MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 22 November 2018 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Dealing With The Spirit Of Laziness

TOPIC: Dealing With The Spirit Of Laziness (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 22 November 2018)

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 24:30-34

MEMORY VERSE: “How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?Proverbs 6:9


laziness is the mother of poverty and it is a spirit that can never be of God. It is demonic. It is the spirit of “I will do it if it does not take too much effort.” Laziness is the act of listening to the voice of the devil and the enemy saying “tomorrow or later”. It is pulling back emotionally from anything that is important. The victims seek to know nothing, interfere with nothing, enjoy good things without willing to work for it, do things that require little effort, and remain alive only because there is nothing of worth to die for, (that is, whatever will happen, let it happen).

The spirit of laziness is the killer of hope and dreams. It causes indifference towards something important. It makes the victim believe that he has entitlement to all the blessings of this world while he contributes nothing. Beloved, it is bewitchment and putting on the shoes of procrastination. Laziness, at times, does not mean you are not doing something, but that you may not sincerely do what you ought to do, or fail to do what is to be done when it needs to be done. This is failure. The characteristics of a lazy person therefore include:

  1. Sleeping away valuable hours.
  2. Resting before you get tired.
  3. Keeping on planning to do it tomorrow.
  4. A demonic gravity.

The dangers of laziness are numerous. They include: never experiencing the best from God, never a match to the enemy, inability to finish any good thing started, no impact on other people’s lives, becoming useless and unteachable, remaining a servant forever, wishful thinking but no achievement, and being doomed to poverty. Spiritual laziness gives birth to physical laziness. That is, before somebody is physically lazy, the person must have been spiritually lazy. Spiritual laziness is when somebody fails to nourish oneself with the word of God and lacks meaningful quite time. It is when there are satanic tactics to suit satanic excuses for prayer, fasting, meditation, etc. It is when you do nothing when you notice that colleagues are leaving you behind.

Beloved, you need to examine yourself. When you realise that you are lazy, work it out with God and make a conscious effort to stop being lazy. One of the consequences of laziness is complaining that God is not blessing you. Come to terms with yourself and with God on your side, maximum results is guaranteed. All you need are discipline and determination. Ask God for help. Counter laziness, starve it and do your work, no matter how you feel. Also, carry out personal deliverance to deal with the demons behind it.


I curse every spirit of laziness in your life to die by fire.


1. I receive the divine mandate to kill all spirits of laziness operating in my life, in Jesus’ name.
2. Power that makes one to start a good thing and never finish it, I detach my destiny from you, die, in Jesus’ name.
3. Anything inside of me, making my enemy stronger than me, die, in Jesus’ name.

4. Powers assigned to useless and waste my life, die, in Jesus’ name.
5. Spirit of permanent servant to others, operating in my life, die, in Jesus’ name.
6. Plantation of laziness and the mother of poverty in my foundation, I uproot you today, burn to ashes, in Jesus’ name.
7. I jump out of the pit and valley of spiritual poverty, and I mount up with wings like eagles, in Jesus’ name.

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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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