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MFM Daily Devotional 24 May 2023: Lessons from the Life of Jonathan (2)

MFM Daily Devotional 24 May 2023
MFM Daily Devotional 24th May 2023, Wednesday

MFM Daily Devotional 24 May 2023, Wednesday Mountain Top Life Devotional Message by Dr. D.K Olukoya

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TOPIC: Lessons from the Life of Jonathan (2)

Bible In One Year:
1 Chronicles 22–24; John 8:28–59

Memory Verse:
Proverbs 12:23 – A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

Motivational Quotes:
Everyone qualifies for your love, but not all you love qualify to know your secrets! Keep your secret, secret!!!

Prophetic Word for today:
Receive the wisdom to know what to conceal and what to proclaim, in the Name of Jesus.

Fire Scripture:
1 Samuel 14:1-12

1 That day, Saul’s son Jonathan was talking with the young man who carried his weapons. Jonathan said, “Let’s go to the Philistine camp on the other side of the valley.” But Jonathan did not tell his father.
2 Saul was sitting under a pomegranate tree at the threshing floor at the edge of the hill. Saul had about 600 men with him. 3 One of the men was named Ahijah. Ahijah was a son of Ichabod’s brother Ahitub. Ahitub was the son of Phinehas. Phinehas was the son of Eli. Eli had been the Lord’s priest at Shiloh. Now Ahijah was the priest who wore the ephod.
These men did not know that Jonathan had left. 4 Jonathan was planning to go through a pass to get to the Philistine camp. There was a large rock on each side of the pass. The large rock on one side was named Bozez. The large rock on the other side was named Seneh. 5 One of the rocks faced north toward Micmash, and the other faced south toward Geba.

6 Jonathan said to his young helper who carried his weapons, “Come on, let’s go to the camp of those foreigners. Maybe the Lord will use us to defeat them. Nothing can stop the Lord—it doesn’t matter if we have many soldiers or just a few soldiers.”
7 The young man who carried Jonathan’s weapons said to him, “Do what you think is best. Whatever you decide, I am with you all the way.”
8 Jonathan said, “Let’s go! We’ll cross the valley and go to the Philistine guards. We’ll let them see us. 9 If they say to us, ‘Stay there until we come to you,’ we will stay where we are. We won’t go up to them. 10 But if the Philistine men say, ‘Come up here,’ then we will climb up to them. That will be a sign from God. That will mean that the Lord will allow us to defeat them.”

11 So Jonathan and his helper let the Philistines see them. The Philistine guards said, “Look! The Hebrews are coming out of the holes they were hiding in.” 12 The Philistines in the fort shouted to Jonathan and his helper, “Come up here. We’ll teach you a lesson.”
Jonathan said to his helper, “Follow me up the hill. The Lord is letting Israel defeat the Philistines.”


Yesterday, we started to study the life of Jonathan and saw how his daring attitude brought victory not only for him but for the host of Israel. Today, we want to glean more life’s lessons from this young man.

Jonathan has discretion and this helped him greatly.”….But Jonathan did not tell his father what he was doing.” (1 Samuel 14:1b NLT). From the text above, we can see that Jonathan was discrete about his plans and visions. He was a man that knew how to keep his secret, secret.

In life, there are certain pieces of information that should remain close to our heart while others can be shared. Failure to decipher this and keep sensitive matters out of public domain may result in serious damage to our lives. There are items of information or revelation about our lives that should remain a secret.

If Jonathan had revealed his plans to his father, probably, he might have been talked or discouraged out of his vision.

He wouldn’t have achieved the feat he achieved. Joseph revealed his vision and dreams to his brethren, only the grace of God ensured it wasn’t truncated (Genesis 37:19-20). Samson’s parents had known the secret of Samson’s strength, yet they told no one (Judges 13:5). The day Delilah heard it from Samson himself, she sold him off for destruction (Judges 16:17,18).

Everyone qualifies for your love. However, not all the people you love qualify to know the secrets of your life! Because, some may not be able to handle it, while others cannot wait to use it for their personal gain! The adversary that wants to destroy you, oftentimes, does not come with a sword but with a smile, beware!

Beloved, it is high time we learned to keep a watch over our mouths. If some of us had kept quiet about certain revelations about our lives and destinies, we would have gone farther in life than where we are now. May we be wiser and more discrete in our dealings, in the Name of Jesus.

1. O Lord, forgive me for revealing what I should have concealed, in the Name of Jesus.
2. Every secret of my life in wrong hands, be wiped off by the blood of Jesus, in the Name of Jesus.
3. I refuse to talk myself into trouble, in the Name of Jesus.

4. Archive of the enemy containing information about me, be crushed, in the Name of Jesus.
5. Power to know when and how to talk, fall upon me, in the Name of Jesus.
6. O Lord, grant me discretion to protect and implement my divine vision, in the Name of Jesus.
7. Spirit of discernment, envelop me now, in the Name of Jesus.

MFM Daily Devotional 24 May 2023 Mountain Top Life ©2022 𝐌𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐎𝐏 𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐄 is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide).


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