MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 10 February 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Modern Day Idolatry (I)
TOPIC: Modern Day Idolatry (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 10 February 2019)
Bible In One Year: Leviticus 8-10; Matthew 25:31-46
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Exodus 20:1-5
MEMORY VERSE: “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:” – Exodus 34:14
In very clear terms, the Bible warns us against idolatry. Each time we consider Exodus 20:3, we often think that the word “god” refers to only a graven image or an idol. In modern times, we have found that there are many forms of idols; some are so subtle that the undiscerning will not easily know they are idols in their lives. An idol is anything that you give the first place of priority in your life. That first place priority belongs to God. If you give it to anything or anyone, that thing or person has become an idol to you and guilty of idolatry. This is the first issue God mentioned in His “thou shall not” injunctions to the children of Israel, which we call the Ten Commandments”.
What are some of the modern forms of idolatry? Some people love their spouses more than they love God. If you love your wife more than you love God or you love your husband more you love God, then that spouse of yours has become an idol to you. How do you know whether you love your spouse more than you love God or not? If you care more about making your wife happy than you care about making God happy, then your spouse (husband or wife) has become an idol to you. For men, it is true that the Bible admonishes that after their love for God, they should love their wives more than anything on earth. The order is set out clearly. God before the wife. You should not disobey God in order to please your spouse.
Another form of modern day idolatry is that some fathers and mothers love their children more than God. This is often true of parents who have only one child. If this describes your situation, the truth is that you are guilty of idolatry. God blessed Abraham when he proved that he loved God more than his son, Isaac. Abraham would not have been qualified for such unimaginable magnitude of blessings if he had made Isaac an idol in his life.
Millions of people all over the world are crazy about football. Many abandon church programmes to watch football and support their darling clubs. The god of soccer is their idol. Several others go to work (to sell their wares), some for business appointments on Sundays and skip church service. Many can’t remember when last they attended Bible Study and midweek services all in their pursuit of money. They have become married and glued to Mammon. The modern day idol of some music, fashion, exotic cars and so on. They pursue and acquire these things without modesty and at the expense of their spiritual obligations like payment of tithe, giving of offering and first fruits as well as helping the needy and supporting missionary work.
Beloved, are you guilty of any of these? This is your day of salvation. Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand. Jesus is not coming back for idolaters. A place is reserved for all idolater, and that is the lake of fire. Pray all forms of idolatry out of your life, so that when He appears, you will be found rapturable.
ANYTHING YOU CHERISH MORE THAN GOD IS AN IDOL TO YOU.
God will destroy the antics and devices of the enemy in your life.
- I release myself from every ancestral pollution, in the name of Jesus.
- I release myself from every pollution emanating from idol worship, in the name of Jesus.
- Fire of God, disconnect me from conscious and unconscious attachment to any idol, in the name of Jesus.
- I release myself from the idol of my father’s house, in the name of Jesus.
- Every satanic attack against my dream life, be converted to victory, in the name of Jesus.
- I break and loose myself from every idol and related association, in the name of Jesus.
- Blood of Jesus, purify my foundation, in the name of Jesus.
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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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