(Friday 12 October 2018)
TOPIC: Your Attitude and Your Victory
(Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 12 October 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Judges 19:22-25
MEMORY VERSE: “I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.” – Psalms 101:2
In the book of Judges chapters 19 and 20, the Israelites fought the children of Benjamin because of the activities of the sons of Belial, which included corruption, sodomy, violence and immortality. The Benjamites defeated them twice, and before they went for the third battle, they went up to the house of the Lord, as usual, but this time they added fasting which they did until evening and offered burnt offering and peace offering before the Lord. They also inquired of the Lord, and the Lord asked them to go up, that He Will deliver the children of Benjamin into their hands. God did it, but remember that before this happened, they had to change their attitude. Victory means success and achievement. However, for victory to be achieved there must be war or conflict. As Christians, we are just like the Israelites; in fact, we are the spiritual Israelites. We fight on daily basis, and we all expect victory because we need to possess our Promised Lands. God in his words promised us victory, but it does not come in every war. There were times Israelites lost, and times they won. Looking critically into the Bible therefore, we discovered that one of the major reasons that gave them victory was their attitude towards God, especially at the time of war. Attitude means dispositions to act in certain ways. Whenever they went the wrong way or disobey God, negative things happen to them. Whenever they did not do what they knew they were supposed to do, even when their opponents were enemies of God, they lost the battles. This means that, even today, God is interested in our attitude before He goes forth to fight our battles for us.
Many have been expecting victories in some areas of their lives, but it seems nothing is happening. Many will win today and lose tomorrow. Many born again Christians have never won any spiritual war even in their dreams. Many even believe today that in this dispensation God does not fight for Christians anymore and that it all ended with the Jews before the coming of Christ. Of course, this is not true. The right attitude towards divine victory include: obedience, faith in God, spiritual activities (fasting and praying), burnt and peace offerings (i.e. sacrificial offerings) like first fruits, covenant seed, seed offerings, addiction to the word and total obedience, quality service unto the Lord, praising God always, and showing love to others. Beloved, begin to examine your attitude towards God and His instructions today. You must be a victorious Christian for you to possess your Promised Land and your victory is not negotiable. With the right attitude, I can assure you of victory over sin and iniquity, over enemies of your destiny, over affliction and sickness, over poverty, barreness, spirit of death and hell, over foundational powers, satanic dreams. Above all, you must be a friend of God.
YOUR ATTITUDE TODAY DETERMINES YOUR SUCCESS TOMORROW.
Ladder of negative attitude preventing your testimonies from manifesting shall break down.
1. Father, I thank You for giving us the power to sow and to reap, in the name of Jesus.
2. Amy power in the heaviness saying ‘NO’ to my victory, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3. Iniquity of my father’s house assigned to damage my seeds before harvest, die, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every wrong attitude in me delaying my victory, die, in the name of Jesus.
5. Inherited evil character that is making people to mock my God and causing lack of testimony in my life, die, in Jesus’ name.
6. I jump out of every wrong attitude of my father’s house, in the name of Jesus.
7. I plug myself into the socket of holiness and righteousness, and I claim my victory, 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)
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