BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 19, Deuteronomy 20, Luke 15:1-32, Psalm 45:1-9
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 7:11-16 (KJV)
11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
MEMORY VERSE: “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” – Psalms 118:17
In Jesus, there is life. If you have His life in you, death will tremble at your feet.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I decree that your enemy shall die your death, in the Name of Jesus.
MFM Devotional For Today MESSAGE:
When God created man originally, He intended that man should live forever, but when satan beguiled man and made him to sin, man was driven away from the garden of God. As a result of the sin, sickness and death came into the world. Since then man has been dying and so many have died untimely.
When Jesus came, he knew man could die before his time. The fact that Jesus raised people from the dead and gave others the power to do so shows that people sometimes die untimely. All the people Jesus raised from the dead were young people. Lazarus was a young man and had not lived out his days before he died. It is very sad to note that nowadays, young people are dying at an alarming rate and God is very sad about this.
Today, graveyards are full of unfulfilled destinies: writers who died with their books, visions that never saw the light of day, billionaires that never counted their wealth, doctors that were aborted suddenly, ministers and pastors that never manifested their full blown glory, and so on.
Dearly beloved, if you look critically at our Fire Scripture, you will discover that the death of the son of the widow of Nain was untimely. Death is universal; it is a debt that everyone owes and shall definitely pay. But dying when one’s parents or older ones are still alive is untimely death and must not be taken lightly.
The young son of the widow of Nain was a fatherless boy. The burden on the mother was much as a widow. Yet, the devil came and snatched him away from the mother to compound the woman’s sorrow. Untimely death is not a delight to God’s heart; as a result, Jesus raised so many from the dead. Beloved of the Lord, Jesus is the power against untimely death. If you receive Him into your life and make Him your Lord and Saviour, untimely death will not come near your dwelling place. In Jesus, you will have the life of God, abundant life and eternal life. Run to Jesus, the One who swallowed death in victory, today!
- Arrows of untimely death, I am not your candidate, back fire, in the Name of Jesus.
- Every sickness unto death, I kill you now, die, in the Name of Jesus.
- Power of untimely death in my foundation, come out now by fire, in the Name of Jesus.
- Any power that wants me to die before my time, you are a liar; I bury you now, in the Name of Jesus.
- Any altar assigned to swallow me, swallow your owners, in the Name of Jesus.
- O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Jesus has swallowed you up, in the Name of Jesus.
- I shall not die but live to declare the glory of God, in the Name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)