(Tuesday 6 November 2018)
TOPIC: Tarrying In The Upper Room
(Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 6 November 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 1:13-15
MEMORY VERSE: “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yetspeaking, I will hear.” – Isaiah 65:24
To tarry is to wait, to linger, to remain or to sit back in expectation. The “Upper Room” is an abode where God meets and communicates with His people, it is a designated place where you commune with God daily. It is not a “lower room” where powers of darkness belong. It is a room of transfiguration where you meet God in order to study His word, pray and meditate on the Scriptures. It is a place where God reveals important things about your life and others to you. When you tarry in the upper room, it means you are waiting on the Lord in prayers. When you tarry, you receive strength. When you tarry, you will run and will not be tired, or be weary. As Christians, if we want to receive strength to conquer the powers of the enemies, we must always be ready to tarry in the upper room.
Hannah got tired of her situation and decided to discontinue crying over it. She tarried at the altar of prayer by waiting behind and remaining in Shiloh. This decision gave birth to Samuel. Many are in such a situation today, they cry and have sleepless nights over certain problems instead of tarrying in the upper room. Until Hannah tarried, her conception of Samuel did not come. Instead of shedding irrelevant petty tears over issues, go and tarry in the upper room. Another example is king Solomon. After being enthroned, he decided to wait upon the Lord and by so doing, he was abundantly blessed.
After praying and not receiving answer, Daniel waited in persistence until there was response from the throne of grace. The disciples of Jesus obeyed His instruction by waiting patiently until they received power. An emboldened Peter powerfully preached the gospel and it spread all over the world.
Beloved, we need to tarry in order to receive power from on high. We need to give God our time because He cherishes our attention. We need to learn how to stay calm before Him so as to hear and receive instruction from Him. Do you need power? Do you want to manifest the power of God physically? If ‘YES’, the first step is to patiently tarry at the upper room, for the Lord’s arrival. Obey all His instructions then you will be empowered to launch out. God is always ready for those that request His attention. The question is, ‘Are you ready?’
DEVELOPING IN THE SCHOOL OF HOLINESS REQUIRES A PERSISTENT TIME ALONE WITH GOD.
Power and anointing to wait patiently upon the Lord shall come upon you.
1. Idolatry powers of my father’s house limiting my prayers, die, in Jesus’ name.
2. Vagabond spirits of my parental lineage preventing me from waiting upon the Lord, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. I refuse to be restless, I shall remain calm to hear God clearly after the order of the young Samuel, in the name of Jesus.
4. Power of God to destroy the power of darkness, my life is available, possess me, in Jesus’ name.
5. Spirit of fear, my life is not your candidate, dry up and die, in the name of Jesus.
6. Fire of God to become terror against demonic ministries around me, come upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Ghost fire, incubate me for power, signs, wonders and miracles, 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)