MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 7 November 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Give No Place To The Devil
TOPIC: Give No Place To The Devil (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 7 November 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 40-42; Hebrews 4
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:27-30
MEMORY VERSE: “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” – John 14:30
The simple reason many people are having harrowing experiences daily is that they have given place to the devil in their lives. The reason the battle of so many people are tough and prolonged is that they have given a place to the devil. This same problem is responsible for the hard bondage, the terrible nightmares, nose-diving fortunes, stagnation, backwardness and poverty in many lives today. Our deliverance grounds are full everyday because so many people have opened the doors of their lives to the devil and given him a place to occupy to their own detriment.
What does it mean to give a place to the devil? Whenever a believer sins, he or she is giving a place to the devil. Sin opens the door to the devil and provides doorway for his demons to enter a life. All unrighteousness is sin: lying, stealing, fornication and adultery, backbiting, unforgiveness and bitterness, murder, seeking spiritual help from ungodly sources and breaking the edge generally amount to giving a place to the devil.
When you give a place to the devil, he will make his abode with you and ensure that his demons occupy the temple of your life. When this happens, the devil, who is a legalist, will make a case against the believer before the throne and begin to afflict the erring and sinful believer. The consequences of giving a place to the devil and the attack that results manifest in form of sicknesses and diseases, chronic poverty, non-achievement, failure, profitless hardwork, closed heaven, closed doors, bad dreams, prolonged life’s battles and lack of fulfilment physically and spiritually.
Those who gave a place to tne devil and are facing the consequences, run to the deliverance ground every now and then. Beloved, it is not God’s will that you should be a permanent deliverance candidate. Jesus died and rose again to earn you deliverance. His spirit is the Spirit of liberty. What you must first do to earn permanent deliverance from the devil is to give your life to Jesus afresh. Sin is at the root of any bondage and affliction. Confess your sins to Jesus and turn away from them. You must personally dismantle the place you gave to the devil. If you don’t, deliverance will remain a permanent dream or an illusion. Why is deliverance difficult for some people to obtain? The answer is not far-fetched. Many who desire deliverance are not ready to part ways with sin and satan. Jesus told the woman who was caught in adultery as well as the man whom he delivered from 38 years of bondage at the pool of Bethesda to go and sin no more. What He meant was that, having set them free, they should not give a place to the devil anymore or open a doorway for him anymore or break the hedge anymore. These three things happen when you commit sin. Beloved, I encourage you to live your life in a way that you will be able to declare confidently like Jesus, “The prince of this world came to me and he found nothing in me.”
WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR LIFE GENUINELY AND COMPLETELY TO JESUS AND STAY IN HIS WILL, THE DEVIL AND HIS DEMONS WILL STEER CLEAR OF YOU.
As from today, the mark of Christ will make you untouchable and indestructible for the enemy.
1 Any ladder of darkness in my life, break by fire, in the name of Jesus.
2 I withdraw any legal ground I once yielded to the devil, in the name of Jesus.
3 Any doorway the enemy is using to access and afflict me, close by fire, in the name of Jesus.
4 Father, if I have given any place to the devil, I withdraw it today, in the name of Jesus.
5 Any covenant binding me to satan, your time is up, break, in the name of Jesus.
6 I declare that sin will not have dominion over me, in the name of Jesus.
7 I kill the flesh and self, by the power in the blood of Jesus, 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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