MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 5 November 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Make Your Word Your Bond
TOPIC: Make Your Word Your Bond (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 5 November 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 34-36; Hebrews 2
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Judges 11:29-31
MEMORY VERSE: “But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” – Matthew 5:37
Integrity and uprightness are the habitation of God’s throne. In the 70s and 80s, recruitment officials in banks and other companies used to go to churches to recruit staff. It was because they believed Christians were honest, upright and forthright. The church taught them to be so.
However, nowadays, you can hardly differentiate between a Christian and an unbeliever because they both tell lies, steal, backbite and commit all other vices. The days when Christians were set apart by a distinct lifestyle of holiness and sanctification are gone.
One of the ways to proof this assertion is that many Christians now make promises to God and their fellow men but they do not fulfill those promises. In spite of that, they do not feel any remorse for not fulfilling their promise. The Bible says you should let your yes be yes and your no be no. As a believer, you are the light of the world and the salt of the earth. Your character and lifestyle in your neighbourhood and workplace should demonstrate Christ attitude and make others want to worship your God.
A man in the Old Testament stands out as good example of someone who made his word his bond. He imitated God. His name is Jephthah. He was a warrior and a man of valour. As our Fire Scripture for today reveals, Jephthah had some formidable enemies to contend with in battle and he believed that with God’s support he would overcome. So, he made a vow to God that if He would give him victory over the children of Ammon in the battle, he would offer to the LORD whatever came out of the door to meet him. It turned out that it was Jephthah’s only daughter that first came to meet him when he returned from the battle. Though he was sad about the incident, Jephthah went ahead to fulfil his vow to the Lord.
Beloved, I encourage you to emulate Jephthah. Many believers have lost great opportunities for partnership and collaboration because they have failed to keep their promises over time. You owe this duty to the Lord and to man. Let everyone know you as a man of integrity and let them be willing to vouch for you. Nowadays, it is difficult to act as a guarantor or surety for people, including Christians. It is equally difficult to vouch for people, even Christians. It is time we bring this virtue and character of Christ back to our lives. As Christians, let us be distinguished by our godly attributes. Let everyone attest to the fact that we are in the world but not of the world.
A PROMISE IS A DEBT. TRUE CHRISTIANS KEEP THEIR PROMISES.
The Lord will deliver you from the consequences of unfulfilled promises.
1 O Lord, give me the spirit of integrity and uprightness, in the name of Jesus.
2 Father, make me a true Christian in word and deed, in the name of Jesus.
3 I reject the lying vanities of this age, in the name of Jesus.
4 I will not fail heaven, in the name of Jesus.
5 O Lord, make me a trustworthy Christian, in the name of Jesus.
6 Father, give me the grace to fulfill every promise or vow I make to You, in the name of Jesus.
7 Father, forgive me of any pledge or vow I made to God or to man, that I did not fulfil, 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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