MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 24 October 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Lessons from the Parable of the Prodigal Son
TOPIC: Lessons from the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 24 October 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 3-5; 1 Timothy 4
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 12:24-25
MEMORY VERSE: “For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.” – Luke 15:24a
The parable in our Fire Scripture today tells us about a son who rebelled against the authority of his father. He demanded for his own inheritance when his father was still alive. He got it, walked away and squandered it. After this, his life became miserable and he started to beg. Eventually, he realised his condition, made up his mind to go back home and plead for forgiveness. The father was compassionate and full of mercy. He embraced, accepted and received his repented son back to his house.
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From the above story, every parent should have large heart and forgiving spirit to overlook the sins of their children and pardon them from their hearts. Children could be stubborn, disobedient and rebellious to their parent’s instructions and authorities. Our hearts as parents should be full of mercy and compassion. We should always have tender hearts towards our erring children and show them love of Christ. Christian parents should try and lead their children to Christ, home being the first church of a child.
As a parent, your prayer life is the main saving grace for your children. There is an ongoing war. The devil wants your children for destruction. He wants them to fail. He wants to fulfil his evil agenda in their lives. It is up to you, whether he succeeds or fails. Your responsibilities do not stop at providing them food, paying their school fees and clothing them. You must be a praying father or praying mother. The devil is interested in their destiny. So, always stand in the gap for your children. Heaven will reward you handsomely for doing so. Perhaps, if the father of the prodigal son had been praying fervently for the children, he would not have misbehaved as he did. Similarly, the father could have interceded so much to trigger angels to go after the young man and bring him back home. Dear parent, one lesson you should learn here is that you should begin to pray for your children before they are conceived, while they are in the womb and throughout their lifetime. Your prayer for them is priceless. When you do this, there is a guarantee that you too will live your old age in peace and blessings, thanking God everyday.
EACH DAY OF OUR LIVES, WE MAKE DEPOSITS IN THE MEMORY BANKS OF OUR CHILDREN.
Any power that wants to use your children to punish you shall die.
1 I shall not be a misfired arrow in the hand of my Maker, in the name of Jesus.
2 O Lord my Father, plant the seed of Your love in my heart, in the name of Jesus.
3 My children shall not follow evil family pattern of my father’s house, in the name of Jesus.
4 O Lord my God, clothe me with Your garment of mercy, in the name of Jesus.
5 Lord Jesus, secure my home from satanic missiles, in the name of Jesus.
6 Holy Ghost, build round my children, Your wall of fire, in the name of Jesus.
7 Satan will not write the last chapter of my life, 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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