Mountain Top Life Devotional)
Motivational Quote: Whatever has happened in the past, your today and tomorrow can be glorious.
Prophetic Word: I declare with violence and anger that any power that is waiting for your obituary, shall kill themselves in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: Our God, Our Help In Ages Past
Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.
Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.
Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.
Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men:”
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.
The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in following years.
Time, like an ever rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
Like flowery fields the nations stand
Pleased with the morning light;
The flowers beneath the mower’s hand
Lie withering ere ’tis night.
1. Thank the Lord because this is your season of dumbfounding miracles.
2. O God arise and speak healing and creative miracles into my life, in the name of Jesus.
3. My organs receive creative miracles, in the name of Jesus.
1. My Father, arise by Your signs and wonders and visit my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. Like the rising of the sun, O God of wonders, arise in my life, in the name of Jesus.
3. God of signs and wonders, you are the heavenly surgeon, touch me by Your power, in the name of Jesus.
4. Let the wonder-working power of God be released on my situation for signs and wonders, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Thessalonians