MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 12 December 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Jesus, Friend Of Sinners (II)
TOPIC: Jesus, Friend Of Sinners (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 12 December 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Hosea 9-11; Revelation 3
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 19:1-10
MEMORY VERSE: “She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” – John 8:11
Yesterday, we established the truth that Jesus was a friend of sinners and that we should emulate our Royal Master: His friendship with sinners (not their sins) made it possible for Him to win the souls of the likes of Mary Magdalene, Apostle Paul, Zacchaeus and so on. Each of these Bible characters turned out to be value-adding members of God’s kingdom after they had enjoyed Christ’s love, friendship and salvation.
Also Read: Open Heaven 12 December 2019 – Real Glory
Today, we shall examine two classic examples of sinners who experienced the friendship and unconditional love of Christ. The first is Zacchaeus, a rich publican. He desired to see Jesus who was going to pass through Jericho. However, because he was a man of small stature, Zacchaeus climbed a sycamore tree so that he would see Jesus when he passed the road. When Jesus got to the place, though there was a crowd around Him, Jesus spotted Zacchaeus and told him to come down for He must abide in Zacchaeus’ house that day. What lessons do we need to learn from Zacchaeus’ story? First, Zacchaeus had a genuine desire to see Jesus. He defiled the disadvantage and limitation that his stature constituted among the crowd. He devised a means by which he would see Jesus (climbing the sycamore tree). He matched his desire with faith and his faith with action. Remember that the Bible says that faith without work is useless. Second, to Zacchaeus’ surprise, Jesus spotted him, knew and rewarded his faith and effort. How? He offered to be Zacchaeus’ guest and later assured Zacchaeus that salvation had come to his house. Jesus Christ still honours and rewards faith today; even the faith of a sinner. Faith saves sinners and turns unpleasant situations around for believers. As the friend of sinners that He was, Jesus’ answer to those who murmured about His going to be guest to Zacchaeus was, “The Son of man come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). This is a food for thought for us all.
The second classic example is about the woman caught in adultery. Her accusers told Jesus that the Law of Moses mandated them to stone the woman to death. Yet they wanted Jesus’ view on the judgement. The woman was at the mercy of her accusers. She needed a friend to bail her out in that hour of need and condemnation. Jesus chose to be a friend and offered her hope and help. He wrote on the ground and said to them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” The Bible says that the woman’s accusers were convicted by their own conscience and went away, leaving her with Jesus. When Jesus rose to His feet, He told the woman that since no man had condemned her, He too had not and that she should go and sin no more. Have you sinned and the enemy is accusing you day and night before God’s throne? Are your human accusers making life unbearable for you? I encourage you to turn to Jesus, the friend of sinners and Saviour of the whole world. He will come to your rescue and save you. He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to the Father through Him because He daily makes intercession for them.
In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
I PRAY THAT THE BLESSED TRINITY WILL MAKE YOU A FRIEND.
1 Jesus, the friend of sinners, have mercy on me, in the name of Jesus.
2 Let the power of salvation appear in my household, in the name of Jesus.
3 Father, You are mighty to save, save (insert the name), in the name of Jesus.
4 O Lord, convert sinners to saints today, in the name of Jesus.
5 By the fire of Pentecost, I destroy every veil hindering anyone from seeing Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
6 Holy Spirit, bring all sinners out of the captivity of sin and satan, in the name of Jesus.
7 O Lord, let Your love continually increase in my heart, 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)
DAY 12 – EAGLE PRAYERS
Confessions: Psalms: 127:5- Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it; except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so he giveth his beloved sleep. Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Isa 8:16 – Behold I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in lsrael from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
Aggressive Praise Worship
286 Every door/gate the enemy has closed against the destiny of my children, hear the word of the Lord, Ephratha, be opened now to success and breakthroughs, in the name of Jesus.
287 Every spiritual death sentence passed on my children be reversed by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
288 Every problem of delay and denial militating against the destiny of my children; expire now, in the name of Jesus.
289 Every witchcraft utterance and projection against the destiny of 1my children be nullified by the blood of Jesus and backfire, in the name of Jesus.
290 I remove the names of my children that the enemy is holding in bondage, jump out by fire, arise and shine, in the name of Jesus.
291 You the destiny of my children that the enemy is holding in bondage, jump out by fire, arise and shine, in the nan1e of Jesus.
292 Every stubborn witchcraft holding the lives of my children captive, I raise Blood of Jesus against you, release them now and die in the name of Jesus.
293 Anything in the lives of my children that is making them to hate God, and hate the word of God your time is up, die, in the name of Jesus.
294 You the evil pattern of premature death in my family line break and release my children, in the name of Jesus.
295 Every mirror of darkness monitoring the destiny of my children, thunder fire of God, break them to pieces, in the name of Jesus.
296 Every caldron of darkness habouring the, virtue and potentials of my children, hammer of God, break them to pieces, in the name of Jesus.
297 Star gazers and destiny killers, beholding the glory of my children” Angels of living God, smite them with blindness, in the name of Jesus.
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Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.
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