(MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 19 October 2018 By Dr. D.K Olukoya)
TOPIC: The Greatest Gift
(Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 19 October 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 3: 14-19
MEMORY VERSE: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
In the beginning, God created man in His own image. Adam failed and God sent him and Eve out of the Garden. From then on, God started looking for the best gift for man that can bring him back to Himself. He chose a people called ‘Jews’ to get to all mankind. Kings were sent; prophets were sent; warriors were sent; individuals were sent; miracles were performed for people to believe in Him, yet man refused to yield completely to God. God finally decided to send His only begotten Son (JESUS) because of His love towards man and to perfect the reconciliation process. Jesus was born into this world and grew up like every other person to rescue mankind, to buy man back and to destroy the works of satan.
Jesus came to make the sons of men the sons of God, to give us eternal life and to give us new birth unto the family of God, in order to restore our fellowship with God and to show us God’s love. He came to show us God’s power, share in our sufferings and to open the door of heaven for us, by dying on the cross for us and shedding His blood for our sake. Before Jesus came, God had on several occasions demonstrated His love for man. He called Cain and warned him while he was going astray. He gave opportunity to Abraham to negotiate the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Despite the murmuring of the Jews, He kept on performing miracles and fought their battles for them in the wilderness. Eventually, He gave His only begotten Son as a gift to mankind to demonstrate the greatest love ever. No matter the gift you will ever receive here on earth, the gift of the Lord Jesus Christ is the most precious and of eternal consequence. Many do not remember this, or think about it. We only cherish the gift of cars, houses, money and other material things from our friends but always ignore this special gift.
JESUS IS A SPECIAL GIFT TO US – Accept Him and be saved, reject Him and perish forever. The contents of this special gift include: (1) The cross, which gives us freedom from satan and the problems. (2) The blood which was shed for our cleansing from sin, (3) The power of resurrection into a new life and victory in Christ. (4) The name of Jesus that compels all knees to bow among so many other provisions. Look up to Jesus today and you shall be saved unto eternal life. Receive Him today as the best gift and your life shall not remain the same.
DISASTER FOLLOWS WHEN YOU FIX YOUR EYES ON OTHER THINGS APART FROM JESUS CHRIST.
The coming of Jesus to the world and His work shall not be in vain in your life.
1. Father, I thank You for giving me Your Son as a special gift, in the name of Jesus.
2. Every unconscious gift of death I ever received, which is preparing to kill me now, die by fire, in Jesus’ name.
3. Every gift in my possession, assigned to lead me to hell, catch fire, in Jesus’ name.
4. Lord Jesus, the wonderful gift of God to me, empower me to fulfil my destiny, in Jesus’ name.
5. Works of Jesus on the cross and in the grave shall not be in vain in my life, in Jesus’ name.
6. Every content of Jesus as a gift, I receive you, work for me and change my story, in Jesus’ name.
7. As I look up to Jesus today, all my helpers will begin to look for me, in Jesus’ name.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)