MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 13 May 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Global Poverty Headquarters (II)
TOPIC: Global Poverty Headquarters (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 13 May 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 17-18; John 3:19-36
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 4:14-19
MEMORY VERSE: “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.” – Psalms 34:10
An American based institution recently reported that an African country has overtaken an Asian country as the global headquarters, because that country now has the largest number of people living in abject poverty in the world. The Government of this African country may have rejected this report, but the fact remains that the level of poverty around them is staggering.
Jesus gave His manifesto very early in His earthly ministry, which is that He came to preach the gospel to the poor and rescue men from satanic oppression. Why should a born again Christian, whose status as the prince of the King of Glory as stated in John 1:12, still be afflicted by abject poverty when several verses in the Bible tell us that only the I Am That I Am give wealth. The descendants of Abraham, God’s friend, are the wealthiest in the world, followed by the Christian world. On the contrary, the African Christian population, growing to be the largest in the world is the poorest. Why has poverty made our continent its headquarters and what should we do?
Number one culprit causing poverty is bad foundation. Parents and ancestors who dedicate and covenant their children and descendants to idols are sentencing them to poverty for generations, because the demons working with these idols delight in imposing limitations to good things.
The situation is further compounded when a parent or ancestor collects favour from the devil with the pledge that their children and descendants will pay. Add the fact that many ancestors involved in slavery so brutally ill-treated their slaves that they and their descendants were cursed by these slaves. To make matters worse, polygamy and the attendant witchcraft is a good breeding ground for poverty.
Are you plagued by poverty? Follow the example of Abraham (Genesis 12:1), separate yourself from the idols, demons and spiritual practices of your father’s house and cling to Jesus.
Secondly, bind yourself and your entire household on the altar of obedience, holiness and righteousness. Remember, God only manifested as Jehovah Jireh (the Lord will provide) after Abraham bound Isaac to the altar of sacrifice at Moriah (Genesis 22:14).
Beloved, bind yourself to the cross in obedience, righteousness and holiness as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1) and see what God will do.
OUR GOD IS THE ONE WHO TEACHES AND EMPOWERS MEN TO MAKE WEALTH.
The God of heaven shall be your sufficiency.
- Our Saviour and Redeemer, thank You for the sacrifice You made at Calvary for my sake, in the name of Jesus.
- I dedicate, covenant and consecrate myself and all my household to the Eternal King of Glory, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, I offer myself and my entire household as a living sacrifice on the altar of the cross, in the name of Jesus.
- My Deliverer, purge my blood of all defilement, in the name of Jesus.
- I use the blood of Jesus to cut off all ties with parental and ancestral idols, demons, practices, in the name of Jesus.
- Jehovah Jireh, arise and be my God, in the name of Jesus.
- The God that owns all the wealth in the universe, lay Your hands on me and bless me, 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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