MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 25 September 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Business Virtues
TOPIC: Business Virtues (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 25 September 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Songs of Solomon 6-8; Galatians 4
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 10:4-5
MEMORY VERSE: “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.” – Romans 12:11
The business terrain is bedeviled by all kinds of ungodly practices nowadays. The love of money has made business men and women as well as traders to abandon business virtues that are becoming of Christians. You can hardly differentiate between a believer and an unbeliever in the market place and the business world nowadays. This does not have to be so. As Christians, we should do business the Lord’s way. Our conduct in the business world should conform with biblical instructions, we should be shining examples for other business men and women to follow.
One of the important business virtues every Christian should imbibe is diligence. God does not delight in the lazy, sluggard and drones. He is a diligent God and what He accomplished in creation in six days attests to this. Proverbs 22:29 says, “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” Those who are lazy in business miss the opportunity to enjoy huge profits for their efforts. They also end up cutting corners and engaging in sharp practices. A local proverb says that diligence is the potent cure for poverty. The Bible affirms that the soul of the sluggard will desire and have nothing, but the soul of the diligent will be made fat (Proverbs 13:4).
Another important business virtue all Christians should imbibe is fidelity. Joseph had this grace upon his life. His master, Potiphar, left all he had in his hand; and he knew not what he had, save the bread which he did eat. Joseph was honest and dependable. We need to exhibit this godly trait in the business world. As a Christian trader, you should not be involved in dishonest acts like breach of trust, extortion, false weight and balance, getting of treasures by lying tongue or unjust gains.
Also, as a believer who is in the world but not of the world, you should not seek to get money the way those in the world do. Beware of the trap of mammon! You shouldn’t be involved in making fake products and robbing business associates of the reward for their labour. Every form of dishonesty, stealing, cheating and other ungodly acts will be judged by the Lord.
Beloved, I encourage you to imbibe the business virtues highlighted above and get rid of all business vices. You are an ambassador of Christ in the market place and the business world. Be the salt and the light to unbelievers there. Let your light so shine there that people would see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven!
GOOD CHARACTER IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTE OF A SUCCESSFUL AND WORTHY LIFE.
You shall excel in all your endeavours.
1. O Lord, usher me into great wealth, in the name of Jesus.
2. By the mercy of the Living God, I will not miss my divine allocation, in the name of Jesus.
3. My way shall not be stagnant this year, in the name of Jesus.
4. I declare that my season of uncommon breakthroughs has come, in the name of Jesus.
5. I tread upon the serpents of poverty, in the name of Jesus.
6. I receive God’s promotion, in the name of Jesus.
7. O Lord, let Your glory speak for me today, in the name of Jesus.
MFM 2019 Seventy Days Prayer & Fasting Programme
Day 52 of 70 Days
BULLETS OF THE WICKED ELDERS, BACKFIRE
Scripture Reading: Daniel 6
SECTION Confession: Isaiah 54:14 – In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
Day 2, Wednesday (25-09-19)
Reading through the Bible in 70 Days (Day 52-Micah 7:2-7:20; Nah 1:1-3-19; Hab 1:1-3:19; Zeph 1:1-3:20; Haggai 1:1-2:23;Zechariah 1:1-14:21; Malachi 1:1-2:6O)
Praise and Worship
Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving (To be said Daily)
22 Every terror of the enemy, l am untouchable, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
23 Power of God that cannot be insulted by the powers of darkness, fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
24 O God, arise and let my story change, in the name of Jesus.
25 Every power assigned to waste my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
26 Anchor of spiritual powerlessness in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
27 Every stranger in the garden of my destiny, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
28 Every agenda of darkness for my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
29 Where is the Lord God of Elijah? Arise, manifest Your power in my life, in the name of Jesus.
30 Every power of darkness in my body, dry up and die, in the name of Jesus.
31 Altars of powerlessness, raised against me, catch fire, in the name of Jesus.
32 Every power behind my problems, your time is up, die, in the name of Jesus.
33 Fire of affliction, die and rise no more, in the name of Jesus.
34 Every operation of darkness in my family line, die, in the name of Jesus.
35 Every power promoting captivity in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
36 Dark controversies over my portion, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
37 My pending miracles, manifest by fire, in the name of Jesus.
38 The battle of life shall not conquer me, in the name of Jesus.
39 Any power assigned to use anyone in my household as a sacrifice, die, in the name of Jesus.
40 By violence, O Lord, let my portion be restored, in the name of Jesus.
41 Enemies of my destiny, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
42 My spiritual altar, be revived by fire, in the name of Jesus.
43 Greater serpent of heaven, swallow dark serpents assigned against me by the wicked elders, in the name of Jesus.
44 0 God, arise and establish my dominion, in the name of Jesus.
45 The works of the hands of my enemies shall eat them up, in the name of Jesus.
46 Lord, let Your healing hand be stretched out upon my life, in Jesus’ name.
47 Lord, let Your deliverance hand be stretched out upon my life, in Jesus’ name.
48 Lord, terminate the tenure of all sicknesses in my life, in the name of Jesus.
49 I disannul every engagement with the spirit of death, in the name of Jesus.
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